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Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at September 23, 2017 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by Martin Anderson; 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 September 23 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 summer produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, green peppers, sweet peppers, eggplant, patty pan squash, romaine, green and red butter lettuce, cabbage, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, fennel, snow peas, spinach, radishes, green onions, potatoes, cilantro, broccoli, and herbs, as well as, flower bouquets, farm fresh eggs, meat chickens, 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.

Jewelry, fiber art, watercolor paintings, photography, glass art, wood-working, 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:  Twin Oaks Orchard

    Pat McBride and his wife Jan have owned their farm for twelve years and have been developing their two-acre orchard ever since.  They offer naturally grown apples with no synthetic input.  Pat works hard at growing good fruit that, although not always cosmetically perfect, is free of synthetic pesticides, fungicides, etc.  Their farm and orchard are located near Wanamingo.

Friend of the Market: Northfield Public Library Book Bike

           

Northfield Library Book Bike at the market

The Northfield Book Bike has been at almost every Riverwalk Market Fair this summer and early fall.  The bike is a combination of a bike that pulls a trailer with a two-sided book shelf.  The Book Bike has been a great hit in the community this summer; hitting up many different areas in town and different events.  It’s become a staple of the market and is a large attraction for kids of all ages!

Minnesota Grown Sponsored Survey on Riverwalk Market Fair

            A survey is being conducted online about our market and whether you’ve been a customer for years or only been once, we hope that you’ll take an opportunity to help us learn about our market.  The website for the survey is: tiny.cc/Riverwalk  Best part is that you could win a $25 gift card!

 

Music on September 23rd by Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson has a rustic sound to his voice and a great sounding guitar that will entertain the market on Saturday.  He plays a large variety of music from older country, Rolling Stones, and other classic rock.  His band has been playing around the city of Northfield for quite a few years including Carleton College, The Contented Cow, and many others.

 

Vendors for 9/23:

Artists – 

Cannon River Bowl & Spoon

Zach Stadler Photography

Bumbleberry Stitch

Vagabond Cafe

Wheelie Awesome Natural Products

Angie’s Accessories

Trinket Foundry

Just Me Geralyn & Glass

Prairie Creek Pottery

Essentials by Tracie

Idlewilde

Farmers – 

Pheng Yang Produce

Twin Oaks Orchard

Schoolhouse Apiary

Season Flowers

Mississippi Hills Produce

Ruf Acres Farm

Goodtree Farmstead

Groundwire Coffee

Crack of Dawn Bakehouse

Sogn Valley Produce

Martha’s Eats & Treats

Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina

Groveland Confections

Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at September 16, 2017 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by Matt Arthur; 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 September 2 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 summer produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, green peppers,  sweet peppers, eggplant, patty pan squash, romaine, green and red butter lettuce, cabbage, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, fennel, snow peas, spinach, radishes, green onions, potatoes, cilantro, broccoli, and herbs, as well as,  flower bouquets, farm fresh eggs, 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.

Jewelry, fiber art, watercolor paintings, photography, glass art, wood-working, 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:  Martha’s Eats & Treats

 

Goodies at Martha’s RMF booth

If you have a favorite treat at Martha’s Eats and Treats be sure to get there early because there is often very little left by the time Riverwalk closes, and there is always a line to start off the morning.. Martha always has a selection of both savory and sweet filled croissants and tarts. Staple selections include cinnamon rolls, mini quiches, fruit, cream, coconut, and almond croissants, and a savory turnover with cheese and spinach or other vegetables. Martha has been at Riverwalk Market Fair since it began in 2010.   As of 2015 she opened a retail store in Dundas that is open Fridays and Saturdays and for catering.

Featured Artist: Jae Mawby Ceramics

Jae creates wall vases out of stone ware and bowls with assorted styles and shapes.  She grew up in New Hampshire and went to college at St. Olaf, graduating in the spring of 2016.  Now she lives in Northfield and loves to design ceramics relating to bodies of water, family, and her ties to others.  Check out some of her work at www.jaemawby.com

Vendors are needed at Riverwalk Market Fair

We are always looking for high quality farms, artisan foods, and artists as vendors for the Riverwalk Market Fair.  If you fill that description, please go to www.riverwalkmarketfair.org and click on “Become a Vendor”.  From there you can find applications for the 2017 season.  If you have questions email manager@riverwalkmarketfair.org

Music on September 16 by Matt Arthur

 

Matt Arthur

Matt Arthur is a Southern Minnesotan with a voice that calls to mind Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, and John Darnielle. He writes and records songs you’d be pleased to hear on a playlist packed with early-70s Stones, Neil Young, and more recent offerings from Sturgill Simpson and the Drive By Truckers. He’ll be playing this Saturday at Riverwalk Market Fair and will be wowing the crowd with his great music.

 

Music by Poor Boy’s Delight, Art and Fine Craft, Local Produce, & Artisan Foods at June 3, 2017 Riverwalk Market Fair

Favorite local artists, food & produce vendors at Opening Day

Local farmers will be on hand with fresh-picked early salad greens, spinach, rhubarb, radishes, kale, green onions, bedding plants, handmade natural soaps, maple syrup, and local honey. Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, spanakopita, jams and jellies, cake-in-a-jar, Greek specialties, and locally roasted coffee.  Veteran Riverwalk farm and food vendors on hand for opening day include Martha’s Eats and Treats, Mississippi Hills CSA, and Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads & Treats.  New to Riverwalk for opening day is Enchanted Woods Maple Syrup.

Ceramics, photography, fused glass art, wood items, fiber art, and hand-crafted jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale on opening day. Many of Riverwalk Market Fair’s favorite artists will be on hand to kick off the season, including Geralyn Thelen with fused glass plates, vases, and garden decorations, potter Barbara Zavaruha; bowl and spoon maker Brad Paulson, jeweler Cathy Collison, and many others.

Featured Farmer:  Schoolhouse Apiary

Schoolhouse Apiary has been keeping bees since 2004.  All of their bee yards are located on organically managed land and raised without antibiotics or pesticides.  Their honey goes straight from the hive to the bottle, with no heating or processing, just minimal filtering.

They’ve been selling at Riverwalk Market Fair since it’s opening season in 2010.  The couple loves talking about their bees and introducing everyone to the delicious local honey that the bees produce from different flower sources.

Featured Artist:  Prairie Sun Design

Nancy Stroessner of Apple Valley will be bringing her hand crafted purses, pillows, headbands, hair clips, hats, and scarves back again this year.  She states “It started with Barbie.  Before I was allowed anywhere near a sewing machine, I was designing evening gowns for Barbie with stick pins and pretty floral handkerchiefs, and manipulating folds of fabric into bustles and borders.”

Always sewing, always developing her skills and knowledge of sewing and handwork, and now is allowed to chase her dream of being a creator and purveyor of her own designs.  Her website is www.prairiesundesign.com

Music

Local singer-songwriter Bobby Psenka of Poor Boy’s Delight will be at Riverwalk Market Fair debut on Opening Day.  Poor Boy’s Delight plays a mix of original music, guitar, bluegrass, rock, roots, ragtime, and many other genres.  He’ll give the market a great vibe and entertain while you peruse the artist and farmer stands.