Music by Sam Ryden, Tomatoes, Local Produce, Fine Art and Craft, and Folk Dance at this Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

June 13th , 2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Bridge Square, Downtown Northfield


Spring greens and radishes

Seasonal Produce from Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft

Farmers have early summer produce such as fresh-picked salad greens, spinach, rhubarb, radishes, kale, and green onions, along with a variety of bedding plants, tomatoes, and goat milk soap. Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, locally roasted coffee, and salsa.

Watercolor and acrylic paintings, Henna art, fused glass art, woodworking, fiber art, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.

John Besse Ruf Acres farmRipe, locally grown Ruf Acres Farm tomatoes are in season now!

Farmers John Besse and his wife Ellen Saul have their tastes-like-summer, juicy tomatoes available now, and will be bringing strawberries to market later this season. Their local, soil-grown, chemical-free tomatoes are grown in raised beds in an industrial-sized greenhouse to allow the plants to start very early. Varieties include Mountain Fresh, Sakura Cherry, Heirlooms, Pink Beauties, and Red Pearl Grape.

Watercolor Artist Kathy Miller

KathyMillerAward winning watercolor artist Kathy Miller creates floral and landscape watercolor paintings and limited edition prints.  Her paintings of tomatoes and apples are featured in the 2014 and 2015 Riverwalk Market Fair posters.

Studio 105, at 105 E. 5th St in downtown Northfield, is Kathy’s new studio, where she has space to paint, hang her work, and teach beginning and intermediate watercolor classes. Her studio is open intermittently and by appointment.

Henna Artist Ishrat Sharmin of Artistic Henna

Ishrat Sharmin, Artistic Henna“Henna is part of my culture, and is a passion for me,” states artist Ishrat Sharmin. She points out that because henna is temporary, all-natural, and chemical-free, this allows people who are nervous about permanent tattoos to try out body art to see if they like it, and that its temporary nature also allows people to follow their own changing tastes. She loves that she is able to represent her Indian culture and its beautiful design heritage.

 Folk Dancing by Northfield Art Guild’s Mexican Folklorico, Shakespeare Dance

Mexico Folklorico performers July 2013Mexican Folklorico, performing from 12:45pm-1pm, is rooted in an ongoing dance class at the Northfield Arts Guild (NAG) where young people learn traditional dances from Mexico.  Mexican Folklorico dances tell stories of the various Mexican cultures, and the dancers’ colorful full-circle skirts are used to amplify dramatic movements and shapes.

Other NAG groups, including traditional English dance, will perform from 9:45-10am, 10:45-11am, and 11:45-noon. At the Riverwalk Market Fair Youth Activity Booth, NAG will be leading activities based on the theme of Mexico and Mexican culture; activities will include paper plate crafts and coloring pages.




Music by Sam Ryden

Sam Ryden 2014At age 14, Sam Ryden is just getting started as a musician, and what a start he is making. Already a very credible guitar man, Sam is blessed with an ethereal tenor voice, sophisticated musical sense, and killer stage presence. Sam made the pre-teen division semifinals of the Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest in both 2012 and 2013. Music runs in the family. Sam’s dad Rob Ryden is worship director at Northfield’s Emmaus church and sings with the Eastside Collective. Sam plays regularly at Emmaus Church.


  • 2 Wired Sisters
  • Angie's Accessories
  • Artistic Henna
  • Bondebead Creations
  • Brad's Woodworking
  • Bumbleberry Stitch
  • Dale's Funky Glass
  • Essentially Charming
  • Hi Ho Stamps
  • Imagine That!
  • Javacycle
  • Just Me Geralyn and Glass
  • K. Miller Watercolors
  • Klaypotz
  • Lime Creek Art
  • Prairie Sun Design
  • Seams Knotty
  • Studio Niche
  • Sunset Studios
  • Trinket Foundry
  • Youth Booth: Anna Kochevar Bracelets
  • Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads & Treats
  • Martha's Eats & Treats
  • Mississippi Hills CSA
  • Naturals by Melissa
  • Rebecca's Greek Kouzina
  • Ruf Acres Farm
  • Seasons Fresh
  • Stoke Coffee Roasters
  • Waterford Soaps
  • Wheelie Awesome Natural Products
  • Friend of the Market:  Bike Northfield