April 2018: From the Editor

Hi all,

Here’s what we’ve got planned for April.

First of all I have to tell you that the April 5th GAPS Support Group has been CANCELLED.  Regular meetings resume in May.


 

April 9: Potluck & Demo

Monday, April 9, 2018
Demo at 6:00 PM
Dinner at 6:30

Cooking Demo:

Please come at 6:00 for our demo before dinner begins.  Rouanna will be demonstrating how to cook lamb heart!

Read more >>>


April 27: DVD – Bringing Up Baby – Foods for Optimal Growth and Development

by Sally Fallon Morell, MA

Description:

The foods that baby eats during his first two years will largely determine his health throughout the rest of his life. Nutrient-density is key for giving baby a good start; that means liver and egg yolks, not applesauce and rice cereal. This talk will give practical advice and also provide concerns about exclusive breastfeeding and baby-led weaning.

Read More >>>

 


Membership Discount Ends March 31st – support the spread of nutrient-dense foods

Dear Friend of WAPF:

We are a member-supported organization educating people about the foods eaten by the healthy groups Dr. Price visited AND helping people make these foods part of their diet today.

Until the end of March (this week), we are offering $10 off our new membership fee.  Besides supporting our mission, you will get our 100+ page quarterly journal, one copy of each of our brochures including our annual shopping guide.  With these, you will learn even more about the healthy nutrient-dense foods and wise traditions of the past plus how to incorporate them into your life now.

Reduced Fee Membership

Reduced membership for new members is $30 until March 31 (reduced from $40).

Learn more about membership: http://bit.ly/whyjoinoverview.

Join now for $30 a year: http://bit.ly/marchmembershipmadness

If you prefer to join by phone, please call Monday – Wednesday next week and we can help you.  (202) 363-4394.  Our phones are not open today or tomorrow. Or email us with questions: info@westonaprice.org.

Appreciatively,

Sally Fallon Morell

President

westonaprice.org
(202) 363-4394

We hope you will support the Weston A. Price Foundation in its efforts to restore nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. westonaprice.org

Please say that the Eugene Chapter, WAPF referred you.  So that our chapter can win a copy of the Wise Traditions Conference DVDs!

 


May 3: GAPS Support Group

Alive Holistic Clinic:
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.
The first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm

Lead by: Mary Ruddick & Ann TeppermanThe Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program is a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the body to detoxify and heal. It was originally designed for healing autistic children, but since that initial research, it has also been found to heal numerous other health problems, including ADD, MS, autoimmune disorders, digestive disorders, dyslexia, IC, mood disorders, nervous system disorders, epilepsy, etc.

Read more about GAPS: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps

Only 4 more days to get discounted membership!

New members receive a discounted rate of $30 for an annual membership (regularly $40) through the end of March!

New Memberships = $30 Join Now!

And here is a special offer for existing members:

Dear Members:

Right now, if you purchase 2 new gift memberships, you pay only $30 each. When you give two gifts, you receive another renewal year for yourself complimentary. So for an extra $20 beyond what you would ordinarily pay for your own renewal, 2 more people receive a year membership!

During our March membership drive is an ideal time to give gift memberships. For March, new U.S. memberships are $10 off – so $30 each.  If you give two gifts (total cost is $60 this week), plus you get a free membership (valued at $40 year). Let’s do the math! Instead of paying the normal rate of $120 for three one-year memberships, you pay only $60!

To give a gift membership:

  1. http://bit.ly/membercheckout – fill out the information here for the people receiving your gift! Send us an email letting us know their names so we can renew you for another year complimentary!
  2. Or call us and give us the information over the phone! (202) 363-4394
  3. Do this by March 31 when the promotion expires!

Thank you for your continued support and for sharing this important information.

Kathy Kramer

Executive Director

Let me know your name and be sure to tell the WAPF office you heard about the special from the Eugene Chapter!  If we get enough new memberships the Chapter can win a free copy of the conference recordings for our DVD showing!

