Thursday, July 2, 2009

Food Group Recap ~ Fruit Season in the Willamette Valley

Thanks, friends, for another terrific Food Group! As always, it's nice to swap resources and encouragement. We feasted on fresh, local cherries (many thanks to the generosity of the Pastor family), blueberries (thank you, Andrea), and raspberries (straight from Lisa's side yard...). Also, it turned out to be quite apropos that Lisa brought her lovely homemade tortillas and refried beans on the evening that we watched The Future of Food and saw the segment featuring Oaxacan women making their beautiful indigenous fare...

For those of you who couldn't make it and would like to view the documentary, I own a copy and you are welcome to make arrangements to borrow. Otherwise, it may be found at Movie Madness here in Portland or rented through Netflix. We did not watch the bonus features tonight, but the second disc contains some interesting pieces on farmers markets, CSAs, seed saving techniques, school farm programs, and more.

A few resources shared tonight:
Full of Life Farm in St. Paul, Oregon for small scale, ethically raised poultry and livestock
Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice (coin-er of the term, "Locavore" as it turns out...)
Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It by Karen Solomon
The Home Creamery by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley

Keep an ear out for details on peach-canning in mid to late August, and mark your calendar for the next Food Group meeting: Thursday, July 30th, 2009 at 7:00pm at Lisa's home. Emily will soon be circulating notice about the next book title up for discussion.

Stay cool...


Bethany said...

Hey friends...just a note that a free screening of Food, Inc. is scheduled for July 15th. See

for more details.

Using up the words.... said...

I so wish I were there to come along to hang out and munch on the yummy food and thoughts.
You guys are so encouraging - even from way over here! x


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