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Summer Vegetables, Fresh Flowers, Dance for Kids and Music by Alexander’s Ragtime Brass at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Summer vegetables are plentiful at Riverwalk Market Fair.

Fresh summer vegetables and flowers, music by Alexander’s Ragtime Brass Band, and dance for kids are just part of the fun this Saturday, August 31 at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair. 

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

Most summer produce is currently available.  Expect to find fresh flowers, kale, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, onions, broccoli, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, hot peppers, bell peppers, cabbage, melons, tomatoes, and eggs grown by local farmers. Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Ruthie’s Kitchen, Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, and Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina.  Maria’s Taco Hut serves freshly made and wholesome Mexican food.

Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)


Summer Vegetables, Fresh Flowers, the Cannon River Watershed Partnership and Music by Barb Piper at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Singer/songwriter Barb Piper will perform Saturday August 24 at Riverwalk Market Fair

Fresh summer vegetables and flowers, music by favorite Minnesota singer/songwriter Barb Piper, and rain barrel painting for kids hosted by the Cannon Valley Watershed Partnership are just part of the fun this Saturday, August 24 at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair. 

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

Summer produce season is in full swing.  Expect to find fresh flowers, kale, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, onions, broccoli, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, hot peppers, bell peppers, cabbage, and eggs grown by local farmers.  Melons will be making their first appearance this week.  News on the tomato watch: both cherry tomatoes and slicing tomatoes are in season to get them while you can.  Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Ruthie’s Kitchen, Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina, and Archibald Mills.  Maria’s Taco Hut serves freshly made and wholesome Mexican food.

Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)


Civil War Exhibit Opens at Northfield Historical Society

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“If war comes, I’m going!” exclaimed Halvor Quie after reading Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. One-hundred-fifty years ago, young men from the Northfield area committed life and limb to a cause greater than themselves. The Civil War pitted Americans against each other in a war so brutal that the effects continue on to date – from our standing army and international rules of war to insidious regional stereotypes that continue to fester.


2013 Sidewalk Poetry Celebration

The Arts and Culture Commission of Northfield announces the 2013 Sidewalk  Poetry Celebration to begin at 7:00 p.m. on August 29, 2013. The event will bring poetry lovers and sidewalk poets together to hear the poems read aloud, to meet poets, and to hear music by Bonnie and the Clydes. Before or after the scheduled event, people can pick up walking tour maps of poems in the downtown area free of charge and see the poems set into the sidewalks.

In 2011, Northfield launched the annual Sidewalk Public Poetry Project. Since then, in two competitions, 27 poems by local poets who range in age from a fourth-grader through seniors have been selected to become a permanent part of the Northfield landscape. Each one of the winning poems, imprinted into the concrete of our city sidewalks is remarkable on its own; collectively, they offer a sense of the spirit of our community.

Full text of all poems (along with authors’ names) can be found at http://ci.northfield.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=630


Summer Vegetables, Fresh Flowers, and Open Air Painting at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Ruth Edstrom of Ruthie's Kitchen

Fresh summer vegetables and flowers, music from a local singer/songwriter, and Plein Air painting will be featured this Saturday, August 17 at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair. 

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

Summer produce season is in full swing.  Expect to find fresh flowers, kale, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, onions, broccoli, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, hot peppers, bell peppers, cabbage, and eggs grown by local farmers.  News on the tomato watch: both cherry tomatoes and large slicing tomatoes are here, so enjoy them while you can.  Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Ruthie’s Kitchen, Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina, and Archibald Mills.  Maria’s Taco Hut serves freshly made and wholesome Mexican food.

Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)


Northfield Dog Days Art Howl

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This is a call out to artists of all ilks – dance, theater, visual, literary – join us for a drink at the Contented Cow for The Northfield Dog Days Art Howl – Friday, Aug. 23, 8pm. No agenda, no check-in, just like-minded souls sharing a libation and a toast to a summer that is so quickly slipping away – and there's plenty to talk art about! See you then, 


Vintage Band Festival 2013 Photos

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Northfield.org has an expanding set of photos from this year's Vintage Band Festival. The photoset can be found here on Northfield.org's Flickr page. If you have photos from the Vintage Band Festival you'd like to share, you can email them to us at pictures@northfield.org Photos submitted to this address will automatically be added to the Northfield.org phtostream on Flickr, and we'll add them to the Vintage Band Festival photoset. Include the title of the photo in the subject heading. You can also find photos and other interesting Northfield-related posts on our Facebook page. Like us!

If you want more photos and video of the band festival, check out the daily coverage on Northfield Patch. Click "Read more" for bonus videos from this year's festival.


Vintage Band Festival, Aug. 1-4

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The Vintage Band Festival is an exciting four-day international music event, celebrating the music and the instruments of past eras. Over 100 brass and wind band concerts will take place in Northfield and surrounding communities. Special events tied to the festival include: a historic instrument exhibit, vintage baseball game, cotillion ball, lunch, listen and learns, battle of the bands, massed concert, vaudeville show and special music during worship services at area churches. A complete festival schedule can be found here

Notable bands from around the US and abroad have come to perform. Several of the bands are dressed in 19th century clothing and some festival goers choose to do the same! Hear the distinct sounds of various cultures and musical traditions throughout the centuries. 

Festival events are presented free of charge, although VBF encourages donations to help with expenses. Printed programs are available at various locations throughout Northfield and cities in southern Minnesota. 

Vintage Band Festival's HQ are at 17 Bridge Square in Northfield (call 507.321-1250); Northfield CVB (call 507.645.5604)

Find the Vintage Band Festival on Facebook and also Twitter @vintagebandfest for up-to-date news. 


