Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina

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 Fruits and Vegetables, Music by Bonnie and the Clydes, a New Book Author, and Tasty Greek Treats at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Fall fruits and vegetables, Bonnie and the Clydes, the author of the new book Chasing the Moon, and Greek sweet and savory treats are just some of what you’ll find at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, October 19.

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

Fall produce is abundant at Riverwalk.  Fall harvest lettuce, and spinach are on hand.  Expect to find kale, carrots,

Martha's savory quiches at Riverwalk Market Fair

Martha’s savory quiches at Riverwalk Market Fair

onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, cabbage, melons, pie 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.  Maria’s Taco Hut serves freshly made and wholesome Mexican food.

Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)

Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina – Sweet, Savory, and Gluten Free Choices

Rebecca Stoufis carries sweet, savory, and gluten-free treats at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Rebecca Stoufis at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Rebecca Gain Stoufis has been expanding her offerings of gluten free treats all season at Riverwalk Market Fair.  Rebecca began offering weekly gluten-free cookies midway through the Riverwalk season, and she says her gluten-free customers have become her most devoted.  Her gluten-free treats nearly always sell out, so stop by early.

Baklava, spanakopita, and snickerdoodles are among Rebecca’s best sellers.  Snickerdoodles?  “Lots of people say their mom or grandmother ‘used to make snickerdoodles,’ and everyone loves them,” says Rebecca.

Author Carolyn Boehlke, Chasing the Moon

As a St. Olaf College English and Women’s Studies graduate, coming back to Northfield to

Author Carolyn Boehike with her new book "Chasing the Moon."

Author Carolyn Boehike with her new book “Chasing the Moon.”

promote her first book at Riverwalk Market Fair was a natural for first-time author Carolyn BoehlkeChasing the Moon is the story of fifteen-year-old Nadia Alvarez and her family as they enter the US without legal documentation from Mexico.  When her family is captured by the Border Patrol, Nadia is suddenly alone.  Should she allow herself to be captured to reunite with her family?  A dark and twisted turn in job and living conditions sends Nadia fleeing from Arizona to Minneapolis, where the American life her family wanted takes on a new meaning as she is torn between new opportunities and fierce loyalty to her homeland.

Come talk with Carolyn at her Riverwalk Market Fair booth and take home a copy of Chasing the Moon

Music by Bonnie and the Clydes

Bonnie and the Clydes

Bonnie and the Clydes

Bonnie Jean Flom, Scott McMillan, and Bill McGrath play favorite songs from the 60s and 70s, the time when two-thirds of the band members (Bonnie and Bill) were young.  Bonnie and the Clydes play the kind you listened to when you and friends were renting your first apartment near the campus sometime in the sixties or early seventies and your entire furniture contribution to the apartment consisted of a mattress and a coffee table made from a telephone company wooden spool…  Hear them this Saturday at Riverwalk.

 

Youth Activity by the Northfield YMCA

Maggie Malecha of the Northfield YMCA will host the youth activity at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair – making paper plate lizards and frogs. 

SATURDAY, JULY 13 — Due to rain, we will be opening at 10:30 AM today. Will close at 1 PM, as usual. See you there

Fresh Summer Vegetables, Greek Pastry, Leather Goods, Break Dancing, and Chainsaw Art at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Greek pastry, breakdancing students, leather goods, Chainsaw art, and of course plenty of summer produce, are just some of what you will find at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, July 13.

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

Summer produce season is in full swing.  Expect to find kale, spinach, salad greens, radishes, zucchini, summer squash, scallions, broccoli, beets, cucumbers, eggs, and if the weather continues favorable, carrots and green beans, 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, Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina, and Archibald Mills.

Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)

Featured Food Artist Rebecca Stoufis of Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina

Rebecca Stoufis of Rebecca's Greek Kouzina

Rebecca Stoufis of Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina

How did a West Virginia girl come to make exquisite Greek pastries for Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair?  She met a boy from Athens – Greece, not Georgia — at college in Arizona, that‘s how.  They moved last year to Northfield, where Rebecca Stoufis’ engineer husband designs high performance auto parts.  Rebecca, always a traveller and lover of ethnic food, enjoyed creating Greek delicacies before she met husband Mikolaos.  She offers authentic Greek cookies, cakes, and of course, baklava at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Rebecca’s bestseller?  “Spanakopita.  I can never make enough of it,” she says of the delectable spinach, feta, and filo savories.  This Saturday expect two kinds of baklava, the traditional Greek version with pecans and Mikolaos’ favorite Turkish baklava with pistachios.

 

 

Featured Artist Kelly Asada of KD Asada Studio: Handcrafted Leather Goods

Kelly Asada, leatherworker, of KD Asada Studio

Kelly Asada, leatherworker, of KD Asada Studio

Quality is key for Kelly Asada.  As a furniture restorer he is accustomed to working with wood.  He learned to work leather so that he could restore vintage furniture with leather detailing, and from there began to work with leather directly.  “I’m a craftsman on a journey,” says Kelly about his vocation.  “I like working with natural products and creating things that people will use every day.” Kelly is currently at work on a design for a womens’ handbag from beautifully tooled Italian leather.  Expect to see these one-of-a-kind items soon at Riverwalk Market Fair.   http://www.asadastudio.com/index.html

 

Curtis Ingvoldstad, Chainsaw Artist

Curtis Ingvoldstad, Chainsaw Artist

Breakdancing!  Chainsaw Art!

Northfield has some talented breakdancers.  Recent Arcadia Charter School graduate Cliff Martin will gather some friends for breakdance demonstrations.  They’ll teach some moves to any young person who wants to join them.  These young people are a familiar sight in Bridge Square and performed at last May’s Taste of Northfield.What goes with breakdancing?  Chainsaw art, of course!  Minnesota artist Curtis Ingvoldstad handles a chainsaw with the delicacy of a paintbrush, which stands to reason as he began his art career with oil painting and hand carving.  Curtis is among the best of the best internationally, so it’s a privilege to have him at Riverwalk Market Fair.  Stop by this Saturday to see Curtis with chainsaw in hand.  www.woodsculpture.net

About Riverwalk Market Fair

Riverwalk Market Fair is a Saturday 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 organic and 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, photography, glasswork, textiles, wearable art, garden sculpture and hand-crafted jewelry.  Hours are 9 am to 1 pm rain or shine.  For more information, visit Riverwalk Market Fair at www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.