It’s pie time Tuesday at the Downtown Market |

It’s pie time Tuesday at the Downtown Market

How long has pie been around? According to the American Pie Council pie has been around since the ancient Egyptians. The first pies were made by early Romans, who may have learned about it through the Greeks.

The word pie is noted in the Oxford English Dictionary as a popular word in the 14th century. The first known pie recipe was published by Romans for a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie. English tradition credits making the first cherry pie for Queen Elizabeth I. Pie came to America with the first English settlers.

So pull out your pie pans, rolling pins and recipes, because the Glenwood Springs Downtown Market’s much-awaited fourth annual pie contest has finally arrived. Bring your favorite pie(s) in one or all three of the categories: fruit, cream or exotic. Disposable pie tins are encouraged, or have your pan labeled. The pies should be delivered by 3:30 p.m., judging will take place at 4 p.m., and sales by the slice will start at 5 p.m. For more information call Cindy at 970-618-3650.

Other market highlights:

Each week Rachel Brown, food and beverage director, and Jon Michl, transportation supervisor for Sunlight Mountain Resort, are grilling it up at Glenwood’s Downtown Market. Come visit them Tuesday afternoons in front of the Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop to get 100 percent Colorado black angus cheeseburgers or sesame chicken kabobs with peanut sauce. You will not be disappointed with these culinary treats.

Ron Koss and Chris Unfug, The Peg Heads, will be playing tunes including swing, Americana, rock, blues and bluegrass in the music tent beginning at 5:30 p.m. Ron and Chris have been performing together for 40 years. Their spontaneity and unpredictability are always entertaining. Fine Things is this week’s music sponsor.

The cooking demonstration, always sponsored by The Pullman and Town and restaurants, will resume the following week with making jams and jellies. We’d like to extend special thanks to Joey Antonides who graciously volunteers her time each week to assist with demos.

We are still offering double the value for SNAP benefits up to $20. This is made possible by Slow Foods Roaring Fork. You are able to use charge and debit cards to buy tokens that may be used as cash with all of our vendors.

Be sure and thank our many sponsors, including Alpine Bank, the Community Broadband Network and the city of Glenwood Springs for making Glenwood’s Downtown Market a fun place to join your friends, neighbors and visitors on Tuesdays at Centennial Park from 4-8 p.m. Find the freshest summer produce while enjoying local art, music, food and friends.

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