Weekend in Northfield Part 2
Posted: June 27, 2013 Filed under: Food and Drink, Play, Travel | Tags: Basil's Pizza, Froggy Bottoms, Northfield, Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars, The Archer House, The Contented Cow
Saturday morning brought us to Northfield’s Riverwalk Market Fair in Bridge Square.
Live music, dancing, food and craft vendors circle the perimeter of the park.
So lively and hoppin!
The *one* thing about this visit to Northfield that left us a little bummed out was the farmer’s market. This is separate from the Market Fair – we’d heard that in addition, there was this amazing farmer’s market on 7th Street. We only saw a few sparsely placed tables. Did we miss something?! The pergola in Riverside Park was pretty, though.
Meanwhile, back at The Archer House….
We came back to shower and get ready for the rest of the day.
The Tavern is in The Archer, but on the lower level, in the back. Such a green, vine-y patio area.
Then we set out to do some more exploring.
The library is right across the street.
We found this sheep outside one of the antique shops. Baahhh.
Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars….now this was a fun place.
So many flavors of olive oil (butter, black truffle, garlic, almond, walnut, chipotle, green chile) and vinegar (fig, pomegranate, peach, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, black cherry, espresso, dark chocolate)….the combinations are endless! So were the tastings! 🙂 We could have stayed there for hours. I could have consumed a vat of the black cherry and strawberry vinegars. I bought bottles of each instead. DT chose bottles of chipotle and green chile olive oil.
After shopping we strolled the Riverwalk.
We made our way back to Froggy Bottoms to sit on their patio and grab a bite with beers.
My pint was cooler than DT’s.
Froggy patio view
Later in the evening we ventured back over to The Contented Cow to enjoy their patio. Carleton College was having their reunion last weekend and a gathering was happening at the ol’ CC.
I could get used to seeing this on summer nights….
I tore DT away from his phone long enough for a smile:
Saturday’s sunset was purdy.
Pizza was on the brain for dinner, so we walked over to Basil’s to pick up a pie.
We were feeling a bit vanilla and opted for an extra large cheese.
Last bridge pic of the trip! 😦
We took our dinner back to The Archer and devoured it. Then watched movies on cable we’ve seen a hundred times before.
And that was our weekend in Northfield!