Fun With Fermentation this Saturday!

Hi all,

Hope you enjoyed the snow!  I’ve been snowed in without internet (or hot running water) for the past week.  Still had a nice vacation at home.

The Eugene Chapter is planning to attend the 8th annual Fun with Fermentation Festival this Saturday, January 14th, 2017, and we are calling on you to help.  We need some more volunteers.  Can you spare an hour or two to set up or staff our booth?  We can use people with all levels of skill and familiarity with WAPF principles.

Can you do any of these tasks? (pick one or more):

  • Carry boxes?
  • Set information out on the table?
  • Smile at people who come up?
  • Talk with people about the Weston A. Price Foundation principles?
  • Refer people to our website?
  • Pack boxes and load them back into the car?

If so, we need you!  Volunteers get in free, and its a lot of fun!

For more details about the event see: https://www.evensi.us/8th-annual-fun-with-fermentation-festival-lane-community/190310745

Contact me ASAP to let me know if I can count on you.

Thanks!

Lisa

January 11: Fun with Fermentation Festival

This is not a Eugene Chapter event, but rather an event put on by the Willamette Valley Sustainable Food Alliance.  The Eugene Chapter has participated for four straight years and will once again have booth at this event.

South Lane WAPF Chapter Leader, Yaakov Levine will give a demonstration called “The Simplicity of Home Fermentation”.

Location:

The Vet’s Club
1626 Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon

Date:

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

Cost:

Entrance fee for the public is a suggested donation of $10 to $20 for individuals, or $5.00 with 2 cans of food and $20-$25 for families or $10 with 2 cans of food. Children 12 and under are free!  

For more info see:

5th Annual Fun with Fermentation Festival

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.

Location:

The Vet’s Club
1626 Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon

Date:

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

More details coming in the January newsletter.

 

January 12: Fun with Fermentation Festival

For the third year in a row, the Eugene Chapter will have a booth at the Fun With Fermentation Festival!  This event is presented by the Willamette Valley Sustainable Food Alliance.

The 4th Annual Fun with Fermentation Festival

at the WOW Hall
January 12, 2013
11 am – 4 pm

Join us for a day dedicated to the fine art of fermentation!  Enjoy samples of locally fermented foods and beverages while deepening your knowledge of home fermenting techniques in our educational workshops.  Our member businesses Cousin Jack’s, Falling Sky, Grateful Harvest Farm, Herbal Junction, Hop Valley, Mountain Rose Herbs, Ninkasi, Premrose Edibles, Vanilla Jills, Weston A. Price Foundation, Kombucha Mama will all be there, with more vendors to be announced soon!

Suggested donation at the door:

Individuals $10 – $20 or $5 with 2 cans of food
Families $20 – $25 or $10 with 2 cans of food
Children 12 and under are free!

Each patron will receive one free raffle ticket.

Benefit for FOOD for Lane County and WVSFA

Workshop schedule will be posted here soon!  In the mean time, check out this presentation by Sandor Katz, master and advocate of fermentation, which recently took place at the U of O.

If you’ve never met us in person, please stop by the Eugene Chapter table and say “hello”!

Read about the Fun with Fermentation 2012

Fun With Fermentation 2012

For the second year in a row, the Eugene Chapter had a booth at the Fun With Fermentation Festival!  This event is presented by the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition.  We had a lot of new people sign up at the event to receive this newsletter.  Welcome to all our new members!  For those of you who could not make it to the event, Victoria wrote about her experience.

Fun With Fermentation 2012

By Victoria Schneider

The WOW Hall was packed with folks enamored or at least curious about what this fermentation business was all about. Claudia Sepp, Cherie Anello and I, Victoria Schneider threw ourselves into the hustle and bustle of talking about all the great information we present from Weston A Price Foundation.  We gave out lots of tri-fold brochures and signed up lots of folks for further information. Cherrie brought her electric grain grinder and a sign-up sheet for collecting names for folks who would want to go together and put in an order of 6 machines. I want one of the hand grinders so I can use sprouted whole wheat berries as the electric one can only do dry grains. Cherie has had hers for years and it is a great device.

I brought a 2 quart jar of Cortido and 350 sample cups to give away. I had made it last November and it was very well aged and delicious. I think we were unofficially voted with having the best sauerkraut overall. We also had a bowl of chopped cabbage and both the Kraut Pounder and my new Stonepounder (from Mexico) for people to try out. Lots of activity and the kids especially enjoyed it. By the end of the day we had given away all the samples, so I am guessing we had 350 to 400 people attend.

We saw many friends, ate some delicious samples and really, a good time was had by all. By the time we cleaned up and packed up, we were pooped and ready for some peace and quiet, but for sure, we will do it again, with pleasure, next year.

January 14th: Fun with Fermentation

The Eugene Chapter will once again be attending the “Fun with Fermentation Festival”.

Saturday, January 14, 2012
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location:
The WOW Hall
291 West 8th Avenue, Eugene

The Eugene Chapter will have a booth. Please stop by to stay hello, and pick up some WAPF brochures or buy a Kraut Pounder.

