2018 Steering Committee Meeting – In Review

We had our 2018 Steering Committee Meeting in January, and I am happy to say that we got another couple of great people who volunteered to help the Eugene Chapter, WAPF continue to function this year!

We still have a few tasks that were either not claimed or are still under-supported.  So if you would like to help out, please give us some idea where you would like to plug-in.

A few specific tasks that are still under-supported are:

  • Backup Newsletter Editor (who can make sure things go out in a timely manner when I am not able to)
  • Lookup DVD info for Newsletter
  • Host a food workshop at your home
  • Carry materials to and from events
  • Help with set up and clean up at events
  • Make sure we have a meat dish at each potluck
  • Post fliers around town to promote our events

If you would like more information about any of these, just let me know.  I would be happy to meet with any potential volunteers to discuss what you have to offer and how we can use your skills and energy.

See Get Involved! for more examples.

Oh yeah, and let us know what you would like to see the Eugene Chapter do this year.  What topics would you like to see demonstrated? What farms would you like to meet?  What else do you want from this group?  We want to know.


– Lisa

January 21: Steering Committee Meeting

Sunday, January 21, 2018
2:00 PM

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401

This meeting is for people who would like to contribute a little time and energy to helping the Eugene Chapter run smoothly in 2018. We will discuss what events the Chapter will undertake in the new year and who will make these things happen.

If you appreciate the work that the Weston A. Price Foundation does, please consider volunteering. We have room for all types of skills and involvement level. Just find a place where your own unique skills and interests can contribute to this wonderful community of traditional-foods enthusiasts.

The Eugene Chapter currently needs people to fill these roles:

Potluck Coordinator: selects date and speaker for potluck
Room Reservation: contacts Natural Grocers to reserve the space for our events.
Eugene Weekly: emails calendar at Eugene Weekly to give them information about our upcoming events.
Farm Outreach: Calls local farms and ranches for questionnaire.
Emotional Support: Sometimes I just need to bounce ideas off someone. See Get Involved! for more ideas.

Let us know how you would like to be involved!

December 11th: Potluck & WT Conference Presentation

Day & Time:

December 11th, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM


Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401

What to bring?

Anything from Nourishing Traditions, the Healthy 4 Life booklet or Recipes of the Week would be wonderful.  A simple homemade meal made from scratch using natural fats is always a great contribution.

Some examples include: a roasted chicken or other meat, meat and vegetable casserole, a dish made with soaked grains, soup using homemade bone broth, pastured egg quiche or other egg dish, organic salad with homemade dressing, steamed or roasted vegetables with butter or cream sauce, fermented vegetables, fresh or cooked fruit with raw whipped cream.

Bring enough to share with everyone and be sure to include some traditional fats!

We’d also like to encourage you to bring your own plate and utensils to help us reduce the use of disposables.  Thanks!


Wise Traditions Conference Presentation:

The annual Wise Traditions Conference was in November, and I was able to attend this year.  I will be presenting some photos, handouts and a few samples from the conference to give you a little “taste” of what it was like.

We will also be discussing what presentations from this conference you want to see in as DVDs in 2018.  So please come and give us your opinion!

Wise Traditions 2018 will be in Baltimore, Maryland, November 16-18th.  I highly recommend attending.  Start planning your trip now!


2017 Wise Traditions Conference | Speakers | Presentations| Schedule | Ride/Room Share | Hotel & Travel | Exhibitor | CEUs | Guided Farm AdventureChildren’s ProgramMenus & Recipes | Chapter Meeting

June Potluck In Review

We had a nice potluck this week. I got there late so I missed the beginning. But there was still plenty of great food.

On my plate is: lamb meatloaf, deviled eggs, pickled cucumber, cole slaw, green salad with strawberries and homemade dressing, two kinds of pate’, fermented veggies, tomato and feta cheese salad and dessert.

After filling up our plates Dr Krautsack gave a presentation on Cholesterol (hint, it’s not the evil substance drug manufacturers would have you believe) and how chiropractic supports nutrition.

We hope you’ll join us for our next event.

Tonight! REMINDER: Potluck and Presentation

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that our monthly potluck is tonight!

Potluck & Presentation:

Date & Time:

Monday, June 5th, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 PM


Dr. Kevin Krautsack will treat us to a talk on common cholesterol myths and how chiropractic supports nutrition.  He will also be available to answer questions on a variety of health topics.

Don’t have time to cook anything?:

Items that you can easily pick up from a natural food store include raw cheeses, naturally cured cold cut meats, sourdough bread, organic salad greens, avocado, olive oil and vinegar, fresh or frozen fruit with cream from grass-fed cows, or anything from the Weston A. Price Foundation Shopping Guide.  Don’t have a Shopping Guide? Come tonight to pick one up!

Hope to see you soon!

– Lisa

March 2016: Planning Session

Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Planning Session (note date change)
6:00 to 8:00 PM


At the home of Megan & Richard
2210 Floral Hill Drive, Eugene

Phone: 541-344-7604

Planning Session:

Please  join us our informal “Steering Committee”.  This meeting is for people who would like to contribute their time and energy to helping  the Eugene Chapter run smoothly in 2016.

