Music by Sam Ryden, Art and Fine Craft, Local Produce, & Artisan Foods at September 3 Riverwalk Market Fair
Local farmers have summer produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, green peppers, sweet peppers, eggplant, patty pan squash, romaine, green and red butter lettuce, cabbage, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, fennel, snow peas, spinach, radishes, green onions, potatoes, cilantro, broccoli, and herbs, as well as honey, flower bouquets, and handmade natural soaps.
Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, jams and jellies, shaved ice, and locally roasted coffee.
Pottery, photography, jewelry, fused glass, wood hand-crafted home accessories, and fiber art are among the fine art and fine craft for sale. All art and fine craft is original work, designed and created by the artists.
Featured Farmer: Nick Loesch of Celestial Edibles
Combining a passion for taste and sustenance in foods with deeply rooted beliefs in sustainability, fairness, and justice in agriculture, Nick Loesch aims to create quality, locally sourced products that people can feel good about eating. With a background in culinary arts, horticulture, and earth systems, Nick currently offers jams and sauces that are not only delicious and soulful, but also environmentally and socially conscious. He says, “Beware, the tastiness of these delicacies is awe inspiring, and not for the faint of heart.”
Featured Artist Carla Kennedy of Klaypotz
Carla Kennedy, aka Klaypotz, has been working with clay for over 30 years. After years of making “traditional” pots, she discovered the world of handbuilding, and colored clay stains, including her matte pastels. These techniques, along with her use of texture—including inscriptions, screen printing, and transfer—give Carla’s work its unique look and feel. “Playing & having fun while working with the clay is an important part of the process,” Carla says.
In addition to bowls, cups, and platters, Carla makes specialty items such as garden markers, toad houses, olive trays and her popular word magnets.
Featured Artist Karen Bonde of Bonde Beads
Karen Bonde creates hand beaded bracelets and necklaces using natural leather and handcrafted ceramic pendants. She uses leather and beading cord to create different styles of beaded bracelets, enhanced with gemstones, glass, wood or ceramic beads.
Recently, Karen has added hanging beaded mobiles to her collection. Using driftwood, beads, and unique fired clay ornaments, the mobiles are suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Music on September 3 by Sam Ryden
Young, local singer/guitarist Sam Ryden, while already a very credible guitarist, is blessed with an ethereal tenor voice, sophisticated musical sense, and killer stage presence. Sam made the pre-teen division semifinals of the Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest in both 2012 and 2013, is now writing his own music, and has recently won a songwriting contest. Sam plays regularly at Emmaus Church, started playing at weddings last summer, and is available to perform at gigs anywhere!
Watch Sam play at Riverwalk Market Fair in June here https://www.facebook.com/RiverwalkMarketFair/videos/1218254458214862/
Vendors at Market on September 3
- Alex’s Bake Shop
- Angie’s Accessories
- Brad’s Woodworking
- Bumbleberry Stitch
- Cannon River Bowl & Spoon
- Celestial Edibles
- Crack of Dawn Bakehouse
- Dave Peterson (Wood)
- Emergent Visions
- Essentially Charming
- Just Me Geralyn and Glass
- Kids For Thought
- Kris’ Cupcakes
- Lisa Morrigan’s Herb Farm
- Martha’s Eats & Treats
- McBride Farm
- Melinda Wolff (Jewelry)
- Melissa Henning Ceramics
- Mississippi Hills CSA
- Naturals by Melissa
- Pheng Yang Produce
- Plymouth Avenue Art Studio
- Prairie Creek Pottery
- Prairie Sun Design
- Pura Vida Handmade Jewelry
- Ruf Acres Farm (Tomotoes)
- Ruthie’s Kitchen
- Schoolhouse Apiary
- Season Fresh Produce
- Shave Ice
- Stoke Coffee Roasters
- The Ruff Edge
- Trinket Foundry (Jewelry, and Glass)
- Vagabond Cafe (Quirky Handmade Dolls)
- Wheelie Awesome Natural Products
- Zach Stadler Photography