Thank you to everyone–our customers, regular attendees, musicians, local organizations, Board members, and our vendors for making this our most successful season yet!
We once again won an award from SouthernMinn Scene! The readers have named Riverwalk Market Fair as 2015’s Best Farmers Market! Thanks to all who voted, and to our spectacular growers, bakers, and makers who create the market!
Riverwalk Market Fair exceeded all our expectations this year, with an average of 30 vendors at each market (up 30% from last year’s 23 vendors per market), and total vendor sales for the season up 35%, from $151,000 to $204,000. Thank you again to our vendors for working so hard to offer appealing, creative, healthy, and just plain yummy products, and to our customers for buying them!
We’ve had amazing musical talents play and sing for us, and the most beautiful weather we could ask for.
What a spectacular season!
A tale of two creative cities
Northfield and Winona — each with two liberal arts colleges — look like top bets right now outside of Mayoland for generating the inventive energy and technical savvy that spell success in the 21st century. Both towns sport historically rich downtowns, which provide the inexpensive, interesting space that many start-up businesses favor. Northfield’s is postcard perfect while Winona’s rough-around-the-edges feel might inspire creativity in young entrepreneurs. Street life exists in both places, with an assortment of shops, cafés and bars to suit most young people’s tastes.
Both towns also punch way above their weight when it comes to arts. Northfield welcomes artists and artisans to show their work on the Riverwalk Market Fair, creating a premier art venue each Saturday June to October. The Northfield Arts Guild presents art shows, dance performances, classes and stage productions in two historic downtown venues.