Music by Kaia Schomburg; Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at August 19 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by Kaia Schomburg, 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 August 19 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, 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, 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:  Goodtree Farmstead


   The Welbaum family purchased their fourteen-acre farm in Northfield (Greenvale Township) in 2006.  They then began restoring the farm in 2016 and started providing shaved ice from scratch natural flavors and kid favorites as well as hot dogs and soda pop.  Their shaved ice is well known around the market fair and is a big hit with kids of all ages.  www.goodtreefarmstead.com

Featured Artist: Melissa Henning Ceramics

Melissa found her love for ceramics in 2013 when she took a Intro to Ceramics class at St. Olaf College.  Since then she has been working as a teaching assistant and continuing making amazing ceramics.  She makes a wide variety of hand built ceramic pieces in which she sells occasionally at the Riverwalk Market Fair.  www.melissahenning.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

Kaia Schomburg to play August 19 at Riverwalk Market Fair

            Kaia is a young lady who has a beautiful voice and is very talented at playing the ukulele.  She sings and plays a variety of music and it will be a real treat to have her back on Saturday.




About Riverwalk Market Fair

Riverwalk Market Fair is an open-air market located on Bridge Square in historic downtown Northfield.  This one-of-a-kind European-style market is open Saturdays from June through October. Each Saturday features a different combination of sustainably grown produce from local farmers, artisan foods, seasonal flowers and a juried selection of the region’s top art and fine crafts including ceramics, art works, prints, wood working, fused glass, textiles, wearable art and hand-crafted jewelry.  For more information, visit Riverwalk Market Fair at www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.

Vendors this Saturday:

Artists – 

Seam’s Knotty

Zach Stadler Photography

Bumbleberry Stitch

Vagabond Cafe

Angie’s Accessories

Trinket Foundry

Just me Geralyn & Glass

Emergent Visions

Melissa Henning Ceramics

My Enough

Jae Mawby Ceramics

Farmers – 

Pheng Yang Produce

Ruthies Kitchen

Season Flowers

Mississippi Hills Produce

Ruf Acres Farm

Goodtree Farmstead

Groundwire Coffee

Crack of Dawn Bakehouse

Sogn Valley Produce

Martha’s Eats and Treats

Graise Farm

Youth – 

Kenya Jorgenson

Friends of the Market – 

Northfield Public Library Book Bike

Canvas Church

Greater Northfield Sustainability Collaboration


Featured Artist Juliane Shibata, June 9

Ceramics artist is intrigued by repeating forms

Grew up: 

Sheridan, Wyoming

Current residence:

Northfield, Minnesota


Holds a master of fine arts degree in ceramics from Bowling Green State University and graduated from Carleton College with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art

Day job: Manages the Northfield Arts Guild Gallery.

Art history:

I have been working in ceramics for more than 12 years. I especially enjoy making objects out of porcelain – it looks delicate but is quite durable. I was an artist in residence at Ox-Bow, affiliated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and also the Appalachian Center for Craft in Tennessee and The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.

Favorite technique:

Throwing multiple forms on the wheel. The technique is well suited for making functional ware and creating installation pieces. My installations rely on the recurrence of smaller forms to engage the viewer. I am attracted to the rhythm that is generated when they repeat and begin to energize the space around them.

What people should know about your work:

I mix my own porcelain in order to obtain a clean, white clay body. Although I do make sculptural work, I also love pottery. It is a great feeling when people develop a special relationship with my functional work by using it every day.



Third Annual Riverwalk Market Fair Opens June 2, 2012

Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair kicks off the 2012 season on Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Located on Bridge Square in the heart of historic Northfield, this one-of-a-kind open-air market runs every Saturday from June through October. Each Saturday features a different combination of organic and sustainably grown produce from local farmers, artisan foods including breakfast pastries and desserts, seasonal flowers and a juried selection of the region’s top artists including ceramics, watercolors, oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings, prints, photography, glasswork, textiles, wearable art, garden sculpture and hand-crafted jewelry.  The Saturday Market features live musical entertainment by local performers as well as family-friendly activities and special events.

This year, in keeping with its mission to provide a marketing venue for Northfield’s array of fine artists, food artisans, organic farmers and producers, Riverwalk Market Fair is showcasing emerging artists in their own tent, as well as young entrepreneur agriculturists, food artisans and chefs in the new Youth Tent.

Now in its third year of operation, Riverwalk Market Fair has become a favorite Saturday meeting place where neighbors and friends gather over a cup of coffee and a pastry, buy freshly picked produce and see what local artists have to offer.  The fair has become a popular weekend destination for a growing number of visitors from the Twin Cities, Rochester, Lakeville, Fairbault, Owatonna, Albert Lea, Red Wing, the five-State area and beyond.  Last year Riverwalk Market Fair drew an estimated 20,000 visitors, nearly double the number in 2010.

After October 27 the fair moves indoors and continues through December. Check the new Riverwalk Market Fair website, http://www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org each week to get the upcoming Saturday’s schedule of events. The list of vendors who will be there, as well stories and profiles of the artists and farmers featured each week. Check out Facebook and Twitter to find out what visitors are saying and discover what’s happening behind the scenes.