Long traditions at Glenwood’s Downtown Market
Without really trying or intending to, Glenwood’s Downtown Market is creating traditions and raising the public’s expectations of what they will find there each week. Each member of the board has contributed ideas and talents to the market, making it what it is today. Some past members have gone off to do other things within and for the community and unfortunately at least one past member has passed on to be with us only in memory. Rona Chorman fought a valiant battle with cancer and was a beloved board member. She left part of her estate to the market, and the community donated funds and their time and expertise in the construction of the magical memorial wall and garden at Centennial Park in Rona’s memory. The wall is constructed of old barn wood boards and vintage tin ceiling tiles.
Fresh Bread and Pastries owner Will Kogler has established a tradition of bringing wonderful breads to Glenwood’s Downtown Market every season since the market began. Everyone looks forward to Will’s bread because there seems to be a shortage of bakeries in the valley. Will came from Austria 25 years ago and noticed this shortage, and he has been filling the gap, selling out nearly every week. Will learned how to make croissants from a French guy in Denver and has expanded his repertoire to include Danish pastries, croissants and amazing macaroons as well as the traditional apple strudel from his home country.
Another favorite vendor at the market is Julie Bloomingdale, who sells a huge array of fresh pasta delights. Julie will be in the Cooking Booth this coming Tuesday demonstrating the ease with which one can present a lovely dinner to their families with Pappardelle’s Pasta embellished with fresh produce (both available at the market). Pappardelle’s is a Colorado company that has earned national acclaim serving organic stores and farmer’s markets throughout the U.S. You can learn more about Pappardelle’s at http://www.pappardellespasta.com.
We are excited to welcome Vid Weatherwax back to Glenwood’s Downtown Market. Vid made his musical bones in Detroit. By the time he left high school in 1969, he had been playing with, and opening for, bands like Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Ted Nugent, The Zombies, Bob Seger, The Supremes and many more. After traveling, gigging far and wide for many years, Vid moved to Glenwood Springs three summers ago at the urging of a longtime friend from Michigan who had found magic in the Roaring Fork Valley. After visiting and exploring a few times Vid had found a new home here and was quickly accepted by the musicians and music scene up- and downvalley. When Vid plays as a solo artist, he is accompanied by “Sequences,” or “Backing Trax,” that he writes and arranges from scratch, using no “loops,” or store-bought music. He is playing every part: guitar, strings, drums and horns. Having become an avid skier, Vid spends his winter days here at Sunlight Mountain, or upvalley in Snowmass, where he plays five apres-ski shows every week at the Viceroy Hotel/Resort. In the summer months the rivers are his playground. Vid is a dedicated vegan. He will be the opening act at the Summer of Music concert at Two Rivers Park on July 1, with his band “Vidicus Maximus.” Vid has a strong following here in the valley and plays regularly at many local venues.
Visit Glenwood’s Downtown Market every Tuesday evening from 4-8 p.m. through the summer at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue. Call (970) 618-3650 for more information.
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