Late Summer Produce, Musicians Amy and Adams, Upholstery Fabric Handbags, and Salsa! at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Fresh late-summer fruits and vegetables, handbags from upholstery fabric, Twin Cities musicians Amy and Adams, and salsa! are just some of what you’ll find at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, October 5.

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

Summer Vegetables by Mississippi Hills CSA

Summer Vegetables by Mississippi Hills CSA

Late summer produce is abundant at Riverwalk.  Fall harvest lettuce, and spinach are on hand.  Expect to find kale, carrots, onions, potatoes, eggplant, hot peppers, bell peppers, cabbage, melons, pie pumpkins, and winter squash.  Zestar and State Fair apples are currently available, with Honey Crisps available soon.  All produce  at Riverwalk is grown by local farmers. Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Ruthie’s Kitchen, Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, and Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina.  Maria’s Taco Hut serves freshly made and wholesome Mexican food.

Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit

Adam Weeks of Mississippi Hills CSA

Adam Weeks of Mississippi Hills CSA

Mississippi Hills Makes Salsa

Adam Weeks of Mississippi Hills CSA has been making lots of salsa.  Lots.  Inspired by his grandmother’s recipe, he measures exactly the amount of tomatoes needed and then improvises with different combinations of chili peppers, bell peppers, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper.  Each batch is unique, and they are all delicious.  Also look for Adam’s homemade jellies in a variety of flavors.

Laptop bag in upholstery fabric by Nancy Stroessner of Prairie Design

Laptop bag in upholstery fabric by Nancy Stroessner of Prairie Sun Design

Handbags, Hats, and Aprons by Prairie Sun Design

Before she became Riverwalk Market Fair’s manager, Nancy Stroessner was a seamstress and operated a retail store.  So it was only a matter of time before she set up her own Riverwalk booth as Prairie Sun Design to showcase her colorful handbags, hats, and aprons.  Nancy’s handbags are made from upholstery fabric and without hardware.  “I wanted to make them very lightweight,” she says.  Her hats are made of soft fleece with applique – perfect for the coming cold weather.  Soon to come are handbags made from men’s wool jackets in plaids and tweeds.  Never one to waste anything, Nancy even turns the leftover fabric into colorful buttons.

Musicians Amy and Adams

Amy and Mark Adams-Westin will perform Saturday, August 14 at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Amy and Mark Adams-Westin will perform Saturday, October 5 at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Twin Cities musicians Amy and Mark Adams-Westin return to Riverwalk Market Fair for the second time in 2013.  Those who missed them earlier in the season are in for a treat, and those who saw them before may want to come back.  Amy and Mark’s 5th album, Gone… Aloft is a compilation of original tunes ranging with styles ranging from “Country/Blues/Grassified” to “icy jazz combo attack”, with a tour through bossa nova and steel drum Caribbean Buffet.  Amy and Mark will have all of their CD’s available for purchase at Riverwalk on Saturday.