James Gray has taken the to the helm as Central Oregon Locavore’s new Marketplace Manager. He joins us with a decade of experience in Natural Foods and a passion for supporting good people and eating good produce. He loves to share recipe ideas and get creative with every day meals. This guy is also a total geek for Central Oregon plant ecology. If you bring up an type of wildflower in the area he will talk your ear off about it! Come into the market this month and meet James and the rest of our knowledgeable Locavore staff!
Natalie followed her love of the mountains to Bend in 2012. She can’t get enough of all things outdoors and of course loves local food! She is passionate about strengthening the ties between the land, farmers, and everyone who eats food. When she is not working at Locavore, Natalie spends her time gardening, canning, biking, climbing, skiing and adventuring with her favorite dog. She is excited to be a part of Central Oregon Locavore and would love to help you out in the marketplace. So come on in and say hi!
Originally from the countryside of Central Illinois, Katie grew up eating from the one acre organic garden where her mother raised the family’s vegetables. After attending college in Ohio, including a semester abroad in the UK, she moved to Bend to join her mother who was already living here and teaching at the college. Katie has now been in Bend for 14 years and enjoys gardening, cycling, good conversation, and sharing time with the love of her life.
Kaylin is passionate about art, food and learning. She is working on a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences with an emphasis on community leadership and environmentalism. She happened into being a locavore after giving up on driving in 2009 and being forced into a slower paced life. Since then she has learned to live a modest life that supports local farmers, producers and businesses on a budget. Returning to school has been an extremely positive influence in her life as she continues to learn about how local food movements support environmental sustainability and economic diversity in communities.