Fun with Fermentation Festival 2014: Jan 11th

The fifth annual Fun with Fermentation Festival is coming up on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Vet’s Club in Eugene.  This is put on by Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance.

The Eugene Chapter will once again have a booth at this event.


The Vet’s Club
1626 Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon


Saturday, January 11, 2014
From 11 am – 4 pm

More details coming in the January newsletter.


VOTE NOW: GMOs are ugly!

This comes to us from Occupy Monsanto.  Help raise GMO awareness by voting for the Fishy Sugar Beet car in the ugliest car contest (I think it is kinda beautiful, and would much rather ride in it than some of the others, but voted for it as ugliest):

We all know that GMOs are ugly… But just how ugly are they?

We were just informed by our friends at the Are We Eating Fishy Food? campaign that Fishy Sugar Beet was nominated for CarTalk’s “Ugliest Car” contest.

Let’s hijack the vote and tell the world just how ugly GMOs really are! If we win, we’ll interject a discussion about GMO, GMO labeling, and GMO ethanol into a nationally syndicated radio show about cars.

Voting will only take 15 seconds of your time, so scroll down & vote for #8:

Have a great weekend,


The other cars are pretty awesome, but don’t vote for them!

Turn Pro with Tim Wightman

This comes to us from the Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association.  They may already be full, but contact Charlotte if you want more info:


This is just a quick reminder that Tim Wightman is headed out here the weekend of September 7th and 8th..

Same seminar each day, so you only need to attend one.

Also – please forward this to anyone you think might be interested – consumer, producer, or someone who wants to get a cow in the future.

Registration is limited to the first 25 to sign up.  Click on this link to register:

After clicking on the link above, select either date and click on “Add to Cart” then check out.  Be sure to add dinner if you want to participate in the open forum.

Tim Wightman Seminar

9/7 at Deck Family Farms $55 – 10AM-3PM

9/8 at Champoeg Creamery $55 – 10AM-3PM

Each event followed by a Master Mind Q and A dinner with Tim, $25

Space is limited to the first 25 people to sign up at each event to maximize learning.

  • First 1.5 hours will be reviewing proper milking and cleaning procedures and equipment

Even if you attended the March session at Champoeg Creamery you will still learn from this review.  I have heard from many of you (and me) since then clarifying and trying to remember what Tim presented.  Studies show we need to hear things as many as 5-7 times for it to sink in, this review will be well worth your time.  I know I am still learning MANY new things at each event!

We will discuss how to prepare your dairy animals to transition to winter feed and manage your pastures through the winter and how to properly prepare them for next spring.  Walk the pastures with Tim explaining the various grasses and heights and nutritional values as the season changes

  • Discussion of fertilizers and soil amendments for animal health and quality milk.
  • If anyone wants to conduct a forage and soil test and bring your results, Tim will analyze them with the group.
  •  Learn the proper nutrition and minerals for your cows and goats.
  • Understand what a standard plate count & coliform count is, where to collect them and how to read them.
  • Your questions and concerns as the discussion develops.

Time: 10 AM-3 PM Bring Your Lunch

Mastermind Q&A dinner with Tim $25 4-6 PM after each event.

I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new producers! We always learn tons from each other!!



Charlotte Smith

Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association (ORMPA)

7798 Champoeg Rd NE
St. Paul, OR 97137

May 25: March Against Monstanto

This is not a Eugene Chapter or Weston Price event, but we post it here as a service to our members.  Healthy food begins with no GMO!

March Against Monsanto
Date: Saturday, May 25 2013
Time: 11:00 am PST (2pm EST Everywhere!)
 Location: Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza
Eugene, Oregon

The fight for our food!! Join us for a Rally and March and Party for a sustainable food system. Speakers, Music and more information to be announced as available. This event is being held in conjunction with the worldwide March Against Monsanto. Please spread the word!!

Contact info for Eugene: Lizzy

This is a Call to Action for a Non-Hierarchical Occupation of Monsanto Everywhere

Whether you like it or not, chances are Monsanto contaminated the food you ate today with chemicals and unlabeled GMOs. Monsanto controls much of the world’s food supply at the expense of food democracy worldwide. This site is dedicated to empowering citizens of the world to take action against Monsanto & it’s enablers like the FDA, USDA, EPA, GMA, BIO, and the processed food companies that use Monsanto’s products.

We urge you to help organize and attend the closest March Against Monsanto taking place everywhere on Saturday, May 25, 2013!

September 21-22: Wise Traditions Conference in Portland!

For the first time ever the Wise Traditions Conference is coming to Oregon!

September 21-22, 2013
Portland, Oregon
Regional Wise Traditions Conference

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR  97220

Register Now!

