Potluck in Review – Sources for Traditional Foods

Hi all,

We had a wonderful potluck in February, great food and lots of lively discussion!  Our topic was where to find traditional foods.  I had several requests for notes from people who couldn’t make the meeting, so I wrote down the following highlights:

Weston A. Price Foundation Shopping Guide

Our annual shopping guide summarizes our nutritional principles and categorizes different types of foods into “Best,” “Good,” and “Avoid” categories. It includes brand names for finding the healthiest foods in supermarkets, health food stores, and by mail order or online.
I also gave away a few free copies of the 2015 Shopping Guide.  If you’d like a copy, be sure to come to one of our upcoming events and remind me.

findrealfoodapp.com

The Find Real Food Mobile App has been completely rebuilt from scratch and now includes the ability to find store locations near you (using GPS enabled interactive maps), which sell WAPF approved products from the Shopping Guide! No matter where you are in the US, you can find where to go to buy over 13,000 nutrient dense foods with no additives or processing which have been meticulously researched, pre-approved by the Weston A. Price Foundation.

The mobile app and website are free for the first 30 days, and $5.99 per year thereafter. Your subscription payment for “Find Real Food Locations” will allow you to login using any computer or use the app via your mobile phone or tablet!
Website:

Locally Grown Directory

Locally Grown is your premier guide for sourcing local foods.

Available in both a printed Directory available around Eugene and an online searchable guide at lanefood.org.

Hummingbird Wholesale

Hummingbird Wholesale is a full service wholesale distributor that incorporates humanity into the business relationship. We choose our products carefully, considering the sustainability of farming practices, nutritional value, and special dietary needs. We buy local and directly from the farmers whenever possible.

They are open for retail sales Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-2 PM, and have information about buying clubs.

Fill Your Pantry

An annual event in the fall in Eugene.  Order foods at discount prices from local farms and fill your pantry with items that will keep through the winter. Presented by Willamette Farm & Food Coalition

That’s My Farmer

An annual event in Eugene.  Meet local farmers and join a CSA.

lanelocalfoods.com

“The online Farmers Market” Presented by Willamette Farm & Food Coalition

eatwild.com

Eatwild.com provides research-based information about “eating on the wild side.” This means choosing present-day foods that approach the nutritional content of wild plants and game—our original diet. Evidence is growing on an almost daily basis that these wholesome foods give us more of the nutrients we need to fight disease and enjoy optimum health.

Local Natural Foods Stores

Eugene has an abundance of local natural food stores to chose from.  Listings for these stores can be found in the Locally Grown Directorys.

Local Butchers & Markets

Our Eugene Chapter, WAPF website has a list of local sources for meat and bones with my comments about sources.

GoBioFood Gelatin

One of our partisipants mentioned the source she has been using for organic gelatin.  She said that this brand was the only one she found that uses vinegar rather than harsh chemicals to extract the gelatin.

WAPFEugene

The Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation has a Yahoo! Group so that all of our local participants can communicate with each other.  We encourage everyone to join and jump right in with your questions and suggestions.  This group can be used for coordinating larger buying of food items to share, discussing where to buy particular items, discussing experiences with different farmers or stores (both good and bad), and much more.

If you tried to join earlier and never got in, please try again.  I am back to approving members myself.  Just let me know that you are local.  I am always on the lookout for “spiders” bots” and all those automated programs that want to fill our inboxes with junk!

Find Nutrient-Dense Foods

Another page on our local website.  I have put together links and resources here.

Raw Milk List

The Eugene Chapter maintains a list of Eugene area farms that produce milk.  These farmers are operating within Oregon law, but for the safety and privacy of the farms we do not post this list online.  We do not accept any payment for this service.

Please Contact Us for the raw milk list.

RealMilk.com

RealMilk.com is a project of the Weston A. Price Foundation.  On this site you can find much information about the health, safety, and laws about raw milk.  They also maintain a list of raw milk suppliers.  If you are searching for real milk, check out the Real Milk Finder on RealMilk.com.  We do not have the same lists.

