Relive the Summer of Love at Glenwood’s Downtown Market
It is the first week of summer, so it’s time for Glenwood’s Downtown Market. The farmers market is starting the fifth season with fresh produce, hot foods, crafts, artisan cheeses and breads, local wine, live music and cooking demonstrations. The market starts Tuesday, June 23, at 4 p.m., rain or shine, at Ninth and Grand Avenue.
This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the summer of ’69, “the Summer of Love.” This year we’re “recycling” the summer of love at the farmers market. Our theme will be highlighted at each Tuesday market. We will celebrate the times by focusing on recycling, art, organic gardening, sustainability and buying locally.
We will have artists displaying their recycled art, vintage ’60s clothing, record album displays and historic ’60s photos through out the season. We would like our market visitors to jot down their memories of ’69 on our memory boards. Where were you during the first moonwalk or Woodstock? Feel free to share your ’60s photos.
Opening market night Annie Bell and her students from Glenwood’s Center for the Arts will be displaying their recycled artwork. A special highlight will be Carter Colia’s vintage VW bug convertible, complete with flowers. Come see if your favorite album of the ’60s will be on display … wear some flowers in your hair.
The market has added many new faces to our already great group of produce and food vendors. This year the market will also include local meat, goat cheeses and organic mushrooms. Our market booth will feature several new items including salsas, chutneys, vinegars, oils, gardening items and cookbooks. The first 100 visitors that stop by our market booth at the first market will receive a package of garden seeds from Seeds of Change and can sign up for our weekly giveaway market bag filled with fresh produce and other market specialties. An added bonus at the market this season will be that we can now accept charge and debit cards. We can also accept EBT cards and WIC.
The Last Minute String Band, always a locals’ favorite, will open the market this season. The band members share a passion for playing acoustic music drawn from the musical traditions of early Appalachia, Ireland and Scotland. Our first cooking demonstration will feature Judy Chaffin. Judy will be doing a salsa demonstration using Pampered Chef products. Our music starts at 5 p.m. in the park and continues through the evening. The cooking demo is at 6 p.m. on Ninth Street. Look for hot food vendors in our food court area. At the nonprofit booth this week, the city of Glenwood Springs will be giving away trees.
Come join your friends and neighbors at the Glenwood’s Downtown Market. Find the freshest early summer produce, and enjoy local art and music. Visit the market website for upcoming market events and stories about the market vendors (www.glenwoodmarket.com).
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