March 2018: From the Editor

Eugene Chapter Website Complemented:

We received a wonderful complement recently from a chapter leader in another state who checked out our website. She said:

“I have to tell you, Lisa, I went through many pages on your site and was flabbergasted at the beauty, simplicity, articulateness, but mostly the ENORMOUS amount of incredibly helpful material to ANYONE no matter where they are in their transition to Real Food.  I’ve not seen any WAPF chapter website so thoroughly engaging with their members and so utterly well stocked with information.  All the links!  All the pages!  All the quality information.  Both my co-chapter leader and I were both floored.  All your info is up to date with multiple events and activities.   We were astounded by the amount of time and work put into your site, and your group.  It was all so encouraging.  

I also saw you have a fb group and a fb page.  It appears the group is meant for event announcements and notices, and to point the way to the fb page, which points the way to the website.  And then you have a IG account on top of it all, with great pictures.”

It is so nice to hear that someone appreciates the website!

If you haven’t visited our website, please do! The information is there for YOU! The local people of Eugene/Springfield and nearby areas.  We try to make it as helpful as possible.  Here are a few of our pages you might want to view:

Have you found something new or useful on the website?  Let us know what you think.


March 9: Potluck & Eugene Meat Collective

Friday, March 9, 2018
Please arrive at 6:00, we plan to eat by 6:30 PM

Potlucks are during the second week of each month. Days rotate to accommodate different schedules.

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. Don’t think it has to be complicated. See more ideas…

Presentation:

Eugene Meat Collective will come tell us about what they have to offer.


March 17: That’s My Farmer!

This is not a Eugene Chapter event. We include it here as a service to our local members.

THAT’S MY FARMER presents   Eugene’s First CSA Food Share Fair


THAT’S MY FARMER
presents   Eugene’s First CSA Food Share Fair

Saturday, March 17, 2018
First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street

11 am – 2 pm

Read More >>


March 23: DVD – GAPS How to Cook

by Kim Schulte

Description:

In part three of this GAPS presentation, Kim Schulte talks about how to cook GAPS foods.

Read More >>

DVDs are the fourth Friday of each month at 6:30 pm

Upcoming in April:

  • April 27: Bringing Up Baby – Foods for Optimal Growth and Development
    Sally Fallon

Help stop meningococcal vaccine mandates

This comes to us from the Weston A. Price Foundation.  You can find your Representative here:

https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html

Please call him or her.  It only takes a couple minutes.


ACTION ALERT

Help stop meningococcal vaccine mandates

The Oregon Legislature may soon be considering a bill, H.B. 4157, which would require meningococcal conjugate vaccines for students 11 years of age or older; and Serogroup B meningococcal vaccines for students 10 years of age or older.

Please help us STOP this bill by contacting your Oregon representative today! Let your legislator know vaccines are a medical decision that carries risk and should be left up to the individual, not mandated.

Talking points, which explain more about the problems with H.B. 4157, are below the Take Action section.

View H.B. 4157 here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2018R1/Measures/Overview/HB4157

TAKE ACTION

Contact your district Oregon representative and ask him/her to OPPOSE H.B. 4157. You can look up who represents you at: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-districts.html

Calls are more effective than emails, and only take a few minutes.

Sample script:

“Hi, my name is ____ and I am a constituent. I am calling to ask Representative ____ to OPPOSE H.B. 4157, which would mandate meningitis vaccines for 10 and 11 year-old school children.

Vaccine mandates are contrary to the concept of informed consent for medical procedures.

According to the CDC’s website, meningitis vaccines can cause serious allergic reactions and injury, including death. In addition, the CDC acknowledges that they have limited data on the efficacy of these vaccines and that meningococcal disease is at a historic low in the U.S.

I urge Representative _____ to oppose H.B. 4157.”

If you send an email, be sure to personalize it. You may wish to use a couple of the talking points below. Don’t copy all of them – just use them as ideas to help structure your own message.

Read More >>


Tell Congress to support local meat production

This comes to us from the Weston A. Price Foundation. If you haven’t yet called or written, there is still time.

Last November, we asked you to contact your Congressional representative to urge passage of the PRIME Act, which would make it easier for small-scale livestock producers to sell meat to local consumers. Since that alert, several more legislators have signed on as co-sponsors! Now, the best chance for getting that bill passed is to attach it to the Farm Bill – and we need your help to get even more co-sponsors to make that happen.

Read More >>

Our local Representative is Peter DeFazio. His phone number in Washington DC is: 202-225-6416
Please call and urge him to co-sponsor H.R. 2657, the PRIME Act.

