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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

Folk Music by Rachel and Christa, Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at July 8 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by local musicians Rachel & Christa, 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 July 8th 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 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, handmade natural soaps, and maple syrup.  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, photography, glass art, and pottery are among the fine art and fine craft 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:  Graise Farms

Graise Farms started in 2014 and is co-operated by Tiffany Tripp and Andy Olson.  Located in Faribault, they focus on raising animals humanely with access to outdoors, pasture, and human interaction.  The farm will have chicken eggs, duck eggs, pork shares, and whole chicken shares for sale every other Saturday.  Be sure to take a look at their stand, including this Saturday July 8th.

Featured Artist: Bumbleberry Stitch                

Mary Moss of Bumbleberry Stitch creates artfully sewn accessories that are inspired by fresh modern fabrics and a powerful desire to make everything both useful and beautiful.  Mary sells many different items at the Riverwalk Market Fair, including, journals, rope bowls, zip pouches, wallets, bags, key fobs, coasters, and many other artful accessories.

Featured Artist:  Brad’s Woodworking

Brad Paulson hails from Burnsville, MN and sells beautiful small tables, garbage cans, mirrors, wine racks, dog dishes, and other small items.  His work is made from rustic and natural edge woods.  He makes tables and smaller items, keeping them as natural as possible.  When you take a look at his booth and the work he does you will not be disappointed.

Music on July 8 from Rachel and Christa

            The duo of Rachel and Christa both live in Northfield and enjoy playing folk, spiritual, and whatever other kinds of music comes out of their acoustic guitars.  The two of them have always have had music running through their veins and are looking forward to performing at the Riverwalk Market Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor list for 7/8

Artists:

Zach Stadler Photography

Essentials by Tracie

Just Me Geralyn & Glass

Wbeelie’s Awesome Natural Products

Angie’s Accessories

Emergent Visions

Seams Knotty

Prairie Creek Pottery

Bumbleberry Stitch

Vagabond Cafe

Trinkett Foundary

Froehle Ceramics

Farmers:

Mississippi Hills Produce

Ruf Acres Farms

Enchanted Woods Maple Syrup

Goodtree Farmstead

Graise Farms

Sogn Valley Produce

Seasons Flowers

Pheng Yang Produce

Crack of Dawn Bakehouse

Martha’s Eats & Treats

Groundwire Coffee

Kris’s Cupcakes

Groveland Confections

Youth:

Avery Johnson

Forest Allen

Third Annual Riverwalk Market Fair Opens June 2, 2012

Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair kicks off the 2012 season on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Located on Bridge Square in the heart of historic Northfield, this one-of-a-kind open-air market runs every Saturday from June through October. Each Saturday features a different combination of organic and sustainably grown produce from local farmers, artisan foods including breakfast pastries and desserts, seasonal flowers and a juried selection of the region’s top artists including ceramics, watercolors, oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings, prints, photography, glasswork, textiles, wearable art, garden sculpture and hand-crafted jewelry.  The Saturday Market features live musical entertainment by local performers as well as family-friendly activities and special events.

This year, in keeping with its mission to provide a marketing venue for Northfield’s array of fine artists, food artisans, organic farmers and producers, Riverwalk Market Fair is showcasing emerging artists in their own tent, as well as young entrepreneur agriculturists, food artisans and chefs in the new Youth Tent.

Now in its third year of operation, Riverwalk Market Fair has become a favorite Saturday meeting place where neighbors and friends gather over a cup of coffee and a pastry, buy freshly picked produce and see what local artists have to offer.  The fair has become a popular weekend destination for a growing number of visitors from the Twin Cities, Rochester, Lakeville, Fairbault, Owatonna, Albert Lea, Red Wing, the five-State area and beyond.  Last year Riverwalk Market Fair drew an estimated 20,000 visitors, nearly double the number in 2010.

After October 27 the fair moves indoors and continues through December. Check the new Riverwalk Market Fair website, http://www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org each week to get the upcoming Saturday’s schedule of events. The list of vendors who will be there, as well stories and profiles of the artists and farmers featured each week. Check out Facebook and Twitter to find out what visitors are saying and discover what’s happening behind the scenes.