Central Oregon Locavore
  
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

Farm Kids Spring 2015
is looking for volunteers. 2-3hr shifts. For more info...

WWOLF @ Hope Springs Dairy
Saturday, May 16th
10:00am-3:00pm
Free lunch provided
Register here...

Meet Your Farmer Dinner
at Joolz Restaurant
Thursday, May 21st
6pm - 9pm
Register here...

Locavore Food School: Healthy Fats and How to Use Them
at Locavore by Anna Witham
Thursday, May 28th
4:30-5:30
Register here...

Edible Adventure Crew: Eat Your Weedies
Saturday, May 23rd
10:00am - 12:00pm
At Fields Farm
Register here...
Our Generous Community Sponsors
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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. 
Learn more...

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


Rent our community space for your next educational event, health conference or class 
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