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Local Produce and Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft, and Music all at the June 9th Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by Matt Arthur who sings a variety of older country. Limited fresh local produce and artisan foods, the area’s finest art and craft, and the Northfield Public Library Book Bike.  Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday June 9 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 Craft

Local farmers will be on hand with fresh-picked micro greens, alpaca fiber, soil-grown tomatoes, bedding plants, handmade natural soaps, and local honey.  Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, Greek baked goods, jams and jellies, shave ice, and locally roasted coffee.

Photography, fiber art, jewelry, wood items, and pottery are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  All art and fine craft is 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: 

Ruf Acres Farm

Ramon Rodriguez Carrion & John Besse run/own Ruf Acres Farm in Faribault.  They take immense pride in their early ripened tomatoes which are grown in a hot house.  When owner John Besse and his wife decided they wanted to start growing tomatoes, they wanted a way to have tomatoes before the 4th of July.  In the past few years they’ve had ripe tomatoes by June 1st!  They also sell strawberries grown at their farm and also rich, tasty maple

syrup.

Ruf Acres Farm stand is definitely a “can’t miss” at Riverwalk Market Fair, but get there early to get those juicy, red, beautiful tomatoes.

 

 

Featured Artist:  David Peterson Maker

David Peterson, of Northfield, is back as a vendor at Riverwalk Market Fair in 2018 after taking a year hiatus in 2017.  David crafts mostly simple, useful forms like bowls, platters, boxes, and vases.  Each item is shaped by hand from a single blank of raw wood, often green.   David remarked “as the piece spins, I remove wood using      various gouges, scrapes, and chisels.  As I remove wood, I figure out what shape is best for the piece of wood I’m working on.

            David loves working with wood for three reasons: First, the wood itself, the second being the delight of woodturning comes from making the shapes, and third is the usefulness of the piece.

Music on June 9 by Matt Arthur

A southern Minnesota native, Matt Arthur, will be on Bridge Square Saturday to serenade the customers and vendors with his older country music covers, originals by Matt, and many other selections.

            Matt Arthur learned singing by listening to gospel music, Johnny Cash, and other spiritual singers while growing up and decided that’s what he wanted to do for a living, be a singer/song writer.  To find out more information about him go to www.bratlanders.com

Music by Helen Forsythe, Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at October 7, 2017 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by Helen Forsythe; fresh local produce and artisan foods, the area’s finest art and crafts, all at Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday October 7 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 fall produce such as apples, squash, beets, sweet corn, melons, green beans, snow peas, radishes, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, Asian and head cabbage, kohlrabi, cucumber, fresh salad greens, kale, potatoes, green peppers, sweet peppers, beets, onions, carrots and herbs, as well as tomatoes, honey, maple syrup, flower bouquets pastured raised chicken, and handmade natural soaps.

Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, jams and jellies, Greek sweets, and locally roasted coffee.

Jewelry, fiber art, watercolor paintings, photography, glass art, wood-working, 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:  The Grovestead

        

    Rory and Becca Groves are raising pastured meats; chickens, lamb, chevon (goat), and pork.  They are trying to find buyers interested in quality, organically, raised meat.  They moved to Northfield five years ago to raise their family in a more rural/natural setting.  The Groves say, “We are city kids trying our hands at living in the country, and so far, we are loving it!”  www.thegrovestead.com

Featured Artist: The Jade Dog Designs

            Darcy Horn has recently moved to Northfield and will be joining us at the market for the end of the season.  She creates jewelry that is hand beaded and formed from recycled materials.  Darcy began her beading career making art-to-wear and successfully ran her own business selling her own work online, in galleries, and at juried art shows.  For the past six years she’s evolved her beadwork techniques to make personal and political sculptures.  www.thejadedog.com

           

Music on October 7 by Helen Forsythe

    Helen Forsythe is a singer who also plays the banjo and enjoys singing bluegrass and folk music.  She’ll be playing her music on Saturday October 7th from 10-1 on Bridge Square.  Come and see her play while shopping at the Riverwalk Market Fair.

Music by Just Add Banjo, Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at September 30, 2017 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by Just Add Banjo; 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 September 30 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 fall produce such as apples, squash, beets, sweet corn, melons, green beans, snow peas, radishes, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, Asian and head cabbage, kohlrabi, cucumber, fresh salad greens, kale, potatoes, green peppers, sweet peppers, beets, onions, carrots and herbs, as well as tomatoes, honey, maple syrup, flower bouquets fresh eggs, and handmade natural soaps.

Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, jams and jellies, cheese, and locally roasted coffee.

Jewelry, fiber art, watercolor paintings, photography, glass art, wood-working, 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:  Groveland Confections

            This is the first year for Groveland Confections at Riverwalk Market Fair and the great items have been a hit at the market.  Their sweet creations are made with everything fresh from scratch daily in our kitchen.  They use only the finest ingredients, butter, cream, vanilla and cane sugar and the best courvature milk, dark and white chocolates that have been hand selected from around the world to match the flavor profile for each of their unique confections.  www.grovelandconfections.com

 

Featured Artist: My Enough

            Birgit Feig is a Northfield resident in her first year of being a vendor at the market.  She creates high-quality, homemade, household items.  Starting with superior quality fabric, she sews each item, dye, and screen print it on one of her original designs.  The items that are sold include tablecloths, table runners, cloth napkins, and placemats.

Music on September 30th by “Just Add Banjo”

   Newly formed group, Just Add Banjo, is comprised of four ladies including; Christa Veltri, Kate McDonnell, Alicia Stencel, and Rachel McIver Morey.  They’re a music collective of women who play folk, pop, country, and originals, bringing their distinctive harmonies and instrumentations to each song.