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Music by Hammered Dulcimer Musician Kathleen Johnson, Fused Glass, Jewelry, Art and Fine Craft, Local Roasted Coffee, Local Produce and Artisan Foods, Chalk Art Kids Activity by NAG, at July 2 Riverwalk Market Fair

2016.6.25 Mississippi Hills BroccoliLocal 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 flower bouquets, local soil-grown tomatoes, and handmade natural soaps.  2016.6.25 crop Crack of Dawn Raspberry Pull-aparts

Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, jams and jellies, and locally roasted coffee.

Gerie Garden Stakes.cropFused glass art, jewelry, wood hand-crafted home accessories, fiber art, watercolor painting, photography, and pottery 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:  Stoke Coffee Roasters

2016-06-25 StokeNew from Northfield coffee aficionados Cody Larson and Caitlyn Borek are hot or cold espresso drinks, and cold-brewed cocktails (non-alcoholic coffee cocktails).  In addition, they offer whole bean coffee, pour-overs, and cold brewed coffee on tap.  Their coffees are from all over the world—Ethiopia, Columbia, Brazil, Guatemala, and more, changing with global harvest times, and with a new coffee every few weeks.  Having started their coffee roasting business in 2015, they’re happy to be moving their roasting operation to Northfield on July 1!

 

Featured Artist:  Gerie Thelen of Just Me Geralyn and Glass

2016-06-25 GeralynFused glass artist Geralyn Thelen is always trying out new ideas and new color combinations.  New this year is a new painting-with-glass technique in a contemporary, nuanced style and color palette, and whimsical, brightly-colored earrings.

She continues to make her brightly colored creations in many forms— garden stakes (and miniature ones for fairy gardens), free-form bowls from fused shards of glass, trays, vases, ornaments, and even large-scale collaborative installations.

www.justmegeralynandglass.com/

 

Featured Artist:  Tricia Bagstad of 2 Wired Sisters

2014 TriciaTricia Bagstad still likes to try new things after many years as a jewelry designer.  For her newest design, she coils colored wire into charms, combining them with gemstones into colorful bracelets.  Her bracelets, necklaces, and earrings also incorporate beads, Bali silver, and precious metal clay.

www.2wiredsisters.com

 

Music on July 2 by Hammered Dulcimer Musician Kathleen Johnson

Kathleen Johnson RMF dulcimer playerAcclaimed hammered dulcimer player and singer Kathleen Johnson returns to Riverwalk Market Fair with music that brings to life the songs and passions from Irish gypsy communities to Shaker villages.

“I’m excited to share my songs, which are original arrangements of timeless, irrepressible music from days gone by.”

www.kathleen-johnson.com

 

Kids!  Chalk it Up with the Northfield Arts Guild on July 2!

Families & kids—get some chalk at the Youth Activity booth, hosted by the Northfield Arts Guild, and draw American flags for Independence Day!

 

Vendors at Market on July 2

  • 2 Wired Sisters
  • Alex’s Bakeshop (Youth)
  • 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
  • Dave Peterson (wood)
  • Emergent Visions Photography
  • Essentially Charming (jewelry)
  • Just Me Geralyn and Glass
  • K. Miller Watercolors
  • Klaypotz
  • Kris’ Cupcakes
  • Lisa Morrigan’s Herb Farm
  • Martha’s Eats & Treats
  • McClintock Photographics
  • Mississippi Hills CSA
  • Naturals by Melissa (Soaps)
  • Pheng Yang Produce
  • Plymouth Avenue Art Studio
  • Prairie Sun Design (Fiber)
  • Pura Vida Handmade Jewelry
  • Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina
  • Ruf Acres Farm (Tomotoes)
  • Ruthie’s Kitchen
  • Seams Knotty
  • Season Fresh Produce
  • Shave Ice by goodtree farmstead
  • Stoke Coffee Roasters
  • Sweet Creek Originals
  • The Ruff Edge (Wood)
  • Trinket Foundry (Jewelry, and Glass)
  • Vagabond Cafe (Quirky Handmade Dolls)
  • Wheelie Awesome Natural Products (Soaps)
  • Zach Stadler (Photography)

Music by Neil Rowley, Barnwood Wine Racks, Jewelry, Art and Fine Craft, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at June 25 Riverwalk Market Fair

Seasons Fresh 6.11.2016Local 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 tomatoNaturals by Melissa Shave Bars.colores, handmade natural soaps, and maple syrup.

Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, cookies and cupcakes, jams and jellies, and locally roasted coffee.

 

sm.The Ruff Edge wine racks 6.18.2016

Wood hand-crafted home accessories, jewelry, fiber art, watercolor painting, steel sculpture, photography, glass art, and pottery 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:  Naturals by Melissa

Melissa 7.2015.cropMelissa Valentyn has a passion for creating natural alternatives in health and body care products, and for introducing and educating customers about them. Her homemade, all-natural products are not only good for the user but also for the environment.

Melissa has been making natural and organic products, including lip balms, lotions, eye cream, laundry soap, soy candles, sunscreen, and more since 2010, and has been offering them to customers for the last 4 years.  Her latest is for men—shave soap!

www.facebook.com/naturalsbymelissa/

 

Featured Artist:  Garry Erickson of The Ruff Edge

The Ruff Edge Garry Erickson 6.11.2016For Garry Erickson, woodworking has always been therapy.  After making wine racks for their family room to rave reviews, a business was born.  So much so that Garry has recently taken the plunge into full-time woodworking!

The wood that Garry uses to make wine racks, mirrors, tables and other home accessories is repurposed barn wood, simply clear-coated so the weathered color and roughness of the wood is retained.  Garry says, “It is very rewarding to take old and otherwise discarded lumber from torn down barns and out buildings and give it new life in a functional art form.”  Garry also does custom work, and sells on Etsy.

etsy.com/shop/TheRuffEdge

 

Featured Artist:  Angie Frawley of Angie’s Accessories

Angie Frawley

Angie Frawley

Maker of jewelry and all things cute, Angie and her mom, Marcy Goss, love to meet new people and visit with those they’ve met during their years as vendors at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Angie makes beaded jewelry and pendant necklaces, bookmarks, flowered headbands, as well as colorful headbands made from recycled t-shirts.

 

Music on June 25 by Neil Rowley

Musician Neil Rowley

Musician Neil Rowley

Long-time Northfielder, guitarist and singer Neil Rowley is an energetic performer who is best known as a member of Chance Meetings, a group that plays regularly in Southern Minnesota and Iowa, and at Northfield’s Contented Cow on Wednesday nights.  Neil is also found regularly at the Contented Cow Tuesday Jam sessions and is a popular guitar teacher.

 

Youth Activity by Vintage Band Festival                            

At the Youth Activity Tent (near the popcorn stand) on Saturday, kids will be able to buzz, blow, and toot real vintage band instruments!

Vintage Band Festival 2014.8.4.cropMark 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

 

Save the Northfield Depot at RMF Friends of the Market Booth

Save the DepotCheck in at the Riverwalk Market Fair Friends of the Market Booth to learn about local efforts to rescue and restore the Northfield train depot.

Northfielddepot.org

 

Vendors at Market on June 25

  • Angie’s Accessorie
  • Bumbleberry Stitch
  • Cannon River Bowl & Spoon
  • Celestial Edibles
  • Crack of Dawn Bakehouse
  • Emergent Visions Photography
  • Essentially Charming
  • Gohlike Maple Syrup
  • Just Me Geralyn and Glass
  • K. Miller Watercolors
  • Kids For Thought
  • Kris’ Cupcakes
  • Lisa Morrigan’s Herb Farm
  • Martha’s Eats & Treats
  • Mississippi Hills CSA
  • Naturals by Melissa (Soaps)
  • Pheng Yang Produce
  • Prairie Creek Pottery
  • Prairie Sun Design (Fiber)
  • Pura Vida Handmade Jewelry
  • Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina
  • Red Sky Beads
  • Rice County Business of Art (Youth)
  • Ruf Acres Farm (Tomotoes)
  • Season Fresh Produce
  • Stoke Coffee Roasters
  • The Ruff Edge (Wood)
  • Trinket Foundry (Jewelry, and Glass)
  • Vagabond Cafe (Quirky Handmade Dolls)
  • Wheelie Awesome Natural Products (Soaps)
  • Wolcott Art (Metal)
  • Zach Stadler (Photography)

Local Produce and Artisan Foods, Art and Fine Craft at June 18 Riverwalk Market Fair. Music by Parker Ousley.

