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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.

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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.

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Welcome Our New Sponsors Marche Restaurant Group, Toby’s Family Foods, Capella Market, and Sweet Creek Foods

We’ve added four new sponsors this month. Marche Restaurants, Toby’s Family Foods, Capella Market, and Sweet Creek Foods have been fixtures on the local food scene for years. They have all been early advocates for good, clean and fair food. We welcome their support and are happy to have them in our family of sponsors.

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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.

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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 [...]

RAFT Garden Enters Its Fourth Year

After two years at NW Youth Corps, the RAFT Garden is now in the second year at the Whiteaker Community Garden at the end of N. Polk St. The plot is on the east side and marked with a RAFT sign. The RAFT garden includes Hooker’s corn, Oregon Giant Pole bean, Oregon Delicious melon, Lower [...]