Fall Produce, Painting a Cornucopia Mural for Kids, Celtic and Traditional Music, and Martha’s Favorite Pastries, at Closing Saturday of Riverwalk Market Fair’s Summer Season

Fall fruits and vegetables, Celtic and Civil War songs by Wake Robin, Northfield’s favorite pastries from Martha’s Eats and Treats, and cornucopia mural art for kids are just some of what you’ll find this Saturday, October 26 at the closing day of Riverwalk Market Fair’s 2013 summer season on Northfield’s Bridge Square.

The next opportunity to visit favorite Riverwalk Market Fair craft and food artisans will be at Northfield’s Winter Walk on Thursday, December 12, at the Northfield Armory, where over 25 Riverwalk vendors will be open from 5 to 9 pm.

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

Andrew Ehrmann and Betsy Allister of Spring Winds farm at Riverwalk Market Fair

Andrew Ehrmann and Betsy Allister of Spring Winds farm with a happy customer at Riverwalk Market Fair

Fall produce will be available this Saturday, including kale, carrots, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, cabbage, pumpkins, and lots of winter squash.  Zestar, State Fair, Honey Crisp, and Haralson apples are available.  All produce at Riverwalk is grown by local farmers. Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, and Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina.

Favorite art and crafts will be at Riverwalk this Saturday, including David Peterson’s turned wood bowls, glass art by Just Me Geralyn and Glass, Barbara Zaveruha’s regionally rooted pottery, photographs by Christopher Casper, Nancy Stroessner ‘s Prairie Sun Designs, and Tricia Bagstad’s Two Wired Sisters Jewelry. (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)

Martha Scheutzle of Martha's Eats and Treats.

Martha Scheutzle of Martha’s Eats and Treats.

Martha’s Eats and Treats Pastries

Saturday is the last chance this Riverwalk season to get Martha Schuetzle’s locally renowned sweet and savory pastries on Bridge Square.  And if you miss your Saturday Martha’s pastry fix, remember her new shop in Dundas is now open Fridays and Saturdays year round.  Aside from her baked-to-perfection scones, quiche, rolls and croissants, Schuetzle wants her patrons to know that she strives to use regional ingredients whenever she can, including vegetables and herbs from her garden, Valley View Dairy products and North Dakota Mill flour, which is unbleached and contains no bromates. “Everything I make is entirely from scratch; I use no artificial color or flavoring,” Schuetzle says.  https://www.facebook.com/MarthasEatsTreats

Cornucopia Mural Youth Activity

Continuing the tradition of Riverwalk Market Fair’s closing youth activity, kids are invited to paint a fall harvest cornucopia mural.  Stop by and add your artist’s flair to the group project.

John Hanson and Brad Easterson of Wake Robin will perform Saturday at Riverwalk Market Fair.

John Hanson and Brad Easterson of Wake Robin will perform Saturday at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Celtic and Traditional Folk Music by Wake Robin

Music at Saturday’s Riverwalk will be by Wake Robin, the Northfield based duo of Brad Easterson on fiddle and Captain John Hanson on banjo and guitar. Their specialty is traditional instrumental folk music, with an emphasis on Celtic and American Civil War songs. John and Brad have been making music together as Wake Robin for seven years, and can often be heard in Northfield’s coffee shops and pubs.