The Community Food Assessment is finished and available. Email us for a PDF (use firstname.lastname@example.org) or peruse a hard copy at the Healing Matrix (comfy couches!). Thanks a million to the author, RARE specialist Jules Reynolds, and to the Oregon Food Bank, which funded her year here in the CG-Creswell-Lorane-Dorena-north Douglas County area.
Unless noted, events are held at the Healing Matrix, 632 E. Main St (across from The Axe & Fiddle).
|9/24||Sat||11a-3p||Food Preservation Workshop: Talkin' Tomatoes and Salsas: We'll cover various ways of putting up tomatoes, including drying, canning, and freezing.|
|10/1||Sat||1-5p||Celebrate Our Farmers: 1-5 pm at Bohemia Park: Pie Walk, Pumpkin Decorating, Lawn Games, Mask Making, Farmers' Market, Sweets & Treats.|
|10/1||Sat||5-9p||Dinner & Dancing with a Farmer: Dinner, music, and dancing; free first entree; local wine and beer served; local live music. Bohemia Public Market, 10th and Washington (across from Bohemia Park).|
|10/7||Fri||6:30p||Sustainable Cottage Grove Potluck: Bring a healthy dish to share, and join us in building community one meal at a time.|
|10/8||Sat||10a-noon||Local food system quarterly gathering: Help us continue to plan and take action to strengthen our local food system and improve food security for all community members. Breakfast available starting at 9:45a.|
|10/10, 10/17, 10/24||Tues||4-6p||Cooking Basics: Practical hands-on class for those with limited kitchen experience. At each of these three classes you'll practice cooking and learn basic nutrition, and you'll take home what you cook. Classes 4 through 6 will be held in winter. Sponsored by Lane Community College in Cottage Grove; held at Healing Matrix. For more information, call 541-942-2360.|
|10/11||Wed||4-6p||Mood Food: Practical exploration of the link between what we eat and our thinking, emotions, and energy level. This workshop will help you develop tasty food options and healthy eating habits. Sponsored by Lane Community College in Cottage Grove; held at Healing Matrix. For more information, call 541-942-2360.|
|10/15||Sat||noon-3p||Cooking for Health and Enjoyment: This fast-paced, hands-on class will help you learn how to buy and prepare healthy foods that your whole family can enjoy and benefit from. Sponsored by Lane Community College in Cottage Grove; held at Healing Matrix. For more information, call 541-942-2360|
|10/22||Sat||11a-3p||Food Preservation Workshop: Going Hunting? Got Beef? Salmon? Demonstrations of meat-preservation techniques: smoking, jerking, freezing, pressure canning. This class may also include a knife skills review: sharpening vs. honing; simple butchering. Basic preserving skills necessary. Bohemia Park pavilion.|
|11/4||Fri||6:30p||Sustainable Cottage Grove Potluck: Bring a healthy dish to share, and join us in building community one meal at a time.|
|11/19||Sat||11a-dusk||Food Preservation Workshop: Apples and Holiday Gifts: We'll work with apples for sauce, butter, pie fillings, and cider pressing (take home what you press!). Demonstrations of dehydrating, steam juicing (of grapes), and canning. We'll make flavored oils and vinegars to take home.|