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Farm Tour
Wiggles the Clown
Cooking Demonstration
Featured Vendor
This Week at
the Market

Lana Rebel

Solar Oregon

ReDirect Guide

Wiggles the Clown
Tip of the Week

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

12 oz dark bittersweet chocolate

4 oz semisweet chocolate

Microwave the chocolate for 90 seconds or until it is completely melted. Gently roll strawberries in the chocolate and place them on a flat tray covered in wax paper. Put the tray in the freezer for 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from the freezer and let the feast begin!

- Jeff Rosenblad, Happy Harvest Farms

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Father's Day Farm Tour

Interested in seeing where your food is grown? Take a farm tour this Sunday, June 17. Our own Gales Meadow Farm is one of four farms featured on the tour. Visit any or all of the farms, have a tour, ask questions and see sustainable farming in action. The farms are located in Washington and Yamhill counties and tours take place between 2:00 and 6:00 PM. Visit for details.

Wiggles the Clown
Wiggles the Clown

Wiggles the Clown has been face painting fun and beautiful pictures for children at the Hollywood Farmers' Market since 2002. You can find her on the first and third Saturdays from 9am to 1pm during the market season. When she isn't at the market, Wiggles takes laughter and foolishness to birthday and retirement parties, company picnics, festivals, block parties, and more. To book Wiggles the Clown for face painting or a funny clown magic show, contact her at 503-788-9376 or

Wiggles the Clown, aka Carlie Dunn, is an educator with many years of experience teaching children and adults. She has studied with local and national clown instructors. Her passions in addition to clowning include education about the Holocaust and doing collage art.

Cooking Demonstration
Cooking Demo

Thank You to Oregon Culinary Institute students, Steve Isabel and Brent Day for demonstrating the Mixed Vegetable Risotto to customers this past Saturday. Recipe ingredients were donated by vendors Alsea Acres, Classic Foods, Gales Meadow Farm, Lone Elder Farms and Sweet Leaf Farm.

Mixed Vegetable Risotto

Serves 4-6

1/4 cup minced onions
1/4 cup olive oil (or enough to coat the rice)
3 cups arborio rice
32-40 ounces chicken stock
salt and pepper as needed
1/4 cup dry white wine
assorted vegetables
cheese (optional)

1) Sweat the onions in oil until soft but not brown.
2) Add the rice and mix thoroughly until the rice is fully coated with oil, and cook until you can smell a toasted aroma (1-2 minutes).
3) Add the wine and stir until the liquid is absorbed.
4) Add the stock 1-2 cups at a time and stir until the liquid is absorbed. The dish should be creamy.
5) When about 15 minutes of cooking time has passed,  add tender vegetables cut into bite-sized pieces.
6) After the desired consistency is achieved, season with salt and pepper and add cheese, if desired.

Featured Vendor: Unger Farms
Unger Farms

Matt, a third generation farmer, and Kathy Unger have been farming together for 25 years. Matt's family has been growing strawberries for 66 years.

In addition to a strong history in farming, their success can be credited to the energy with which they tackle farming. The Unger's are involved in 13 farmers' markets in the Portland area and devote time to continuing their education in agricultural issues.

The Unger's manage the areas adjacent to their fields in a noteworthy fashion. Matt and Kathy intentionally plant hardy grass types to strengthen the soil, prevent erosion and control weeds. They also use light tillage methods and significantly reduce chemical spraying. Drip irrigation instead of over head irrigation conserves water. These are just a few things that Unger Farms does to keep the land sustainable.

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