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”.


The Vet’s Club
1626 Willamette Street
Eugene, Oregon


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


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.


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.


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

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!

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


– 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!