Local Produce and Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft, and Music all at the June 9th Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by Matt Arthur who sings a variety of older country. Limited fresh local produce and artisan foods, the area’s finest art and craft, and the Northfield Public Library Book Bike.  Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday June 9 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 Craft

Local farmers will be on hand with fresh-picked micro greens, alpaca fiber, soil-grown tomatoes, bedding plants, handmade natural soaps, and local honey.  Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, Greek baked goods, jams and jellies, shave ice, and locally roasted coffee.

Photography, fiber art, jewelry, wood items, and pottery are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  All art and fine craft is original work, designed and created by the artists.

For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.

 Featured Farmer: 

Ruf Acres Farm

Ramon Rodriguez Carrion & John Besse run/own Ruf Acres Farm in Faribault.  They take immense pride in their early ripened tomatoes which are grown in a hot house.  When owner John Besse and his wife decided they wanted to start growing tomatoes, they wanted a way to have tomatoes before the 4th of July.  In the past few years they’ve had ripe tomatoes by June 1st!  They also sell strawberries grown at their farm and also rich, tasty maple


Ruf Acres Farm stand is definitely a “can’t miss” at Riverwalk Market Fair, but get there early to get those juicy, red, beautiful tomatoes.



Featured Artist:  David Peterson Maker

David Peterson, of Northfield, is back as a vendor at Riverwalk Market Fair in 2018 after taking a year hiatus in 2017.  David crafts mostly simple, useful forms like bowls, platters, boxes, and vases.  Each item is shaped by hand from a single blank of raw wood, often green.   David remarked “as the piece spins, I remove wood using      various gouges, scrapes, and chisels.  As I remove wood, I figure out what shape is best for the piece of wood I’m working on.

            David loves working with wood for three reasons: First, the wood itself, the second being the delight of woodturning comes from making the shapes, and third is the usefulness of the piece.

Music on June 9 by Matt Arthur

A southern Minnesota native, Matt Arthur, will be on Bridge Square Saturday to serenade the customers and vendors with his older country music covers, originals by Matt, and many other selections.

            Matt Arthur learned singing by listening to gospel music, Johnny Cash, and other spiritual singers while growing up and decided that’s what he wanted to do for a living, be a singer/song writer.  To find out more information about him go to www.bratlanders.com