Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at September 16, 2017 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by Matt Arthur; fresh local produce and artisan foods, the area’s finest art and crafts, and the Northfield Public Library Book Bike, all at Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday September 2 from 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine, in historic downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square.


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

Local farmers have summer produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, green peppers,  sweet peppers, eggplant, patty pan squash, romaine, green and red butter lettuce, cabbage, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, fennel, snow peas, spinach, radishes, green onions, potatoes, cilantro, broccoli, and herbs, as well as,  flower bouquets, farm fresh eggs, and handmade natural soaps.

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

Jewelry, fiber art, watercolor paintings, photography, glass art, wood-working, and pottery are among the fine art and fine crafts for sale.  All art and fine crafts are original work, designed and created by the artists.

For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit

Featured Farmer:  Martha’s Eats & Treats


Goodies at Martha’s RMF booth

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 always a line to start off the morning.. Martha always has a selection of both savory and sweet filled croissants and tarts. Staple selections include cinnamon rolls, 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 2015 she opened a retail store in Dundas that is open Fridays and Saturdays and for catering.

Featured Artist: Jae Mawby Ceramics

Jae creates wall vases out of stone ware and bowls with assorted styles and shapes.  She grew up in New Hampshire and went to college at St. Olaf, graduating in the spring of 2016.  Now she lives in Northfield and loves to design ceramics relating to bodies of water, family, and her ties to others.  Check out some of her work at

Vendors are needed at Riverwalk Market Fair

We are always looking for high quality farms, artisan foods, and artists as vendors for the Riverwalk Market Fair.  If you fill that description, please go to and click on “Become a Vendor”.  From there you can find applications for the 2017 season.  If you have questions email

Music on September 16 by Matt Arthur


Matt Arthur

Matt Arthur is a Southern Minnesotan with a voice that calls to mind Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, and John Darnielle. He writes and records songs you’d be pleased to hear on a playlist packed with early-70s Stones, Neil Young, and more recent offerings from Sturgill Simpson and the Drive By Truckers. He’ll be playing this Saturday at Riverwalk Market Fair and will be wowing the crowd with his great music.