Friday, May 3, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM PDT
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The Event Pavilion at Tetherow
61238 Tetherow Dr
Bend, OR 97702

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Nicolle Timm
Central Oregon Locavore


Central Oregon Locavore presents:

Innovation in Farming

4th Annual Faces of Farming Gala, Silent Auction and Farm to Table Feast

“We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.” 
Wendell BerryThe Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural

Do you love fresh, nourishing food and the hard-working souls who make it possible?

We invite you to join us, Friday, May 3rd, at The Tetherow Resort Event Pavilion for an evening of artful and delicious surprise, designed to honor the hardy and dedicated people who grow and raise our food in Central Oregon.

This event will include a photograph narrative of our local farmers and ranchers, a silent auction, local wine, beer and cocktails, and an extensive menu showcasing the bounty of local farms and ranches brought to you by Chef Miguel and the culinary team at Tetherow. 

This years theme is Innovation in Farming. As casually observed by many, and truly noticed by few, farmers are the ultimate innovators. From fixing broken machinery, to crafting complex security systems for curious livestock, to gently tricking plants to a higher yield, an extra month of production, or an early germination, farmers and ranchers are the ultimate craftsman. It takes a certain type of ingenuity, or mad genius, to contend with nature. And farmers have just that type of genius it takes. After all, necessity is the mother of creation.

“A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.” – E.B. White

“We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.”  Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural

We believe in the power of the land and the people who cultivate it for our well-being. At Central Oregon Locavore, we know that the future of farming and local food will depend upon the support and encouragement that we provide to local farmers and ranchers. Faces of Farming serves to connect those passionate about our sustainability, cultivates strong relationships and celebrates the potential in all of us.


 Vegegarian options will be available

Passed Hors d’oeuvres 

Coelho Winery Pinot Noir sous vide pears with Windy Acres Camembert cheese, baguette crostini & Oregon hazelnut brittle

Chef Action Stations - Rockin Dave and Chef Miguel

Grilled Crooked River Bison kafta skewers with Tatanka demi glaze, fresh horseradish chives

Rockin’ Dave’s Pretzel Pig in a Blanket with We’re the Wurst’s Weisswurst sausage, stone ground mustard & Local Culture juniper sage kraut


BBQed beet medallions with goat milk – honey crema and Tender Greens micro greens


Salad course

Central Oregon Ostrich tartar on a pepper oat cracker, greens, radishes, cucumbers and horseradish buttermilk dressing

Soup Course

Barley Beef barley soup with root veggies), Mycological wild mushrooms, Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter gastrique & crème fraiche


Main Course
Home Farm Foods apple cider brined pork chops with Justy’s Berry Jalapeno Jelly glaze

Casad farms Kennebec potato & roasted garlic hash

Beef Dish

Farmers vegetable ratatouille 



Dessert Dash!

Regular Price: $85 Locavore Member/$95 Non-Member
Buy a table! $600 seats 8 guests ($75/person)

Doors at 5:30 

Ticket includes sit-down formal dinner, one drink, decadent dessert and an evening of elegance designed to support our local farms and ranchers.
Cocktails, beer, and wine will be available.

Attire is High Desert Formal

“A farm is a manipulative creature. There is no such thing as finished. Work comes in a stream and has no end. There are only the things that must be done now and things that can be done later. The threat the farm has got on you, the one that keeps you running from can until can't, is this: do it now or some living thing will wilt or suffer or die. Its blackmail, really.”  Kristin KimballThe Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love

*Tickets are transferrable, but not refundable. Thank you for your understanding.

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