(I called, it took less than 2 minutes)

 


April 5: GAPS Support Group Canceled (see you in May!)

Alive Holistic Clinic:
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.
The first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm

Lead by: Mary Ruddick & Ann TeppermanThe Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program is a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the body to detoxify and heal. It was originally designed for healing autistic children, but since that initial research, it has also been found to heal numerous other health problems, including ADD, MS, autoimmune disorders, digestive disorders, dyslexia, IC, mood disorders, nervous system disorders, epilepsy, etc.

Read more: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps


Volunteers Still Welcome

If you’d like to help your local Weston A Price Foundation chapter,

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)
  • 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, 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!


Please check out The Weston A. Price Foundation website, there are many resources for you to use:

Weston A. Price Resources:

Join the Weston A. Price Foundation today!


And as always, check out the online version of this newsletter and our local Eugene area website for updates, link corrections and many more resources.

Eugene Area Resources:

Enjoy!

– Lisa

February 2018: From the Editor

February 16: Potluck & Demo

Friday, February 16, 2018
6:30 PM

Sorry for the short notice.  Someone else scheduled the room on the date that we wanted, so we had to take what we could get at Natural Grocers.

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. See more ideas…

Demo: Meat stock, bone broth, soups and stews

I will demonstrate making bone broth, and we will discuss the differences between meat stock, bone broth, soups and stews.  We will discuss some basic patterns for making soups and stews, and have several types of broths to sample.

Read More >>


Tell Congress to support local meat production

This comes to us from the Weston A. Price Foundation:

Last November, we asked you to contact your Congressional representative to urge passage of the PRIME Act, which would make it easier for small-scale livestock producers to sell meat to local consumers.  Since that alert, several more legislators have signed on as co-sponsors!  Now, the best chance for getting that bill passed is to attach it to the Farm Bill – and we need your help to get even more co-sponsors to make that happen.

Read More >>

Our local Representative is Peter DeFazio.  His phone number in Washington DC is: 202-225-6416 
Please call and urge him to co-sponsor H.R. 2657, the PRIME Act.

(I just did, it took less than 2 minutes)


February 23: DVD – Nourish Your Neurons

by Amy Berger

I attended this presentation live at the Wise Traditions Conference last year, and really enjoyed it. I thought Amy Berger did an excellent job of explaining Alzheimer’s disease and her recommended treatment.  I recommend this presentation for anyone who wants to understand the brain.

Description:

Few illnesses are as frightening and feared as Alzheimer’s disease. It seems to strike indiscriminately and the best conventional medicine has to offer are medications that are largely ineffective at slowing or stopping disease progression. However, the scientific literature is replete with research referring to Alzheimer’s disease as “type 3 diabetes” or “diabetes of the brain,” owing to the fundamental role of impaired glucose metabolism and insulin signaling in the brain. This talk will explore the concept of Alzheimer’s as a “metabolic condition, with a metabolic solution…

Read More >>

Download the flier and invite a friend! FebDVD


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.


Eugene Chapter, Now on Facebook!

Thanks to our new volunteer, the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation is now on Facebook.

Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/wapfeugene for up to date information on potlucks, DVD showings, local farms, and more!


Nourished With Nature

Julia and Blake from Nourished With Nature joined us at our potluck in January.  They wanted to pass on this information to everyone:

We offer:
  • Grass Fed and Finished Beef
  • Pastured Pork organically fed non-corn non-soy
  • Pastured Chickens organically fed non-corn non-soy
  • Pastured Eggs organically fed non-corn non-soy
Contact Us: info@nourishedwithnature.com
541-409-3719
Farm Store Hours
Saturdays 10am-2pm (or by appointment)
34847 Bond Rd
Lebanon, OR 97355
We would be willing to make deliveries to the Eugene area monthly if a few families wanted to start a buying club with a minimum total order of $500.
We want to give you access to our farm products and realize its a little bit of a drive to get to our farm so we came up with this other option.
Yours Naturally,
Julia

GAPS Support Group

Alive Holistic Clinic:
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.
The first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm

Lead by: Mary Ruddick & Ann Tepperman

The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program is a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the body to detoxify and heal. It was originally designed for healing autistic children, but since that initial research, it has also been found to heal numerous other health problems, including ADD, MS, autoimmune disorders, digestive disorders, dyslexia, IC, mood disorders, nervous system disorders, epilepsy, etc.

