Last Artists' Mart in Bridge Square this Saturday!

Geralyn Thelen, glass artist

This Saturday is the last chance to see the artists' mart in Bridge Square at Riverwalk Market Fair this year! Fair-goers who are hungry for fresh produce will find apples, squash, tomatoes, herbs and a variety of root vegetables. They can also try foods from American, European, Scandinavian, French and Mexican cultures.

Featured Food Artisan: Kathy Jandro
Kathy Jandro’s baking business called Kathy’s Kolachy, named after her signature pastry, is featured this Saturday. Jandro describes herself as “a full-blooded Czech” and says she has been teaching the next generation in her family how to make her home-baked kolaches. From now through December she will give fair-goers a chance to also develop a taste for Czechoslovakian sweet breads in addition to her energy bars.

Featured Artist: Geralyn Thelen
Geralyn Thelen has hardly missed a Saturday of this year’s Riverwalk Market Fair. She is popular for her bright-colored glass creations inspired by years of quilt-making. Her work strikes geometric lines like those in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Thelen’s glasswork, sold under the name Just Me Geralyn and Glass, can be found both at Riverwalk Market Fair and at The Orange Dragon, a gallery in Prescott, Wisc.

Youth Booth: Dog treats and origami
Two popular youth teams return this Saturday:  Sam Wilmot and Nathan Olien selling handcrafted origami and the Northfield Union of Youth (a.k.a. The Key) selling their homemade dog treats.

Friend of the Market: TORCH
TORCH (Tackling Our Obstacles and Raising College Hopes) is this Saturday’s Friend of the Market. TORCH seeks to increase the graduation rate among at-risk students in the Northfield community by taking an integrative perspective on students' lives. TORCH increases academic performance through tutoring, mentorships, civic engagement and leadership, as well as providing college access opportunities. In order for its students to succeed, TORCH relies heavily upon community support including financial contributions and volunteers to tutor, mentor and collaborate with students. Learn more at

Featured Business: The Thrifty Parrot
The Thrifty Parrot ( is a fun and trendy consignment clothing store located at 507 Water Street South in Northfield. Shoppers can find gently used women’s, men's and juniors’ clothing in all sizes. The store also carries an assortment of handbags, scarves, shoes, belts and jewelry, along with lots of winter clothing.