Riverwalk Market Fair Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27.
Last chance to stroll the Fair along the riverfront.
Riverwalk Market Fair’s Fall Festival is this Saturday October 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the riverfront in downtown Northfield. The event will feature a giant cornucopia for children to paint, along with harvest foods and creative cuisine from local farmers and food artisans. In addition, Riverwalk Market Fair’s cornucopia coloring activity appeared in the Northfield News on Saturdays October 13 and October 20. Kids are encouraged to bring their drawings to the Welcome Tent for a free treat.
October 27 is the final Saturday of Riverwalk Market Fair’s outdoor market. The Fair moves indoors to the Northfield Armory in November and December.
Featured Food Artisan: Rebecca Stoufis
Rebecca Stoufis is a new resident of Northfield who introduces Greek cuisine to the Fair for the first time this Saturday. The West Virginia transplant embraces Greek traditions from her husband’s family and will offer homemade baklava, pistachio cake, kourabiethes (sugar cookies) and fudge. Read her blog at www.worldtriptalk.com.
Betsy Allister and Andrew Ehrmann of Spring Wind Farm (www.springwind.org) harvested and hand-threshed 450 pounds of dry beans this season, which they are now selling at the Fair. Three of their four varieties are heirlooms—Montezuma red, Kenearly Yellow Eye (a white bean with a yellow eye) and Tiger’s Eye (gold with maroon swirls). The couple also sells black turtle beans. The freshly harvested beans cook in 45 minutes to an hour with no pre-soaking required. Home chefs will find them perfect for burritos, tacos, black bean soup, chili, and beans and rice. Beans are a great source of protein and fiber.
Friend of the Market: Loren Larson and Barry Cipra
Loren Larson and Barry Cipra will share beautiful wooden puzzles and games, all handcrafted by Larson. Learn about the art of math in wood with these fun, interactive puzzles and games.
Youth Booth: The Key and Maria Hougen-Eitzman
Students from the Northfield Union of Youth (The Key, right) will sell their homemade dog treats and cat toys, alongside Mari Hougen-Eitzman (left), who will selling the honey she produced