7th Annual Locavore Gala and Fundraiser

2023 Locavore Gala and Fundraiser
Friday, April 21, 2023
Doors at 5pm

Local Food and the Planet

Join us for a special Earth Day event celebrating local food and its positive impact on the planet.

Special Guests:
Caleb and Ashley of Sungrounded Farm
Ian and Courtney of North 44 Ranch

The evening will feature:

  • Gourmet farm-to-table feast
  • Faces of Farming photographic narrative of local farmers and ranchers
  • Silent auction
  • Live auction
  • Infamous dessert dash

Tickets and more Information

The theme of the event is the connection between local food and the environment, highlighting how small-scale farming practices are regenerative and beneficial for the land.

By choosing local food, we can support sustainable farming practices that rebuild soil health, limit or eliminate the use of pesticides and herbicides, maintain crop diversity for wildlife, and reduce transportation emissions. We will also explore how local ranchers use grass-based horticulture techniques that are more humane and environmentally friendly than traditional feedlot operations.

Together, we can make a difference by being mindful of our food choices and supporting a sustainable future for ourselves, our children, and our planet.

Attire: High Desert Formal What is High Desert Formal? Let's just say is anything between cocktail attire and black tie. We don't get many opportunities to dress up in Central Oregon, so if you are feeling fancy, go ahead and glam up for dinner! If the thought of dressing up makes you break out in hives, that's OK, too. Just do your best.
For gals: Fancy pants, nice tops, skirts, and boots will all pass.
For guys: jeans and a nice sport coat will get you through the door.
We are going to have a great time no matter what. We will be there with bells on ready to throw a great party!

Location: Tetherow Pavilion, 61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97702


What: We will continue in the basics of preparing and grinding meat, walk through common areas of trouble, and go through the process of casing and linking the sausage. Once the sausage is prepared, let’s cook it up and talk about using your own equipment safely, common problems, and recommended reading.
Cost: Current Locavore Member $8 / Non Member $10

What: Farm to table feast by El Sancho featuring DD Ranch and other local producers
Where: Embark/Ruff Wear building off Skyliner
Cost: $75 Current Locavore Member / $75 Non-Member
Menu TBA, gluten-free

Twice a year Locavore hosts our Member Appreciation Day because we appreciate you!
Current members, enjoy 10% the entire marketplace along with specials, tastings and other fun activities.

Join us at Rockin Daves Backstage Lounge as we celebrate the successful harvest Central Oregon style, with a good ol' Ho Down.

  • Farm to Table BBQ feast featuring Barley Beef
  • Specialty Cocktails
  • Live Music from
  • Rodeo Games

will all benefit Central Oregon Locavore Non-Profit and their fundraiser for an updated Point of Sale System in the Indoor Marketplace.
Come on down and Kick Up Yer Spurs with us!
RSVP for BBQ Dinner - $18 per person or $22 Rounded On Up to Support Locavore.
(You may purchase BBQ dinner upon arrival, but to ensure you get a meal, we recommend you reserve ahead of time).

Join us for our bi-annual membership appreciation day and enjoy savings on the entire Locavore marketplace. Samples, deep discounts, specialty sales, and lots of fun to be had.
If you are not a member, join the day of and reap the benefits!

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!

Do you love fresh, nourishing food and the hard-working souls who make it possible?
We invite you to join us, Friday, May 3rd, at The Tetherow Resort Event Pavilion for an evening of artful and delicious surprise, designed to honor the hardy and dedicated people who grow and raise our food in Central Oregon.
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. 

This years theme is Innovation in Farming. As casually observed by many, and truly noticed by few, farmers are the ultimate innovators. From fixing broken machinery, to crafting complex security systems for curious livestock, to gently tricking plants to a higher yield, an extra month of production, or an early germination, farmers and ranchers are the ultimate craftsman. It takes a certain type of ingenuity, or mad genius, to contend with nature. And farmers have just that type of genius it takes. After all, necessity is the mother of creation.
“A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.” – E.B. White
“We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.”  Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural
We believe in the power of the land and the people who cultivate it for our well-being. At Central Oregon Locavore, we know that the future of farming and local food will depend upon the support and encouragement that we provide to local farmers and ranchers. Faces of Farming serves to connect those passionate about our sustainability, cultivates strong relationships and celebrates the potential in all of us.

 Coming soon...

Early Bird: $75 Locavore Member/$85 Non-Member until March 10th
Regular Price: $85 Locavore Member/$95 Non-Member
Buy a table! $600 seats 8 guests ($75/person)

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 The Curry Shack (and now Mantra Indian Cuisine) to be paired with a dizzying array of exotic elixirs concocted by Crafted Life Mixology.
All to be followed by a night of sultry beats and bass to uplift and transcend your spirit. Belly dancers, Henna painting are just a few of the things you can expect at this fabulous event.
Advance ticket purchase required (see below). At meals end, a magnificent transformation will take place and at 8:00 the doors open to all for a delightful Bollywood dance party.