Central Oregon Locavore
  





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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.
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Upcoming Events

Locavore Food School presents: Indian Food 101 with Runi
Thursday, February 19th

At Central Oregon Locavore
5:30 - 6:30pm
More Info & Registration

Deep Winter Community Supper Deep Sea Gastronomical Delight
Saturday, February 21st
At Central Oregon Locavore
6:00 - 8:00pm
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Sponsorship Opportunities


Promote your business and show that you support local by sponsoring one of our educational programs or becoming a corporate sponsor. 
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Volunteer with Us


Volunteer with us and qualify for market discounts, free educational opportunities and have tons of fun!
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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.
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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!)