Read more: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps


Please check out The Weston A. Price Foundation website, there are many resources for you to use:

Weston A. Price Resources:

Join the Weston A. Price Foundation today!


And as always, check out the online version of this newsletter and our local Eugene area website for updates, link corrections and many more resources.

Eugene Area Resources:

Enjoy!

– Lisa

January 2018: From the Editor

Hi all,

Happy New Year!

We have FOUR local events in Eugene this month plus one in Portland! WOW!


January 4: GAPS Support Group

Thursday, January 4, 2018
7:15 PM

Alive Holistic Clinic:
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.

Lead by: Mary Ruddick & Ann Tepperman

First Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm  For info about GAPS, see: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps


January 9: Potluck & Farm Presentation

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
6:30 PM

Great news!  We have a special presentation by local farmers scheduled for this potluck!  Nourished With Nature, Blake and Julia Bell will come tell us about their farm and discuss bone broth.

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401
www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

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!

Note: We need a new potluck coordinator to help schedule potlucks in 2018!  Please consider joining us at the Steering Committee meeting to find out more.


January 13-14: Foods by Nature Expo

Portland, Oregon
Saturday & Sunday, January 13 and 14, 2018
Only $10 in advance

Sally Fallon Morell will be joining other leading expert speakers at the Foods by Nature Expo.

Foods by Nature Expo is a consumer show featuring many exhibitors inspired by the traditions of Weston A. Price. Cost is only $10 advance, $12 at the door and children 10 and under are free. Where could you possibly pay such an affordable price and hear Sally and these other speakers? Please share with your friends on facebook/foodsbynatureexpo.

Find ticketing and more details about the event at www.foodsbynatureexpo.com or eugenewestonaprice.org/2017/12/06/sally-fallon-morell-speaking-in-portland-in-january

Invite Your Friends:

This will be a great event to invite your friends and family to attend.  I expect it to be a wonderful introduction for people who have never heard the Weston A. Price Foundation message, plus more in-depth information for those of us who already know the basics.

This is a rare opportunity to hear these speakers in Oregon and a great price!

Carpool to Portland:

If you’d like to carpool from Eugene to Portland for this event, contact us!


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!

 


January 26: Mindful Conception DVD

Friday, January 26, 2018
7:15 PM

Know any young couples who are planning to have children sometime?  This is important information to know BEFORE pregnancy.

In light of the tremendous rise in birth defects, autism, learning disabilities, autoimmunity and cancer in children living in industrialized nations, especially the U.S., it is imperative that preconception couples take preparation for conception seriously. Mindful conception is just that…  Read More >>>


Please check out The Weston A. Price Foundation website, there are many resources for you to use:

Weston A. Price Resources:

Join the Weston A. Price Foundation today!


And as always, check out the online version of this newsletter and our local Eugene area website for updates, link corrections and many more resources.

Eugene Area Resources:

Enjoy!

– Lisa

December 2017: From The Editor

Hi all,

We have events coming up!  I’ve written out many events dates in 2018, so read everything then take a moment to mark your calendars.


Steering Committee Meeting:

In January we will hold an informal “Steering Committee” Meeting.

(Look for information about the date as soon as we confirm room availability).

Let us know how you would like to be involved!

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.

I would like to thank a few of our wonderful volunteers who helped in 2017:

  • Megan, who has been the potluck coordinator for the last couple of years (She is ready to turn this job over to a new person – could this be you?).
  • Rouanna, who has been showing the DVDs each month and helped staff our booth at Fun with Fermentation.
  • Janice, who set up the Eugene Chapter QuickBooks account this year and handled all of our financial data.
  • Mary, who recently volunteered to schedule the room at Natural Grocers for our DVD showings and Potlucks, and post events to Eugene Weekly.
  • Sarah, who recently began work on a Facebook page for our chapter.
  • We need you too!  See Get Involved! for ideas.

Thank you everyone!  I couldn’t do it all without you!


Potlucks:

Potlucks occur once per month.

Dates rotate to include different days of the week, check the newsletter for information.

Recently we have been rotating days of the week to accommodate different schedules.  We’d like to hear from you!  What days work best for you?  Contact Us


DVDs:

Fourth Friday of each month (except for December).

