|This Week at
Wiggles the Clown
|Tip of the Week
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
|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 www.galesmeadow.com for details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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
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
Matt, a third generation farmer, and Kathy Unger have been
farming together for 25 years. Matt's family has been growing strawberries for
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.
Check us out online at www.ungerfarms.com
to learn more.
|For more information, check us out online at www.hollywoodfarmersmarket.org.
See you Saturday!
Hollywood Farmers' Market