Join us for our first EAS of the season with local author and naturalist LeeAnn Kriegh! We will be enjoying the morning appreciating the natural flora and fauna of Central Oregon, learn about the diversity of this ecosystem, and ID plants, animals, birds and other wonders of nature together.
Join us on July 18 at Springbank Farm, a 12-acre organic blueberry operation in Lebanon, Oregon. We will pick blueberries while we enjoy panoramic views near the South Santiam River. Get more details and register here.
Take a walk on July 10 at 10am with weed eater Pearl Stark at Fields Farm to learn about edible weeds of Central Oregon. Share what you know and maybe learn something new. We will see lamb's quarter, purslane, and other common weeds of the area. Find out more and register here.
Join us at Casad Family Farms for an afternoon of gleaning potatoes. We will be scouring the potato fields for left behind spuds and collecting them to donate to NeighborImpact. Participants will get to take home a sack of potatoes as a thank you for their efforts.
How it works: Meet us at Casad Family Farms at 1pm and head out into the potato fields. The main harvest has already been done but there are potatoes left behind that we will be loading into pallet boxes for the food bank. This is a family-friendly event, please leave your furry friends at home.When: Saturday October 10, 2020Where: Casad Family Farms at 2595 NW Elm Lane in MadrasWhat to bring: Water, hat, gloves, clothing for the weather, snacks, and a bag to bring home some potatoes.Precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks are required when a distance of 6-feet cannot be maintained between parties and a hand washing station and hand sanitzer will be availalbe for use.
- Join us at a neighborhood orchard on Bend's east side to pick apples and have them pressed into cider. Generous friends of Locavore are opening their orchard and bringing their cider press for our use. Hooray! Registration is required and limited, please follow the registration link to sign up.
How it works: Come to the orchard between 10am and 1pm to pick apples and utilize the cider press.When: Sunday, August 20, 2020Where: Eagle Road neighborhood orchard, address will be provided upon registrationWhat to bring: Water, hat, sun protection, buckets and boxes for fruit, fruit picking tools, a tarp to catch apples, bottles for fresh cider, and a mask to wear when needed.Precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks are required when a distance of 6-feet cannot be maintained between parties and a hand washing station and hand sanitzer will be availalbe for use.
- Make the trip to Thomas Orchards in Kimberly for a day of fruit picking! Thomas Orchards a scenic drive away and is located along the beautiful John Day River. They expect to have freestone nectarines and peaches, plums, early apples and pears available for picking.
How it works: We will meet at Thomas Orchards in Kimberly, Oregon, about 2 1/2 hours from Bend.What: Group U-Pick of nectarines, peaches, plums, apples and pears, prices varyWhen: Saturday, August 22 from 10am to 2pm, come whenever you canWhere: Thomas OrchardsWhat to bring: Water, hat, sun protection, lunch, buckets and boxes for fruit, mask to wear at the fruit stand, and money for your yummy fruit.Thomas Orchards is taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks are required when a distance of 6-feet cannot be maintained and when at the fruit stand, hand washing stations are provided throughout the orchard, pets are not allowed in the orchard, and no jewelry or watches may be worn except for studs.
- Make the trip to Springbank Farm in Lebanon for a day of blueberry picking! Springbank is generously offering the price of $2.40/pound for Locavorians and is opening early for us to have some private picking time. Springbank has been a longtime friend of Locavore and their blueberries are amazing! Learn more about their farm at springbankfarm.com.
How it works: We will meet at Springbank Farm in Lebanon, Oregon, about 2 1/2 hours from Bend. Springbank is opening early just for us at 10:30am. After a few hours of picking, we can enjoy a BYO picnic lunch in their shady picnic area.What: Group U-Pick Blueberries at $2.40/poundWhen: Sunday, July 12th starting at 10:30amWhere: Springbank Farm, 32208 Berlin Rd, Lebanon, OR 97355What to bring: Water, hat, sun protection, lunch, buckets and containers for berries, mask to wear in the barn area, and money for berries.
Where: Rainshadow Organics
Gleaning the potatoes left behind by the potato picker! Bring own bags, gloves and shovels.
Must register to attend.