Chris Momberg

Americana Music Duo Bobby and Christine, Home-made Bread, and Award Winning Watercolors at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Flowers and local produce at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Flowers and local produce at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, September 13, 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 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 new crop 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.

Chris and Lori Momberg of Crack of Dawn Bakery.

Chris and Lori Momberg of Crack of Dawn Bakery.

Fresh Bread from Crack of Dawn Bakery

Crack of Dawn bakes home-made, European style, crusty, free-formed bread.  Staple breads available every week are a white boule, a light whole wheat boule, an asiago-herb focaccia, and several gluten-free breads.  Each week Chris and Lori Momberg also bake a sweet and a savory weekly specialty bread.  “Baking bread has become such a joy for us and something we can work at together,” Lori Momberg says. The couple rolls out of bed before the crack of dawn each Saturday to make their bread fresh for Riverwalk, which inspired the company’s name.

"A Basketful" by Riverwalk Market Fair artist Kathy Miller, 2013 Best of Show winner at the Minnesota Watercolor Society's juried spring show.

“A Basketful” by Riverwalk Market Fair artist Kathy Miller, 2013 Best of Show winner at the Minnesota Watercolor Society’s juried spring show.

Watercolor Artist Kathy Miller Returns to Riverwalk

Award winning watercolor artist Kathy Miller returns to Riverwalk for three Saturdays, September 13, 20, and 27.  One of Riverwalk Market Fair’s most popular artists, Kathy creates floral and landscape watercolor paintings and limited edition prints.  Kathy’s “White Peonies” won the prestigious “Best of Show” award at the Minnesota

Kathy Miller at Riverwalk Market Fair

Kathy Miller at Riverwalk Market Fair

Watercolor Society’s 2013 Juried Spring Show.  Kathy’s “Tomatoes” is featured on Riverwalk Market Fair’s 2014 poster.  A former teacher, and always a passionate artist, Kathy fell in love with watercolor as she neared retirement.  A watercolor workshop in Giverny, France, site of Claude Monet’s garden, provided Kathy with greater insight, visual perception, and emotional sensitivity in her work.  Kathy says, “Being there where Claude Monet painted, and experiencing the light as he did, has had a profound effect on me.  I am certain it will forever alter how I see and paint the world around me.”

Twin Cities Musical Duo Bobby & Christine and the Cannon River Watershed Partnership

Musical duo Bobby Griffiths and Christine Bergland.

Musical duo Bobby Griffiths and Christine Bergland.

Bobby Griffiths and Christine Bergland are a Twin Cities musical duo of one guitar and two voices. Their musical sets feature well-known Americana songs, some instrumental picking originals, lots of harmonies, and pleasing arrangements.  They play a wide array of ballads and livelier songs from Louis Armstrong to Pete Townshend, from Woody Guthrie to the Beatles. Bobby adores the Grateful Dead, and if Christine had her way the Indigo Girls would be a trio.

The Cannon River Watershed Partnership will host Riverwalk’s kids activity on Cannon River water quality on Saturday. How murky or clear is the water?  How much sediment is in the river, and what does that mean for water quality?  Come and learn more about the Cannon River.

Harp Music, Mexican Folk Dance, 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 28 from 9 am to 1 pm – rain or shine Located Downtown on Bridge Square.

Early Summer Produce, Strawberries, Artisan Food, Art, and Fine Craft.  

Farmers have early summer 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.  Strawberries are available.  Get them while you can, as strawberry season will run through July 5, weather permitting.  Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads and delicious sweet and savory pastries jams, jellies, jams, and pickles. Watercolors, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, fused glass art, fiber art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.

Chris Momberg with a customer at Riverwalk.

Chris Momberg with a customer.

Fresh Bread from Crack of Dawn Bakery Crack of Dawn bakes home-made, European style crusty, free-formed bread.  Staple breads available every week are a white boule, a light whole wheat boule, an asiago-herb focaccia, and several gluten-free breads.  Each week Chris and Lori Momberg also bake a sweet and a savory weekly specialty bread.  This week’s savory special will be cabernet and white cheddar boule.  Come by early because that one might sell out.

Fused Glass Butterflies by Geralyn Thelen

Fused Glass Butterflies by Geralyn Thelen

Fused Glass Butterflies, Plates, and Vases from Just Me Geralyn and Glass Just Me Geralyn and Glass is covered in butterflies.  Glass butterflies, to be specific.  All spring Geralyn has been creating butterflies in many colors from scraps of glass, so no two are alike.   She sells them as table art, suspended on a line for hanging, or on sticks Sizes range from a diminutive 1” to a large 8”.  Collect ‘em all, and don’t forget Geralyn’s colorful fused glass vases, plates, and gift boxes for all occasions.

Mexico Folklorico dancer at Riverwalk.

Mexico Folklorico dancers.

Mexico Folklorico Dance Troup and Harp Music by Hannah Caroline Ballet Mexico Folklorico is rooted in an ongoing dance class at the Northfield Arts Guild where young people learn traditional dances from Mexico.  Mexico Folklorico dances tell stories of the various Mexican cultures and the dancers’ colorful full-circle skirts are used to amplify dramatic movements and shapes.  The Northfield Mexico Folklorico has explored dances from Nuevo León, Nayarit, Veracruz, Sinloa, Tamaulipas, Durango, Jalisco, and Tabasco.  The Folklorico dancers are led by Anna Baez, a teacher with decades of experience in Mexico Folklorico dance, and Kate Stuart.

Harpist Hannah Caroline at Riverwalk

Harpist Hannah Caroline at Riverwalk

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.