Music by Bobby & Christine, Pottery, Jewelry, Natural Soaps, Youth Vendors, Local Produce and Foods, Fine Art and Craft

August 22nd , 2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Bridge Square, Downtown Northfield

Seasonal Produce from Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art & 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, and honey.

Artisan foods include fresh-baked locally-made sweet and savory pastries, cookies, breads, cupcakes, jams and jellies, locally roasted coffee, and made-to-order crèpes.

Pottery, photography, woodworking, watercolors, fiber art accessories, fused glass, rubber stamps, henna, and jewelry are among the art and fine craft for sale.

Featured Farmers’ Market Vendor Naturals by Melissa

Melissa 7.2015.cropMelissa Valentyn has a passion for offering natural alternatives in health and body care products.  Her homemade, all-natural products are not only good for the user but also for the environment.  Melissa also enjoys introducing customers to natural options and educating them on their health benefits.

Melissa has been making natural and organic products, including lip balms, lotions, eye cream, laundry soap, soy candles, sunscreen, and more since 2010, and has been offering them to customers for the last 3 years.

Featured Artist Carla Kennedy of Klaypotz

2015-07-18 Carla Kennedy Klaypotz.smCarla Kennedy, aka “klaypotz”, has been working with clay for over 30 years. After years of making “traditional” pots, she discovered the world of handbuilding and colored clay stains that give the work a unique look and feel.

“Playing & having fun while working with the clay is an important part of the process,” Carla says.

In addition to bowls, cups, and platters, Carla makes specialty items such as garden markers, toad houses, olive trays and her ever popular word magnets.

Featured Artist Karen Bonde of Bonde Beads

2015-07-18 Karen Bonde Bonde Beads 2.smKaren Bonde creates hand beaded bracelets and necklaces using natural leather and handcrafted ceramic pendants. She uses leather and beading cord to create different styles of beaded bracelets, enhanced with gemstones, glass, wood or ceramic beads.

Recently, Karen has added hanging beaded mobiles to her collection. Using driftwood, beads, and unique fired clay ornaments, the mobiles are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

Youth Booth 2015

Anna.2015-08-08.smRiverwalk 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 Anna, who makes paracord bracelets, and a Rice County youth program called “The Business of Art.” Farmers and food artisans include Alex’s Cakes and, Louis’ French Crepes, and Green Earth Produce. Come support these enterprising young people who are saving money for buying a farm and for college!



Live Music by Bobby & Christine; Youth Activity by Division Street Dance

Bobby & Christine"Bobby & Christine" are an acoustic duet featuring 2 voices and 1 guitar. Their sets feature well known Americana songs, some instrumental picking originals, lots of harmonies and fairly elaborate arrangements. 

You will hear a wide array of ballads and livelier songs from Louis Armstrong to Pete Townshend, from Woody Guthrie to the Beatles. Their simpler tunes are usually dolled up with some riffs, harmonies, stalls, and key changes to keep them moving along. 

This week’s Youth Activity will be led by Division Street Dance.


  • 2 Wired Sisters
  • Bonde Bead Creations
  • Brad's Woodworking
  • Bumbleberry Stitch
  • C4
  • Cannon River Bowl and Spoon
  • Dale's Funky Glass
  • Hi Ho Stamps
  • Just Me Geralyn and Glass
  • Klaypotz
  • Lime Creek Art
  • Prairie Creek Pottery
  • Prairie Sun Design
  • Stella Sparrow
  • Sweet Creek Originals
  • Trinket Foundry
  • Twice Fired Studios
  • Watercolor Devo
  • Bluebird Cakery
  • Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads & Treats
  • Martha's Eats & Treats
  • McBride Farm
  • Mississippi Hills
  • Naturals by Melissa
  • Yang Produce
  • Ruf Acres Farm
  • Ruthie's Kitchen
  • Schoolhouse Apiary and Arts
  • Seasons Fresh
  • Stoke Coffee Roasters
  • Waterford Soaps
  • Wheelie Awesome Natural Products
  • Youth Booth:  Anna Kochevar
  • Youth Booth:  Louie's French Crepes