December 2nd, 2013
Kombucha Mama's December 5th Grand Opening has been moved to January. They we still want to recognize all of you and have $5 growler fills of ANY flavor from 4-7pm. Visit their new brewery, sitby their cozy fireplace, use their wi-fi and share the love!
We will post the final date as soon as we have it.
1125 NE 2nd Street Bend, OR 97701
December 2nd, 2013
|January 11, 2014|
|11:00 am||to||4:00 pm|
We are very excited to announce that the 5th Annual Fun with Fermentation Festival will be held on Jan 11 from 11 am- 4 pm at the Vet’s Club in Eugene, OR!
With a continual growing appetite for local, sustainably produced foods, WVSFA brings you a day-long festival featuring locally produced fermented foods, beverages, educational opportunities/fermentation demostrations , and more (including a raffle) at the Veteran’s Memorial Building at 1626 Willamette Street in Eugene, OR.
You will have an opportunity to learn about fermentation through visiting and exchanging samples with local companies that are producing fermented foods, beverages, and demonstrations. The event is a fundraiser for GMO-Free Oregon and The Willamette Valley Sustainable Food Alliance, and canned food will be collected for FOOD for Lane County. You will also have a chance to learn about what these three organizations are doing in and for our community.
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!
The WOW Hall has been a huge supporter of this event over the last four years, but sadly we have outgrown this amazing local venue.
If you have a fermentation based business and are interested in tabling at the event here is the FWF Registration Form: 2014 FWF Local Member Registration Form and our 2014 WVSFA Membership Packet: WVSFA Membership Packet- 2014. Please note: you must be a 2014 WVSFA Member Business in order to table at Fun with Fermentation.
December 2nd, 2013
|December 11, 2013|
|5:00 pm||to||7:30 pm|
On Wed, Dec 11 WVSFA is hosting an Educational Forum for WVSFA Member Businesses: The Latest on the Affordable Health Care Act. It will take place at the Stellaria Building (150 Shelton McMurphey Blvd, Eugene, OR) and there is no cost for WVSFA Member Businesses to attend this event. For more information: Affordable Health Care Ed Forum Invite 12.11.13.
This Ed Forum is only open to WVSFA Member Businesses only. If you are not a WVSFA Member Business, but are interested in becoming one, here is more information: WVSFA Membership Packet- 2014
October 28th, 2013
Kristie from Hummingbird Wholesale will be the Lane County Signature Gathering Coordinator for GMO-Free Oregon, who is working to get a GMO labeling law on the ballot for next year. Lots of volunteers are needed, including signature gatherers and help at fundraising events and more. If you would like to help, go to http://gmofreeoregon.org and click on Volunteer under the Take Action menu. There’s a short sign up form that asks about your talents and interests so they can connect you to the right team.
October 8th, 2013
|October 23, 2013|
|10:00 am||to||1:30 pm|
NWFPA Workshop – Register now!
Building Your Export Business
Position your company for Growth: “Oregon food processing companies are positioning themselves for particularly strong export growth, according to industry experts. Food processing increases the value of Oregon agricultural products by about $2 billion a year. It also provides jobs and expands the market range of products grown by local farmers. For that reason, Oregon companies are stepping up their game to become players in the international market…” Recent article written by Eric Mortenson of The Oregonian. To read more, see nwfpa.org.
Register Now! This workshop, targeting Oregon’s specialty crop food processors, is funded by Oregon Department of Agriculture and hosted by NW Food Processors Association. This will be an interactive content-rich working session with practical steps to set up and/or grow your export business. The workshop materials will be presented by the Oregon Department of Agriculture and Western US Agriculture Trade Association. The presenters will be available for one-on-one questions after lunch.
The registration fee of $18 includes lunch. The workshop will be from 10:00 to 1:30 with lunch followed by personal conversations.
To Register go to this address: http://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x161676873f4
Oct. 23 Eugene – Chamber of Commerce – 1401 Willamette Street
For more information, contact NWFPA at firstname.lastname@example.org Or Rosi Marshall today.
September 27th, 2013
|October 5, 2013|
|6:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
NCAP is hosting their 5th Annual 2013 Healthy Harvest Celebration on October 5, 2013 in Eugene, Oregon starting at 6:00 pm. For event details and to buy tickets, here is the event link for more information: http://www.pesticide.org/get-involved/healthyharvest2013.
September 23rd, 2013
|October 21, 2013|
|5:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
On Monday, October 21, 2013 Mazzi’s will donate 30% of all proceeds from 5-9 pm to WVSFA! Just print the attached flyer and bring it with you to the restaurant. Thanks for supporting Mazzi’s and WVSFA! Mazzi’s Fundraising Flyer 10-21-13
August 2nd, 2013
|August 23, 2013||to||August 25, 2013|
We’ll have a WVSFA Booth at the Eugene Celebration this year, so come by to check out what our member businesses are sampling out! Hope to see you there!
June 21st, 2013
Please join us for an evening of connecting local farmers and processors with community members to generate solutions about how to localize as much of our food source as possible for as many community members as possible.
We will be showing a public screening of Ingredients complemented by locally sourced snacks and a discussion to follow screening between members of the public local area farmers about how to find solutions for providing more locally based food options. There will also be a raffle and all raffle proceeds will benefit Sprout!.
WVFA Mission: to establish recognition of the Willamette Valley as a premier source of natural foods through shared values, relationships, education, and sustainable business practices.
This movie event will help educate community members about the importance of buying locally and open up a dialogue between farmers/ producers and consumers so each party understands how they can help the other and community members can understand how to more easily access locally grown food; ultimately we are looking for solutions to localize as much of our food source to for as many community members as possible.
Sprout Address: 418 A St. Springfield, OR 97477
Admission: suggestion donation of $5 per person with 2 cans of food
This will be a fundraiser for WVSFA and Sprout!
Here is a link to the event flyer: Ingredients Handbill
June 21st, 2013
|July 27, 2013|
|11:00 am||to||10:00 pm|
Please gather your family, co-workers, and employees and join us for a day of hiking, games, picnicking, campfire songs, and relaxation on Saturday, July 27th at Big Bear Camp in Walton, OR. Please see the attached invite for more information. Please note this event is only for WVSFA Member Businesses and their families, co-workers, and employees. Big Bear Invite 7-27-13