Welcome to Central Oregon Locavore
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit supporting local food and farms. We run a variety of educational programs as well as a Local Food Market in downtown Bend.
Meet Your Farmer Dinner Series
at The Drake featuring Dancing Cow Farms
Wednesday, March 25th
6:00 - 8:00 Purchase tickets...
Makers March Block Party
"Death By Chocolate!"
Saturday, March 28th
2:00 - 6:00
Free beer, choco-chai samples, Jem Chocolate and Nut Butter samples, gelato & sorbetto... Music by Madd Mikes Blues & the LD. Need we say more? More info...
Locavore Food School presents: Unleashing the Delicious Secrets of Grassfed Meats
Thursday, April 16th At Central Oregon Locavore 4:30 - 5:30pm
$8 non-members, $5 members Register here... WWOLF Cub @ Dancing Cow Farm Saturday, May 2nd
Please bring your own lunch Register here... WWOLF @ Kalebaugh Farm Sunday, April 12th
Free lunch provided Register here...
Edible Adventure Crew: Eat Your Weedies
Saturday, May 23rd
10:00am - 12:00pm
At Fields Farm Register here...
Promote your business and show that you support local by sponsoring one of our educational programs or becoming a corporate sponsor. Learn more...
Volunteer with Us
Volunteer with us and qualify for market discounts, free educational opportunities and have tons of fun! Learn more...
Host a Class or Workshop
By renting our community space for local food education and like-minded activities, you are contributing to making the local food community food stronger, more sustainable and socially just. Learn more...
Why Buy Local?
Becoming a Locavore (or rather, a "Mostly-Locavore" when you live in Central Oregon) may sound like a daunting task, but it is a noble and rewarding one. There are myriad of benefits to eating and buying local goods:
Supporting farmers who grow for taste, diversity, and health vs transportation durability and uniformity
Creating local jobs vs supporting large corporate systems
Enhanced nutrition vs mineral/vitamin deficiencies
Robust, ever-changing flavors vs blandness and consistency
Sustainable farming practices and soil-rehabilitation vs pollution and soil degredation
Why is Locavore Important?
When you support Locavore through shopping at the indoor farmers market and attending events you are helping us:
Support local farmers
Offer local food year round
Create a healthier community
Educate children (and adults!)
CENTRAL OREGON LOCAVORE NON-PROFIT
Permanent Indoor Farmers Market, Local Food Education Headquarters,
Classes, Workshops, Gatherings & Event Space For Rent
*We are a 501(c)3 non-profit