John Hanson

Music by Wake-Robin, Dance for Young People, Hand Wrapped Gemstone Jewelry, Sweet and Savory Greek Treats, and Summer Produce at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

New season honey from Schoolhouse Apiary

New season honey available from Schoolhouse Apiary

Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, August 23, 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. 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

Rebecca Stoufis

Rebecca Stoufis bakes sweet and savory Greek Pastries.

crafts for sale.

Savory Tarts and Rolled Baklava by Rebecca’s Greek Kousina

Savory feta tartlets and rustic tomato tarts are new this year from Rebecca Stoufis at Rebecca’s Greek Kousina and they are a great hit. Rebecca sold out within two hours the second time she brought the tomato tarts. Onion and goat cheese tart is another Riverwalk best-seller, as are the cream puffs. Rebecca always has baklava and biscotti. Rebecca’s mother-in-law in Greece gets excited about Riverwalk and calls most weeks with new ideas. It was Rebecca’s mother-in-law that suggested rolling her baklava in to “saragli,” which are perfect for eating at Riverwalk. Rebecca has several gluten-free selections each week. Her newest confection is an Italian cream cake with cream cheese frosting.

Jim and Carol Elwell of Pocket Rock Designs

Jim and Carol Elwell of Pocket Rock Designs create wrapped stone jewelry.

Hand Wrapped Gemstone Jewelry from Pocket Rock Designs

Jim Elwell always has rocks in his pockets and his wife Carol has a geology degree so it seems inevitable that they would design semi-precious gemstone jewelry. Pocket Rock Designs specializes in hand-wrapping semi-precious gemstones in silver to make unique pendants and earrings. Carol says it is a hobby gone wild. Jim and Carol sell on Etsy and this is their first season at Riverwalk Market Fair. Jim and Carol wrap each stone so as to embrace and enhance the stone’s unique shape. Choose from among a large collection of polished stones and they will wrap and string a necklace specifically for you.

John Hanson and Brad Easterson of Wake Robin will perform Saturday at Riverwalk Market Fair.

John Hanson and Brad Easterson of Wake Robin will perform Saturday at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Celtic and Civil War Music by Northfield’s Wake-Robin and Dance for Kids

Music at Saturday’s Riverwalk will be by Wake Robin, the Northfield based duo of Brad Easterson on fiddle and Captain John Hanson on banjo and guitar. Their specialty is traditional instrumental folk music, especially Celtic and American Civil War songs. John and Brad have been making music together as Wake Robin for seven years, and can often be heard in Northfield’s coffee shops and pubs.  Banjo pickin’ Helen Forsythe, earlier announced for

Emily Boyd will lead dances for kids on Saturday at Riverwalk.

Emily Boyd will lead dances for kids on Saturday at Riverwalk.

this Saturday, has needed to postpone her visit to Riverwalk until September 27.

Emily Boyd has been dancing since she could walk, so it seems only right that she should operate the Division Street Dance Studio in Northfield.  Emily, an Owatonna native, and some of her students will lead dance and movement-based activities for young people, and do a little performing, as well.  A graduate of St. Olaf College, Emily is a member of the Minneapolis-based Ethnic Dance Theater, one of the few dance companies in the US dedicated to the preservation of world music, song, and dance.

Fall Produce, Painting a Cornucopia Mural for Kids, Celtic and Traditional Music, and Martha’s Favorite Pastries, at Closing Saturday of Riverwalk Market Fair’s Summer Season

Fall fruits and vegetables, Celtic and Civil War songs by Wake Robin, Northfield’s favorite pastries from Martha’s Eats and Treats, and cornucopia mural art for kids are just some of what you’ll find this Saturday, October 26 at the closing day of Riverwalk Market Fair’s 2013 summer season on Northfield’s Bridge Square.

The next opportunity to visit favorite Riverwalk Market Fair craft and food artisans will be at Northfield’s Winter Walk on Thursday, December 12, at the Northfield Armory, where over 25 Riverwalk vendors will be open from 5 to 9 pm.

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

Andrew Ehrmann and Betsy Allister of Spring Winds farm at Riverwalk Market Fair

Andrew Ehrmann and Betsy Allister of Spring Winds farm with a happy customer at Riverwalk Market Fair

Fall produce will be available this Saturday, including kale, carrots, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, cabbage, 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.

Favorite art and crafts will be at Riverwalk this Saturday, including David Peterson’s turned wood bowls, glass art by Just Me Geralyn and Glass, Barbara Zaveruha’s regionally rooted pottery, photographs by Christopher Casper, Nancy Stroessner ‘s Prairie Sun Designs, and Tricia Bagstad’s Two Wired Sisters Jewelry. (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)

Martha Scheutzle of Martha's Eats and Treats.

Martha Scheutzle of Martha’s Eats and Treats.

Martha’s Eats and Treats Pastries

Saturday is the last chance this Riverwalk season to get Martha Schuetzle’s locally renowned sweet and savory pastries on Bridge Square.  And if you miss your Saturday Martha’s pastry fix, remember her new shop in Dundas is now open Fridays and Saturdays year round.  Aside from her baked-to-perfection scones, quiche, rolls and croissants, Schuetzle wants her patrons to know that she strives to use regional ingredients whenever she can, including vegetables and herbs from her garden, Valley View Dairy products and North Dakota Mill flour, which is unbleached and contains no bromates. “Everything I make is entirely from scratch; I use no artificial color or flavoring,” Schuetzle says.  https://www.facebook.com/MarthasEatsTreats

Cornucopia Mural Youth Activity

Continuing the tradition of Riverwalk Market Fair’s closing youth activity, kids are invited to paint a fall harvest cornucopia mural.  Stop by and add your artist’s flair to the group project.

John Hanson and Brad Easterson of Wake Robin will perform Saturday at Riverwalk Market Fair.

John Hanson and Brad Easterson of Wake Robin will perform Saturday at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Celtic and Traditional Folk Music by Wake Robin

Music at Saturday’s Riverwalk will be by Wake Robin, the Northfield based duo of Brad Easterson on fiddle and Captain John Hanson on banjo and guitar. Their specialty is traditional instrumental folk music, with an emphasis on Celtic and American Civil War songs. John and Brad have been making music together as Wake Robin for seven years, and can often be heard in Northfield’s coffee shops and pubs.