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About the Eugene Chapter

The Eugene (Oregon) Chapter, WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION®

Located in the beautiful Willamette Valley, the Eugene Chapter, WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION® is composed of people who share a common interest in nutrient dense food and the nutritional principals of the Weston A. Price Foundation, as described in the Wise Traditions Journal, and the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig.  We come from many different backgrounds, and include self-described “recovering vegetarians”, former sugar addicts, and survivors of the Standard American Diet.

The Eugene Chapter was founded in 1999, and began holding regular monthly meetings in the fall of 2004.  It has been steadily growing ever since.

The Eugene Chapter goals include:

  • Helping people find nutrient-dense food by connecting local people with local area farmers producing such foods as raw milk, butter and cream, grass-fed beef and lamb, and pastured poultry and eggs.
  • Getting together in real life! Getting together in person gives us the opportunity to make new friends, learn from each other, and find that you are not alone in wanting to eat traditional foods.
  • Introducing the teachings of Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS, by conducting meetings, holding informational events and DVD showings.
  • Cooking & Fermenting Classes: Providing classes to help people learn to easily prepare traditional foods for everyday use in their daily lives.

Local Events:

Join Us:

The Eugene Chapter has many ways to become involved.  The best way to find out about our upcoming events is to sign up for our monthly newsletter.  In the newsletter you will find a few articles, but mostly it is devoted to information about all our upcoming events.

The Eugene Chapter regularly holds local events.

Please sign up for our newsletter to be notified about upcoming events.

WAPFEugene:
We have a group on Yahoo! Groups, for local people who like to communicate online.

Kraut Pounder:
As a fund-raiser for our local chapter, makes and sells the Kraut Pounder, a wooden tool for making sauerkraut and other fermented foods.  Please visit our other website for more information.

Membership:
There are no Eugene Chapter membership  dues.  To be a “member” of the Eugene Chapter all you have to do is get involved.  We do encourage membership in the national Weston A. Price Foundation, but you don’t have to be a member of the Foundation to come to our events.  Our potlucks and meetings are open to everyone!

Volunteer:
The Eugene Chapter, WAPF is an all volunteer organization!  We have lots of needs, large and small that you can help us with:


History:
The Eugene Chapter, WAPF was founded in 1999.  It has had three different Chapter Leaders since its founding.

Our current Chapter Leader is Lisa.  She began organizing monthly meetings in 2004, and has been chapter leader since 2007.  She created and edits the monthly newsletter, teaches classes, shows DVDs, and also created and maintains this website and the one for krautpounder.com.  She has also written an article for the Wise Traditions Journal and spoken at the Portland Regional Wise Traditions Conference.  You can contact her at: info@eugenewestonaprice.org or by using the Contact Us page.

Our founding Chapter Leader was Julie Tilt.  Julie was chapter leader from 1999 to 2007.  She is responsible for bringing Sally Fallon to Eugene in 2001, and Mark McAfee shortly there after.  She is the owner of Hummingbird Wholesale, and through her business is helping to bring healthy food to the Eugene area.

Victoria Schneider was Co-Chapter Leader with Lisa, from 2007 until around 2009 (and part-time a few years longer).  Victoria hosted many potlucks at her home in West Eugene, and it was Victoria’s suggestion to use her grandmother’s wooden tool as the basis for our Kraut Pounder.  She is currently living in Mexico with her husband, and has created a second Sauerkraut making tool from local Mexican stone.  Please see: sauerkrautkit.com for more info.

 

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. -Jane Howard

Lisa says: “I saw this quote on one of our member’s blogs, and loved it.  We at the Eugene Chapter, WAPF want to be your clan, network, tribe or whatever… We all need friends who support us, especially when our understanding about something as basic as food conflicts with the modern accepted beliefs.”


About the Foundation

The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.

The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants.

Please visit the Weston A. Price website for more information: www.westonaprice.org