Vagabond Cafe

Music by Bill McGrath, Musical Feature by Chase Ingraham, Fiber Arts, Art and Fine Craft, Local Produce, and Artisan Foods at October 8 Riverwalk Market Fair

radishes-from-pheng-yang-produceLocal 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, cpurple-flowers-from-seasons-freshucumber, 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.

tomato-tarts-from-rebeccas-greek-kouzinaArtisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, baklava, jams and jellies, shaved ice, and locally roasted coffee.


bumbleberry-stitch-bowls-611-2016Fiber art, pottery, wood hand-crafted home accessories, fused glass, photography, painting, and jewelry 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 Artist:   Mary Moss of Bumbleberry Stitch

bumbleberry-2015-08-08-smMary Moss makes artfully-sewn accessories that are fun to use every day including journals, aprons, tea towels, key fobs, zip pouches, bags, crayon wallets, wall art, and more.  With a passion for patchwork, quilting, and design, Mary especially enjoys the art of combining fabrics.  You can find her fresh, modern fabric choices pieced and patched throughout her collection.

bumbleberry-stitch-2016-10-1Sewing since she was a young girl, Mary turned her love of fabric into her vocation as well as her avocation, and loves to share what she knows and loves about sewing with others.


Featured Artist:   Will Moss of Vagabond Cafe

will-moss-dolls-6-11-2016Will Moss is a self-taught artist who learned to sew in 2009 and has been making strange and unusual art dolls ever since.  He says,

“I love the idea of bringing something to life that can affect a person in different ways, and doll making is a perfect way for me to do that.  There’s something behind the eyes and thin layer of fabric that’s not just stuffing.will-moss-dolls-2-6-11-2016  Dolls can seem real, make you feel something—a touch of melancholy, joy, give you a good fright, or perhaps be a good friend.”


Music on October 8 by Northfield Folk Musician Bill McGrath

Bill regularly plays at Riverwalk Market Fair as part of the group, Bonnie and the Clydes.  This week, we have the pleasure of hearing Bill as a solo act, as well as various friends who will be stopping by to collaborate in music.


Music Feature from 9-10 a.m. by Chase Ingraham

Come early to hear young musician Chase Ingraham play percussive finger style guitar.  Chase is a freshman at Arcadia Charter School and has been playing for ten years.


At the Friends of the Market tent: Northfield Area Community Solar

Learn about solar energy, solar gardens, and how you can participate.


Vendors at Market on October 8

  • Brad’s Woodworking
  • Bumbleberry Stitch
  • Cannon Belles Cheese
  • Celestial Edibles
  • Crack of Dawn Bakehouse
  • Dave Peterson (Wood)
  • Emergent Visions
  • Just Me Geralyn and Glass
  • Kris’ Cupcakes
  • Lime Creek Art
  • Lisa Morrigan’s Herb Farm
  • Martha’s Eats & Treats
  • McBride Farm
  • Mississippi Hills CSA
  • Naturals by Melissa
  • Pheng Yang Produce
  • Prairie Sun Design
  • Pura Vida Handmade Jewelry
  • Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina
  • Resplendent Organics
  • Ruf Acres Farm (Tomotoes)
  • Ruthie’s Kitchen
  • Schoolhouse Apiary
  • Season Fresh Produce
  • Shave Ice
  • Stoke Coffee Roasters
  • The Ruff Edge
  • Vagabond Cafe (Quirky Handmade Dolls)
  • Wheelie Awesome Natural Products
  • Zach Stadler Photography