$15 – $35

The Past, Present and Future of Plant Based Foods

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McMenamins Old Church

30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd

Wilsonville, OR 97070

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Join us for an evening with Seth Tibbott, the founder of Tofurky, and learn about the past, present and future of plant based foods.

In 1980, Seth Tibbott founded Turtle Island Foods, now "the Tofurky Company", on $2500 savings from his 8-year career as a teacher/naturalist. Many people, including his midwestern Aunt and fellow elementary school teachers, thought selling moldy soybeans to the meat centric American public was a very bad idea. For 15 years it appeared the naysayers were right as Seth pursued his dream while losing his shirt as a pioneer of the plant based foods movement making a fermented Indonesian soy product called Tempeh. With an income of only $300/month, Seth built a 3-story treehouse that he called home for 7 years. In 1995, also against the advice of his partners, Seth introduced the first nationally marketed vegan holiday roast named "Tofurky". The Tofurky brand now includes 35 different vegan products which are sold in 27,000 stores worldwide. Today Seth enjoys sharing the details of his “40-year overnight success” story while traveling the world cheerleading plant-based food entrepreneurs from London to New Delhi and beyond.

This meeting is a fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank Network. Each attendee is encouraged to bring non-perishable food and/or monetary donations. Can we beat last year's donations? To do that we need your help! Cash or check donations will be accepted at the door. You can also make a donation when you sign up for this event by entering an amount next to the "Donation" option. Every donation, food or money, will earn tickets towards the door prize raffle (1 ticket per 2 non-perishable items, or 2 tickets per $5). If you already brought monetary or food donations last month, you will receive raffle tickets for the drawing at this month's event.

*PLEASE BRING PRIZES FOR THE RAFFLE. CONSUMABLE ITEMS ARE ENCOURAGED.*

Dinner is included with your ticket. There will be a cash bar.

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McMenamins Old Church

30340 SW Boones Ferry Rd

Wilsonville, OR 97070

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