Summer Vegetables, Fresh Flowers, New Harvest Honey, Funky Glass, and lots of Brass Bands at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Laura Heiman of Schoolhouse Apiary will have 2013 new harvest honey at Riverwalk Market Fair this Saturday.

Fresh summer flowers and vegetables, the first new honey of the season, funky glass, and a bounty of brass band music will be featured this Saturday, August 3 at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair.  This weekend is the Vintage Band Festival, so on Saturday morning Riverwalk will be sharing Bridge Square with four great brass bands. 

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

Summer produce season is in full swing.  Expect to find fresh flowers, kale, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, onions, broccoli, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, hot peppers, bell peppers, cabbage, and eggs grown by local farmers.  News on the tomato watch: Farmers are likely to have cherry tomatoes and big slicing tomatoes could appear in another week if the weather is favorable.  Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina, and Archibald Mills.  Maria’s Taco Hut serves freshly made and wholesome Mexican food.

Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)


"Gibralter of the Mighty Mississippi" Presentation at Northfield Historical Society

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The Northfield Historical Society invites the public to hear Civil War student Jim Stark discuss the Vicksburg Campaign, the fourth in a series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil on Thursday, August 8th, at 6 p.m.

The Vicksburg Campaign was a battle for the “Gibraltar of the mighty Mississippi”. Vicksburg was a heavily fortified city that controlled commerce on the Mississippi. Grant used a series of military diversions to confuse the enemy and conceal his true intentions. Grant took great risks, cut off his own supply lines and fought more battles in the shortest period of time to encircle the enemy at Vicksburg. On July 4th 1863 the beleaguered city fell to General Grant and led to Grant’s later promotions and command of all Union forces.


Summer Vegetables, Fresh Flowers, Art Photography and a Brass Band at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Fresh summer flowers, lovely art photographs, and a brass band will be featured this Saturday, July 27 at Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair.  Kids can “Bang, Blow, and Toot” on brass band instruments courtesy of St. Olaf College’s Manitou Regimental Brass Band.  At 11 am and noon be alert for a surprise entertainment.  Watch carefully or you might not see it flash by.

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

Summer produce season is in full swing.  Expect to find kale, salad greens, zucchini, summer squash, scallions, broccoli, beets, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, hot peppers, bell peppers, Napa cabbage, and eggs grown by local farmers.  Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina, and Archibald Mills.  Maria’s Taco Hut serves freshly made Mexican food.

Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)


Fresh Summer Vegetables, Martha’s Eats and Treats, Live Pottery Demonstrations at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Jim Haas, potter, at Riverwalk Market Fair

Live pottery wheel demonstrations, Northfield and Dundas’ favorite pastry by Martha Schuetzle, and fresh summer produce are some of the treats to be found at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, July 20.

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

Summer produce season is in full swing.  Expect to find kale, spinach, salad greens, radishes, zucchini, summer squash, scallions, broccoli, beets, cucumbers, eggs, and if the weather continues favorable, carrots, potatoes, and green beans, grown by local farmers.  Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina, and Archibald Mills.

Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)


T McKinley Reading at Monkey See, Monkey Read

ibg.common.titledetail.imageloaderLocal author T McKinley will read from his book, Boy in the Ivy: The Inner Child of a Buried Man Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 pm.

In 2009, T McKinley’s brother committed suicide, and his first question to himself was why he hadn’t done the same. In this moving and poignant memoir, McKinley takes the reader back through the events that led to a lifelong struggle with depression, shame, and inadequacy. Beginning with his own conception and birth and continuing through his parents’ divorce and the fragmentation of his family, McKinley traces the origins and evolution of his deep-seated belief that everyone would have been better off if he had never existed at all. In this way, McKinley blamed, rejected, and buried his inner child, setting himself up for a lifetime of disconnection and…


Fresh Summer Vegetables, Greek Pastry, Leather Goods, Break Dancing, and Chainsaw Art at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Rebecca Stoufis sells Greek pastry at Riverwalk Market Fair

Greek pastry, breakdancing students, leather goods, Chainsaw art, and of course plenty of summer produce, are just some of what you will find at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, July 13.

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

Summer produce season is in full swing.  Expect to find kale, spinach, salad greens, radishes, zucchini, summer squash, scallions, broccoli, beets, cucumbers, eggs, and if the weather continues favorable, carrots and green beans, grown by local farmers.  Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina, and Archibald Mills.

Watercolors, photographs, handcrafted leather goods, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)


Fresh Summer Vegetables, Alpaca Yarn, Civics for Kids with Senator Kevin Dahl, and Band Music at Saturday’s Riverwalk Market Fair

Vicki Fossum of Fossum Family Farms Alpacas

The Manitou Regimental Band, Alpaca yarn, a fun civics activity for kids, and art photographs are just some of what you will find at Riverwalk Market Fair on Saturday, July 6.

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

Kale, spinach, salad greens, radishes, zucchini, summer squash, scallions, eggs, and if the weather continues warm, cucumber and beets will be available from local farmers.  Artisan foods include a variety of fresh-baked breads, pastries, tarts and quiches from Martha’s Eats and Treats, Crack of Dawn Artisan Breads, Rebecca’s Kouzina, and Archibald Mills.

Watercolors, photographs, ceramics, glass art, hand crafted accessories, and jewelry are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  (For a complete list of the vendors scheduled for this Saturday visit www.RiverwalkMarketFair.org.)


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