Thursday, June 25, 2009

Market vendors participating this Sunday, June 28

GranMary's Herb Garden
Winters Farms
Red Dragon Nursery
Herr Family Farm
Family Table Farm
Cheng's Farm
Hmong Farm
United Farm
Off the Beaten Path
Full of Life Farm
Unger Farm
Little Patch Farm
Lee Farms
Big B Farms
Canby Asparagus Farm
The Village Waffle Baker
Humdinger Kettle Korn
J Gelati Italian Ice
The Ribslayer 
Lucy's Tropical Juice
Cafe Fratelli
White Rabbit Bakery
S&L Stir Fry
Goldenwood Soap
Paradise Alpaca Ranch
Miabell's Vegan Soaps
Illona's Beadwerk
NW Wellness Center
Sage Rural Delivery Corp (the Oregonian)

Also this week, Boy Scout Troop 194 will be selling trees donated to the troop for a fundraiser.

Shriner's Kader Klowns will be at the July 12 market!

The Shriner’s Kader Klowns are planning to be at the July 12th Villebois Sunday Farmer’s Market beginning at 10am! Two clowns Bingo and Bullseye will be there making FREE balloon sculptures for children. They will also be giving each child a FREE coloring book and crayons from the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Their BIG red sneaker will be there for donations for the hospital’s research fund for treating burned children -(The Sneaker Fund). There may also be a special guest appearance!!

For over 75 years, The Shriner's Hospital has treated more than 700,000 children with orthopedic problems, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate care, up to their 18th birthday. They are in a network of 22 hospitals providing expert medical care, absolutely free of charge. We are so fortunate to have one of the Shriner's Hospitals right here in the West Hills of Portland.

Come to Wilsonville's Sunday Market where you can eat breakfast and lunch, buy fresh produce from local farms, shop for homemade goods, listen to live music and make memories with your children and the Kader Klowns. Don't forget to bring your camera!

For more information on The Shriner's Hospital and the Al Kader Klowns, please visit For more information on the Villebois Sunday Market please visit

Blog post contributed by Kristine Bresnahan

FIVE things YOU can do in 20 MINUTES to support the Villebois Sunday Market

#1 Recruit volunteers and send them to the market manager. Successful markets have a strong, active volunteer base. If you want to keep the market at Villebois, we need YOU, and we need your friends and neighbors.

Volunteer at the market – we have morning and afternoon shifts – or take a leadership role, and help during the week with a variety of tasks. The Web site,, has information under "volunteers." The sign-up sheet is at the Welcome Tent each week.

If you would like to take a leadership role, please contact Taraneh (terre-UH-neigh) Foster, the market manager, at Office hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesdays.

#2 Talk, talk, talk. The best way to increase attendance and to recruit volunteers is through cheap, good, old-fashioned word of mouth. Edelman does an annual Trust Barometer (, and "a person like me" continues to be the most trusted source of information. Didn't you know? YOU are that trusted person. We need you. So get talking!

#3 Talk online, too. Do you use e-mail? Twitter? Facebook? LinkedIn? Please add the following to your e-mail signature, both at home and at work, and then include this on your status updates in your chosen social media: “Did you know Wilsonville has a farmers' market? Watch the video at, follow the market blog at, and join me Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.”

#4 Share this post with anyone you know that lives in Wilsonville or a neighboring city/town. Ask them to share it with anyone they know, too. Can't make a copy? The Villebois Village Center has extra copies of this in a hard copy, flyer format. They'll be glad to share.

#5 Plan to attend our next community meeting at 12 p.m. Sunday, June 28. What's a better time to talk about the market than during the market itself? We'll meet in the entertainment room across from the leasing office in the Miraval Building (entrance is next to the Village Waffle Baker). It'll be a great time to learn about and sign-up for some of the many volunteer opportunities at the Villebois Sunday Market.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Dreyer's Slow Churned Neighborhood Salute comes to Villebois Aug. 29

Dreyer’s Slow Churned Neighborhood Salute is a FREE ice cream party coming to Villebois this summer. Five years and 1,500 neighborhoods across the country -- and ours is next!

Thanks to the fun-thinking Villebois Events Committee Chairperson, Allison Sherman, many neighbors entered to win this free ice cream party. And, we won. Not just once, but twice! Most of these free ice cream parties feed up to 100 people, since we won twice, we get to feed up to 200 fun-loving kids this summer at Villebois.

In just a few weeks we will receive a doorstep delivery of Dreyer’s Slow Churned Light ice cream and a Party in a Box with all the necessary supplies to host a summer ice cream party for up to 200 friends and neighbors. Stay tuned for details about this upcoming event.

For more information about the Dreyer’s ice cream parties and to see past winners, go to:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Now you can experience the market BEFORE Sunday!

Check out the video of the Villebois Sunday Market on YouTube!  It features both vendors and residents.