Broccoli by Mississippi Hills June 2016Local farmers have early summer produce such as fresh-picked early salad greens, spinach, rhubarb, radishes, kale, green onions, and bedding plants, as well as local soil-grown tomatoes, handmade natural soaps, maple syrup, and honey. Crack of Dawn Breads 6.11.2016

 

Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, spanakopita, cookies, jams and jellies, shave ice, and locally roasted coffee.

 

2015-06-27 Wolcott ArtWatercolor painting, steel sculpture, photography, fiber art, jewelry, wood items, and pottery are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  All art and fine craft is original work, designed and created by the artists.

 

Featured Farmer:  Lisa Morrigan’s Herb Farm

Lisa Morrigan's HerbsLisa Morrigan has decided to do what she loves!  She has been passionate about gardening and plants since she was a child, even once attending vo-tech to learn how to run a commercial greenhouse.  You can now buy herb plants every week at RMF.  Lisa offers a variety of herbs, and can tell you how to grow them and how to use them—which ones to allow to flower (like chamomile for tea, or borage or calendula for their edible flowers), which one you use to candy the stem (angelica) and all the varieties that make great seasoning, or have other uses (like catnip!).

 

Featured Artist:  Kathy Miller of K. Miller Watercolors

KathyMillerWatercolorist Kathy Miller creates floral and landscape paintings and limited edition prints.  Her paintings of fruit and flowers are featured on Riverwalk Market Fair’s 2014, 2015, and 2016 posters.  Studio 105, at 105 E. 5th St in downtown Northfield, is Kathy’s newest venture, where she has space to paint, hang her work, and teach watercolor classes.

“All my effort has gone into learning about the medium, and developing a relationship with the paint, paper and paintbrushes.  I am filled with an inner need to convey to others the message of the absolute magnificence of this world we all share.”     http://kmillerwatercolors.com/

 

Featured Artist:  Jenn Wolcott of Wolcott Art

Jennifer WolcottMetal artist Jennifer Wolcott welds steel into one-of-a-kind arbors, gates, railings, sculpture and distinctive garden structures—including her tall spirals and loops, Lollipops and Curly Qs.  Wolcott’s beautifully crafted steel sculptures have graced homes and gardens throughout Northfield, the Twin Cities and elsewhere. Working with recycled metals as well, old, rusty filing cabinets take on new life as they are cut and painted into colorful, patterned birds.  www.wolcottart.com

 

Music on June 18 by Parker Ousley

Parker Ousley.lgrParker Ousley grew up in Northfield and began playing cello at age 5.  After studying classical music for 10 years, he joined an amateur folk band as a singer and cellist and later began singing and playing as a solo act.  He and his cello, Jeremy, can be found performing on their own, in the locally-based duo The Triplets, and in Boston-based groups American Housewife and Unauthorized Personnel. His solo act lacks a definitive genre, but would likely fall somewhere between folk, pop, and jazz. Parker is studying cello performance at Berklee College of Music.

 

Youth Activity by Health Finders Pura Vida Program

Shoot some hoops at the Youth Booth on June 18!   Health Finder’s Pura Vida program will be hosting a basketball shoot challenge.  The winner gets a Prize!

 

 

Vendors at Market on June 18:

  • 2 Wired Sisters
  • Angie’s Accessories
  • Anna Kochevar (Youth)
  • Bluebird Cakery
  • Bonde Beads
  • Brad’s Woodworking
  • Bumbleberry Stitch
  • Cannon River Bowl & Spoon
  • Crack of Dawn Bakehouse
  • Dave Peterson (Wood)
  • K. Miller Watercolors
  • Klaypotz (Pottery)
  • Kris’ Cupcakes
  • Lisa Morrigan’s Herb Farm
  • Martha’s Eats & Treats
  • Mississippi Hills CSA
  • Naturals by Melissa (Soaps)
  • Pheng Yang Produce
  • Prairie Sun Design (Fiber)
  • Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina
  • Rice County Business of Art (Youth)
  • Ruf Acres Farm (Tomotoes)
  • Ruthie’s Kitchen
  • Saye-Willis (Fiber)
  • Schoolhouse Apiary
  • Season Fresh Produce
  • Shave Ice by goodtree farmstead
  • Stoke Coffee Roasters
  • The Ruff Edge (Wood)
  • Tom Willis Pottery
  • Trinket Foundry (Jewelry, and Glass)
  • Vagabond Cafe (Quirky Handmade Dolls)
  • Wheelie Awesome Natural Products (Soaps)
  • Wolcott Art (Metal)
  • Zach Stadler (Photography)