Little Bites: We Heart Local Food: Two new campaigns will connect buyers with producers | Chow | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Coverage for Central Oregon, by Central Oregonians.
100% Local. No Paywalls.

Every day, the Source publishes a mix of locally reported stories on our website, keeping you up to date on developments in news, food, music and the arts. We’re committed to covering this city where we live, this city that we love, and we hear regularly from readers who appreciate our ability to put breaking news in context.

The Source has been a free publication for its 22 years. It has been free as a print version and continued that way when we began to publish online, on social media and through our newsletters.

But, as most of our readers know, times are different for local journalism. Tech giants are hoovering up small businesses and small-business advertising—which has been the staple for locally owned media. Without these resources, journalism struggles to bring coverage of community news, arts and entertainment that social media cannot deliver.

Please consider becoming a supporter of locally owned journalism through our Source Insider program. Learn more about our program’s benefits by clicking through today.

Support Us Here

Food & Drink » Chow

Little Bites: We Heart Local Food: Two new campaigns will connect buyers with producers

Buy Fresh, Buy Local will take over Bend starting this Friday to teach people what food are produced locally.

by

comment

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council launches "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" this Friday with an early evening kick off at local food haven, Jackson’s Corner. The campaign aims to make it easier for people to tell what food at a business is locally produced.

A vintagy looking label should start popping up around the area to help identify what foods are locally produced.

Buy Fresh, Buy Local will also put out a directory. So, if you are looking for goat meat or locally grown basil, you can check the directory and know which grocery stores and restaurants are selling that thing.

To learn more or financially support the campaign, go the centraloregonfoodpolicy.org and click on the Buy Fresh Buy Local tab, or call campaign co-chair Katrina Van Dis at 541-504-3307. (EFM)

Locavore creating local food hub

Central Oregon Locavore, an online farmers marketplace, and its nonprofit, Local Commerce Alliance, are looking to raise funds for a permanent location where the 100 percent volunteer organizations hope to create a "Local Food Hub."

This hub will serve as a central location to buy, sell and store local products, offer classes and workshops, provide refrigeration for products, offer room for product pick-up and drop-off, and house the administration of other programs such as Farm Kids and Willing Workers On Local Farms.

The permanent location would, in affect, create a year-round, indoor farmers market with regular business hours. All this will cost about $25,000, which needs to be raised in the next few weeks.

Donations can be made at centaloregonlocavore.com, through Kickstarter, or by calling founder, Nicolle Timm at 541-633-0674. (LK)

About The Author

Speaking of Quick Bites, Little Bites

Add a comment

More by Source Weekly