Seasons change, so do vendors |

Seasons change, so do vendors

Sharill Hawkins
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Bill O'Leary's rainbow of colorful gladiolas at Glenwood's Downtown Tuesday Market.

Summer is drawing to a close, and soon the seasons will be changing. The mix of artisans and produce vendors also will be changing for the last five weeks of the Tuesday market. We will miss Hannah Beckler offering henna tattoos and wish her good luck in college. Carter Colia is back to high school so don’t look for his cooling snow cones. Our produce vendors are still offering a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and farm fresh eggs. Mike McCallum will join the other farmers for the last five weeks with his assortment of vegetables. Watch for a great old blue truck on the street filled with Jane Ogden’s hand stamped T-shirts.

In the park don’t miss the artisans that have been at the market all season. If you need a break, get a massage in the shade. Bill O’Leary is in the center of the park with his beautiful collection of gladiolas. The color range of his flowers is spectacular.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., bluegrass music will be heard throughout the market. Dave Notor and The Roaring Fork Ramblers are the band for the evening. The music this week is sponsored by the Noone Law Firm.

The cooking demonstration starts at 6 p.m. on the west end of Ninth Street. Judith Gettinger sells mushrooms at the market, and she will be talking about her tasty organic varieties. Judith will be preparing mushroom-filled crepes for you to sample. All the rain this year has produced an abundance of mushrooms in the high country. For those of you that collect wild mushrooms, come to the cooking demonstration this week to share your knowledge.

Special guests this week will be characters from the Western melodrama presented by Camp Chair Productions. The melodrama is being preformed at the Old Cardiff schoolhouse in Glenwood Springs. The actors or actresses will be on hand to give you information about the show. Be sure to ask them how you can be involved with upcoming events at the schoolhouse.

The last week in August is always hectic if you have children going back to school. While you are shopping at the market for fruit to pack in school lunches or picking up veggies for the week, remember that there are hot food vendors at the market for a take home supper. From fish tacos, tamales, brats, crepes to salads it’s a quick and easy meal.

In the market booth we are selling the versatile tub trugs for only $12 this week. They can be used for all those chores in the garden and your yard this fall. This week we will be drawing a winner to receive a copy of the Edible cookbook, featuring seasonal recipes using fresh local products. Stop by the booth to sign up for the drawing. If you come to the market with only a charge or a debit card we can help you at the market booth by accepting your card and giving you tokens that can be spent like cash with any of the market’s vendors.

Hope to see you Tuesday at the market. Remember the market is open from 4 p.m. until dark in Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand.

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