Music by Russell Franek, Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at August 12 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by Russell Franek, fresh local produce and artisan foods, the area’s finest art and crafts, and the Northfield Public Library Book Bike, all at Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday August 12 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 Crafts

Local farmers have early summer produce including fresh-picked romaine, green and red butter lettuce, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, fennel, rhubarb, spinach, radishes, green onions, garlic scapes, peas, potatoes, zucchini, cilantro, broccoli, and herbs, as well as local soil-grown tomatoes, and handmade natural soaps.  Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, jams and jellies, and locally roasted coffee.

Wood hand-crafted home accessories, jewelry, fiber art, watercolor paintings, photography, glass art, and pottery are among the fine art and fine crafts for sale.  All art and fine crafts are original work, designed and created by the artists.

For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit

Featured Farmer:  Sogn Velley Farm

            Tim Mahle and his partner Jody Britz farm in Cannon Falls, more precisely Sogn Valley.  They sell almost anything you can grow; specializing in tomatoes, strawberries, and potatoes.  The farms vegetables are grown without chemicals and are grown organically although not yet certified.  The website for Sogn Valley Farm is

Featured Artist: Idlewilde

Cheryl is a new vendor to Riverwalk Market Fair in 2017 and she makes artisan soy candles with hand-crafted fragrances.  The fragrances are true and strong, clean burning, and all natural.  If you’d like to see some of her craft go to or come down to the market!

Vendors are Needed at Riverwalk Market Fair

We are always looking for high quality farms, artisan foods, and artists as vendors for the Riverwalk Market Fair.  If you fill that description, please go to and click on “Become a Vendor”.  From there you can find applications for the 2017 season.  If you have questions email

Russell Franek to play August 12 at Riverwalk Market Fair

            Russell, a Northfield area native, will be playing his guitar and singing classic rock, southern rock, and country music this Saturday.  He has a few different bands that he is a part of including his new solo project Harley & the Butcher plus the 8th Street Band.

About Riverwalk Market Fair

Riverwalk Market Fair is an open-air market located on Bridge Square in historic downtown Northfield.  This one-of-a-kind European-style market is open Saturdays from June through October. Each Saturday features a different combination of sustainably grown produce from local farmers, artisan foods, seasonal flowers and a juried selection of the region’s top art and fine crafts including ceramics, art works, prints, wood working, fused glass, textiles, wearable art and hand-crafted jewelry.  For more information, visit Riverwalk Market Fair at

Vendors for this week:

Artists – 

Seams Knotty

Cannon River Bowl & Spoon

Zach Stadler Photography

Brad’s Woodworking

Bumbleberry Stitch

Vagabond Cafe

Wheelie Awesome Natural Products

Angie’s Accessories

Trinket Foundry

Wolcott Art

Prairie Creek Pottery

Emergent Visions

BP Art

Red Sky Beads

Essentials by Tracie


Dale’s Funky Glass

Di’s Dangles

Farmer/Food –

Pheng Yang Produce

Naturals by Melissa

Season Flowers

Mississippi Hills Produce

Ruf Acres Farm

Groundwire Coffee

Crack of Dawn Bakehouse

Sogn Valley Produce

Martha’s Eats & Treats

Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina

Kris Cupcakes

Groveland Confections

Youth Booth –

Forest Allen