That’s My Farmer

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

Come join faith groups and local farmers March 17th for Eugene’s first Annual That’s My Farmer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Share Fair!

Find out about local farms and their CSA Harvest Share Programs…. Fun for the whole family! We’ll have baby animals, kids’ activities such as face painting, veggie costume contest, a magician, and tasty farm snacks.  You will have a chance to chat with the farmers and learn about their CSA programs.  Other community food related groups will be tabling as well. All donations at the door go directly to help raise funds for the That’s My Farmer Low Income Fund in creating access to great food for all families!  Please share this with your friends, and the community.  For further details contact 541-607-0106.

Download flier: TMF-Poster2018

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

February 16: Potluck & Demo

February 16: Potluck & Demo

Friday, February 16, 2018
6:30 PM

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.  If you come to the potlucks regularly, please bring a dish from different categories every so often.

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!

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.

 

Tell Congress to support local meat production

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)


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.

The scarcity of small-scale slaughterhouses is one of the biggest barriers to farmers’ ability to produce, and consumers’ ability to buy, locally raised meat.  Many farmers have to haul their animals several hours to get to a processor, increasing costs and creating stress for the animals – and for some, it’s just not feasible.

H.R. 2657, the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act, would tackle the scarcity of small-scale slaughterhouses by allowing the sale of meat by the individual cut from “custom” slaughterhouses.  Currently, meat can only be sold by the individual cut if it is from an animal slaughtered and processed at a federal or state inspected facility.

Many farmers have a custom slaughterhouse much closer than a federal or state-inspected facility. But under the current law, if the animal is processed at a custom facility, the meat can only go to the individual or individuals who owned the animal at the time the slaughter took place.  This means that the customer(s) must buy the whole animal while it is still alive, effectively purchasing hundreds of pounds of meat without knowing the final weight or price per pound.  Not many people can or want to do this!

The PRIME Act would give individual states the freedom to permit intra-state distribution of custom-slaughtered meat to individual consumers and to restaurants, hotels, and grocery stores that directly serve consumers.  Beef, pork, lamb, and goat are covered under the bill.

The PRIME Act does not dictate what states should do.  Each state would be able to set the requirements and limitations on the custom slaughterhouses that it considers appropriate.

Custom slaughterhouses are generally small facilities where often only a few animals are slaughtered each day; contrast that with the USDA-inspected plants where up to 300-400 cattle are slaughtered per hour.  Small custom slaughterhouses can provide better quality control and safety than the massive plants that process the majority of meat in our country.

Will you help us build support for locally produced meat?

 

TAKE ACTION:

Call or email your U.S. Representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 2657, the PRIME Act.

You can find out who represents you by going to http://www.house.gov or by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.  Remember, calls are far more effective, and they can take just a couple of minutes!  If you send an email, be sure to add a couple of sentences at the beginning to personalize it.

Sample message for calls/ emails:

As a constituent, I urge Representative ____ to co-sponsor H.R. 2657, the PRIME Act, and work to include it in the Farm Bill.

This important bill will make it easier for small farms and ranches to succeed financially and provide consumers with greater access to locally raised meats.  The bill simply removes the federal ban on the sale of meat from custom slaughterhouses directly to consumers and venues serving consumers within a state, subject to state law.  This returns power to the states to establish a regulatory scheme that makes sense for their citizens.

The PRIME Act is the first step to rebuilding local processing infrastructure, which can revive rural economies and enable communities to become more self-sufficient in meat production.

Please support our local farmers and consumer choice by co-sponsoring H.R. 2657.

Name

City, State

 

If you are a livestock producer, take a few extra minutes and ask to speak to the staffer who handles agricultural issues.  Briefly explain to the staffer any problems you have faced with lack of access to inspected slaughterhouses, and how the PRIME Act would help your business and benefit your customers.

NOTE: If your Representative is already a co-sponsor, be sure to say “Thank you!” when you call. If your Representative is not on this list, then use the sample message above.

The co-sponsors are Representatives:

  • Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
  • Justin Amash (R-MI)
  • Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
  • Dave Brat (R-VA)
  • Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
  • John Garamendi (D-CA)
  • Glenn Grothman (R-WI)
  • Jared Huffman (D-CA)
  • Walter Jones (R-NC)
  • Steve King (R-IA)
  • Raul Labrador (R-ID)
  • Jason Lewis (R-MN)
  • Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
  • Tom McClintock (R-CA)
  • Mark Meadows (R-NC)
  • Scott Perry (R-PA)
  • Collin Peterson (D-MN)
  • Bruce Poliquin (R-ME)
  • Jared Polis (D-CO)
  • Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
  • Mark Sanford (R-SC)
  • Robert Wittman (R-VA).

Our local Representative is:

Representative Peter A. DeFazio

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.

Thanks,

– Lisa

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:

Nourished With Nature

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

Microbiome

 This is not a Weston A. Price event, but we thought it might be of interest to some of our members. We posted about a similar event here.

