My Good Food Friends –

The EVENT to support The Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network


Start with a very COOL Venue: Melrose Market Studios


Set a nice table.


Add The Award-Winning CHEF from Kaspars Catering


Add LOTS of Organic Good Food.


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Invite several hundred Good Food Friends.


Add the WARM Hospitality of Clara Duff (Center), Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network.


Add a well-known Children’s Book Author.




And you’ve got yourself a PAAARTAAY!

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Was it GOOD? Well, here’s PROOF!


ONE of The Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network’s Programs.


And ANOTHER one!


If necessary to make the point, they’ll dress as carrots and pea pods!!!! Is THAT a commitment or what! You just gotta LOVE ‘em!


THE SUCCESS  TEAM! LOOK what they accomplished on THEIR Legislative Day! Yes, a $5 Million Grant! Woohoo!!


A couple of underrated STARS right at home at an ORGANIC CELEBRATION! They DEFINE  Organic! George and Eiko Vojkovich, Founders/Ranchers/Educators, Skagit River Ranch


100% Grass-Fed Organic Wagyu and Angus Beef, Diggin’ & Rootin’ Pork, Sausage, Ham, BACON, Pastured Chicken, Eggs and Field Turkey.

As one reviewer said, “If that T-bone wasn’t food for the gods, I don’t know what is!”

 Here’s what a Skagit River Ranch BURGER will do for ya! (The BEST  Burger EVER  Party!)


My Good Food Friend and Author, Katherine Pryor, was soooo POLULAR I couldn’t even get in close enough to get a clear pic! CONGRATULATIONS to her!

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NOW, remember the Title of this Story: “THIS is DELISH FUN(D)RAISING!

“The Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network is a nonprofit organization that uses education, organizing and advocacy to advance sustainable food and farming programs and policies in Washington State.

Our mission is to educate, organize and advocate for food and farming systems to become economically prosperous, ecologically sound and socially equitable.

 Our vision is a vibrant food and farming culture across Washington State. We envision empowered networks of individuals, farms, organizations, businesses, and institutions dedicated to sustainable agricultural practices, a fair and prosperous farming sector and access to healthy food for all.”

So here’s how YOU can make a commitment to support the obvious ‘good works’ of The Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network. Write ‘em a check and mail it in!


And then, OF COURSE, DESSERT!!!!

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      • To Your Health! • Dennis L. Weaver, MBA, GFG • Founder/President/Producer •

• Change Your Food – Change Your Life!™ •

• 425.774.8971

• Visit our Good Food Friends @

ORGANICOLOGY, Sandals® style!


My Good Food Friends –

The HAPPIEST  Registrars EVER!!!!!


ORGANICOLOGY 2015 – It’s THE BEST  Conference and Trade Show, ‘cause once you pay the freight, just like a Sandals® Resort, it’s ALL-INCLUSIVE! Organic Good Food Buffet Breakfasts (and NOT just a continental! ), Luncheons, Dinners and Snacks. ALL over-the-top with daily changing themes.


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Southwest Inspired Breakfast

Polenta and Amaranth Porridge w/ Straus Maple Yogurt • Berry Compote • Toasted Walnuts & Hazelnuts • Heavy Cream & Coconut Cream • Taco/Burrito Buffet: Three Sisters Nixtamal Corn Tortillas & Flour Tortillas • Scrambled Eggs • Roasted Onions with Sweet & Poblano Peppers • Cuban Black Beans from Better Bean Company • Chorizo • Roasted Sweet Potatoes • Cilantro • Queso Fresco • Salsas • Lime Picklopolis Hot Sauce • Grand Central Bakery Croissants: Chocolate Croissants and Cheese Danish • Oranges, Apples, Pears, Bananas • Fruit Juices, Coffee & Teas!

Saturday Evening Dinner was served! And it was spectacular. It’s was as DELISH  as it reads:


preserving and advancing varieties


Hot Root – fermented carrots (OSA) and jalapeno peppers with crispy corn tortilla

prepared by Midori Farm

Crostini with ricotta, Old Blue raw honey, pickled mild habaneros (JM) & microgreens

prepared by Chef Timothy Wastell, Portland OR

First Course

‘Abundant Bloomsdale’ spinach (OSA) salad

w/ apple, hazelnuts & mild habanero (JM) vinaigrette

prepared by Chef Timothy Wastell, Portland OR

‘Lacinato Rainbow’ kale (FM),‘Purple Karma’ barley (PH), ‘Delicata Zeppelin’ squash (FM)

