Bonnie and the Clydes

Fall Fruits and Vegetables, Music by Bonnie and the Clydes, a New Book Author, and Tasty Greek Treats at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Fall fruits and vegetables, Bonnie and the Clydes, the author of the new book Chasing the Moon, and Greek sweet and savory treats are just some of what you’ll find at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, October 19.

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

Fall produce is abundant at Riverwalk.  Fall harvest lettuce, and spinach are on hand.  Expect to find kale, carrots,

Martha's savory quiches at Riverwalk Market Fair

Martha’s savory quiches at Riverwalk Market Fair

onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, cabbage, melons, pie pumpkins, and lots of winter squash.  Zestar, State Fair, Honey Crisp, and Haralson apples are available.  All produce at Riverwalk is grown by local farmers. Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, and Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina.  Maria’s Taco Hut serves freshly made and wholesome Mexican food.

Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass 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.)

Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina – Sweet, Savory, and Gluten Free Choices

Rebecca Stoufis carries sweet, savory, and gluten-free treats at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Rebecca Stoufis at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Rebecca Gain Stoufis has been expanding her offerings of gluten free treats all season at Riverwalk Market Fair.  Rebecca began offering weekly gluten-free cookies midway through the Riverwalk season, and she says her gluten-free customers have become her most devoted.  Her gluten-free treats nearly always sell out, so stop by early.

Baklava, spanakopita, and snickerdoodles are among Rebecca’s best sellers.  Snickerdoodles?  “Lots of people say their mom or grandmother ‘used to make snickerdoodles,’ and everyone loves them,” says Rebecca.

Author Carolyn Boehlke, Chasing the Moon

As a St. Olaf College English and Women’s Studies graduate, coming back to Northfield to

Author Carolyn Boehike with her new book "Chasing the Moon."

Author Carolyn Boehike with her new book “Chasing the Moon.”

promote her first book at Riverwalk Market Fair was a natural for first-time author Carolyn BoehlkeChasing the Moon is the story of fifteen-year-old Nadia Alvarez and her family as they enter the US without legal documentation from Mexico.  When her family is captured by the Border Patrol, Nadia is suddenly alone.  Should she allow herself to be captured to reunite with her family?  A dark and twisted turn in job and living conditions sends Nadia fleeing from Arizona to Minneapolis, where the American life her family wanted takes on a new meaning as she is torn between new opportunities and fierce loyalty to her homeland.

Come talk with Carolyn at her Riverwalk Market Fair booth and take home a copy of Chasing the Moon

Music by Bonnie and the Clydes

Bonnie and the Clydes

Bonnie and the Clydes

Bonnie Jean Flom, Scott McMillan, and Bill McGrath play favorite songs from the 60s and 70s, the time when two-thirds of the band members (Bonnie and Bill) were young.  Bonnie and the Clydes play the kind you listened to when you and friends were renting your first apartment near the campus sometime in the sixties or early seventies and your entire furniture contribution to the apartment consisted of a mattress and a coffee table made from a telephone company wooden spool…  Hear them this Saturday at Riverwalk.

 

Youth Activity by the Northfield YMCA

Maggie Malecha of the Northfield YMCA will host the youth activity at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair – making paper plate lizards and frogs. 

September 22 -Riverwalk Market Fair Features Scandinavian Specialties, Wood Demos and the Sound of Music

This Saturday Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair is cooking up Scandinavian fare, demonstrating the craft of wood-turning and entertaining Fair-goers with two full bands.

 Featured Food Artisan: Katrina Karlsen

When Katrina Karlsen moved to Minnesota, she was told by friends she’d find lots of kindred spirits in Northfield. Karlsen is Norwegian and is thrilled to have found a fast following among the area’s many Scandinavian travelers and descendants for her family recipes including fyrstekake, cardamom rolls, Swedish tea rolls, Danishes, lefse and other Scandinavian fare. A highlight is her traditional tiered wedding cake, kransekake, which can be ordered at vikingbaker@gmail.com. Watch for Scandinavian Christmas cookies when the Fair moves to the Armory in November.

Featured Artist: David Peterson

David Peterson will demonstrate his wood-turning skills at his booth this Saturday. Peterson creates shapes spontaneously at the lathe. His works are rendered from common native species or reclaimed from discarded wood and remade into functional and decorative pieces that show off the beauty of the wood. Learn about him atwww.finecraftcollective.com.

 

Musical Highlights:

Faribault brass band plus Bonnie and the Clydes Bonnie and the Clydes  (www.bonnieandtheclydes.com) will arrive in full force this Saturday. Clydes’ member Bill McGrath (pictured above), a Fair regular, brings his band including Scott McMillan and Bonnie Jean Flom, playing classic rock and folk tunes. In addition, Riverwalk Market Fair welcomes back Alexander’s Ragtime Brass from Faribault featuring two trumpets, a French horn, a valve trombone and a tuba, and plays music ranging from the Baroque period to modern jazz.

 

Friend of the Market: WINGS

Women in Northfield Giving Support, also called WINGS, will be at the Fair to tell visitors about the important work their foundation does. WINGS is a grassroots network of 300 women who donate to nonprofits to improve the lives of women and children in Northfield. Visit them atwww.wings-mn.org.

Musical Highlight: The Clydes- June 16

Musical Highlight: The Clydes

The Clydes are two thirds of Bonnie and the Clydes, regulars at Northfield’s popular musical venues, The Contented Cow and The Tavern. The Clydes are Scott McMillan and Bill McGrath. Bonnie Jean Flom will join them at Riverwalk Market Fair later this season. The group describes their music as the as “the kind of songs you listened to when you and friends were renting your first apartment near the campus sometime in the sixties or early seventies and your entire furniture contribution to the apartment consisted of a mattress and a coffee table made from a telephone company wooden spool. . .” To learn more, visit http://bonnieandtheclydes.com.