Riverwalk Market Fair Opening Day Celebration!

Riverwalk Market Fair Season Opens on June 1, 2013

Riverwalk Market Fair’s 21 Saturday season kicks off on Saturday, June 1. Riverwalk, now in it’s 4th year, is located in Northfield’s historic downtown on Bridge Square along the scenic Cannon River.  Hours are 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine.

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

Local farGoatsmers will be on hand with fresh-picked early salad greens, radishes, a variety of bedding plants, eggs, and flowers. Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, local honey, and delicious pastries, tarts and quiches from Martha’s Eats and Treats. The Fossum Family Farm returns with their beautiful Alpaca yarn.

Watercolors, prints, mixed-media paintings, ceramics, photography, glass art, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale on opening day. Several of Riverwalk Market Fair’s favorite artists are back, including Geralyn Thelen with her colorful fused glass plates, vases, and whimsical garden decorations, ceramist Barbara Zavaruha with her functional stoneware, and fine-art photographer Dennis McClintock.


Saturday’s Featured Farmer

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Kathy Zeman of Nerstrand owns and operates Simple Harvest Farm Organics (www.simpleharvestfarm.com).  Her farm uses sustainable farming practices to produce a wide range ofproducts including, vegetables, goats, goat milk soap, cheese, poultry, pork, lamb, Lopi wool yarn and fleeces, and (with her brother, Nick) eggs.  As a special opening day treat, Kathy will feature her popular Rhubarb Fruit Roll-ups. Kathy has been a vendor at Riverwalk Market Fair since its beginning in 2010 and serves on the Board of Directors of Riverwalk Market Fair.

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Kathy Zeman Rhubarb Fruit Roll-Ups

Saturday’s Featured Artist 


Kathy Miller, one of Riverwalk Market Fair’s most popular artists, will return with her latest floral and landscape watercolor paintings.  Her “White Peonies” won the prestigious “Best of Show” award at the Minnesota Watercolor Society’s 2013 Juried Spring Show.  Kathy opens a new show at the Northfield Arts Guild on June 14.  (www.kmillerwatercolors.com)



Saturday’s Live Music and Kid’s Activity

Kathleen Johnson RMF dulcimer player

Acclaimed hammered dulcimer artist and singer Kathleen Johnson (www.kathleen-johnson.com) returns to Riverwalk Market Fair with selections from France, Scotland, early America, and the Irish music revival of the 20th Century.  Suzuki violin students from Northfield will offer a 30-minute concert at 10 am.

Monica Budding Farmers w kid

Monica Irwin of Budding Farmers, a new project that connects children with healthy food at farmers markets and through community supported agriculture, will host an interactive activity for young people designed to encourage the love of farming.  (www.buddingfarmers.com).