Music by Wake-Robin, Dance for Young People, Hand Wrapped Gemstone Jewelry, Sweet and Savory Greek Treats, and Summer Produce at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair
Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, August 23, from 9 am to 1 pm – rain or shine. Located Downtown on Bridge Square. Summer Produce, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft.
Summer Produce, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft
Farmers have summer produce including fresh-picked salad greens, green beans, broccoli, zucchini, Asian and head cabbage, kohlrabi, cucumber, kale, potatoes, carrots and herbs, along with eggs, and flowers. Locally grown heirloom, cherry, and Roma tomatoes are now available. Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads and delicious sweet and savory pastries jams, jellies, jams, and pickles.
Photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, fused glass art, fiber art, greeting cards, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine
crafts for sale.
Savory Tarts and Rolled Baklava by Rebecca’s Greek Kousina
Savory feta tartlets and rustic tomato tarts are new this year from Rebecca Stoufis at Rebecca’s Greek Kousina and they are a great hit. Rebecca sold out within two hours the second time she brought the tomato tarts. Onion and goat cheese tart is another Riverwalk best-seller, as are the cream puffs. Rebecca always has baklava and biscotti. Rebecca’s mother-in-law in Greece gets excited about Riverwalk and calls most weeks with new ideas. It was Rebecca’s mother-in-law that suggested rolling her baklava in to “saragli,” which are perfect for eating at Riverwalk. Rebecca has several gluten-free selections each week. Her newest confection is an Italian cream cake with cream cheese frosting.
Hand Wrapped Gemstone Jewelry from Pocket Rock Designs
Jim Elwell always has rocks in his pockets and his wife Carol has a geology degree so it seems inevitable that they would design semi-precious gemstone jewelry. Pocket Rock Designs specializes in hand-wrapping semi-precious gemstones in silver to make unique pendants and earrings. Carol says it is a hobby gone wild. Jim and Carol sell on Etsy and this is their first season at Riverwalk Market Fair. Jim and Carol wrap each stone so as to embrace and enhance the stone’s unique shape. Choose from among a large collection of polished stones and they will wrap and string a necklace specifically for you.
Celtic and Civil War Music by Northfield’s Wake-Robin and Dance for Kids
Music at Saturday’s Riverwalk will be by Wake Robin, the Northfield based duo of Brad Easterson on fiddle and Captain John Hanson on banjo and guitar. Their specialty is traditional instrumental folk music, especially Celtic and American Civil War songs. John and Brad have been making music together as Wake Robin for seven years, and can often be heard in Northfield’s coffee shops and pubs. Banjo pickin’ Helen Forsythe, earlier announced for
this Saturday, has needed to postpone her visit to Riverwalk until September 27.
Emily Boyd has been dancing since she could walk, so it seems only right that she should operate the Division Street Dance Studio in Northfield. Emily, an Owatonna native, and some of her students will lead dance and movement-based activities for young people, and do a little performing, as well. A graduate of St. Olaf College, Emily is a member of the Minneapolis-based Ethnic Dance Theater, one of the few dance companies in the US dedicated to the preservation of world music, song, and dance.