Mississippi Hills CSA

New Music by Emerging Minnesota Artists, Repurposed Art, Stories for Kids, Fall Produce, and Apples at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, October 11, from 9 am to 1 pm – rain or shine. Located Downtown on Bridge Square. Fall Produce, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft.

So MN Best of 2014Riverwalk Named Best Art Fair by the Southern Minnesota Scene! 

We’ve just heard that that Riverwalk Market Fair has been named “Best Art Fair” in a readers poll by the Southern Minnesota Scene.  Watch for the full readers choice list in the October 17 issue of The Scene.  Thank you to all our friends and supporters!  You make Riverwalk great.

Fall Produce, Apples, Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft

Farmers have fall produce including fresh-picked salad greens, kale, green beans, beets, sweet and hot peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, and winter squash, along with eggs and flowers. Locally grown heirloom, cherry, and Roma tomatoes are still available, as well as 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,

Fall vegetables available.  Mississippi Hills CSA has pumpkins and spaghetti squash.

Fall vegetables available. Mississippi Hills CSA has pumpkins and spaghetti squash.

hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.

Mississippi Hills CSA vegetables, Jalapeno Jelly and Salsa.

Jalapeno jelly and fresh salsa are featured at Mississippi Hills CSA. Adam Week’s Jalapeno jelly is sweet with a spicy kick and tastes wonderful as a spread with cream cheese. Adam’s salsa is inspired by his grandmother’s recipe and comes in medium and hot. Adam’s fall vegetables include pumpkins, spaghetti squash, kale, salad greens, and flavorful broccoli. Get Adam’s popular broccoli while you can, as next Saturday is likely to be the last of the season.

Other fall produce at Riverwalk includes apples from McBride farm, and tomatoes from Ruf Acres greenhouse.

photos in repurposed window frames from Mae J Creates Studio

photos in repurposed window frames from Mae J Creates Studio

Mae J Creates Studio

Jessica Miller and Erica Miller-Brockton of Mae J Creates Studio are a couple of sisters on a mission to share what they create will be at Riverwalk through the end of October. Jessica and Erica’s work defies category. Jessica photographs flowers and images of Ireland. Erica makes photos of newborns and of artistically arranged metal scrap from her husband’s scrap business. Find these images on greeting cards and in repurposed frames from wood, metal, and windows. Their self-care package, available monthly by subscription, includes home-made laundry soap, bar soap, and body oil, a meditation tip, a photo greeting card, and a small repurposed item. October self-care selections are scented with basil coupled with lemon or grapefruit.

Nick Gaudette

Nick Gaudette

Minnesota Express Musicians and Composers Perform at Riverwalk

Five musicians, one bus, and 10 days traveling across Minnesota bringing new music compositions to five cities across the state. All five Minnesota Express featured musicians are recipients of the Cedar Cultural Center’s 416 Club Commissions program, which is designed to support new music compositions by local emerging artists. Vocalist Aby Wolf, bassist Nick

Nathan Hanson

Nathan Hanson

Gaudette, songwriter Kyle Sobczak, fiddler Sarah Pajunen, and saxophonist Nathan Hanson, all of whom compose music, will travel by bus together from October 9-19, visiting the cities of Austin, Grand Rapids, Duluth, Morris, and Northfield. Riverwalk is delighted to be among their stops.

The Friends of the Northfield Library will host story reading for kids.

Aby Wolf

Aby Wolf

Sara Panjunen

Sara Panjunen






Fresh Summer Vegetables, Fashion Accessories, and Nordic Music at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Nordic Traditional Music, fashion accessories, and summer vegetables are just some of what you will find at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, June 29.

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

Kale, spinach, salad greens, radishes, bedding plants, meat, eggs, and if the weather continues warm, zucchini, snap peas, and fresh flowers will be available from 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, Rebecca’s Kouzina, and Archibald Mills. Watercolors, photographs, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  Youth entrepreneurs will offer fresh produce.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.

Featured Farmer Mississippi Hills

Everyone asks about the kale chips.  “Last week I totally sold out of them,” said Adam Weeks, who with partner Leslie Orth, farms Mississippi Hills CSA.  “The trick to good kale chips is to stir several times while drying so the chips crisp up.”  Mississippi Hills also carries fresh produce, vegetable plants, fresh cut flowers, salsa and flavorful black raspberry jelly.  2013 is Adam’s first year as partner on the farm, after working there in 2012.

Featured artist Angie’s Accessories

Angie Frawley of Angie's Accessories at Riverwalk Market Fair

Angie Frawley of Angie’s Accessories at Riverwalk Market Fair

Angie Frawley started her business making headbands without knowing where she was going to sell them.  Her mom suggested Riverwalk Market Fair, and 2013 is her second hear as a vendor.  Headbands continue as her best seller, followed by her affordably priced beaded necklaces.  A Northfield High School graduate, Angie now lives in Lonsdale.






Live traditional Nordic Music by Multe

Jon Bjork (right) and the members of Multe at Riverwalk Market Fair

Jon Bjork (right) and the members of Multe at Riverwalk Market Fair

With a name like Bjork (Norwegian meaning “birch”) one can see why Jon Bjork plays Nordic traditional music.  Jon’s first instrument was guitar, which he still plays in several bands.  Accordion is his instrument of choice for the Scandinavian and Nordic Traditional music played by Multe.  The band takes its name from the Scandinavian root word for “cloudberry,” the rare slow-growing sub-arctic bramble fruit found throughout the Nordic countries.  Joining Jon on Saturday will be Multe members Glenn Lee, Bruce Jensen, Doug Wornson, and Jerry Johnson.



Folk Dancing for Children and Adults

A potpourri of folkdances with audience participation will be presented by the Friday Folkdancers and an afterschool dance and music class.  Kate Stuart leads The  Friday Folkdancers jointly sponsored by the Northfield Arts Guild and the Northfield Senior Center, and a Northfield homeschool/afterschool dance and music class.   Come watch and participate in folkdances from around the world and from the eras of Shakespeare and Jane Austen.