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Slow Food Eugene

October 2014
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Last Tuesday Meet-Up October 28, Falling Sky Pour House & Delicatessen, 5:30pm

We’re on for Tuesday, October 28 at The Falling Sky Pour House and Delicatessen. Owner, Rob Cohen, will talk to us about the restaurant, their vision, and their policies on local sourcing and other issues.

Rob will welcome us with appetizers. We can purchase additional food and beverages, such as beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee [...]

Join Us in Supporting Ballot Measure 92, Insuring Oregonians Right To Know What Is In Our Food

Slow Food has been leading the charge against GMOs since Big Ag started pushing them into the food system. Let’s make sure that consumers can at least make knowledgeable choices about what they eat.

Michael Hansen, am Consumer’s Union, Senior Staff Scientist, says it all:

“Foods derived from genetic engineering should be labeled, both because [...]

Save The Date For Our Annual End Of The Year Potluck–The Eugene Garden Club, December 9, 6:30 pm.

It’s been a great year of eating and supporting our local producers. Let’s celebrate!

We will hear stories from Slow Food Eugene’s delegates, Lynne Fessenden and Jackie Varriano, to the Slow Food International conference–Terra Madre in Turin, Italy.

Oregon Truffle Festival, Portland, January 15-18 and Eugene, January 23-25.

The 10th annual Oregon Truffle Festival is Better Together in every way with a full schedule of events in Portland and Yamhill County wine country January 15, 16, 17 & 18, plus the popular Eugene weekend January 23, 24 & 25, 2015. Find more information here.


Join Slow Food – an invitation to membership

Are you committed to food for all that is “good, clean, and fair?” Other organizations advocate for good OR clean OR fair food policies. Only Slow Food emphasizes the interconnectedness of all three. Please consider joining with other like-minded people all over the nation and the world, by becoming a MEMBER of Slow Food USA.


Farm to School Apple Fundraiser

When you buy Farm to School Fuji apples at participating retailers in the Eugene area including Kiva, Friendly St. Market, Sundance, Cappella, Red Barn, New Frontier and Eugene Local Foods, profits from the sale will support the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition’s Farm to School Program. For more information: click this link.


Public Service Announcements

As a public service, we are listing some upcoming events we thought that you might be interested in. Listing an event is not an indication that we are sponsoring or endorsing the event.

Farmers’ Markets

Lane County Farmers Market Tuesday 10am-3pm Saturday 9am to 3pm 8th and Oak, Downtown Eugene

Winter Green Farm Stand Emmaus Lutheran Church 1250 W. 18th and Polk St. Wednesday, 2pm – 6pm June through October

Sprout Regional Food Hub Fridays, 3pm-7pm, year round 418 A Street, downtown Springfield Accepts Oregon Trail (SNAP), WIC and Senior [...]

Local Organizations

Willamette Farm And Food Coalition Support this great organization.

Weston A. Price Foundation Potluck

What: A monthly potluck in Eugene (and other locales) to foster discussion and understanding of traditional healing foods used by long-lived and healthy societies. Based on researched gathered by Weston A Price, DDS. Who: Weston A. Price Foundation, Eugene Chapter When: [...]

Meet One Of Our Sponsors–The Organically Grown Company

By Jackie Variano, Slow Food member and Special Contributor This article is part of a series highlighting our sponsors’ contributions to the community.

Although it’s now a part of our daily digest of words, in 1982 the word “organic” didn’t hold much weight, and definitely wasn’t part of the mainstream.

Enter the Organically Grown [...]