About the Weston A. Price Foundation—Gold Country Chapter

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one!
We at the Gold Country Chapter, WAPF want to be your clan, network, tribe or whatever… We all need friends who support us, especially when our understanding about something as basic as food, nutrition, farming, healing arts and natural living conflict with modern accepted beliefs.

Located in the beautiful western Sierra Mountain foothills, the Gold Country Chapter, WESTON A. PRICE FOUNDATION® is composed of people who share a common interest in nutrient dense clean food, local sustainable farming, holistic healing and the nutritional principals of the Weston A. Price Foundation, as described in the Wise Traditions Journal, and the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig.  We come from many different backgrounds, and include self-described “recovering vegetarians”, former sugar addicts, and survivors of the Standard American Diet.

The Gold Country Chapter was founded in 2000, and began holding regular monthly meetings.  It has been steadily growing ever since.

The Gold Country Chapter goals include:

  • Helping people find clean healthy non-GMO nutrient-dense food by connecting local people with local area farmers producing such foods as raw milk, butter and cream, grass-fed meat, and pastured poultry and eggs.
  • Getting together in real life! Getting together in person gives us the opportunity to make new friends, learn from each other, and find that you are not alone in wanting to eat traditional foods.
  • Introducing the teachings of Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS, by conducting networking potlucks,  holding informational events and DVD showings.
  • Cooking & Fermenting Classes: Providing classes to help people learn to easily prepare traditional foods for everyday use in their daily lives. Check out our famous October Fermentation Festival!
  • Natural Lifestyle classes & workshops  such as healthy homes, reducing exposure to EMFs and toxins in our environment, homemade body care, home remedies, healthy pet food, healthy holiday foods


Our Gold Country Chapter, WAPF was founded in 2000.  We have three Chapter Leaders.

Our founding Chapter Leader was Shan Kendall. Shan is now retired as of October 2018 . She was working as a manager of a vineyard and was developing rheumatoid arthritis. At a biodynamic farmer meeting, she found out about Nourishing Traditions and how a Weston Price diet could help her.  She became a chapter leader and began organizing monthly meetings in 2000.  She  teaches  a series of classes called Traditional Nourishment, and many other classes and workshops. Shan lives on her family’s farm, and has spoken at the Wise Traditions Conference.  You can contact her at: shankendall@gmail.com.

Our current Chapter Leader is Cathe’ Fish.  She is a professional speaker, permaculture instructor, designer and consultant, co-organizer of the annual Nevada County Sustainable Food and Farm Conference and nutrient dense foods advocate.  She lives on her family’s permaculture farm. She has helped upgrade our audio-visual, powerpoint and internet skills. You can contact her at sunshine.works@gmail.com. Her website is www.practicalpermaculture.com.

Our third Co-Chapter Leader just got married and moved to Iowa  in December 2018 -Terry Fowler Meyer.  Her background is livestock farming and gardening. She teaches homestead skills and fermentation and lives on a homestead and is a jack of all trades. She is a farm caretaker, virtual assistant and she has taken our internet presence to a higher level. You can contact her at roostersunrise@yahoo.com.

Our chapter-leaders-in-training are Ellie Lightfoot of FarmGarden Permaculture and Susan Gouveia of Society of Garden Goddesses. Ellie can be contacted at lightredfoot@gmail.com and Susan can be contacted at susan@gardengoddesses.org.

About the Foundation

The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price’s research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.

The Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants.

Please visit the Weston A. Price website for more information and to become a member: www.westonaprice.org

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