In 2018 the DVD showings are:

  • January 26: Mindful Conception
    Kim Schuette
    All about having a Healthy Pregnancy.
  • February 23: Nourish Your Neurons: Preventing Alzheimer’s with Good Nutrition
    Amy Berger
    How to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s.
  • March 23: Part III GAPS, How to Cook
    Kim Schuette
  • April 27: Bringing Up Baby – Foods for Optimal Growth and Development
    Sally Fallon
  • May 25
  • June 22
  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 28
  • October 26
  • November 23

Mark your calendars!


GAPS Support Group:

First Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm

Alive Holistic Clinic:
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.

Lead by: Mary Ruddick & Ann Tepperman

Upcoming dates:

  • December 7
  • January 4
  • February 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 5
  • August 2
  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6

Please check with Mary or Ann for any changes.

More info about GAPS: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps


Important Information from The Weston A. Price Foundation:

Good News About the Soy Health Claim: NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP!

I have some very good news to report: In response to our 2008 petition, the FDA has proposed to revoke the heart health claim for soy protein!

But there is still work to do. We now need to flood the FDA with comments in support of this measure.

Read More >>>

ACTION ALERT: Oppose Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services!

If confirmed, Azar would head HHS, also known as the Health Department, charged with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential services.

As general council for HHS, Azar participated in the Autism Omnibus Proceedings that denied more than 5,000 claims of vaccine injury to devastated families.

Later, as president of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s USA division for almost a decade, Azar exploited drug pricing. For example, Eli Lilly’s insulin product, Humulin R U-500, rose 325 percent in price from 2010 to 2015.

Azar’s career also includes a position as board member of the Biotechnology Innovation Association, a trade association that lobbies for manufacturers of biotech products including vaccines and GMOs.

We must fight against this nomination. Please take a moment to let your voice be heard!

Contact Oregon Senators: Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden

Read More >>>

Vaccine Mandates

If the state can tag, track down and force citizens against their will to be injected with biologicals of known and unknown toxicity today, there will be no limit on which individual freedoms the state can take away in the name of the greater good tomorrow.

Read More >>>


The Eugene Meat Collective:

I’d like to introduce you to the Eugene Meat Collective, which is a noble butchery school.  I met them at Fun with Fermentation.

They hold classes here in Eugene, teaching such topics as butchering, sausage making and Pâté classes.  Check them out.

http://eugenemeatcollective.com/
408.489.0819
eugenemeatcollective@gmail.com


We’d like to welcome a new farm to our farm list:

Nourished With Nature
Blake and Julia Bell
Lebanon, OR 97355
541-409-3719

Pastured and organically fed broiler chickens, turkey, bones and organs Pastured and organically fed pork, lard, organs and bones Grass fed and finished beef, lamb, bones and organs Our poultry and pork is supplemented with an organic corn-free, soy-free non-GMO grain ration milled locally.

Email: nourishedwithnature@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nourishedwithnatureoregon/

Check out all the farms currently listed at the Eugene Chapter, WAPF Farm List: eugenewestonaprice.org/farms


Please check out The Weston A. Price Foundation website, there are many resources for you to use:

Resources:

Join the Weston A. Price Foundation today!


And as always, check out the online version of this newsletter and our local Eugene area website for updates, link corrections and many more resources.

Enjoy!

– Lisa

August 2017: From The Editor

Hi all,

Beautiful yellow, raw, grass-fed butter

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

We have events coming up!


Here are some photos of our last potluck:

 We liked Natural Grocers, and will be returning there in for our potluck in August.

New Farm in Creswell: Lucky Ladies Farm

Lucky Ladies FarmHi, my name is Kristin and I’m a new farmer in Creswell. I have shares of pork available this fall that I thought might be of special interest to some of your members. These are rotationally pastured, heritage breed pigs being fed a corn and soy free diet (not certified organic, but locally sourced non-GMO grains and legumes, as well as goat whey and apples). There are only a few shares left but I would love if this offer could be passed on, as convenient for you.

Name: Kristin
Email: kristineppspdx@gmail.com

Three half shares available of pastured Gloucester Old Spot/Large Black pigs. The Livestock Conservancy lists both breeds as threatened, despite their hardiness and excellent pork quality. Besides pasture, their diet has been supplemented with fermented grain and field peas (corn/soy/GMO free), apples, and goat milk and whey.

