MARCH 12th: SUPPORT GROUP
Speaker: The New Seasons nutrition team
Topic: Karen Seibert, Christi Reed and Leah Kriewall, will come to present information on whole food nutrition and grain free meal ideas. Easy cooking demo, recipes and snacks provided.
Speaker: Tarte Desserts and Bakery
Topic: Phoenix Rainbird will come to sample and sell her breads and baked items from her dedicated gluten-free, soy-free facility in Eugene.
APRIL 9th: SUPPORT GROUP
Speaker: Jensen’s Bread and Bakeries
Topic: Owner, Dave Jensen will talk about the work behind the GF buns now at McMenamins’ hotels and pubs, and other restaurants and colleges in town. Jensen’s is a wholesale bakery creating the flexible and soft GF buns, Better Buns.
Samples: Jovial Pasta, a new gluten-free pasta from five-generation Tuscan Italian artisanal pasta makers made with brown rice will be sampled.
Willamette Valley Confectionary will sample their chocolates and candy, made from gluten-free ingredients including local nuts, berries, cream and butter.
MAY 14th: SUPPORT GROUP
Speakers: Ray & Mary Wilke
Topic: The Wilkes will demonstrate Emergency Preparedness for the gluten-free family. Have you thought what you would eat if an emergency arose?
Samples: Mariam MacDermott of Fairy Cakes will come and sample her decadent gluten-free cupcakes.
GLUTEN FREE GATHERING
There will be no quarterly Gluten Free Gathering this time around due to the large amount of work and attention that the food fair takes up. We look forward to holding another gathering sometime after June. Look here for the next date!
Portland Metro GIG core group meeting. Come be involved in the planning of our GIG group, GF food fair and other activities. 6:30pm at the Berlin Inn, 3131 SE 12th & Powell in Portland, near the Aladdin Theater.
APRIL 16th: GIFTS MEETING
GIFTS (Gluten Intolerant Families Teamwork and Support) meeting for gluten-intolerant children and their families. The meetings will be held from 2 to 4 PM at the home of Wendy Cohan, RN. GIFTS meetings are every other month, even months, on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
LOCATION: 6108 NE 45th Ave, Portland OR 97218.
This is 1 block East of Fernhill Park, on 45th between Ainsworth and Holman.
THEME: Easter and Spring
SPEAKER: Children's allergy-free, gluten-free baking with guest speaker and baker, Mariam McDermott from Fairy Cakes.
Held this year at All Saints Catholic Church in the gym. Find the church on the corner of NE 39th and NE Glisan. 11am to 2pm. For more details please visit the Gluten Free Food Fair tab at the top right hand side of our blog. Hope to see you there!