As Farmers Market season kicks off, Central Oregon Locavore has coordinated with local farms to give Central Oregonians a chance to see, firsthand, where their food comes from.
Faces of Farming Family Fun Day
From 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, June 13, Fields Farm, Juniper Jungle, and Worthy Brewing are hosting educational farm tours with activities the whole family can get into. Fields Farm is offering a talk on how things grow, with a hands-on seed sowing component that allows participants to plant seeds in the Future of Farming Garden. El Sancho will be on site to feed hungry future farmers. Cost for the activities is $8 per child registered, lunch isn't included. Juniper Jungle has a Bees and Pollination talk planned with a crash course in beeswax candle making offered. Rumor has it Bonta Gelato will be there handing out free honey gelato too. Cost is $10 per child registered. Worthy Brewing is giving tours of its on-site gardens and offering up half-priced beer for grown-ups and activities for the kids at no cost.
Willing Workers On Local Farms (WWOLF)
WWOLF is another Central Oregon Locavore project aimed at helping small farms while providing the local community with a chance to learn about the nature of local food. The first of the season takes place this Sunday, June 14 at Juniper Jungle Farm. WWOLFers can expect to get dirty and put in a solid day's work on this unique, permaculture-based farm in exchange for a lunch provided courtesy of Juniper Jungle Farm, Primal Cuts Meat Market, Humm Kombucha, Great Harvest Bread Company, No-Bake Cookie Company, and Central Oregon Locavore. To sign up or ask for more information contact Owen Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-383-7766.