December 2014 – Review of the 15th International Wise Traditions Conference

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WAPF Pasadena members and friends gather for our last meeting of 2014.

The 2014 International Wise Traditions Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana was a unique opportunity to see the Weston A. Price Foundation in action. The theme this year was “Focus on Food.” As in previous years, the conference featured delicious real food, amazing exhibitors, and an all-star speaker lineup including Sally Fallon Morrell, Chris Masterjohn, and Natasha Campbell-McBride. Pasadena co-chapter leaders Chanlee Sutoyo and Joy de los Santos-Farrar had the opportunity to attend and this is their experience… (To view the full slideshow of our conference review, click here.) Continue reading

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October 2014 – Organic Olive Oil Farming and the Farm Experience with Michael O’Brien of Paso Gold

Michael O'Brien, organic olive oil farmer and owner of Paso Gold.

Michael O’Brien, organic olive oil farmer and owner of Paso Gold.

Did you know that all olives in the Northern Hemisphere are harvested in November and December? The next time you pick up a bottle of American or European olive oil, note the harvest date rather than the “best by” date. This was one among many nuggets of wisdom from our guest speaker, organic olive oil farmer Michael O’Brien of Paso Gold. After generously treating us to an enormous salad of roasted San Marzano tomatoes and Persian cucumbers from his farm, Michael shared his story and gave us an insider’s look at the olive oil industry. Continue reading