Locavore Gala and Fundraiser

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7th Annual Locavore Gala and Fundraiser
Friday, April 21st at Tetherow Pavilion
Registration & Info
Auction Donations
Sponsor Event

Thank You To Our Sponsors

We look forward to seeing you at the 8th Locavore Gala and Fundraiser in 2024

Main Sponsor

Secondary Sponsors

Food & Beverarge Sponsors

Friday, April 21st at Tetherow Pavilion

Doors at 5pm

Special Guests:

  • Caleb and Ashley of Sungrounded Farm
  • Ethan 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
  • Bend's Best Silent auction
  • Live auction
  • Infamous dessert dash

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.

The Menu
Roasted Beet Bruschetta on Focaccia Folks crostini: fromage blanc, red and yellow beets, stinging nettle fleurette.  
Eskimo Girl Salmon Rillette: buttermilk, creme fraiche, fine herbs, caraway seed, lemon, endive  
Crispy Well Rooted pork belly: maple bourbon gastrique, mustard frill 
North 44 Lamb Ravioli by Chef Rockin Dave and Chef Miguel Mendoza
Sisters Bakery sourdough with Garys Meadow Fresh whipped butter and Broadus Bees Honeycomb
Sungrounded Farms Mixed Greens Salad and Broadus Bees Honey Lemon Viniagrette
Gourmet Shepards Pie- Camas Country Mills lentil and vegetable stew, pommes puree 
North 44 Shank & Tail Beef Bourguignon, root vegetables, burgundy demi-glace 
Herbed Camas Country Mills farro pilaf: NW fiddle head ferns, raisin, confit tomato 
Roasted Seasonal Veggies featuring Garlic Scapes from Deschutes Canyon Garlic
Boneyard RPM and Crooked Pilsner
Signature Cocktails featuring Crater Lake Spirits
NW Local Wines from David Hill, Ancient Peaks, Badger Mountain, and Stoller Vineyards
Humm Kombucha

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 options 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. But 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!

Consider staying the night at one of Bend's premier resorts. Special rates for Faces of Farming attendees are available at Tetherow. Mention the Central Oregon Locavore room block to access the discount.

Regular Price: $105 Locavore Member/$115 Non-Member

Buy a table!
$800 seats 8 guests ($100/person)
$950 seats 10 guests ($95/person)

2022 Faces of Farming Sponsorship

We Need Your Help!

We are currently looking for Event Sponsors and Silent Auction Donations

Past Events

Faces of Farming 2023

Local Food & the Planet

Faces of Farming 2022

Community: A Profession of Partnership

Faces of Farming 2019

Innovation in Farming

Faces of Farming 2018

Grit: Resiliency in the High Desert

Faces of Farming 2016

A New Generation: Young Farmers On the Rise