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.

 

InGreedients – Oct 10th

This comes to us from the Willamette  Farm & Food Coalition.  The Eugene and South Lane Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation will be having a booth at the movie showing.  Please stop by and say “hi”!

InGreedients: The Local Food Movement Takes Root
A feature length documentary illustrating how people around the country are working to revitalize the connection between real food, local community, and health. Extensive coverage of some of our farmer and chef friends here in the Willamette Valley!

WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 6-9pm  Doors open at 5:30

WHERE: Sprout! FoodHub, 418 A Street in Downtown Springfield

Suggested Donation: $5 with 2 cans of food (no one will be turned away)

Proceeds benefit Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance and Sprout!

Food donations will go to FOOD for Lane County.

The Weston A. Price Foundation gave this movie a thumbs up: http://www.westonaprice.org/thumbs-up-dvdmedia/ingreedients

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

GMO Roundup Ready Sugar Beets

This information comes to us from the Willamette Valley Sustainable Food Alliance.  Please take a moment to respond to them with your position on whether or not GMO sugar beets should be allowed in the Willamette Valley.  We need to band together with all our local food groups and put forth one message: NO GMOs!

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logoSpecial AnnouncementGreetings Members of the WVSFA,

It has recently come to the board’s attention that an important decision is about to be made in regards to the deregulation of GMO Roundup Ready Sugar Beets (RRSBs). This will unquestionably affect some of our local farmers. In response to this we have two letters:

1) To inform you about how to get more information about the subject, how to voice your opinion/ concerns, and to ask our members if they think the WVSFA as a whole should take a stance on the issue and submit our own letter.
2) To inform you of the stance that GMO Free Eugene is taking on this subject and allow you the opportunity to sign on to their letter.

Please read over the documents (see links below) and let us know if you would like the alliance as a whole to take a stance and write a letter against the deregulation of RRSBs. Please, feel free to take an individual stand and sign on to the GMO Free Eugene Letter.

Please contact Leda with any information regarding your stance and/ or if you have any questions or concerns.

As always, thanks for your continued support and for your hard work at keeping our food systems clean!

Sincerely,
Your WVSFA Board of Directors

 

RRSBs Letter to Members

GMO Free Eugene Letter

To voice your position to the WVSFA, please contact Leda at: ledaletters@gmail.com

Thanks,

– Lisa

Additional info:

This comes to us from the GMO-Free Eugene group:

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for contacting us and supporting this very important issue.  We now have the letter up on our website, http://gmofreeeugene.com/gm-roundup-ready-sugar-beets.html, just let me know how you would like me to sign you on and I’ll add your information.

Again, thanks so much!

Teri

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