They should weigh 250-300lbs by October. I am asking $3.00/lb hanging weight, which is the weight after slaughter but before butchering; it’s about 72% of the live weight, so half of a 300lb hog would be about 108lbs hanging weight. Some more weight is lost during the butchering process, depending on what cuts a person chooses. If someone wants all sausage or boneless cuts and doesn’t want any of the fat or bones or organs, they would get less back than if they want all bone-in cuts and want all the fat for making lard. A good average is that 80% of the hanging weight is returned as cuts, so about 86.4lbs for a half share.

At $3.00/lb hanging weight, a share buyer would pay me about $324 for the half pig. State law requires that the butcher is paid separately. I am using Farmer’s Helper for an on-farm kill (no stressful truck ride for the pigs!); they charge .59/lb for the cutting and packaging, and a $55 kill fee, so for the half pig it would be around $90 to the butcher. Smoking and curing adds more to that – if you wanted your bacon and ham cured instead of getting them fresh, that could add another $20 or so.

So, altogether, $324 to me and $110 to the butcher is $434 for around 86.4lbs of pork, coming out to about $5.02/lb for what you take home.

Find out more about their farming practices at:


August 17: Natural Grocers 62nd Anniversary

The Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation will have a booth at this event!  Stop by to say “hi” and pick up a few brochures.

Day & Time:

August 17th
12-4 PM
(I may just do a couple hours of that)

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Website:

www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene


August 25th: DVD Redeeming Bread: How to Make Einkorn Sourdough

by Min Kim

I have a couple of Einkorn cookbooks for you to view before the movie.

Time:

DVD begins at 6:30 PM

Location:

Market of Choice
67 West 29th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
(Upstairs in the Community Room)

Cost:

Free.  Donations encouraged.

Description:

Learn how to hand-craft sourdough bread that has been fermented for forty-two hours. This bread is not overly sour and has a light and airy texture. This is a no-knead technique that anyone can do at home to produce beautiful artisan bread.

Min Kim
has been a domestic engineer for the past twenty-two years.  Upon learning about traditional foods and the Weston A. Price Foundation five years ago, she pledged to her family that food would taste better than what they were used to.  This led her to learn and perfect a sourdough bread technique that not only is nourishing and kind to the body, but also is flavorful without being overly sour, and has a light and airy texture.  She now provides real sourdough bread to local families and also teaches classes on how to make this bread at home.

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? 

Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:

View all Wise Traditions recordings available for purchase and download at Fleetwood: www.fleetwoodonsite.com

 


August 29th: PotluckDSC09336-150x150

Day & Time:

August 29th

6:30 – 8:00 PM

(formerly 6:00)

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Website:

www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

Demo:

I will be presenting a demo on sauerkraut, kimchi and mixed fermented veggies.

 


September 7th: GAPS Support Group

Date & Time:

September 7th, 2017
7:15 PM
(The first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm)

Location:

Alive Holistic Clinic:
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.

Lead by: Mary Ruddick & Ann Tepperman

The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program is a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the body to detoxify and heal. It was originally designed for healing autistic children, but since that initial research, it has also been found to heal numerous other health problems, including ADD, MS, autoimmune disorders, digestive disorders, dyslexia, IC, mood disorders, nervous system disorders, epilepsy, etc.

Read more: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps


September 22nd: DVD – Traditional Foods for Preventing Tooth Decay & Gum Disease

Postponed.  Stay tuned for more info.

This is a great presenter and great topic!  His other talks have been very popular.

At Market of Choice


October 1st: Fun With Fermentation

The Eugene Chapter, WAPF has participated at this event for many years.  This year it has moved from January to October, which is a perfect time to think about ferments!

Day & Time:

Sunday, October 1st
11 AM – 4 PM

Location:

Lane Community College
101 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

 


October 5th: GAPS Support Group

Coming up next month.  Save the date!

Alive Holistic Clinic


Please check out The Weston A. Price Foundation website, there are many resources for you to use:

Resources:

Join the Weston A. Price Foundation today!


And as always, check out the online version of this newsletter and our local Eugene area website for updates, link corrections and many more resources.

Enjoy!

