Meet Your Farmer is an organized dinner event attended by a chosen featured local farmer and held in a restaurant that prepares the meal using as many of the featured farmer’s products as possible, supplemented by other local ingredients. Attendees are treated to a presentation given by the featured farmer about his or her farm and products while they enjoy their meal.

Meet Your Distiller: Dogwood Distillery at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin with CHOW

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.

About The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin: The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin was voted Bend’s Best Bar (The Source 2018), best specialty cocktail menu (Bulletin), best ladies night out & best late night (Bend magazine). Beautifully deocrated with craft cocktails that will knock your socks off, Dogwood is an experience all in itself. The mixologists at the Dogwood Cocktail cabin will be designing a custom cocktail menu to be enjoyed with the 

About CHOW: CHOW restaurant was opened in 2007 by Chef/Owner David Touvell and then friend, now partner Chef Ryan Sturmer. CHOW was one of the first restaurants to bring “farm to fork” to Bend. Sustainability has been a core tenant of our business since our first service. We partner with local purveyors to source the highest quality regional ingredients. We buy local and organic whenever possible and never allow hormones or antibiotics into our kitchen.

About Chef Colin: Chef Colin’s versatility knows no bounds, he will be creating an elevated dining experience for all who attend this unique feast.

About Dogwood Distilling:  Dogwood Distillery is a small-batch, craft distillery that focuses on quality, not quantity. You will taste the difference in their smooth and elevated flavors of their spirits


Smoked steelhead, chive oil tartine

Fresh endive, whipped goat cheese, blood orange segments, honey glazed walnut, balsamic blood orange reduction

Chilled beet soup shooter, horseradish yogurt

Roasted canoe cut bone marrow, paired with whiskey shot poured down bone

Foie gras mousse, bitter chocolate, pistachio lollipop

Dogwood Cocktail Cabin will present a custom-crafted specialty cocktail menu featuring Dogwood Distillery Spirits which will be available for purchase.

$55 Locavore Member, $60 Non-Member

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Meet Your Farmer at Joolz featuring Crooked River Bison

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.

About Joolz: Joolz is the result of an eclectic mixture of Chef Ramsey’s history. Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon; to his mother Carolyn; an American cowgirl from a grants pass hop farm & his Lebanese father Najib who met at Cal Poly where Najib was studying agricultural methods to bring to the middle east. The family was raised in Lebanon with firm roots in both cultures. 

About Crooked River Bison Ranch: The Crooked River Bison Ranch is located in the foothills of the Ochoco National Forest, just 9 miles south of Prineville, Oregon. We pride ourselves on being a small, local producer of grass fed bison. Our ranch consists of several hundred acres of open pasture and rangeland, with an abundance of native grasses and vegetation for our bison to feed on.  We raise our bison in the most humane and ethical possible manner. Our bison receive a diet of native grass and are never given steroids or hormones to artificially stimulate growth. When it comes time to harvest, we only field harvest in small numbers to maintain a low stress environment.The extra care we put into our ranching practices ensures that the meat on your dinner plate is of the highest quality. We adhere to our strictly-defined ranching standards and practice the most ethical ranching methods so you and your family can enjoy the tastiest, most flavorful bison meat available. 



Full bar including cocktails, beer and wine is available.

$55 Locavore Member, $60  Non-Member

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Past Meet Your Farmer Dinners

January 19th, 2019 – Deschutes Brewery featuring Barley Beef

December 9th, 2018 at Barrio featuring Golden Eagle Organics


March 22, 2018 at Wild Oregon Foods featuring Crooked River Bison

January 13th, 2018 at Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room featuring Barley Beef

January 26th, 2017 at Tetherow featuring Crooked River Bison 

March 24th, 2016 at The Barrel Thief featuring Oregon Spirit Distillers and Gary Bishop of Bishop Farms

February 9th, 2016 at El Sancho featuring HolmesStead Ranch

January 22nd, 2016 at Deschutes featuring Barley Beef

December 6th, 2015 at Barrio featuring Imperial Stock Ranch

November 2015 at Jacksons Corner East featuring Sarahlee Lawrence & Ashanti Samuels of Rainshadow Organics

May 21, 2015 at Joolz Restaurant featuring White Diamond Ranch

March 25, 2015 at The Drake featuring Dancing Cow Farm

Sept 15, 2014 at Dogwood Cocktail Cabin featuring Sagestruck Herbary

July 2, 2014 at Pronghorn Resort featuring Windflower Farm

June 21, 2014 at Brasada Ranch featuring Rainshadow Organics, Great American Egg and Powell Butte Bison Ranch

May 15, 2014 at Cascade Culinary Institute featuring Good Earth Farms

December 16th, 2013 at Barrio Featuring Vaquero Valley Ranch 

October 2013 at Cascade Culinary Institute featuring DD Ranch and Juniper Jungle

June 27, 2012 at The Depot Cafe featuring Juniper Jungle and HolmesStead Ranch

June 4, 2012 at Scanlon’s featuring Sandlily Goat Farm and Juniper Grove Farm

April 18, 2012 at Cascade Culinary Institute featuring Windy Acres Dairy Farm

August 19, 2011 at Common Table featuring Field’s Farm

July 15, 2011 at Common Table featuring Rainshadow Organics


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