Music by Helen Forsythe, Fused Glass, Turned Wood, Cupcakes, Local Foods and Produce, Fine Art and Craft

July 18th , 2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Bridge Square, Downtown Northfield

Dale Brown Necklaces

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, kale, potatoes, carrots and herbs, along with tomatoes, a variety of bedding plants, flowers, honey, and goat milk soap. Artisan foods include fresh-baked, locally-made breads, sweet and savory pastries, baklava, cupcakes, and locally roasted coffee.

Wood turning, glass art, jewelry, fiber art accessories, and pottery are among the art and fine craft for sale.

Featured Farmers’ Market Vendor Bluebird Cakery

kelsy Bluebird CakeryKelsy Wittmeier, owner of Bluebird Cakery, loves making cupcakes! She has been baking and decorating since 2006 at bakeries across the US and Australia.  Having started her own cake-baking business in 2014, she prides herself on combining traditional Midwest favorites, Australian influence, and fresh local ingredients.  Bluebird Cakery cakes are all made from scratch, and they specialize in non-traditional options including Soy Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Marshmallow Fondant.

Featured Artist Dale Brown

Dale Brown, Dales's Funky GlassDale Brown has been experimenting, learning, and trying new glass fusing techniques for the past 9 years.  He enjoys making and pre-fusing pieces that can be used as design elements in larger pieces.  He currently employs techniques including wire melts, pattern flow bars, venetian cane, and kiln cast pendants.  His pieces are often fired 3 times, the edges are cold worked, and then the artwork is either hand or kiln polished to finish it off.  Dale says, “I love opening up the kiln to see what has happened & how the glass has been transformed.”

Featured Artist David Peterson

david peterson & bowls 2014 croppedDavid Peterson describes his work as primarily simple shapes, created spontaneously at the lathe from a single raw blank, in common native species. Most of the wood he uses is harvested on his small property, given to him by friends, found lying in someone’s woods, or rescued from more unlikely spots. Recently he’s been working even in buckthorn. Dave says, “The unloved buckthorn is a beautiful wood with a red and red/pink color, sometimes with stripes. It is nice such an unloved plant can make such beautiful bowls.”

Youth Activity—Instant Music!

Vintage Band Festival 2014.8.4Vintage Band Festival will present “Instant Music”- simple musical instruments made out of common materials, and an instrument for each child to take home! Come learn about how musical sounds are produced and how much fun it is to learn and play together. Look for this year’s one-day Vintage Band Festival, side by side with Riverwalk Market Fair, at Bridge Square on August 1.

Save the Depot will be in our Friend of the Market booth.


Music by Helen Forsythe

Banjo picking Northfield singer-songwriter Helen Forsythe will perform at Riverwalk Market Fair this Saturday, playing folk music with a contemporary flair.  Helen, a graduate of Northfield High SchoolForsyth_Hofrening_-Martin-at-Riverwalk1, has recorded her debut album, “The Blue Above It,” on local label Broke Folk Records. The album, comprised of all original material, was recorded last summer.


  • Bondebead Creations
  • Bumbleberry Stitch
  • C4
  • Cannon River Bowl & Spoon
  • CeeCee Designs
  • Dale's Funky Glass
  • David Peterson
  • Essentially Charming
  • Just Me Geralyn and Glass
  • Klaypotz
  • Prairie Sun Design
  • Red Sky Beads
  • Seams Knotty
  • Sunset Studios (Saye-Willis)
  • Trinket Foundry
  • Bluebird Cakery
  • Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads & Treats
  • Honey Patch Apiaries
  • Martha's Treats & Eats
  • Max & Stella
  • Mississippi Hills
  • Pheng Yang Produce
  • Prairie Creek Berries
  • Rebecca's Greek Kouzina
  • Ruf Acres Farm
  • Schoolhouse Apiary/Arts
  • Season Fresh
  • Stoke Coffee Roasters
  • Waterford Soaps
  • Wheelie Awesome Natural Products