Music by Diana Montero, Jewelry, Handmade Soaps, Art and Fine Craft, Local Produce, and Artisan Foods at October 1 Riverwalk Market Fair
Local farmers have early fall produce such as apples, squash, beets, sweet corn, melons, green beans, snow peas, radishes, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, Asian and head cabbage, kohlrabi, cucumber, fresh salad greens, kale, potatoes, green peppers, sweet peppers, beets, onions, carrots and herbs, as well as tomatoes, honey, maple syrup, flower bouquets, and handmade natural soaps.
Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, baklava, jams and jellies, shaved ice, and locally roasted coffee.
Jewelry, pottery, wood hand-crafted home accessories, fused glass, photography, and fiber art are among the fine art and fine craft for sale. All art and fine craft is original work, designed and created by the artists.
Featured Farmers’ Market Vendor Wheelie Awesome Natural Products
Wynne Turner began making soaps when she discovered that one of her children was sick—and it wasn’t genetic, it was environmental. She began exploring ways to reduce toxins in their home environment and in their personal care products. An avid baker, Wynne decided that making soap was akin to baking—measure and mix—and has been exploring new soap and body care product-making techniques using natural and organic ingredients ever since. She started selling her products in her husband’s Rosemount bicycle shop (hence the name, Wheelie) and finds soap making a creative outlet and a change of pace from her regular job in legal compliance. Now also doing custom orders, Wynne is working with bed & breakfasts to supply their soaps.
Featured Artist: Shirley Jones of Plymouth Avenue Art Studio
As an artist and newly retired St. Paul art teacher, Shirley Jones brings not only creativity and ability to her art, but also brings intent to everything she makes. In a nod to jewelry traditionally made by Berber nomads from found objects, Shirley makes Berber necklaces that have a randomness to them. Her Red Pepper Jewelry evokes the stories of escaped slaves who carried red pepper to mask their scent from dogs. Stop by her booth to hear the stories that inspired her African Angels, Robin Island jewelry, and more.
A skilled jeweler, Shirley uses gemstones, found objects, and brass in her jewelry, hand making her bezels and settings, cutting and filing metal, and soldering pieces.
Music on October 1 by Diana Montero
Local musician Diana Montero is a young emerging singer-songwriter, whose style is a compilation of ballad piano, fun ukulele, and powerful vocals. High-school-age Diana has been writing her own music and introspective, quirky lyrics since she was 11. She had her solo-debut concert earlier this year and just released her first album, “The Running Age,” and her first single, “If I Were Perfect.”
At our Friends of the Market tent: Voter Registration by the League of Women Voters
Vendors at Market on October 1
- Angie’s Accessories
- Brad’s Woodworking
- Bumbleberry Stitch
- Cannon River Bowl & Spoon
- Celestial Edibles
- Crack of Dawn Bakehouse
- Dave Peterson (Wood)
- Emergent Visions
- Gohlike Maple Syrup
- Just Me Geralyn and Glass
- Lime Creek Art
- Martha’s Eats & Treats
- McClintock Photographics
- Mississippi Hills CSA
- Naturals by Melissa
- Pheng Yang Produce
- Plymouth Avenue Art Studio
- Prairie Creek Pottery
- Prairie Sun Design
- Pura Vida Handmade Jewelry
- Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina
- Red Sky Beads
- Ruf Acres Farm (Tomotoes)
- Schoolhouse Apiary
- Season Fresh Produce
- Shave Ice
- Stoke Coffee Roasters
- The Ruff Edge
- Trinket Foundry (Jewelry, and Glass)
- Vagabond Cafe (Quirky Handmade Dolls)
- Wheelie Awesome Natural Products
- Zach Stadler Photography