We will be offering:
  • A Showcase for Delicious Traditional Food
  • A Unique Opportunity for Health Professionals and Laymen interested in Diet and Health
  • WAPF Networking, Friendship and Fun
Seminars include:
  • Nourishing Traditional Diets
  • The Vital Fat-Soluble Vitamins
  • Myths and Truths About Vegetarian Diets
  • A Healthy Pregnancy
  • Taking the Fear Out of Fermentation
  • Passing the Bone: The Lore and Life of Bone Broth
  • Death by Food Pyramid
  • How to Maintain Optimum Joint Health as We Age
  • Empowering Fertility With a Nutrient-Dense Diet
  • The China Study
  • The Explosion of Autoimmunity
  • Raw Milk Babies
Featured Speakers will include:
  • Sally Fallon Morell, MA
  • Chris Masterjohn, PhD
  • Dale Jacobson DC
  • Kaayla Daniel, PhD
  • Denise Minger
  • Charlotte Smith
  • Nora Gedgaudas
  • Lisa Bianco-Davis
Location and Accommodation
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR  97220
Conference Food
As always, the conference will feature two delicious lunches of traditional foods. Interested in donating/bartering food items?  Phone our office at (304) 724-3006 or email
Exhibit and Sponsor Information
For information about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at the conference, please contact Paul Frank at PTF & Associates at (304) 724-3006 or via email to Space is extremely limited. Early registration is strongly encouraged.

Please tell others about this conference!
Download the flier (right click and “save as”)

Sponsoring Partner
Green Pasture
For further information visit
or call (304) 724-3006.
I am pleased to announce that I (Lisa) have been asked to give a presentation on fermentation at the conference.  You local members in Eugene can hear me talk anytime, but don’t miss this opportunity to hear the other great speakers in person!  I don’t know how long it will be before the conference returns to Oregon.  If you’ve never heard Sally Fallon Morell’s Nourishing Traditional Diets presentation, you owe it to yourself to attend!  And the food is always awesome, that alone is worth the admission!
We hope many Eugene members will attend.  Please use our WAPFEugene list on Yahoo groups to coordinate sharing rides or rooms with other local members.

Register Now!

March 17: Tim Wightman Seminar

This is not a Eugene Chapter event, but we post the information here as a service to our local members.  For additional information, please contact Charlotte Smith.

Recommended by the Eugene Chapter Leader:
“I have heard Tim Wightman speak several times at Wise Traditions Conferences, and I went to one of these trainings last November. I can say that it is a wonderful opportunity to go listen to such an experienced dairy person. I highly recommend it to farmers, and I recommend it to consumers so that you know what to look for in your milk producer.  Tim Wightman covers the practical aspects of what it takes to make healthy, delicious, nutrient-dense milk.  Healthy cows don’t happen by accident, and just because milk is “raw” doesn’t mean that it is full of all the nutrients that could be available to us.  Please urge your farmer to attend!”

In order to support our local raw milk producers attending this event, the Eugene Chapter is offering scholarships. Please contact us (email Lisa at: if you are interested in attending but cannot afford the (very reasonable) cost.

Tim Wightman Seminar
Sunday, March 17th, 2013, 10 AM – 3 PM
$35/person & $10/12-17 yrs.
Checks payable to ORMPA

The training will include all of the following:

  • Introduction of ORMPA’s common standards, phase 1, and detailed explanation of how to meet those standards to be assured you are properly producing safe/healthy raw milk.
  • Understanding what the milk quality tests are that are recommended by ORMPA including
    1. how to properly handle a milk sample for the test
    2. Understand what a standard plate count & coliform count is and how to read it
  • Tim will give a detailed demonstration on a cow about how to properly prep a cow and udder for milking, then post milking care
  • Learn how to prepare the equipment for milking
  • See how to properly clean and sanitize the milking equipment post-milking including the proper solutions for cleaning/sanitizing
  • Hear how to deal with a chronically messy cow
  • Gain more knowledge on animal behavior so we understand and can predict their actions and be better prepared
  • Learn how to best handle milking during our rainy, muddy winters/springs in Oregon
  • Tim will instruct on how to best transition the cow back onto pasture in early spring
  • And of course, answer the myriad questions that arise
  • This training is appropriate for all cow/goat producers currently milking or thinking about getting into raw milk production either to sell or just to supply your own family

These trainings have been popular and well attended and the feedback afterwards on advancements made is wonderful to hear!!

Please send payment by March 9th so we have an idea of attendance – we have space for about 40 max. Hope to see you March 17th!

Charlotte Smith

Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association (ORMPA)

7798 Champoeg Rd NE
St. Paul, OR 97137

For more information see:

Fourfold Path to Healing Conference: Long Beach, CA – Feb 8-10th

If you know anyone in California, or need an excuse to go down there, I highly recommend The Fourfold Path to Healing Conference.  Seven years ago, my friend Katie, and my (then) 5-month-old son and I went to this conference when it was in Vancouver BC.  We had a great time and I am sure you will too.

Conference and Accommodations on the Queen Mary (
126 Queens Highway, Long Beach , California 90802

February 8th – 10th

Cost: $310/$360
Student/Seniors: $190/$240

To Register, call 304-724-3006
or Register Online

Includes wonderful WAPF food!

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

Below is a note from Sally Fallon Morell about the upcoming Fourfold Healing Conference sponsored by New Trends Publishing.  If you know anyone who would like to attend but cannot for financial reasons, please suggest they call our registrar to arrange for assistance: Paul Frank (304) 724-3006.  We would love to have as many as possible hear these great speakers.

