Green on Green
Hopkins and Hyman streets – generally reserved for the Aspen farmers’ market on Saturdays in the summer – will be bustling this weekend but for a different type of commerce: the green kind. And we’re not talking about pot.
Aspen Eco Fest returns for its fifth year to downtown Aspen June 7 and 8, bringing more than 85 vendors with products that are at least 50 percent organic, natural, Colorado-made or local. Expect organizations like Aspen ZGreen teaching visitors about ways to reduce their footprint, earth-conscious clothing lines made from recycled goods and home products aimed at lightening each household’s load. And, there’s a food court for hungry shoppers.
There are a lot of options for shopping, just remember to bring your own bag.
The Roaring Fork River is literally living up to its name this week, with peak runoff expected to happen in the next couple of days, and the Roaring Fork Conservancy is all set to celebrate our surrounding waterways. The 1st annual River Festival takes place Saturday, June 7, and although the float portion has been cancelled due to high flows, the fest part – barbecue, music and games – still takes place at Coryell Ranch in Carbondale. For thrill-seekers, RFC still plans to float the Northstar Open Space on Thursday, June 12. It’s free, but registration is required.