Alexander’s Ragtime Brass, Bracelets from Upcycled Clothing for Kids, Sweet and Savory Pastries and Prairie Inspired Pottery at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Prairie inspired pottery by Barbara Zaveruha

Prairie inspired pottery by Barbara Zaveruha

Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, September 20, from 9 am to 1 pm – rain or shine. Located Downtown on Bridge Square. Summer Produce, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft.

Summer Produce, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft

Farmers have late summer produce including fresh-picked salad greens, green beans, broccoli, zucchini, Asian and head cabbage, kohlrabi, cucumber, kale, potatoes, carrots and herbs, along with eggs, and flowers. Locally grown heirloom, cherry, and Roma tomatoes are now available, as well as fall apples. Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads and delicious sweet and savory pastries jams, jellies, jams, and pickles.

Photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, fused glass art, fiber art, greeting cards, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.

Pastries from Martha’s Eats and Treats

Martha Scheutzle of Martha's Eats and Treats

Martha Scheutzle of Martha’s Eats and Treats

If you have a favorite treat at Martha’s Eats and Treats be sure to get there early because there is often very little left by the time Riverwalk closes, and there is often a line. Martha always has a selection of both savory and sweet filled croissants and tarts. Staple selections include mini quiches, fruit, cream, coconut, and almond croissants, and a savory turnover with cheese and spinach or other vegetables. Martha has been at Riverwalk Market Fair since it began in 2010.   As of last year she opened a retail store in Dundas that is open Fridays and Saturdays and for catering.

Barbar Zaveruha of Prairie Creek Pottery

Barbar Zaveruha of Prairie Creek Pottery

Prairie Themed Pottery from Prairie Creek Pottery

Barbara Zaveruha of Prairie Creek Pottery creates prairie-inspired stoneware, plates, trays, and vases.  Her striking ceramic plates impressed with the images of local prairie grasses are a Riverwalk favorite. Barbara collects grasses all year and they hang in bundles in her studio. “Each grass is different,” says Barbara. “Some can only be printed once, and others can make multiple impressions. Some are better used fresh, and others do better dried.” Another of Barbara’s popular designs is her “plowed field” cups, featuring a parallel line design of a freshly plowed field with deep blue interior.   On the whimsical side, check out Barbara’s garden ornament elf houses.

Music by Alexander’s Ragtime Brass and Bracelets from Upcycled Clothing for Kids

Alexanders Ragtime Brass Band at Riverwalk.

Alexanders Ragtime Brass Band at Riverwalk.

Faribault’s Alexander’s Ragtime Brass, featuring two trumpets, a French horn, a valve trombone and a tuba, plays music ranging from the Baroque period to modern jazz. This reprise of the crowd favorite Vintage Band Festival will be a brass band treat.

Girl Scouts Anne France and May Hayes of Northfield will host Saturday’s kids activity using upcycled clothing fabric. Come help turn an old shirt into a wearable bracelet.

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