Music by Chance Meetings, Children’s Book Readings, Fused Glass Art, Woodwork, Honey, Local Produce and Foods, Fine Art and Craft
Seasonal Produce from Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft
Farmers have summer produce such as green beans, fresh-picked salad greens, snow peas, radishes, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, Asian and head cabbage, kohlrabi, cucumber, kale, potatoes, peppers, beets, onions, carrots and herbs, along with tomatoes, flowers, maple syrup, and honey.
Artisan foods include fresh-baked locally-made sweet and savory pastries, breads, baklava, cookies, cupcakes, and locally roasted coffee.
Fused glass, woodwork, pottery, photography, watercolors, fiber art accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine craft for sale.
Featured Farmers’ Market Vendor Honey Patch Apiaries
Adam Severson’s bee-keeping hobby has quickly grown into a family pursuit. Adam’s wife, Christina, and their children help to bottle and sell honey, while mother-in-law Jan Dunlap creates candles and beeswax products from the wax. They have been working for the last three years to grow their hives and help pollinate local farms around the Northfield area. Honey Patch Apiaries is passionate about educating the public on the importance of bees and our responsibility to protect these amazing creatures.
Featured Artist Gerie Thelen of Just Me Geralyn and Glass
Fused glass artisan Geralyn Thelen is constantly trying out new ideas and new color combinations, this year making garden stakes in miniature for fairy gardens, and free-form bowls from shards of glass of many colors. A new colorway for her popular serving trays uses an opaque white ground with strips and dots of color that are reminiscent of fall branches and leaves. Gerie’s brightly colored glass creations take many forms—trays, vases, stakes, jewelry, ornaments, and even large-scale collaborative installations.
Featured Artist Brad Paulson of Brad’s Woodworking
Brad loves to bring out the natural beauty of wood in everything he makes. Seeking out wood with lots of character, he uses wood from farmers and small lumber mills, and creates in simple styles to feature the woods’ grains, knots and colors. Some of his most striking pieces have a natural edge. Making mostly occasional tables and small pieces like cutting boards and wine racks, Brad has been selling his work for about six years and does custom work as well.
Youth Booth 2015
Riverwalk Market Fair supports youth entrepreneurs in the arts, farming, and food arts by providing youth vendors with a tent and a discounted vendor rate. Every year, we have five to ten vendors who are younger than 19. This year’s entrepreneurial artists include a Rice County youth program called “The Business of Art.” Come this Saturday and support these enterprising young people who are saving money for their futures!
Story reading by Charlotte Babler
Friend of the Market The United Way
The United Way will be available with information about their programs and their upcoming fundraiser.
Music by Chance Meetings
- 2 Wired Sisters
- Angie's Accessories
- Brad's Woodworking
- Bumbleberry Stitch
- Cannon River Bowl and Spoon
- Dale's Funky Glass
- Dave Peterson
- Emergent Visions Photography
- Homespun Artisan
- Imagine That!
- Jim Haas Pottery
- Just Me Geralyn and Glass
- Kids For Thought
- Prairie Creek Pottery
- Prairie Sun Design
- Red Sky Beads
- Trinket Foundry
- Watercolor Devo
- Bluebird Cakery
- Gohlike Family Maple Syrup
- Growin' Roots Farm
- Honey Patch Apiaries
- Martha's Eats & Treats
- McBride Farm
- Mississippi Hills CSA
- Pheng Yang Produce
- Rebecca's Greek Kouzina
- Ruf Acres Farm
- Seasons Fresh Produce
- Stoke Coffee Roasters
- Wheelie Awesome Natural Products
- Youth Booth: Rice Co. "Business of Art"