Science Pub Eugene: Microbiome

Located at: Whirled Pies, 199 W 8th Ave, Eugene

A Crash Course in the Microbiome of the Digestive Tract

With Sue Ishaq, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of Oregon

 

 


February 8, 2018 | Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
With the rise of research into the microorganisms that live in the digestive tract, “you are what you eat” has taken on a new meaning.  These complex microbial communities help the host get the most nutritional value out of their food, they teach the immune system “friend” from “foe”, and they make up a fundamental part of our physiology.  But, these gut communities can have dramatic effects on health.  In this talk, microbial ecologist Sue Ishaq will give a crash course in the gut microbiome, including the effect of maternal influences, diet, and probiotics, and discuss current research in animals and humans.

 

Sue is a research professor at the University of Oregon, in the Biology and the Built Environment center, who studies how humans affect the indoor microbiome and how it affects us back.  She got her Bachelor’s in animal science from the University of Vermont in 2007, and her PhD in Animal, Nutrition, and Food Sciences from UVM in 2015.  Her doctoral study focused on the rumen microbiome of moose, as well as a number of other wild and domestic animal species.  Prior to taking a position at UO, Sue was at Montana State University for two years studying microbial ecology in animals and soil.

 


Science Pub Eugene is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: sciencepub@omsi.edu.

 

February 23: DVD – Nourish Your Neurons

Nourish Your Neurons: Preventing Alzheimer’s with Good Nutrition

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. – Lisa

Friday, February 23, 2018

DVD begins at 6:30 PM
Please come around 6:15
90 Minutes long.  Please plan to stay until 8:30 or 9:00 PM, as we will have time for questions after the DVD.

Location:

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

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” one based on providing struggling neurons with a powerful alternative fuel source: ketones. This can be accomplished by following a low-carbohydrate, nutrient-dense diet containing the traditional nourishing fats and good quality proteins and vegetables. Berger will cover genetic factors related to risk for Alzheimer’s, the failure of the pharmaceutical paradigm and will provide a blueprint for dietary and lifestyle interventions to improve the lives of those with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones and caregivers.

Amy Berger is a U.S. Air Force veteran, certified nutrition specialist and nutritional therapy practitioner who specializes in using low-carbohydrate nutrition to help people reclaim their vitality through eating delicious foods. She loves showing people that getting and staying well doesn’t require starvation, deprivation or living at the gym. Her motto is, “real people need real food!” She blogs at www.tuitnutrition.com, where she writes about a wide range of health and nutrition-related topics, such as insulin, metabolism, weight loss, thyroid function, and more. She is the author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote: Using a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory Loss, and Cognitive Decline.

Cost: Free

Donations of any amounts to the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation are appreciated.
$5-10 suggested for those who can afford it, and $1-4 for low-income.
(Please also help carry supplies to the car after the movie or volunteer to help the Eugene Chapter in other ways).

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

Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:

Links:

View this email online: February 23: DVD – Nourish Your Neurons

Download the flier and invite a friend! FebDVD

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!

Please post your comment on the soy heart health claim before January 15

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

JUST SEVEN DAYS LEFT!
POST YOUR COMMENT ON THE SOY HEART HEALTH CLAIM
BEFORE JANUARY 15, 2018

Dear Friends of WAPF:

As we reported to you several weeks ago, in response to our 2008 petition, the FDA has proposed to revoke the heart health claim for soy protein!

Many of you have already posted comments, but we need hundreds more. Please post your comment in support of the revocation of the soy heart health claim as soon as you can.

ACTION TO TAKE:

Please submit a comment to the FDA before the deadline on January 15, 2018!

You can do it online: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FDA-2017-N-0763

Or write a letter to:

Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20853

If you send a hard copy letter, be sure to include the docket number: FDA-2017-N-0763

Begin with the clear statement: “I support FDA’s proposed revocation of the heart health claim for soy protein.”

Then include as much or as little as you want. If you have been harmed by soy, be sure to provide that information! And we have some sample talking points below.

Thank you!
Sally Fallon Morell, President
The Weston A. Price Foundation

TALKING POINTS

  • A substance that causes harm should never be allowed a health claim; soy protein contains many compounds that are scientifically documented to cause health problems.
  • The FDA poisonous plant database contains almost 250 articles on the toxicity of soy or of compounds contained in soy.
  • The original paper used to justify a health claim was seriously flawed; it only showed that soy lowers cholesterol levels a small amount in a diet that avoids meat; it did not show that consuming soy can prevent heart disease. Subsequent studies indicate that eating soy protein does not even lower cholesterol.
  • Soy contributes to low thyroid function; low thyroid function can cause heart disease.
  • Soy causes endocrine disruption, including the development of breasts and loss of libido in men.
  • Studies show that eating soy increases the risk of stroke in women.
  • Both the European Food Safety Authority and the American Heart Association have favored a revocation of any heart health claim for soy protein.

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