Visit Riverwalk Market Fair this Saturday, June 15th

Enjoy Live Music, Fresh Produce, Artisan Breads & Pastries, and a Variety of Art and Fine Craft this Saturday

On Saturday June 15 Riverwalk Market Fair features an exciting combination of food, art and entertainment including gospel and blues music, garden structures of welded steel, and fresh-baked goods from Crack of Dawn Artisan bread. Riverwalk 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.

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

This Saturday look for rhubarb, eggs, and meat, along with bedding plants, fresh-picked lettuce and salad greens from local farmers. Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, delicious pastries, tarts and quiches from Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, and Archibald Mills, as well as honey from School House Apiary.

Watercolors, photographs, alpaca wool yarn, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, jewelry, and garden structures of welded steel are among the art and fine crafts for sale. In addition, an emerging artist and three young entrepreneurs from Northfield will have their creations for sale. (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday, view the updated list on the right side of this page. )

Featured Food Artisan Crack of Dawn Bakery

Chris and Lori Momberg share their love of fresh, hearty bread with visitors at Riverwalk Market Fair. “Baking bread has become such a joy for us and something we can work at together,” Lori Momberg says. The couple rolls out of bed before the crack of dawn each Saturday to make their bread fresh for the Fair, a fact that inspired the company’s name. Each week they offer a featured flavor loaf such as blueberry and lemon swirl or pesto Parmesan, along with staples including French boule, 100 percent whole wheat, focaccia and baguettes. In 2013 Chris and Lori’s best new creation is eleven-week-old Talia Momberg, who is enjoying her first Riverwalk Market Fair season.

Featured Artist Jennifer Wolcott, Garden Structures of Welded Steel

Jennifer Wolcott creates one-of-a-kind arbors, gates, railings, sculpture and distinctive garden structures from welded steel.  Wolcott’s beautifully crafted steel sculptures have graced homes and gardens throughout Northfield, the Twin Cities and elsewhere.  Jennifer also has done commissions for private residences, corporate headquarters and public buildings including the Northfield Public Library and the Faribault Chamber of Commerce. Wolcott will be showing her work at Riverwalk Market Fair on June 15 and 22, July 20, and August 3 and 24. (

Live music by Blues and Gospel Artist Matt Arthur

Southern Minnesota’s most distinctive vocalist, Matt Arthur brings to Riverwalk Market Fair his rootsy American music influenced by Johnny Cash, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, and a whole lot of blind blues singers from the 20s and 30s. Matt’s most recent recording with his band, the Bratlanders is “How Time Passes.” (

Kid’s Activity by Budding Farmers

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.  Parents can order weekly educational activities designed to encourage healthy eating and a love of farming from Budding Farmers at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair, or through the Budding Farmers website.  (