Featured Artist

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

Featured June 23: Chicken farmers, a photographer and multi-generational musicians.

A Family Farm Inspired by ‘Auntie Annie’

Featured farmers Elizabeth O’Sullivan and Ian Rhoades are the owners of Auntie Annie’s Fields, across from Nerstrand’s Big Woods Heritage Forest. Elizabeth and Ian have been married since 1997 and have three young children. The farm is named after Elizabeth’s great-aunt Anne, who farmed the old home place in northwestern Minnesota. “Auntie Anne was so full of life she just twinkled, and it seemed that she could accomplish just about anything. Stories of her life inspire us,” Elizabeth says with a smile.

Auntie Annie’s Fields specializes in free-range chickens, which live on a clover and ryegrass pasture where they graze. “We believe that people’s health is connected to the health of the soil, plants and animals that feed them, so we use natural, chemical-free methods, and our animals know fresh air and sunshine,” Elizabeth says.

Auntie Annie’s dedicates a portion of their land to be used by the Mainstreet Project, which is making land and infrastructure available to aspiring Latino chicken farmers. “We are so grateful that we can pursue our farming goals, and we want others to have the same opportunity.” Learn more at www.auntieanniesfields.com.

A Lens on Life

Featured Artist Dennis McClintock started his fine art photography in Texas. Born in Iowa, he now resides in Northfield where he is displaying his crisp yet painterly photographic style for the third time at Riverwalk Market Fair. Dennis photographs landscapes, historical buildings and other manmade structures, nature and wildlife. His art is exhibited and sold in galleries, gift shops, restaurants and retail stores. Recently his art was part of the Northfield Arts Guild gallery’s “Northfield Ties” exhibit. His sunrises and sunsets have been featured in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas. Dennis shoots all digital and enjoys exercising his creative talents behind the lens and in post-processing. See his wor at the Fair and at www.mcclintockphotographics.com.

Musical entertainment spans generations

Keeley Nichole Susienka

Youthful songwriter and performer Keeley Nichole Susienka’s musical taste ranges from folk to alternative rock. She says her taste reflects early childhood influences including Tracy Chapman and Elvis Costello and her current passion for Ingrid Michaelson, Ani DiFranco, and Tegan and Sara. Her vocals, guitar skills, catchy originals and unique versions of cover songs captivate audiences. You won’t want to miss her in action.

Multe

As a duo, “Dag” Wornson and Jon Thore Bjork perform as Multe, meaning cloudberry, a sought-after Scandinavian berry. The two accordion players are often joined by musician friends who add additional richness to the acoustic Nordic folk music that has been a mainstay of Riverwalk Market Fair. We’re glad to welcome them back this weekend.