Barbara Zaveruha

Alexander’s Ragtime Brass, Bracelets from Upcycled Clothing for Kids, Sweet and Savory Pastries and Prairie Inspired Pottery at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Prairie inspired pottery by Barbara Zaveruha

Prairie inspired pottery by Barbara Zaveruha

Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, September 20, from 9 am to 1 pm – rain or shine. Located Downtown on Bridge Square. Summer Produce, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft.

Summer Produce, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft

Farmers have late summer produce including fresh-picked salad greens, green beans, broccoli, zucchini, Asian and head cabbage, kohlrabi, cucumber, kale, potatoes, carrots and herbs, along with eggs, and flowers. Locally grown heirloom, cherry, and Roma tomatoes are now available, as well as fall apples. Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads and delicious sweet and savory pastries jams, jellies, jams, and pickles.

Photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, fused glass art, fiber art, greeting cards, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.

Pastries from Martha’s Eats and Treats

Martha Scheutzle of Martha's Eats and Treats

Martha Scheutzle of Martha’s Eats and Treats

If you have a favorite treat at Martha’s Eats and Treats be sure to get there early because there is often very little left by the time Riverwalk closes, and there is often a line. Martha always has a selection of both savory and sweet filled croissants and tarts. Staple selections include mini quiches, fruit, cream, coconut, and almond croissants, and a savory turnover with cheese and spinach or other vegetables. Martha has been at Riverwalk Market Fair since it began in 2010.   As of last year she opened a retail store in Dundas that is open Fridays and Saturdays and for catering.

Barbar Zaveruha of Prairie Creek Pottery

Barbar Zaveruha of Prairie Creek Pottery

Prairie Themed Pottery from Prairie Creek Pottery

Barbara Zaveruha of Prairie Creek Pottery creates prairie-inspired stoneware, plates, trays, and vases.  Her striking ceramic plates impressed with the images of local prairie grasses are a Riverwalk favorite. Barbara collects grasses all year and they hang in bundles in her studio. “Each grass is different,” says Barbara. “Some can only be printed once, and others can make multiple impressions. Some are better used fresh, and others do better dried.” Another of Barbara’s popular designs is her “plowed field” cups, featuring a parallel line design of a freshly plowed field with deep blue interior.   On the whimsical side, check out Barbara’s garden ornament elf houses.

Music by Alexander’s Ragtime Brass and Bracelets from Upcycled Clothing for Kids

Alexanders Ragtime Brass Band at Riverwalk.

Alexanders Ragtime Brass Band at Riverwalk.

Faribault’s Alexander’s Ragtime Brass, featuring two trumpets, a French horn, a valve trombone and a tuba, plays music ranging from the Baroque period to modern jazz. This reprise of the crowd favorite Vintage Band Festival will be a brass band treat.

Girl Scouts Anne France and May Hayes of Northfield will host Saturday’s kids activity using upcycled clothing fabric. Come help turn an old shirt into a wearable bracelet.

Harp Music, Local Produce, and Fine Art and Craft at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Spring at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Spring at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday June 21
from 9 am to 1 pm – rain or shine
Located Downtown on Bridge Square.

Seasonal Produce From Local Farmers, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft

Farmers have spring produce such as fresh-picked salad greens, head lettuce, spinach, snap peas, rhubarb, radishes, kale, swiss chard, cilantro, and green onions, along with a variety of bedding plants, eggs, goat milk soap, and flowers. If the weather favorable the first 2014 strawberries may be available! Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads and delicious sweet and savory pastries jams, jellies, jams, pickles and BBQ. Watercolors, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, fused glass art, fiber art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale. (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit (www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)

Betsy Allister and Andrew Ehrmann of Spring Wing Farm - and a watermelon.

Betsy Allister and Andrew Ehrmann of Spring Wing Farm – and a watermelon.

New Starts at Spring Wind Farm

New things are growing everywhere at Riverwalk Market Fair regulars, Spring Wind Farm. Andrew Ehrmann and Betsy Allister are in the first growing season on 20 acres of land they purchased last summer. Betsy reports, “There have been a few challenges as we get to know it, but overall things look great and we’re excited to keep improving the soil and to grow on this land for many years to come.” Later this season Andrew will begin construction on a new house on their farm. Nate, Spring Wind Farm’s first full time employee, is a great addition to the operation. Most important of all, Andrew and Betsy’s new baby, Faye Claribel Ehrmann was born in January. At six months Faye is already a Riverwalk veteran, joining Andrew and Betsey on Saturdays to sell fresh local produce.

Prairie Grass Plate by Barbara Zaveruha.

Prairie Grass Plate by Barbara Zaveruha.

Prairie Creek Pottery, Barbara Zaveruha

Barbara Zaveruha of Prairie Creek Pottery continues making her line of Riverwalk favorite ceramic plates impressed with the images of local prairie grasses. Barbara collects grasses all year and they hang in bundles in her studio. “Each grass is different,” says Barbara. “Some can only be printed once, and others can make multiple impressions. Some are better used fresh,

Barbar Zaveruha of Prairie Creek Pottery

Barbar Zaveruha of Prairie Creek Pottery

and others do better dried.” One plate in her collection features wet places grasses – cord grass, path rush, and wool grass. Another has impressions of spring grasses – fescue, side oats grama, prairie drop seed, blue grama, and Kalm’s brome. On the whimsical side, check out Barbara’s garden ornament elf houses.

Listen to – And Try Out – the Harp with Hannah Caroline

Hannah Caroline, Harp

Hannah Caroline, Harp

Hannah Caroline brings captivating classical and traditional Irish harp music to Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday. Hannah blends lyric harp playing with a clear soprano voice for an enchanting sound. She released her first CD “Flowers of the Mountain” in 2013. Hannah will offer young people a chance to try their hand at the harp.

Barbara Zaveruha

Barbara Zaveruha makes high fire stoneware, mainly on a Japanese style kick-wheel. She fires her stoneware in a kiln that reaches up to 2350 degrees F. This ensures a stone hard non-porous exterior that is also resistant to scratching and leaching.

Barbara’s passion began when she came across some clay next to her home. She decided to bring it home and do a little research. She ended up with pinch pots that she heated to completion in her fireplace. In her words she, “Loved it. Loved the idea of starting with earth and ending with dishes!”

From then on she began taking formal pottery classes. Most of her work is fired at the Halling kiln;  Barbara has plans for her own wood kiln soon.

All items are of extreme high quality and elegance. The designs on the various pieces are carved or stamped before being fired, and some are done in contrasting slip under a transparent glaze. She has styles ranging from Japanese to wheat grass Midwestern. Some are glossy while others have a tactile rustic look.

All items were made without the use of: lead, cadmium, or manganese and are microwave/dishwasher safe.

Come check out her wares down at Riverwalk Market Fair!