Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PDT
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Central Oregon Locavore
1841 NE 3rd St
Bend, OR 97701

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Farmers Market: 10am to 2pm in parking lot

Food Swap: 10am to 12pm in event space

Seed and Plant Swap: 12pm to 2pm in event space


Megan French
Central Oregon Locavore

Spring Pop-Up Farmers Market

 Food Swap and Plant/Seed Swap! 


Spring is in the air and the veggies are fresh, sweet, and ready to be gobbled up! Join us this Sunday for a Spring Pop Up Farmers Market. There are still a few weeks until the downtown and NWX farmers markets begin, but the veggies can't wait! Our farmers and ranchers will set up in the Locavore parking lot, please feel free to park in the additional spaces, on the roads next to Locavore, or in the Consumer Insurance Parking Lot (this Sunday only!). 

We will also be hosting a community Food Swap. What is a Food Swap? 

A food swap is an event where members of a community share homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods with each other. Swaps allow direct trades to take place between attendees, e.g., a loaf of bread for a jar of pickles or a half-dozen backyard eggs. These events are a delicious way to diversify the homemade foods in your own pantry while getting to know members of your local food community.

Swaps usually last about one to two hours. This is the format of most of the swaps:

• The first 30 minutes of the swap are devoted to sign-in, set-up, and greetings. Swappers fill out name tags and swap sheets and set up their wares on the tables.

• The next 30 minutes to 1 hour are for everyone to walk around, examine, and sample items from the other swappers. Swappers will write their names and items they brought on the sheets for any items they would like to take home.

• The final 30 minutes are when all the swapping actually happens. Everyone goes back to his or her original sheets of paper, looks at the offers, finds interested offerers via their name tags, and swaps.

If you are interested in participating in the food swap, please register now! The Food Swap will be from 10am to 12pm. We have limited space, so only the first 30 people to sign up will be included.

We will also be hosting a Plant and Seed Swap. If you are interested, please bring your extra seeds, transplants, seedlings, canes, root stock, potted plants, clippings, etc and come swap! Make sure all seeds and plants are labeled so other swappers know what they are. This will be a casual exchange (no registration necessary). Come anytime between 12pm and 2pm, bring baggies for seeds, Locavore will provide markers and some seed envelopes.