Vintage Band Festival Music, Fine Photographs, and Tasty Broccoli, Cabbage, and Produce at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Summer flowers and produce

Summer flowers and produce

Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair, Saturday, August 2, 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, snow peas, green beans, radishes, broccoli, zucchini, Asian and head cabbage, kohlrabi, cucumber, kale, potatoes, carrots and herbs, along with eggs, and flowers. Local, hothouse-grown heirloom 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 crafts for sale.

Mississippi Hills Farm Grows Tasty Broccoli

Adam Weeks of Mississippi Hills

Adam Weeks of Mississippi Hills

Mississippi Hills farm grows especially wonderful tasting broccoli, cabbage, and anything else in the brassica (cruciferous) plant family (that’s everything related to mustard, cabbage, and broccoli). Adam Weeks says its because the farm has rich, fertile soil and has been organic long before Mississippi Hills was established. Cows were pastured on the land for 50 years before Mississippi Hills was started, and that certainly helped too! Weather permitting Adam will have tomatoes soon, perhaps even this week. Look for heirloom varieties and sun gold cherry tomatoes. Check out the green peppers and fragrant basil. Adam’s mom Mary has started helping out on Saturdays, so drop by to meet her.

Chris Casper, Emergent Visions Photography

photo by Chris Casper

Photo by Chris Casper

Chris Casper is staying close to home in the Midwest for his current photos. The Western landscapes Chris photographed in 2013 lend themselves to grand vistas. In Minnesota a photographer needs to look for intimate images, and finding intimate views takes familiarity. Some of Chris’s best photos are right outside his house – views of his driveway and the across the road in various

Costumed brass player, a fan, and a horn at the Vintage Band Festival

Costumed brass player, a fan, and a horn at the Vintage Band Festival

seasons of the year. Walking along the driveway one day the light and color were perfect and resulted in a vibrant, almost florescent, green image of an intimate Midwest lane.

Vintage Band Festival

The Vintage Band Festival is back this Saturday with 12 bands in 12 hours. That means they have to start early, which is good news for Riverwalk Market Fair. While browsing art and seasonal produce enjoy the New Prague Area Community Band, the Sheldon Theater Brass Band, the Bridge Square Band, and “Swing and a Miss” old time dance band. Stock up on goodies for your picnic, bring your chair, and stay all day for brass band music from civil war to old time swing and jazz.

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