South Lane Chapter WAPF, Chapter Leader, Yaakov Levine, will be presenting “Fermented Foods: A Key to Healthy Digestion” at 11 AM to noon.

The Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance (WVSFA) Presents 3rd Annual “Fun with Fermentation” Event

by Kylie Christenson

The Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance will host the third annual “Fun with Fermentation” Festival on January 14 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event is a fundraiser for Food for Lane County and WVSFA.   Admission is on a sliding scale of $10-20 per person, or $5 with 2 cans of food. Children 12 and under are free.

Over 25 local businesses are expected to participate in the festival.  Local natural foods businesses will be showcasing, demoing  and sampling locally produced cheeses, chocolates, coffees, wines, beers, kombuchas, breads, tempeh, pickles, and many other local fermented delicacies.  Local food carts Devour and Viva Vegetarian Grill will be serving their menus as well, which will highlight fermented ingredients. The event has an educational focus centered on discovering the many ways that fermentation is practiced with many foods.  The stage demonstration schedule features local blogger Jennifer Burns Levin, Nutritional Therapist Yaakov Levine, Eight…Nine Tempeh, Falling Sky Brewery, and OSU Master Food Preservers.   There will also be a kids zone, raffle prizes, and beer/wine bottle sales downstairs.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

  • 11-12: Yaakov Levine: “Fermented Foods: A Key to Healthy Digestion”
  • 12-1: Jennifer Burns Levin, OSU Master Preserver and writer of Culinaria Eugenius – “The Fermentation Basics”
  • 1-2: Eight Nine Tempeh- “Live Quinoa Tempeh Demo”
  • 2-3: Elyse Grau & Katya Davis of OSU Master Food Preservers: “Fermenting with Dairy”
  • 3-4: Aaron Brussat of Falling Sky Brewery: “The Gifts of Honey: Mead & T’ej”

About the Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance

The Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance is a regional trade association comprised of companies that promote natural food businesses through relationships, education, and sustainable business practices. The alliance endeavors to nurture new and existing businesses by sharing best practices and acting as mentors, educate the community about the health benefits of natural and organic foods, and foster a network to assist in regional sourcing of ingredients and raw materials. WVSFA works with the city and county on issues affecting the viability of natural foods businesses, and to foster and develop access to distribution channels.

PRICE: $10-20 per person, or $5 with 2 cans of food.

For more information, please visit http://www.wvsfalliance.org

February 2011: From the Editor

Welcome to the new format for the Eugene Chapter Newsletter! Its a new year and we are making some changes around here.  We have changed to a blog format which will hopefully make my life easier (so I don’t have to code the newsletters individually in HTML), and allow you, our readers, to navigate easily and make comments.

I will be making changes as I get to know this new system and as time permits.  Please take some time to explore what is here so far and send feedback about how you like the new format.

Fun with Fermentation Festival:

The Eugene Chapter staffed a booth and the second annual Fun with Fermentation Festival last month. It was so nice meeting many of you there. We signed up a page and a half of new members to this newsletter! Wow! We hope you enjoy your stay.

~ Lisa

Fun with Fermentation Festival – January 15

The Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation is proud to announce that we will have a table at this year’s Fun with Fermentation Festival. Please stop by to pick up some information and say hello.

Day and Time:
Saturday, January 15, 2011
12 noon to 5:00 PM

Location:
The WOW Hall
291 W 8th, Eugene

Cost:
Sliding scale of $10 to $20 for individuals, or $5.00 with 2 cans of food per individual. Children 12 and under are free!

More info:
http://wvsfalliance.org/

Description:

Local Food Business Leaders Present: Fun with Fermentation: a One-Day Festival featuring the Willamette Valley’s Best Cheeses, Wines, Beers, Kombucha, Krauts, Breads, and more.With a growing appetite for local, sustainably produced foods, WVSFA brings you a day-long festival featuring locally produced foods and beverages and more at the WOW Hall at 291 W 8th in Eugene, OR. The event will take place from noon until 5pm, on January 15, 2011.

You will have an opportunity to learn about fermentation through visiting with the companies that are producing fermented foods, including tastings and demonstrations. The event is a fundraiser for FOOD For Lane County and The Willamette Valley Sustainable Food Alliance. Come learn about what FOOD for Lane County and The Willamette Valley Sustainable Food Alliance are doing in and for our community.

The festival is a sliding scale of $10 to $20 for individuals, or $5.00 with 2 cans of food per individual. Children 12 and under are free! For more information, visit http://wvsfalliance.org/

About the Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance: The Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance is a regional trade association comprised of companies that promote natural food businesses through relationships, education and sustainable business practices. The Alliance endeavors to nurture new and existing businesses by sharing best practices and acting as mentors, educate the community about the health benefits of natural and organic foods, and foster a network to assist in regional sourcing of ingredients and raw materials. WVSFA works with the city and county on issues affecting the viability of natural foods businesses.

Location: Wow Hall and FOOD for Lane County Dining Hall. 8th & Lincoln, Eugene, OR 12 p.m. to 5 PM