Please consider volunteering a little of your time. We have room in this organization for all types of skills and involvement level.

Please Note:

This is not a potluck. Please either eat before the meeting or bring something simple to share. We will not be focused the food for this one event.

Let us know how you would like to be involved!

February 5, 2015 talk at Wellness Center

Holistic Health, Nutrition, & Herbal Interventions in Heart Disease, Diabetes & the Diseases of Civilization

February 5th, 2015
Time: 7:00 P.M.


The People’s Wellness Center
71 Centennial Loop, Suite B
Eugene, Oregon

What is meant by the ‘diseases of civilization’, and how can simple lifestyle changes help you increase your longevity and quality of life in the modern world?  Jakob will introduce participants to exciting traditional evidence and modern research in diet, nutrition, and herbal medicine, and discuss what this research means for tens of millions of Americans today who suffer from prediabetes, diabetes, heart disease, and related ailments. Whether you’re looking to lose a few extra pounds, increase your energy level, or lead a more healthy and vital life in general, this presentation is for you. This is an introductory level class, and the class will last a little over an hour.

This class is being offered free especially for the local WAP Foundation!

Jakob Sletteland MSc, RH(AHG), is a Clinical Nutritionist, Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, and local health educator.  He is a volunteer clinician with Occupy Medical, and his private practice, Vital Force Natural Health, is now located in the People’s Wellness Center in Eugene, Oregon.

For more information about Jakob, check out vitalforcenaturalhealth.com

Jakob Sletteland is also listed on our local Practitioners page.


July 15: History of Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Dave Wetzel, co-founder of Green Pasture Products, will be making a special stop in Eugene to give us a presentation on the History of Fermented Cod Liver Oil!

The History of Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Date: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Market of Choice
67 West 29th
Eugene, OR 97405
Upstairs in the Community Room

Dave and Barb Wetzel founded Green Pasture Products in 2000, with a focus on providing high-quality sacred-food oils just as they were made prior to the industrialized food and farming revolution.

High-Vitamin Butter Oil is our foundation product that all our work has blossomed through. Dr. Weston Price discovered High-Vitamin Butter Oil back in the 1930’s but the pinnacle of his discovery was when he combined Cod Liver Oil with High-Vitamin Butter Oil.

Today we produce the High-Vitamin Butter Oil, and we ferment the historically sacred cod and skate liver oils. Fermenting the livers of fish to extract the oil is an old world practice that may go back as far as biblical times. During the 1850s was the beginning of the industrial food revolution and the first time cod liver oil manufacturing changed from it’s historical sacred roots to an industrialized food.

For more info see: www.greenpasture.org

There will also be tastings available and time to ask all your questions.  And if you order products at the presentation they are offering FREE shipping!

This is probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear him speak in Eugene. Don’t miss it!

Articles – Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A, D & K2:

For more information about why we recommend cod liver oil, and where to purchase locally see: Cod Liver Oil

April 23: Potluck & Essential Oil Discussion

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
6:00 to 8:00 PM


At the home of Megan & Richard
2210 Floral Hill Drive, Eugene

Discussion & Discussion:

Last month, we had such a good time talking about herbs and essential oils that we want to continue our discussion at the next potluck.  Some of our members have experience with essential oils and will help with the discussion. They are: Wade, Chloe, and Cherie Anello, NTP. See you there!


Go EAST on 19th past the University of Oregon campus. Follow signs directing you towards Hendricks Park. When 19th ends at Fairmount Blvd., turn RIGHT. In one block, turn LEFT on Summit and go to the top of the hill where you can see the Hendricks Park Picnic Shelter. (Do not turn left on Birch.) Stay on Summit as it curves right, becoming Floral Hill Drive. (Do not turn right onto Fairmount Drive back through the woods.) In one block, when you exit the park where the houses are, Floral Hill Drive curves right at the yield sign. (Do not keep going downhill onto Sylvan.) 2210 Floral Hill Drive is the 7th house on the right that you can see; aqua, orange and gray.


Megan and Richard’s number is 541-344-7604 (or email: richmeg@efn.org)

Bring a Dish:

Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?

For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principals please see our Potlucks page.

February 19: Potluck at Farm

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

6:00 to 8:00 PM


Wholesome Family Farm
83361 Rodgers Rd
Creswell OR 97426
email: wholesomefamilyfarm@gmail.com


For our discussion, we will learn something about the Wholesome Family Farm, and have the opportunity to ask questions of the farmers!

Directions from Eugene:

I5 South take exit 188 to Hwy 58/Pleasant Hill. Go 2 miles and take a right on Cloverdale which is the first road after the green bridge. Go 3 miles to Rodgers Rd.  Please note you should wait until you have the option to turn LEFT onto Rodgers (do not turn right on Rodgers).

Parking is best near the barn which is the first driveway on the left. Our home is the green house.

Note: Please bring your own plates and utensils!


Joseph & Cammie’s number is 541-525-9150

Bring a Dish:

Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?

For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principals please see our Potlucks page.