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Vintage Band Festival at Riverwalk Market Fair this Saturday, July 30! Art and Fine Craft, Local Produce & Artisan Foods

Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair welcomes the Vintage Band Festival, playing on stage in the midst of our bountiful collection of fresh local produce, artisan foods, and the area’s finest art and craft, this Saturday July 30 starting at 9 a.m. on Historic Downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square.

 

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

Mississippi Hills 2016 produceLocal farmers have summer produce including tomatoes, slicing 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, radisheCrack of Dawn breads 2016s, green onions, snow peas, potatoes, cilantro, broccoli, and herbs, as well as flower bouquets, honey, 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.

Red Sky Beads blue 6.11.2016 editJewelry, pottery, wood hand-crafted home accessories, fused glass art, fiber art, and photography 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 Farmer:  Adam Weeks of Mississippi Hills CSA

Adam Weeks Mississippi Hills 2015-07-18 editAdam Weeks says, “I am truly passionate about what I do for a living. I have never woken up and not wanted to go to work since I started farming.”  For the past four years, Adam has been farming on land near Goodhue and selling his produce at Riverwalk Market Fair and through a 40-member CSA.  Adam has also begun partnering with other businesses, who use his produce in their artisan-made foods.

Growing and offering a wide variety of produce, Adam is working to enhance his chemical-free approach to farming.  He has added cover crops to add nutrients to the soil, rather than using fertilizer.  Expanding his wildflower area, and adding his own hives, has allowed him to attract more pollinators.

 

Featured Artist:  Becky Korbel of Red Sky Beads

Becky Korbel Red Sky Beads 2016-07-16 editBecky Korbel’s love of nature inspires her handcrafted jewelry.  Her earth-tone bracelets, necklaces, and earrings feature Czechoslovakian glass beads, wire-wrapped gemstones, and African Kazuri beads, handmade with clay from Mt. Kenya.

Becky got her start with a jewelry class in 2009.  She fell in love with making bracelets, and was inspired to make so much jewelry that she decided she needed to try to sell it.  Lucky us!

 

Featured Artist:  Northfield Arts Guild/Summer Art Mart

ArtMart2015-cropped-768x430A program of the Northfield Arts Guild, the Art Mart is a six-week summer program that gives participants the opportunity to develop and create artful objects for the marketplace.  The focus is to provide a well-structured, IMG_4358-smaller-1-768x512 cropsafe social environment for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum.  The program meets twice per week, and local area artists provide instruction and support to develop artistic and entrepreneurial skills.  Folk-inspired ceramics are a hallmark product of the Art Mart.

northfieldartsguild.org

 

Vintage Band Festival

Vintage Band Festival 2014.8.4.cropIt’s time for the huge 4-day Vintage Band Festival again!  Four days of music, 30 bands, and 100 concerts take place in multiple locations, including Bridge Square on July 30 during Riverwalk Market Fair!  What a treat!

While browsing art and seasonal produce, enjoy the Orphan Brigade Band at 9am, the New Prague Area Community Band at 10, and music of the 1st Minnesota Fife and Drum, by John Guthmann and Luke Friedrich at 11am.  At noon, there’s a Battle of the Bands: the 1st Brigade Band, Independent Silver Band, Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, Liberty Band of Iowa, Marengo Civil War Band, and Orphan Brigade Band vie along the Cannon River.  1pm brings Original Drachenfelser Musikanten, 2pm the Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble, and 3pm the Independent Silver Band.  Stock up on goodies for your picnic at the Riverwalk Market Fair Farmer’s Market, bring your chair, and stay all day for brass band music from civil war to old time swing and jazz.  http://vintagebandfestival.org

 

Vendors at Market on July 30

  • Angie’s Accessories
  • Anna Kochevar (Youth)
  • Brad’s Woodworking
  • Bumbleberry Stitch
  • Cannon River Bowl & Spoon
  • Celestial Edibles
  • Crack of Dawn Bakehouse
  • Dale’s Funky Glass
  • Emergent Visions Photography
  • Just Me Geralyn and Glass
  • Klaypotz
  • Kris’ Cupcakes
  • Lisa Morrigan’s Herb Farm
  • Martha’s Eats & Treats
  • Mississippi Hills CSA
  • Naturals by Melissa
  • Northfield Arts Guild Summer Art Mart
  • Pheng Yang Produce
  • Prairie Creek Pottery
  • Prairie Sun Design
  • Pura Vida Handmade Jewelry
  • Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina
  • Red Sky Beads
  • Ruf Acres Farm (Tomotoes)
  • Schoolhouse Apiary
  • Seams Knotty
  • Season Fresh Produce
  • Stoke Coffee Roasters
  • Sweet Creek Originals (Jewelry)
  • The Ruff Edge
  • Trinket Foundry (Jewelry, and Glass)
  • Vagabond Cafe (Quirky Handmade Dolls)
  • Wheelie Awesome Natural Products (Soap)

 

 

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Closing early today due to weather. See you next week!

Thanks for joining us early today!

We’re sad to say that we’re closing up for the day, due to the weather.

Stay safe, and see you next week!

