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.
WWOLF Reserves at Rainshadow in Terrebonne November 2nd, 10am - 2pm
A fun day of planting garlic. Make sure to bring a lunch! Details and registration...
WWOLF at DD Ranch in Terrebonne. November 16th, 10am-3pm Weeding, cleaning, general winter preparations. Lunch provided! Details and registration...
Thanksgiving Food Faire at Locavore November 22, 11am - 3pm
Stock up on all your local food needs for Thanksgiving. Veggies, breads, wines, distilled spirits, turkeys and more.
Locavore Holiday Gift Faire at the Old Stone Church December 13th 10am - 3pm
The 5th annual Locavore Holiday Gift Faire to help make your holidays local. Crafts, foods, clothing, and more.
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