Here are some photos of some of the food at the potluck (and one really cute puppy):

(Click on a photo to see larger version)

February 2016: Potluck & Discussion

Tuesday, February 23, 2016  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
Home of Melanie and Doug, hosted by Rolene, 784 Nantucket Ave, Eugene.

Discussion & Demo:
Sources for traditional foods: Lisa will share information from the recent WAPF conference about where to find the foods we need, but we also suggest you bring your suggestions of local sources you’ve found to share with the group.

Directions:
From River Road, turn west onto Howard Ave, then south onto N. Park Ave, east onto Nantucket. Google map

Phone:

Bring a Dish:
Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

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

February 19: Potluck at Farm

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:

Wholesome Family Farm
83361 Rodgers Rd
Creswell OR 97426
email: wholesomefamilyfarm@gmail.com
wholesomefamilyfarm.com

Discussion:

For our discussion, we will learn something about the Wholesome Family Farm, and have the opportunity to ask questions of the farmers!

Directions from Eugene:

I5 South take exit 188 to Hwy 58/Pleasant Hill. Go 2 miles and take a right on Cloverdale which is the first road after the green bridge. Go 3 miles to Rodgers Rd.  Please note you should wait until you have the option to turn LEFT onto Rodgers (do not turn right on Rodgers).

Parking is best near the barn which is the first driveway on the left. Our home is the green house.

Note: Please bring your own plates and utensils!

Phone:

Joseph & Cammie’s number is 541-525-9150

Bring a Dish:

Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?

For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principals please see our Potlucks page.

April 8: Potluck, Food Demo & Farm Intro

Monday, April 8, 2013
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
At the home of Holly & Steve
869 Elm Dr.
Eugene, 97404

Food Demo: Mayonaisse
Our fermented vegetable demo was well-received last month, so we will be doing another food demo.  Lisa will demonstrate how to make homemade mayonnaise using eggs from Laughing Stock Farm.

Farm Introduction: Laughing Stock Farm
Paul Atkinson, owner of Laughing Stock Farm will come tell us about the foods they produce and methods they use to naturally raise eggs, chickens, turkeys, pork, and goat milk.  Laughing Stock is located on Territorial Hwy.  Contact Paul Atkinson at 541-345-2186.

Directions to Potluck:
If approaching from the south coming down River Rd. turn Left on Maxwell Rd. then continue past the one stoplight about 3 blocks to turn Left onto Hemlock St. There is no Hemlock St on the R. Then take the first Right onto Elm Dr. 869 Elm Dr. is on the Right.  It is a blue house with white trim.

This house is handicapped accessible.

Phone: Steve’s phone number is 541-731-0317

Bring a Dish:
Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party, and your recipe on a 3×5 card or notepaper.

RSVP:
Please let us know if you plan to attend, so that we have some idea of how many people to expect (email Lisa: info@krautpounder.com). If your plans change, feel free to just show up.

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

It's time to Fill Your Pantry!

This comes to us from the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition:

Upcoming Farm Direct Community Bulk Buying Events
Consumers in Linn and Lane Counties … don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on locally grown whole grains, fresh ground flours, dry beans, legumes, and storage crops (garlic, onions, roots and winter squash). Mark your calendars today. We will send product lists and pre-order information soon.

Linn County Fill Your Pantry (Shedd):
Saturday, November 12, 2011
2 to 6pm
At the former Methodist Church, 30090 Hwy 99E (approx 5 miles south of Tangent)

Sponsored by: Willamette Seed & Grain and Ten Rivers Food Web

Product list and pre-order information will be posted soon on Ten Rivers Food Web site.
Contact at Stalford Seed Farm office: Michelle Layman, orders@greenwillowgrains.com, (541) 926-4611

Lane County Fill Your Pantry (Eugene):
Sunday, November 13, 2011
noon to 4pm
The new Viva Building, 150 Shelton McMurphey Blvd.

Sponsored by: Willamette Farm & Food Coalition and Hummingbird Wholesale

Product list and pre-order information will be available from Willamette Farm and Food Coalition
(541) 341-1216, info@lanefood.org