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Folk Music by Rachel and Christa, Jewelry, Art and Fine Crafts, Handmade Natural Soaps, Local Produce and Artisan Foods at July 8 Riverwalk Market Fair

Music by local musicians Rachel & Christa, 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 July 8th 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, 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.

Wood hand-crafted home accessories, jewelry, fiber art, photography, glass art, and pottery are among the fine art and fine craft 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:  Graise Farms

Graise Farms started in 2014 and is co-operated by Tiffany Tripp and Andy Olson.  Located in Faribault, they focus on raising animals humanely with access to outdoors, pasture, and human interaction.  The farm will have chicken eggs, duck eggs, pork shares, and whole chicken shares for sale every other Saturday.  Be sure to take a look at their stand, including this Saturday July 8th.

Featured Artist: Bumbleberry Stitch                

Mary Moss of Bumbleberry Stitch creates artfully sewn accessories that are inspired by fresh modern fabrics and a powerful desire to make everything both useful and beautiful.  Mary sells many different items at the Riverwalk Market Fair, including, journals, rope bowls, zip pouches, wallets, bags, key fobs, coasters, and many other artful accessories.

Featured Artist:  Brad’s Woodworking

Brad Paulson hails from Burnsville, MN and sells beautiful small tables, garbage cans, mirrors, wine racks, dog dishes, and other small items.  His work is made from rustic and natural edge woods.  He makes tables and smaller items, keeping them as natural as possible.  When you take a look at his booth and the work he does you will not be disappointed.

Music on July 8 from Rachel and Christa

            The duo of Rachel and Christa both live in Northfield and enjoy playing folk, spiritual, and whatever other kinds of music comes out of their acoustic guitars.  The two of them have always have had music running through their veins and are looking forward to performing at the Riverwalk Market Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor list for 7/8

Artists:

Zach Stadler Photography

Essentials by Tracie

Just Me Geralyn & Glass

Wbeelie’s Awesome Natural Products

Angie’s Accessories

Emergent Visions

Seams Knotty

Prairie Creek Pottery

Bumbleberry Stitch

Vagabond Cafe

Trinkett Foundary

Froehle Ceramics

Farmers:

Mississippi Hills Produce

Ruf Acres Farms

Enchanted Woods Maple Syrup

Goodtree Farmstead

Graise Farms

Sogn Valley Produce

Seasons Flowers

Pheng Yang Produce

Crack of Dawn Bakehouse

Martha’s Eats & Treats

Groundwire Coffee

Kris’s Cupcakes

Groveland Confections

Youth:

Avery Johnson

Forest Allen

2011 Market Fair farmers, growers and producers

Kathy Zeman & Nick Zeman Simple Harvest Farm Organics Certified organic produce, goat milk soap, embroidery, dog treats, honey, dehydrated foods, canned foods, baking
Mary, Kristie, and Matt Malecha Willow Creek Market Farm, LLC produce, eggs, cut flowers
Pat McBride McBride Farm strawberries
Laura Heiman Schoolhouse Apiary honey, candles, yarn, flowers, wool
Cindy Partello Pascoli del Dio Partello Family Farm produce, eggs, cut flowers
Luigi Sison jams, pickles, sauces, spices, breads, pastries, dehydrated goods
Andrew Ehrmann & Betsy Allister Spring Wind Farm produce
Katie & Andrew Ebling Standing Rock Farm produce
Lucy Thao produce, flowers
Pat & Tammy Winter Red Barn Farm of Northfield produce, salsa, canned items
Leslie Mahle Sogn Valley CSA and Market Farm produce, flowers
Martha Schuetzle baked items
 Greg Carlson  SEEDS  produce, eggs, honey, and more – communal farm

This Week at Market Fair – Oct. 8

This week Market Fair profiles Finca Mirasol, a local farm that specializing in free-range chickens and an assortment of vegetables. They also grow black beans. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, known for his work with the Rural Enterprise Center – a program of Main Street Project, was able to produce a cold climate variety of the native Guatemalan black turtle bean in Minnesota! Read more here.

Prairie Creek Community School is hosting a Poetry Making Activity this Saturday starting at 10:00 a.m. at the welcome tent that will encourage Fair goers of all ages to exercise their own poetry writing skills. Using magnetic poetry kits, one can build their own expressive thoughts on the spot! A microphone will be available on-site for those interested in reciting their literary work.

Also, mark you calendars for Oct. 15th’s Harvest Festival! This is a family friendly celebration with seasonal farmers market goods, live entertainment, and art activities from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For current information on Riverwalk Market Fair, visit the blog found at www.riverwalkmarketfair.org. “Like” Riverwalk Market Fair on Facebook and follow @RiverMktFair on Twitter.