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Music by Helen Forsythe, Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at July 15 Riverwalk Market Fair

Seasonal Produce from Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Crafts

Local farmers have early summer produce including fresh-picked romaine, green and red butter lettuce, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, fennel, rhubarb, spinach, radishes, green onions, garlic scapes, peas, potatoes, zucchini, cilantro, broccoli, and herbs, as well as local soil-grown tomatoes, 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.

Wood hand-crafted home accessories, 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:  Mississippi Hills Produce

Adam Weeks is a fifth-year owner/grower who does all organic and mostly hand grown produce.  He operates a CSA and sells wholesale to Just-Foods and Ferndale Market.  He takes pride in growing the best produce possible, using the very best growing methods.  The challenging work and methods he uses can be seen in the quality of his produce every Saturday at the Riverwalk Market Fair.  The website for Mississippi Hills Produce is www.mhproduce.org

Featured Artist: Essentials by Tracie

Tracie Solum is a native Northfield resident who is a vendor for the first time at the Riverwalk Market Fair.  She sells homemade essential oil necklaces, car clips, corn bags, purse clips, and keychains.  As an emerging artist, she has done quite well this year and really enjoys being a part of the market.  Her tent always has a large crew, and lots of customers looking at her treasures.                   

Featured Artist:  Trinket Foundry

Cathy Collison of Northfield has been selling her goods at the Riverwalk Market Fair for a few years.  Cathy sells bottlecap jewelry, blown glass arrangements, and also jewelry from recycled and upcycled components.  She uses glass bottles, vases, candle holders, silver plated trays, bottle caps, and tea tins to make components to use in finished jewelry.  If you’d like to see some of her craft work before the market, look at her website www.trinketfoundry.com

Music on July 15 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 July 15th from 10-1 on Bridge Square.  Come and see her play while shopping at the Riverwalk Market Fair.        

About Riverwalk Market Fair

Riverwalk Market Fair is an open-air market located on Bridge Square in historic downtown Northfield.  This one-of-a-kind European-style market is open Saturdays from June through October. Each Saturday features a different combination of sustainably grown produce from local farmers, artisan foods, seasonal flowers and a juried selection of the region’s top art and fine crafts including ceramics, art works, prints, wood working, fused glass, textiles, wearable art and hand-crafted jewelry.  For more information, visit Riverwalk Market Fair at www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org

Luigi Sison

Luigi Sison crafts delicious artisan foods using local and natural ingredients. This season, Luigi is selling jams, pickles, sauces, spices, preserved and dehydrated foods, and baked goods. Each item is unique, like his rhubarb jams paired with apples, oranges, kiwis, and hibiscus flowers. He also makes jams and preserves from raspberries, strawberries, peaches, wild plums, chokecherries, tomatoes, melons, corn, chili peppers, sweet bell peppers, apples, and ginger. The jams contain only natural pectin which  he produces himself from apples and lemons. They do not use fillers or artificial colors. Luigi’s pickles, sauces and spices are mostly Asian inspired, like Korean Pickled Cabbage (Kimchi), Thai Peanut Sauce, and Chinese Sichuan Pepper Salt. Occasionally, he prepares other ethnic specialties, such as German Mustard and (Greek and/or Turkish) Baklava.