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

Expanded Holiday Hours!
November 28 - December 24th We will be open 10am-7:15pm Monday through Friday and noon-5:15pm on Saturday.

Locavore Holiday Gift Faire at the Old Stone Church
December 13th 10am - 4pm
The 5th annual Locavore Holiday Gift Faire to help make your holidays local. Crafts, foods, clothing, and more.

Locavore Food School
January 15th 6pm - 7pm
Cooking with Medicinal Herbs by Holly Hutton of Herbal Goddess Medicinals. 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!)