– Lisa

July 2017: From The Editor

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Fireworks over a glowing glass of fresh lime juice virgin margarita!

Hi all,

I hope you all had a great 4th of July!  I had a very nice time hanging out with family and new friends.

We have events coming up!


But first, I posted some photos of our last potluck:


July 6: GAPS Support Group

Alive Holistic Clinic
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.
The first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm

The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program is a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the body to detoxify and heal.

More Information:


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.

 


 July 28: DVD Showing – The PHO Public Health Disaster– the Complete Story

by Dr. Gerald McNeill, 75 min.

Description: 

About 50 years ago, a glut of soybean in the U.S. lead to the introduction of a new chemical process: “partially hydrogenated oils” (PHO). The process converts liquid oils into semi-solid shortenings that have the same texture as butter and other animal fats. The process is extremely versatile and many new textures were created, displacing butter and leading to a golden age in the baking and snack food industries.

Eventually, nutrition science discovered that the main fat in PHO, trans fat, was ten times worse than saturated fat. On June 18th 2015 the FDA announced that PHO were no longer GRAS (generally recognized as safe). This presentation will discuss the events leading to the adoption of PHO, to a major decline in public health and finally a recovery with the elimination of trans fat from the food supply.

Gerald P. McNeill, PhD The PHO Public Health Disaster – the Complete Story Saturday 11:00-12:15 About 50 years ago, a glut of soybean in the U.S. lead to the introduction of a new chemical process: “partially hydrogenated oils” (PHO). The process converts liquid oils into semi-solid shortenings that have the same texture as butter and other animal fats. The process is extremely versatile and many new textures were created, displacing butter and leading to a golden age in the baking and snack food industries. Eventually, nutrition science discovered that the main fat in PHO, trans fat, was ten times worse than saturated fat. On June 18th 2015 the FDA announced that PHO were no longer GRAS (generally recognized as safe). This presentation will discuss the events leading to the adoption of PHO, to a major decline in public health and finally a recovery with the elimination of trans fat from the food supply.

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:

View all Wise Traditions recordings available for purchase and download at Fleetwood: www.fleetwoodonsite.com

 


August 3rd: GAPS Support Group

Coming up next month.  Save the date!


August 25th: DVD Redeeming Bread: How to Make Einkorn Sourdough

Coming up next month.  Save the date!

At Market of Choice


August 29th: Potluck

Coming up next month.  Save the date!

At Natural Grocers


September 7th: GAPS Support Group

Coming up.  Save the date!


 September 22nd: DVD – Traditional Foods for Preventing Tooth Decay & Gum Disease

Coming up.  Save the date!

At Market of Choice


Please check out The Weston A. Price Foundation website, there are many resources for you to use:

Resources:

Join the Weston A. Price Foundation today!


And as always, check out the online version of this newsletter and our local Eugene area website for updates, link corrections and many more resources.

Enjoy!

– Lisa

June 2017: From The Editor

Hi all,

I’m happy to announce that the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation has a potluck, a presentation by a local WAPF-friendly chiropractor and a DVD showing all coming up in June!  Plus we have more local events to announce!


June 1: GAPS Support Group

Alive Holistic Clinic
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.
The first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm

The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program is a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the body to detoxify and heal.

More Information:

 


June 5: Potluck & Cholesterol Presentation:

Date & Time:

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

Hosted by:

Dr. Kevin Krautsack, DC and Diane Krautsack
Emerald City Family Chiropractic

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.

More Information:

 


 

June 23: DVD Showing – Missing Nutrients in Modern Food

Dirt Poor, Badly Bread and Improperly Prepared: Missing Nutrients in Modern Food

by John Moody

Friday, June 23, 2017

Description: 

Changing to traditional foods is about more than just WHAT foods we eat, but HOW they are raised and prepared. Since the time of our grandparents and great-grandparents, foods have lost significant amounts of their nutritional value–anywhere from one third to three quarters of their vitamin and mineral content or more! This talk will explore the depth of these nutritional losses, their causes, and the ways we get truly paleo (nutrient-dense) foods back on our plates.

More Information:


BOUGHT movie online screening

I just watched this movie online.  It is currently still available for free.  It covers a variety of topics including vaccines, GMOs, glyphosate, neonicotinoids, drugs and chemical farming.  I don’t know how much longer it will continue to be available, so watch it while you still can or buy the movie!

http://www.boughtmovie.com/free-viewing/watch.php?

