July 2017 Potluck in Review

We had our first potluck at Natural Grocers in Eugene.  I’d say the space worked very well for us.

I demonstrated making Beet Kvass, and we had some lively questions about fermentation.  We enjoyed some lovely food and wonderful companionship.

Butter

Beautiful yellow, raw, grass-fed butter, made by one of our local participants.

Organic green salad

Organic green salad

Soaked quinoa salad

Soaked quinoa salad

My plate

My plate: uncured ham, raw butter, olives, green salad, homemade crackers, sauerkraut, pesto dressing, roast chicken, kefir and beet kvass.

Potluck at Natural Grocers

Potluck at Natural Grocers

Homemade crackers & raw butter

Homemade crackers & raw butter

What did you think of it?  Please share your comments about using this space in the comments below.

July 18: Potluck & Beet Kvass Demo

We are trying something new!  Natural Grocers is graciously allowing us to use their space for some events.

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Date & Time:

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017Beet Kvass
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Website:

www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

Demo:

I will be presenting a demo on making fermented Beet Kvass, and we will discuss other fermented foods.

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

Presentation:

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

June 5: Potluck & Cholesterol Presentation

Potluck & Presentation:

Date & Time:

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

Hosted by:

Dr. Kevin Krautsack, DC and Diane Krautsack
541-226-3829

Location:

Emerald City Family Chiropractic
45 Division Ave, Suite H
Eugene OR 97404

Presentation:

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.

About Dr. Krautsack:

Dr. Krautsack is a childhood cancer survivor passionate about teaching others how the body heals, how to eat right, and exercise properly, and ultimately how to thrive in an increasingly toxic world. Through his sickness and fight back to health he has gained a wealth of information regarding nutrition, the human body, and what it takes to get well. He loves to share this knowledge with the world. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University and B.S. of Health Science and Exercise Physiology from Kennesaw State University.

Directions:

Located in the Santa Clara Square beside Subway. You can take River Road north, away from town, and go under the Beltline to the Santa Clara Shopping Center on the right, or east side of the road. If you are on the Beltline, take the River Road Exit and turn north onto River Road.

Host Our Next Potluck!

If you can’t make it to this event, consider hosting our next one!  It is a great way to ensure that the potluck happens on a day you can attend… and you don’t even have to drive anywhere!

Please contact our potluck coordinator, Megan radzillameg@gmail.com to arrange a day and time that works for you.

REMINDER: Potluck tomorrow, March 20th!

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that our March potluck and food demo is tomorrow!

We haven’t held a potluck in a few month, and I hope everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to get together, enjoy some great food and wonderful conversation.


Potluck & Food Demo:

Date & Time:

Monday, March 20, 2017  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:

Home of Marvy & Howard
2880 Blacktail Drive, Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: 541-515-6591

Directions:

“Easiest way is to go South on City View all the way up to W29th.  Make a right and follow the road till it ends at Blacktail.  Make a right and the third house on the left is our home.  Parking on OUR side of the street only.”

They have a shoes-off house, but have slippers to provide.  Please bring your own clean slippers if you prefer.

Demo:

Marvy has offered to do our demo: “I can do a food demo of making fried cauliflower rice and perhaps will serve fried trout, which I have caught last year.  They are simple dishes that take but 15 minutes from start to finish as I can do them simultaneously.  I have a teaching kitchen, so am amply equipped with an area fit for 20-30 people easily.”

Note: Although properly prepared grains are part of the Wise Traditions diet, there are usually at least a few gluten-free or paleo options available.


If you can’t make it to this event, consider hosting our next one!  It is a great way to ensure that the potluck happens on a day you can attend… and you don’t even have to drive anywhere!

Please contact our potluck coordinator, Megan radzillameg@gmail.com to arrange a day and time that works for you.


Sorry this reminder comes so close to the event.  I intended to send out a reminder last week, but have WAY too much stuff on my to-do list.  If you would like to help the chapter by making sure reminders go out in a timely manner, let me know.  I’ll walk you through it.

See you soon!

Lisa

October 24: Potluck & Demo

Yeah, we got a volunteer to host our October Potluck!
OCTOBER 2016 POTLUCK AND BANANA KEFIR DEMO; Hot tub option

Monday, October 24, 2016  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
Home of ShaLene & Max

Discussion & Demo:                                                                                                                                             Max will demonstrate how he makes his raw milk banana kefir, and give us a taste of the finished product.