‘Inchelium Red’ garlic★

prepared by Chef Arran Stark, Port Townsend WA

Cabbage (NH/OSA), fennel, celeriac and carrot slaw

prepared by Chef Arran Stark, Port Townsend WA

Cornbread with sweet corn (OSA)

prepared by Chef Bryan Siegel, Hilton

 Second Course

Seared Marble Chinook Salmon★

with Alaskan Birch Syrup glaze ★

prepared by Chef Bryan Siegel, Hilton

‘Cherry Vanilla’ quinoa (FM)-encrusted chicken

with chimichurri sauce

prepared by Chef Arran Stark, Port Townsend WA

‘Oregon Homestead Sweet Meat’ squash (CD) caponata with peasant levain

prepared by Chef Timothy Wastell, Portland OR

‘Gilfeather Turnip’ rutabaga★ and ‘Ozette’ potato★ gratin with Green Kale (NH)

prepared by Chef Bryan Siegel, Hilton



Sweet Corn (OSA) ice cream

prepared by Lovely Fifty-Fifty, Portland OR

‘Lower Salmon River’ squash★ honeyed tart

prepared by Grand Central Bakery, Portland OR

 ★ Ark of Taste


Coriolis Pinot Noir and Rose by Maggie Harrison


Finnriver Farm & Cidery


More Organic Wine, Sir? Why not 2-@-time! They’re FREE!

And as your hard-working Good Food Guide, I had to endure the FREE Organic Liquor, Beer and Wine that flowed like water for four days and four nights!

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The Whiskey is ORGANIC!


STONE BARN BRANDY • 503.341.2227 • Portland, OR

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MONTINORE • 503.359.5012 • Forest Grove,  OR

I drink a lot of Coffee daily, so this was Heaven for me!

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LAURELWOOD Brewing • 503.282.0622 • Portland, OR


THEN, the next night, talk about a Pub Run! And you didn’t even have to leave The Pub! A BIG CIRCLE, all ‘round the Plaza Ballroom, of Organic Liquor, Beer, Wine and FOOD! YEAH, it was a WOW!


OAKSHIRE™ • 541.688.4555 • Eugene, OR


Finnriver – Farmcrafted & Fermented Hard Cider & Fruit Wines with Apple Brandy • Jana Daisy-Ensign • • 503.753.4054 • • Chimacum, WA


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Logsdon Farmhouse Ales • Charles D. Porter • Farmhouse Brewer • • 541.399.0229 • • Hood River, OR

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KOVAL Organic • Eric Budzynski • Consumer Outreach NW Region • • (Portland, OR) 360.320.8208 • Distillery – Chicago, IL • • 312.878.7988

 Black Republican Shrub CocktailShrub is a colonial-day drink, using a concentrated syrup made of fruit, vinegar and sugar.


These shrub drinks featured the Black Republican Cherry, a Slow Food Ark of Taste product, which were grown Organically at Tamiyasu Orchards in Hood River, OR, and Peak Forest Fruit in Banks, OR. Chef Timothy Wastell, from Firehouse Restaurant in Portland, OR, preserved them as a shrub since being picked in July. It was served with Organic Whiskey from KOVAL Organic Distillery.

The Lewelling Brothers brought the first Black Republican Cherry Trees to the Oregon Territory in 1847. The fruit is small, deep purple in color with an intense Black Cherry flavor. It is also the parent of the Bing Cherry. Today, Black Republican Cherry Plantings are rare, with only about 200 acres remaining in older and smaller orchards in The Dalles and Hood River growing Districts of Oregon, and even fewer in Washington, California and Eastern States.

And YES, a few were SERVED and ENJOYED!!!!!

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Then  Saké!


 She said you could drink it as a white wine. It’s smooooth as silk! She was RIGHT, and WE DID!

MOMO KAWA – Saké • Brian Lynch • VP of National Sales • • 707.815.9674 • Forest Grove, OR


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BROOKS by Morne Wine Co. • • Jess Pierce • Director of Wine Education and Communications • • 225.328.0706 • Willamette Valley, OR


On the Trade Show Floor:

Writers’ prerogative: MY  State First, WASHINGTON! Diane Dempster of Charlie’s Produce kinda started it all. She was the go-to person for Organic Produce YEARS AGO! “I thank you, Diane and CHARLIE’S PRODUCE!”

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CHARLIE’S • Diane Dempster • • (Seattle, WA) 206.625.1412 • Matt Neumann (Portland, OR) • 503.278.6022


Wilcox Family • Ryann Hinch • • 360.458.7774 • Roy, WA

 Matt McLean, THE UNCLE  in UNCLE MATT’S® Organic Citrus & Juices, is our long-time Good Food Friend. UNCLE MATT’S® is even on our very select  Change Your Food – Change Your Life! GOOD FOOD FRIENDS  Page. But just to show my fairness to ALL, here are a couple of GOOD Organic Citrus People, too!


