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Music by Bobby & Christine; Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at August 26 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by Bobby & Christine, 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 26 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 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,  flower bouquets, locally-roasted coffee, 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.

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 www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.

Featured Farmer:  Groundwire Coffee

Groundwire is a small, quality focused coffee roaster based out of beautiful Northfield.  They source and roast great tasting coffee for people looking to ramp up their morning cup, and look forward to sharing some tasty coffees at the market.  Cody Larson said about his coffee “I want everyone that comes to our tent thinking that coffee is simply a bitter, brown beverage – a delivery system for caffeine and nothing more, to walk away with the realization that coffee can be enjoyable, that it can actually taste good.”

Featured Artist: Wolcott Art
The ultimate recycler, Jennifer uses her plasma cutter to cut bird garden ornament bodies and wings from old, rusty file cabinets.  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.

 

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 www.riverwalkmarketfair.org and click on “Become a Vendor”.  From there you can find applications for the 2017 season.  If you have questions email manager@riverwalkmarketfair.org

Bobby & Christine to play August 26 at Riverwalk Market Fair

Bobby & Christine are back again at the market fair, a dynamic duo that play a mix of folk, pop, jazz standards, and early rock & roll.  They enjoy playing and singing their songs to all sorts of crowds and will be sure to get the market dancing with awesome songs on Saturday.  www.bcfolk.net

 

 

Vendors for Saturday 8/26:

Artists – 

Zach Stadler Photography

Brad’s Woodworking

Bumbleberry Stitch

Vagabond Cafe

Wheelie’s Awesome Natural Products

Angie’s Accessories

Trinkett Foundary

Just Me Geralyn and Glass

Prairie Creek Pottery

Emergent Visions

Idlewilde

Farmers – 

Pheng Yang Produce

Twin Oaks Orchard

Ruthie’s Kitchen

Season Flowers

Mississippi Hills Produce

Goodtree Farmstead

Groundwire Coffee

Crack of Dawn Bakehouse

Cheryl’s Nut Butters

Sogn Valley Produce

Martha’s Eats & Treats

Kris Cupcake’s

Groveland Confections

 

Music by Poor Boy’s Delight, Art and Fine Craft, Local Produce, & Artisan Foods at June 3, 2017 Riverwalk Market Fair

Favorite local artists, food & produce vendors at Opening Day

Local farmers will be on hand with fresh-picked early salad greens, spinach, rhubarb, radishes, kale, green onions, bedding plants, handmade natural soaps, maple syrup, and local honey. Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, spanakopita, jams and jellies, cake-in-a-jar, Greek specialties, and locally roasted coffee.  Veteran Riverwalk farm and food vendors on hand for opening day include Martha’s Eats and Treats, Mississippi Hills CSA, and Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads & Treats.  New to Riverwalk for opening day is Enchanted Woods Maple Syrup.

Ceramics, photography, fused glass art, wood items, fiber art, and hand-crafted jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale on opening day. Many of Riverwalk Market Fair’s favorite artists will be on hand to kick off the season, including Geralyn Thelen with fused glass plates, vases, and garden decorations, potter Barbara Zavaruha; bowl and spoon maker Brad Paulson, jeweler Cathy Collison, and many others.

Featured Farmer:  Schoolhouse Apiary

Schoolhouse Apiary has been keeping bees since 2004.  All of their bee yards are located on organically managed land and raised without antibiotics or pesticides.  Their honey goes straight from the hive to the bottle, with no heating or processing, just minimal filtering.

They’ve been selling at Riverwalk Market Fair since it’s opening season in 2010.  The couple loves talking about their bees and introducing everyone to the delicious local honey that the bees produce from different flower sources.

Featured Artist:  Prairie Sun Design

Nancy Stroessner of Apple Valley will be bringing her hand crafted purses, pillows, headbands, hair clips, hats, and scarves back again this year.  She states “It started with Barbie.  Before I was allowed anywhere near a sewing machine, I was designing evening gowns for Barbie with stick pins and pretty floral handkerchiefs, and manipulating folds of fabric into bustles and borders.”

Always sewing, always developing her skills and knowledge of sewing and handwork, and now is allowed to chase her dream of being a creator and purveyor of her own designs.  Her website is www.prairiesundesign.com

Music

Local singer-songwriter Bobby Psenka of Poor Boy’s Delight will be at Riverwalk Market Fair debut on Opening Day.  Poor Boy’s Delight plays a mix of original music, guitar, bluegrass, rock, roots, ragtime, and many other genres.  He’ll give the market a great vibe and entertain while you peruse the artist and farmer stands.

Third Annual Riverwalk Market Fair Opens June 2, 2012

Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair kicks off the 2012 season on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Located on Bridge Square in the heart of historic Northfield, this one-of-a-kind open-air market runs every Saturday from June through October. Each Saturday features a different combination of organic and sustainably grown produce from local farmers, artisan foods including breakfast pastries and desserts, seasonal flowers and a juried selection of the region’s top artists including ceramics, watercolors, oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings, prints, photography, glasswork, textiles, wearable art, garden sculpture and hand-crafted jewelry.  The Saturday Market features live musical entertainment by local performers as well as family-friendly activities and special events.

This year, in keeping with its mission to provide a marketing venue for Northfield’s array of fine artists, food artisans, organic farmers and producers, Riverwalk Market Fair is showcasing emerging artists in their own tent, as well as young entrepreneur agriculturists, food artisans and chefs in the new Youth Tent.

Now in its third year of operation, Riverwalk Market Fair has become a favorite Saturday meeting place where neighbors and friends gather over a cup of coffee and a pastry, buy freshly picked produce and see what local artists have to offer.  The fair has become a popular weekend destination for a growing number of visitors from the Twin Cities, Rochester, Lakeville, Fairbault, Owatonna, Albert Lea, Red Wing, the five-State area and beyond.  Last year Riverwalk Market Fair drew an estimated 20,000 visitors, nearly double the number in 2010.

After October 27 the fair moves indoors and continues through December. Check the new Riverwalk Market Fair website, http://www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org each week to get the upcoming Saturday’s schedule of events. The list of vendors who will be there, as well stories and profiles of the artists and farmers featured each week. Check out Facebook and Twitter to find out what visitors are saying and discover what’s happening behind the scenes.