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.
Upcoming Events

Meet Your Farmer Dinner Series
at The Drake featuring Dancing Cow Farms

Wednesday, March 25th 
6:00 - 8:00
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Makers March Block Party
at Locavore
"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
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WWOLF @ Kalebaugh Farm
Sunday, April 12th
Free lunch provided
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Edible Adventure Crew: Eat Your Weedies

Saturday, May 23rd
10:00am - 12:00pm
At Fields Farm
Register here...

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!)