More Information:


Action Alert:

Please help Canadians be able to drink raw milk

Canadian Government is gearing up to criminalize raw milk consumption!

This hearing is the most crucial one in the 23 years of the raw milk battle in Ontario. It goes to the core of food rights.

More Information:


Cooking for GAPS and Medical Diets:

And here we have a wonderful new resource to tell you about.  A local GAPS-knowledgeable person is offering her cooking services!

Are you thinking about starting a medical diet but are overwhelmed with the thought of all of the cooking you will need to do, or are you already on one and having a hard time keeping up?

I am here to help!

More Information:

 


The Vaxxed bus is coming to Eugene on June 14th.

This comes to us from a local activist.  We are including it as a service to our local members who would like to learn more about the vaccine controversy. 

There will be will a clip of Vaxxed, a clip of The Truth about Vaccines, then a panel discussion and a Q&A with Dr. Suzanne Humphries (Dissolving Illusions), Polly Tommey (Vaxxed,) and Jennifer Margulis PhD. (The Vaccine Friendly Plan).

Right now our main priority is finding people to share their stories of vaccine injury or finding people to share their experience of being healthy and vaccine free.  This includes everyone from medical professionals to mamas.  If you know anyone who is willing to “be brave” enough to share their story please have them contact me to arrange a time to be interviewed by the Vaxxed team.  Help us spread the word about this find some great people in our community who can share experiences.

More Information:


Victory for Auzure Standard Farm

Thanks to all the many people who took time to write or call in a response to Sherman County’s plans to spray Azure Farm, the county weed board received 40,000 emails! They have backed off the plan to spray the organic farm with toxic herbicides.

http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/blog/victory-sherman-county-backs-down-after-receiving-40000-emails-organic-azure-farms-saved

We just went through the hearing with the county commission and the weed board and I want to thank all you loyal customers for giving your opinion. For spreading the word far and wide. Not only did it spread the word far and wide about this but it opened up a whole new level of debate about organic agriculture, organic farming…I think it’s done wonderful things. It’s given opportunity for people to hear about the benefits of organic agriculture – and healthy food – that have never had it before. Thank you so much. I will say that even thought here in the county there was lively debate, the level heads have prevailed. The county commission has now agreed to work with us on a proper weed plan.

Read more >>>


We’ve added a new farm to our Farm List!

Flying Carrot Farm
Contact: Adam and Amy Stevens
Phone: 801-718-8510, 801-652-3955
Email: hello@flyingcarrotfarm.com
Website: www.flyingcarrotfarm.com
Address: 89043 Poodle Creek Rd, Noti, OR 97461

We are a small, diversified family farm offering pastured meats, eggs, and vegetables. We use organic production methods, often exceeding organic standards, but we are not certified organic. We practice managed intensive grazing and cows and sheep are never fed grain of any kind. All purchase feed, with the exception of hay, is raw, certified organic, soy free, and non gmo verified.

More Information:

The Farm List is definitely a work in progress.  If you know any farms that should be included, please have them contact me with their information.


Please check out The Weston A. Price Foundation website, there are many resources for you to use:

Resources:

Join the Weston A. Price Foundation today!


And as always, check out the online version of this newsletter and our local Eugene area website for updates, link corrections and many more resources.

Enjoy!

– Lisa

BOUGHT movie online screening

This movie is currently still available for free online.  It covers a variety of topics including vaccines, GMOs, glyphosate, neonicotinoids, drugs and chemical farming.  I don’t know how much longer it will continue to be available, so watch it while you still can or buy the movie!

http://www.boughtmovie.com/free-viewing/watch.php?

 

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

  • Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline plead guilty and agreed to pay a $3 billion fine for illegal marketing and withholding information about health hazards associated with several of its drugs, including Avandia and Paxil. This was the largest fine ever paid by a drug company.
  • Since the first National Vaccine Injury Compensation (VICP) claims were filed in 1989, 3,981 compensation awards have been made. More than $2.8 billion in compensation awards has been paid to petitioners.
  • Between 2012 and mid-2014, Monsanto and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) successfully blocked GMO labeling laws in over 30 states, at a price tag of more than $100 million.

Watch the movie >>>