Directions: To 34 Ridgeline Drive: Go south on Willamette Street to the edge of town. Go left on Spencers Crest Drive (about .5 miles after the light at 46th) . The first cross street on the right is Ridgeline Drive. Their house is the corner house on the right. Do a U turn at Ridgeline and park on Spencers Crest Drive. Walk around the corner up the road 50 ft.  to the house.                

Phone: 808-264-6177

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.

Hot Tub Option:
Bring a towel and bathing suit if you’d like to use the hot tub.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles please see our Potlucks page.

August 2016 Food Tasting & Potluck Picnic in the Park

Please join us for a special event!

Saturday, August 27, 2016 Wayne Morse shelter1
12:00 noon to 2:00 PM

Location:
Wayne Morse Family Farm (park), 595 Crest Drive, Eugene.

Traditional Food Tasting & Potluck:

The Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation is hosting a Traditional Food Tasting & Potluck

This is a unique event. Come sample foods, and enjoy a discussion about the principles of traditional diets. Learn how animal fats, properly prepared whole grains, enzyme enriched foods and nourishing bone broths kept our ancestors healthy.

The picnic is in the covered shelter.  This pavilion is at the top of the rise with trees casting shade over cooling lawn. Bring blankets for family gatherings. There are picnic tables, side-tables for food, and a benched-in fire pit. Nice area for music with great acoustics (bring your instrument)!

An optional Potluck will be included. Please bring your own place settings and utensils to serve the dish you bring to share. A list of ingredients is helpful for those of us with food allergies.

Examples of traditional foods include:

  • Traditional Fats
  • Grass-Fed & Pasture-Raised Meats
  • Raw Milk, Butter, Cheese and Cultured Dairy
  • Wild-caught Seafood, Shellfish & Fish Roe
  • Organic Fruits & Vegetables
  • Fermented Foods
  • Bone Broth based Soups
  • Organ Meats
  • Properly prepared whole Nuts, Seeds, Beans & Grains
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Pasture-raised Eggs
Download Flier

Download Flier

Directions:
From downtown, take Willamette Street South, past 31st.  Stay right on Willamette as Donald splits.  Turn right on Crest.  Parking lot entrance is on the right.

595 Crest Drive is in South Hills, Eugene, Oregon.

The covered shelter is visible at the top of the rise from the parking lot.

Google map

Download our flier (and invite a friend!) >>>

Potluck Optional:
Normally we always ask people to bring a dish to share, but this time we are opening the event to people who do not feel comfortable making something in keeping with WAPF principles.  If you wish 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 principles and potlucks please see our Potlucks page.

More Questions?
Contact Us

Enjoy links to some of our traditional food pages:

July 2016 Farm visit with potluck and U-pick

Saturday, July 16, 2016 POTLUCK and U-Pick Farm Visit
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:
Cheviot Hill Sheep Farm, 84320 N Enterprise Rd, Pleasant Hill.

U-pick and potluck:
We will meet at the farm to pick blueberries, hopefully get a tour from the farmer and learn about raising sheep, and sit under shade trees to eat our potluck.
More about the farm: http://www.localharvest.org/cheviot-hill-sheep-farm-M62348

NOTE: BRING A CHAIR! And small folding tables for the food would be great. They do have shade. Also bring containers to collect the fruit you pick.

Directions:
Just off Highway 58, south of Eugene. Turn south on N Enterprise Road. Pleasant Hill is about halfway to Dexter. Google map

Phone: 

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 principles please see our Potlucks page.

UPDATE: June 2016 U-pick farm visit and potluck

Hi all,

After postponing our potluck last week, we are ON for this weekend!  Please join us!

Saturday, June 11, 2016 POTLUCK and U-Pick Farm Visit
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:
Ambrosia Farm, two miles south of Veneta at 86915 Territorial Hwy.

U-pick and potluck:
We will meet at the farm to pick strawberries, hopefully get a bit of a tour from the farmer, and sit under shade trees on picnic tables to eat some of our strawberries and the potluck food we bring. There is also a farm stand where we can buy vegetables. To learn more about the farm and what vegetables might be available, click the “summer” tab on the webpage: http://www.localharvest.org/ambrosia-farm-M67896

Directions:
Just off Territorial Highway. Google map

Phone: 

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 principles please see our Potlucks page.