Music by Parker Ousley, Welded Steel Garden Structures, Kids Activity by the Cannon River Watershed Partnership, and Tomatoes at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Cyndi Yang's mom and child at Riverwalk

Cyndi Yang flowers and produce at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, August 9, from 9 am to 1 pm – rain or shine. Located Downtown on Bridge Square. Summer Produce, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft.

Summer Produce (including tomatoes!), Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft

Farmers have summer produce including fresh-picked salad greens, snow peas, rhubarb, green beans, radishes, 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, pickles and pulled pork BBQ.

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.

Leander Fried sells locally grown produce.

Leander Fried sells locally grown produce.

Young Produce Growers and Food Artists of Riverwalk

Riverwalk’s Youth Booth program is attracting a crop of young entrepreneurs this year. Ninth grade Arcadia School student Leander Fried is returning for his second season selling produce. Leander has a bigger garden space this year and has added zucchini, crookneck squash, cantaloupe, and some different herbs. Leander says he did well at Riverwalk last year and enjoys talking

Hannah Singh with gluten free treats muffins and chocolate mini-cakes

Hannah Singh with gluten free treats muffins and chocolate mini-cakes

with customers. Senior Nick Pumper also attends Arcadia and comes from a Webster area farming family. This is Nick’s third year growing produce, and his first year at Riverwalk. Money from Riverwalk and his dishwashing job at the Ranchero Supper Club are helping Nick save for college.   Hannah Singh is also new to Riverwalk with gluten free- muffins and chocolate mini-cakes. She finds Riverwalk great business experience from production to sales and she enjoys learning new recipes. Hannah’s best-seller is her banana chocolate chip muffin.

Jennifer Wolcott creates these garden art birds from discarded, rusty file cabinets.

Jennifer Wolcott creates garden art birds from discarded file cabinets.

Welded Steel Garden Structures by Jennifer Wolcott

While most of Jennifer Wolcott’s welded steel garden structures would be considered large, she does have smaller garden decorations. The ultimate recycler, Jennifer uses her plasma cutter to cut bird garden ornament bodies and wings from old, rusty file cabinets.

Welded steel garden art by Jennifer Wolcott

Welded steel garden art by Jennifer Wolcott

She puts the parts in a cement mixer with sand to smooth and take off the finish. Then she lays out pieces and paints them with a stencil in one hand and a paint can in the other. She assembles the pieces with no attention to color or pattern — just two types of wings and two types of bird bodies put together randomly.  The stencil colors leave the birds looking like they are cut out of fabric and quilted together.   Also check out Jennifer’s tall steel garden ornaments with whimsical names – Curly Qs and Lollipops.

Music by Parker Ousley and Youth Activity by the Cannon River Watershed Partnership

Parker Ousley will perform folk, jazz, and blues.

Parker Ousley will perform folk, jazz, and blues.

Parker Ousley will play and sing folk, blues, and jazz. The recently graduated Northfield High School senior will be attending Berklee School of Music this fall. Parker and a number of friends recorded on the Broke Folk Label with producer Michael Morris. Hear Parker’s cover of Lennon and McCartney’s “Oh Darling” at Bandcamp. The Cannon River Watershed Partnership will host this week’s youth activity which will examine water Cannon River water quality.

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