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August 2012 Newsletter

Lots of gluten-free news and events for you - enjoy a wonderful summer! 
 Join us for our August 19th meeting and cooking class!

Jill Nusinow with Veggies

Jill Nusinow, the "Veggie Queen" will present "Gluten-Free Summer Cooking with Taste and Nutrition in Mind" at the G&G Supermarket demo kitchen in Santa Rosa.

MenuCurried Quinoa Gravenstein Apple Salad * Brown Rice and Summer Vegetable Salad with the Cilantro Avocado Dressing * Summer Super Salad * Stone Fruit Crisp


The co-sponsorship of the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California brings the price down to just $5 (at the door). Don't miss this wonderful opportunity! Sunday, August 19th, 2:00-4:30 PM.
Following the two-hour class we will have a half hour support group meeting (moved from August 26th due to a conflict).

Seats are limited so sign-ups required. Email to reserve a space. 


News and Events for August posted here


Gluten and Allergen-Free Expo - February 2013!

Jen Cafferty is bringing her popular Expo to Burlingame on February 9-10th, 2013! Do you remember voting for it in a link from this newsletter last year to come to San Francisco? IT WORKED!

Local vendors are encouraged to sign up early to reserve a table ($450 + $100 to serve food). They generally expect 5,000-6,000 attendees and will have 100 vendor tables and two stages of speakers. For more information and to contact Jen go to the Expo website.  We will post updates in this newsletter.


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Camp Celiac in full swing 
Camp Celiac Vendor Fair 2012 Camp Celiac Foam Pit 2012   
Vendor Fair in the dining hall 7/28/12     Foam Dance Pit new this year!
(Photos by Pamela Walton)  

Camp Celiac at Camp Arroyo in Livermore ( is experiencing another wonderful year. It's hard to say who is having the most fun, between the excited campers, the delighted parents, the generous vendors, the enthusiastic director and counselors and the amazing staff of The Taylor Family Foundation and the YMCA. Judging from the foam pit, I think it's the campers.
London Olympics Logo For an inspirational and local gluten-free story from the Olympics, check out our Facebook page.
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NorCal Gluten-Free Teens 


Teens at Vendor Table  NorCal Gluten-Free Teens had a table at the Camp Celiac vendor fair to get the word out about their new group. Stay in touch with the group on Facebook and look for their next event. 
Two teens were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation at Camp Celiac on July 28th from the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California for their volunteer work: Nathaniel Corley (center) for creating the new Camp Celiac website at, and Courtney Yates (not pictured) for her work leading the teen group. Congratulations!


 Stanford still needs college-bound teens for study

Stanford Campus

The new Celiac Disease Group at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital needs more teens for its study on transitioning to college! Please help spread the word and take the eligibility survey.  The survey is conducted on Facebook and teens don't need to live in California. Both celiac and non-celiac teens are needed. Go to:

Local, Gluten-Free and Way Cool!
Criminal Baking Co.Criminal Confectionary 
Emphasizing the organic and local in artisan desserts with gluten/vegan-free options made with a separate mixer and oven. Armed with an irresistible marketing concept, owner Dawn Zaft needs your support in her Pie Campaign to purchase Bliss Bakery equipment in Santa Rosa and expand her gluten-free line.


Raw DaddyRaw Daddy 
Savory and sweet living foods cuisine in a cone - local, organic and free of gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Raw Daddy is at Bay Area farmers' markets. For more on Raw Daddy, check out Steve Yamaguma's interview of James Hall on the community video blog luvglutenfree.


Red House BakeryRed House Bakery 
Using premium ingredients and natural sweeteners, Red House Bakery works to create delicious cakes, cookies and brownies with the same mouth-feel as gluten products. In various locations in the Central Coast Santa Cruz area, including Pacific Cookie Company.

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 Jennifer Iscol
Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California
P.O. Box 1506
Healdsburg, CA  95448