Riverwalk Market Fair Begins its Last Month Along the Riverfront in Bridge Square – October 6, 2012

A month of Saturdays remain at Riverwalk Market Fair along the Cannon River and Bridge Square in historic downtown Northfield. Fair-goers will want to catch every last weekend to stock up on locally grown produce including carrots, cucumbers, herbs, eggplants, onions, pumpkins, squashes and turnips. They can also visit their favorite artists and food artisans while strolling amidst the brilliant fall colors before it the Fair moves indoors through December.

Featured Artist: Kathy Miller

This Saturday’s featured artist, Kathy Miller (www.kmillerwatercolors.com), has displayed her watercolor paintings at Riverwalk Market Fair since it opened three years ago. At home in her Northfield studio, she paints the natural beauty of what she sees. Having painted since 2006, her skill and passion have jumpstarted a second career. Miller’s first career was teaching school. Although she has retired, she is now teaching watercolor classes to budding artists of any age.

Featured Farmer: Simple Harvest Farm Organics

Kathy (pictured above) and Nick Zeman of Simple Harvest Farm Organics (www.simpleharvestfarm.com) in Nerstrand offer Fair-goers opportunities to make winter cozy. Look for Icelandic wool, handspun yarn and sheepskin rugs so soft that curling up on one next to a roaring fire with the snow falling outdoors is a welcoming image as the summer retreats.

Youth Booth: Bell and Bella

Bella Smith and Bella Callery, operating as Bella & Bella, will sell homemade dog treats at the Youth Booth.

Friend of the Market: HealthFinders Collaborative

HealthFinders Collaborative, a Northfield area nonprofit, is Saturday’s Friend of the Market. “Our vision is that everyone in our community has access to the healthcare they need,” says Jane Clifford, marketing director. “In pursuit of this vision, the mission is to provide quality healthcare, advocacy, and wellness education to people in our community who have limited health care alternatives.”

 Musical Highlight: Faribault brass band

Riverwalk Market Fair welcomes back Alexander’s Ragtime Brass from Faribault featuring two trumpets, a French horn, a valve trombone and a tuba, and plays music ranging from the Baroque period to modern jazz.