Central Oregon Locavore promotes local food and farmers for the health of our community. We work for an ecologically stable and socially just food system in Central Oregon by improving access to fresh, nutrient-dense local food, educating the community about the benefits of sustainably produced food and supporting farmers and ranchers.

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Meet Your Farmer at Joolz

Featuring Erik Monge of Crooked River Bison. The Meet Your Farmer Dinner Series is a wonderful way to really meet your local farmers!  Meet Your Farmer dinners consist of a locally-sourced, gourmet meal hosted by and prepared by rotating local restaurants. During dinner you will be treated to a presentation by the evening’s featured farmer.

Locavore Food School: Seasonal Ingredient 5 ways with Rockin Dave

Join Rockin Dave Flier of Rockin Daves Bagel Bistro and Backstage Lounge for a quarterly Food School series that will teach you how to use delicious, seasonal ingredients in a multitude of ways with minimal effort. One ingredient will yield: Appetizer, Side, Entree, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert… Easy-peasy, kitchen alchemy.

Locavore Food School: Hand Made Tortillas #2

El Sancho taco shop knows tortillas! You will learn to make your own handmade tortillas and Gordon will cover the proper hydration and mixing of dry masa, shaping, and cooking fresh tortillas.  El Sancho is bringing some of it’s signature condiments and fillings for participants to enjoy with their handiwork.  This will be a demo and hands on experience for students.

5th Annual Purnima Indian Food Feast and Bollywood Dance Party

The night will begin with a lavish feast featuring the fragrant spices and alluring flavors of authentic Indian cuisine hand-crafted by Chef Runi of Mantra Indian Kitchen to be paired with a dizzying array of exotic cocktails, beer and wine. 

All to be followed by a night of sultry beats and bass to uplift and transcend your spirit. Belly dancers, Henna painting, and beautiful decor are just a few of the things you can expect at this fabulous event.

4th Annual Faces of Farming Gala at Tetherow

This event will include a photograph narrative of our local farmers and ranchers, a silent auction, local wine, beer and cocktails, and an extensive menu showcasing the bounty of local farms and ranches brought to you by Chef Miguel and the culinary team at Tetherow.

2nd Annual Sanchovore On Farm Dinner

Join Locavore and Bend classic favorite El Sancho Taco Shop at Anker Farm this Fathers day for a righteous fiesta de father, party de padre and good time for all. This is nacho ordinary Fathers Day gift, this is an experience your pop will remember for a lifetime!

What Locavore Does…


Central Oregon Locavore offers eight educational programs to community members, students, farmers, ranchers, and producers.


Locavore provides access to local food year round as Bend’s Only Indoor Farmers Market with community space for gathering.


Along with educating and accessing local food, Locavore also celebrates the season with local farmers, ranchers, and chefs at our many events.

Visit Us!

Central Oregon Locavore is conveniently located at 1841 NE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97701.

Upcoming Events

Wed 20

Agricultural Connections pick-up

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thu 21

Mommy and Me Breastfeeding Support Group

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 28
Apr 04

4th Annual Faces of Farming Gala at Tetherow

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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We are a 501(c)3 non-profit supporting local food and farms through educational programs and a year round indoor farmers market.