Personally, I have attended and enjoyed this conference greatly.  I could hear all three speakers over and over. I usually take Jaimen’s class and find it very healing and energizing- it is like a retreat.  If you don’t know about him, here is one of his videos that will give you a taste of his work:

Kathy Kramer

While centered on the book The Fourfold Path to Healing, the speakers at this conference are constantly promoting WAPF membership and it always turns out to be a beneficial conference for the Foundation.

The Friday evening reception and two days of lectures will be held on the beautiful Queen Mary. Because the number who attend is typically below 300, this is a great opportunity to meet and talk with Tom Cowan, Jaimen McMillan and myself. Many of you have heard me and Tom speak, but if you have not attended Jaimen’s classes you are in for a fascinating, helpful and entertaining experience learning about healing through movement. And, of course, the reception buffet and two meals we serve will be completely WAPF-approved!

Many thanks!


Raw Milk Seminar – Nov 19

I had the opportunity to meet and have lunch with Charlotte Smith, the organizer of this event, at the Wise Traditions Conference last week.  She also spoke at the Chapter Leaders meeting, addressing the reasons for her creating the Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association.  It was very moving and inspiring.  I would like to encourage everyone to attend one of these events.

The Oregon Raw Milk Producers Association and the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund are presenting two seminars on raw milk in Oregon, one right here locally in Junction City!

The Principles of Raw Milk Production FARM WALK

Saturday, November 17; 10am-4:30pm
7798 Champoeg Road NE, St. Paul, OR 97137

Monday, November 19; 10am-4:30pm
25362 High Pass Road, Junction City, OR 97448

For more info on both events, contact Charlotte Smith: • (503) 860-6286

Download the flier: Champoeg flyer(3)
(right click and “save as”)

Please print this flier and take it to your farmers!
The Eugene Chapter would like to offer sponsorship to farmers and others wishing to attend this seminar. Contact us for more information.

Fill Your Pantry – Nov 18 & Coconut Bliss sundaes – Nov 17

These events comes to us from the Willamette Farm & Food Coalition.  The great people who bring us the Locally Grown Directory! 

Fill Your Pantry, November 18th!

Don’t miss your chance to stock up on staple and storage crops, and support local farms.
When: Sunday, November 18th, Noon-4pm
Where: Sprout!, former church at 418 A Street in downtown Springfield
If you plan to purchase 25 pounds or more, we encourage you to order ahead! Online pre-orders accepted now thru Nov 13.

Products available include:
Dry beans (black, pintos, and many heirlooms), lentils, garbanzos, whole grains and flours (wheat, rye, buckwheat, spelt, teff, oats), corn (polenta, corn meal, popcorn), wild rice, flax seed, winter squash (butternut, delicata, hokaido, sweet meat, sunshine, sugarloaf), carrots, beets, potatoes, garlic, cabbage, apples, Asian pears, applesauce, frozen and dried blueberries, honey, and hazelnuts (in the shell).

Farms that will be selling:
Camas Country Mill, Diamond Hill Farm, Honey Tree Apiaries, Honor Earth Farm, Lively Organic Farm, Lonesome Whistle Farm, McKenzie River Organic Farm, Open Oak Farm, Running Wild Rice, and SLO Farm.

A Night of Bliss!

Featuring endless Coconut Bliss sundaes …. yum!

When: Saturday, November 17, 7-10pm 
Where: Eugene Hilton, 66 East 6th Ave

The good folks at Coconut Bliss have chosen Willamette Farm and Food as one of two non-profit beneficiaries of their 2012 Night of Bliss. We will share proceeds with Artists 4 Action.

Don’t miss this family friendly bliss buffet extravaganza. Celebrate, get blissed out, and support WFFC!

Live music, kids zone, beverages, and savory snacks (to balance the sugar) by Cousin Jack’s Pasties, Holy Cow Cafe, and Falling Sky Brewery

Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $10-$25 per person or $25-$50 per family

This message was sent to from:

WFFC | PO Box 41672 | Eugene, OR 97404

Check out the WFFC website for more information about the origanization and their other events:

GMO-Free Jackson County, OR – Fundraiser Simulcast

You can watch a live simulcast of Jeffrey Smith’s upcoming presentation in Jackson County, Oregon on October 11, at 7:30 pm, Pacific Time.

Labeling laws are only one front on the movement to stop GMOs. Several countries and 3 counties in the US have also banned the growing of GMO crops. Today, “GMO-Free Jackson County” in Oregon is gathering signatures on an Initiative Petition to ban growing GMO plants in our county.

Jeffrey Smith will be speaking in Medford, Oregon in support of “GMO-Free Jackson County.” We plan to simulcast Jeffrey’s presentation for anyone who would like to see it live online for $5 as a fundraiser for our campaign.

Go to

and click on the line: “Click Here to Register for the Live Stream Webcast”

County bans on GMO crops are something local groups can accomplish! This is a rare opportunity to be a part of the live audience for Jeffrey’s presentation to a county that is working to pass such a ban.