Markets kick off today, Sunday |

Markets kick off today, Sunday

Caramie Schnellcschnell@vaildaily.comVail CO Colorado
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Local markets are a summer tradition in Eagle County. That tradition gets going today and Sunday in Minturn, Edwards and Vail. Read on for details about each market.Minturn MarketThe Minturn Market begins its 13th year today at 9 a.m. The market will take place each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this summer. More than 100 vendors will be on hand to offer their specialties, and more than a dozen neighborhood retail shops and restaurants will be open for business, as well. Attendees will find farm-fresh produce, antiques, musical instruments, children’s clothing, fresh pasta, crepes, barbecue and ice-cold lemonade each week. Red Cliff artists will sell artwork, and Austin Farms will be on hand with fresh produce from Paonia and the Western Slope. Eagle Smoked Salmon offers Alaskan salmon, and Grammy’s Jams has assorted mixed-fruit delights made especially for Minturn Market shoppers.”You’ll also find wonderful fresh breads, pastries and creamy smoothies,” market organizer Randy Milhoan said. “Enjoy something wonderful to eat on Magusto’s deck, a gyro from Nicky’s Quickie or something sinful at Sticky Fingers or Minturn Cellars.”The market extends from the Yarn Studio along Main Street to Holy Toledo and the newly relocated import rug gallery, The Scarab. “In between, you can buy African baskets, French linens, Peruvian snacks or design a new tattoo,” Milhoan said. “Children can rollick on the new bouncy castle at Colorado Mattress Co. or have their faces painted with wild and magical colors.”Radio Free Minturn will provide music throughout the morning. From noon to 2 p.m., guitarist-vocalist Roy Bloomfield will play at the Gallegos Stage South, while the Turntable Review will perform at Gallegos Stage North. Visit to learn more. Edwards Farmers’ MarketThe Edwards Farmers’ Market starts today. It runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 17 at Edwards Corner. The market is geared toward food. Farm vendors include Borden Farms, Eagle Springs Organics, Clarks Family Orchard and Miller Farms. Other vendors this year will include Alpenrose, Avon Bakery, Batter Cupcakes, Capt. Rick Wild Alaskan Salmon, Linda Jeans Coffee Beans, Colorado’s Best Tamales, Crepes a la Car, Dope on a Rope Soap, Jaja Belle, Kirby Cosmo’s, Loredana, Nickies Quickies, Old Forge Pizza, Pastamore, Red Canyon Spice, Smith & Truslow Organic Spices, Sunny Bears Cookies, Winter Park Honey and more. Musician Randall McKinnon will perform at today’s market. Visit to learn more. Vail Farmers’ MarketThe Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show kicks off Sunday on Meadow Drive. It will take place Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Sept. 18. The market includes Colorado farmers, artisans and more. The market has train rides, free balloons and mechanical bull rides for the kids. The Vail Jazz Foundation hosts Jazz at the Market beginning June 26. There will be 10 free outdoor concerts, featuring local and regionally based jazz talent each week from noon to 3 p.m. The jazz concerts have a new venue this summer – a tent at Solaris on Meadow Drive in Vail Village. Concerts will start at noon, with seating for as many as 100 people inside the tent. Visit to see the full lineup.Visit to learn more.

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