SOUTH TEX ORGANICS – Organic Citrus and • Dennis & Lynda Holbrook • • 956.585.1040 • Mission, TX

The Organic Produce Displays by COVILLI® and Lakeside Organic Gardens …

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… tied as THE BEST of SHOW!! But our Good Food Friend, Mario, at COVILLE®, said, “Give our Good Food Friends at Lakeside Organic Gardens  the AWARD. COVILLI® won in 2013, so NOW we’ll see who’s who in 2017! Will be GOOD FUN!.”

COVILLI® • Mario Yubeta Jr. • Sales • • 520.980.2328 • Nogales, AZ

WINNER of THE BEST Display! I thought I had walked into a State Fair!



Lakeside Organic • Lindsey Roberts • Marketing Communications • • 831.706.1154 • Watsonville, CA


“I’m a very urban Artist and commercial Graphic Designer and own my own Businesses: The Branding Iron and Naked by design But, after hearing Dennis’ Stories  from ORGANICOLOGY, I’m thinking I might want to become a COWGIRL! Thanks, Lakeside Organic Gardens, for the COOL hat!” – Lillyan

FOXY  Organics! And there’s a GUY standing there! WHAT??????


FOXY Organic® • • Brendan Bartley • Organic Sales • 831.905.2094 • Salinas, CA

We even have one of THESE!


COKE • Christine Coke • • 831.406.0561• San Juan Bautista, CA

ORGANICOLOGY is such a BIG DEAL that Arran Stephens, MR. NATURE’S PATH™ himself, was here! AND his Son, Arjan, too. NATURE’S PATH™ is the World’s largest, and STILL Family owned, ALL Organic Breakfast Cereals, + a whole lot more, Company!

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I don’t let a morning go by without a BIG bowl of one of their NATURE’S PATH™ Cereals!


 And, oh yeah, there were Classes and Workshops, too!


To Your Health!

Dennis L. Weaver, MBA, GFG


Change Your Food – Change Your Life!™, Inc.


CELEBRATING Organic Good Foods @

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My Good Food Friends –


We make it real easy for you to ENJOY Organic Good Foods all day, every day, even if you’re on the run, a single parent, a harried soccer Mom & Dad, a gourmet or an “I hate to cook” type.

Conducted by Dennis L. Weaver, Your Good Food Guide

The Personally  Guided Organic Good Food SHOPPING Tour introduces the concept of feeling good, by making Organic Good Food Choices, to people who are concerned about their health and lifestyle, but don’t know how or where to start.

We will recommend a Store in your neighborhood. We show you how to use the Store. We show you how to make very simple changes in your food choices that will help you look good and feel good.

With good-natured humor, solid information and real-life stories to inform, encourage, coach and inspire you, we open a whole new World of Organic Good Food Choices. You’ll learn how to choose foods that are life-giving, NOT life-diminishing … the ONLY foods that let you live with a zest and zeal for life. Feel the way you were designed to feel!

Because, what you don’t know about your food could hurt you!

The TOUR is designed to be FUNMEMORABLE … INFORMATIVEENCOURAGING. The TOUR is an Organic Good Food Choices SEMINAR on ‘two legs.’ It’s a walking, talking, tasting, having-a-good-time learning experience … POSITIVE, LIFE-CHANGING!

From non-organic

From non-organic Tully’s coffee to BRAGG® Liquid Aminos in one step! Now, THAT’S Tour POWER!

 Learn to spot label lies!

Linda, after being caught up in the DELISH FUN of The Tour, said, “This is going to be my  personal treat: A slice of MANNA© Organics Sprouted Whole Grain ‘Fruit & Nut’ Manna Bread® with ORGANIC VALLEY® Family of Farms Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese and topped with Italian bionaturæ® Organic Apricot Fruit Spread!”

And if we would have found a bottle of BADGER MOUNTAIN Organic Port, we would have continued the Tour over at Linda’s house!


 “Now, my Family is going to be living  The Good Food Life!” – Linda


 “I took notes until my fingers hurt!” – Hilda

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Dennis with his two Moms.

 “As advertised, Dennis opened a whole new world of Organic Good Food Choices!” – Linda

“THAT was the most FUN I’ve had with a grocery cart!” – Hilda

 ALL Organic Good Foods

  • Great Snacks • Easy School Lunches • Quick Dinners • Office Snacks
  • What to eat when you’re not at Home • On the commute 
  • Super Treats (even decedent chocolate!)
  • Meals for one or a whole Family • Entertaining
  • Beer, Wine and Liquor


“LOOK, LOOK at all our Organic Good Foods! YEA!”

 For Information, Registration and Reservations 425.774.8971


To Your Health!

Dennis L. Weaver, MBA, GFG


Change Your Food – Change Your Life!™


Visit our Good Food Friends @

CELEBRATING Organic Good Foods with