Music by Harpist Hannah Flowers, Artist-created Jewelry, Art and Fine Craft, Artisan Pastries, Local Produce & Artisan Foods at July 23 Riverwalk Market Fair

cabbage.Pheng YangLocal farmers have summer produce including fresh-picked romaine, green and red butter lettuce, cabbage, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, kohlrabi, fennel, snow peas, spinach, radishes, green onions, snow peas, potatoes, zucchini, cilantro, broccoli, and herbs, as well as local soil-grown tomatoes, flower bouquets, honey, and handmade natural soaps.

Martha's Eats & Treats 6.11.2016Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, baklava, cookies and cupcakes, shave ice, jams and jellies, and locally roasted coffee.

Melinda Wolff jewelry 6.11.2016

Jewelry, wood hand-crafted home accessories, fused glass art, pottery, fiber art, and photography Stella Sparrow leather cuffs 6.11.2016are among the fine art and fine craft for sale.  All art and fine craft is original work, designed and created by the artists..

 

Featured Farmer:  Martha’s Eats & Treats

Martha.editPeople line up all morning for their weekly taste of Martha Schuetzle’s sweet and savory croissants, turnovers, quiches, and tarts.  In her seventh season at Riverwalk Market Fair, Martha makes everything from scratch, including all her laminated pastries.  She uses regional ingredients whenever she can, including vegetables and herbs from her garden, Valley View Dairy products, and North Dakota Mill flour, which is unbleached and contains no bromates.  A few years ago, Martha’s Riverwalk Market Fair success led her to open her own brick-and-mortar shop in Dundas, where you can find her delicious eats and treats on Fridays and Saturdays.

www.facebook.com/MarthasEatsTreats

 

Featured Artist:  Melinda Wolff

Melinda Wolff 6.11.2016New-to-Riverwalk Market Fair artist Melinda Wolff recently quit her corporate job to follow her dream to work full-time as a jewelry artist!  Melinda takes the bits and pieces of wood discarded by her woodworker husband and hones the scraps into pendants, earrings, and rings.  Their epoxy coatings pull out the grain and color of the wood—till they almost look like glass.  Melinda also has a “weird knack” for finding four-leaf clovers, a knack she says she shares with her mom and grandpa.  She puts those four-leaf clovers under resin so people can share in the luck by wearing them in jewelry or carrying them in keyrings.

www.melindawolff.com/

 

Featured Artist:  Lynn Lentz of Stella Sparrow

Lynn Lentz Stella Sparrow resize 2016-07-09Jeweler Lynn Lentz is pushing her creative, natural style into new territory this year.  She is taking natural elements like shells, feathers, stones, elk antler tips, and wood, and combining them with hand-made beads, leather, and wire-wrapped shapes into statement necklaces, often playing with asymmetry.   Elk antler tip pendants are often gold-tipped, and symbolize harmony, happiness, peace, and longevity.  She is also making mystical-looking natural crystal bracelets, and you can still find Lynn classics like leather cuffs and triple-wrapped bracelets, stamped with words and sayings.

www.facebook.com/Lynnmlentz/

 

Live Music on July 23 by Harpist Hannah Flowers

Hannah FlowersHannah Flowers once again brings captivating classical and traditional Irish harp music to Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday.  Hannah blends lyric harp playing with a clear soprano voice for an enchanting sound.  She released her first CD “Flowers of the Mountain” in 2013, and was one of the recipients for the 2015 Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s “Next Step” grant to attend the summer school of Early Irish Harp in Kilkenny, Ireland.  Her latest is creating an Irish Music duo, named Sona, with friend and fiddler Mattie Ernst.

www.facebook.com/harpisthannah/

 

RMF Youth Activity Booth!

At the Youth Activity Tent (near the popcorn stand) on Saturday, kids will be able to buzz, blow, and toot real vintage band instruments!
Mark your calendars for the extended four-day Vintage Band Festival, happening at many venues in and near Northfield, from July 28-July 31!

Vintagebandfestival.org

Friends of the Market Booth:  The Kindness Revolution

Come learn more about this local foundation, The Kindness Revolution!

 

Vendors at Market on July 23

  • Alex’s Bake Shop (Youth)
  • Angie’s Accessories
  • Bumbleberry Stitch
  • Cannon River Bowl & Spoon
  • Celestial Edibles
  • Crack of Dawn Bakehouse
  • Dave Peterson (wood)
  • Emergent Visions Photography
  • Essentially Charming
  • Just Me Geralyn and Glass
  • Kris’ Cupcakes
  • Lisa Morrigan’s Herb Farm
  • Martha’s Eats & Treats
  • Melinda Wolff (Jewelry)
  • Mississippi Hills CSA
  • Naturals by Melissa
  • Pheng Yang Produce
  • Prairie Creek Pottery
  • Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina
  • Rice County Business of Art (Youth)
  • Ruf Acres Farm (Tomotoes)
  • Ruthie’s Kitchen
  • Saye-Willis (Fiber Arts)
  • Schoolhouse Apiary
  • Season Fresh Produce
  • Shave Ice by Goodtree Farmstead
  • Stella Sparrow
  • Stoke Coffee Roasters
  • The Ruff Edge
  • Tom Willis Pottery
  • Trinket Foundry (Jewelry, and Glass)
  • Vagabond Cafe (Quirky Handmade Dolls)
  • Zach Stadler (Photography)

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