There are many projects in our communities to get involved in, both with the COFPC and with our partners.
We are committed to assisting food and farm businesses to connect with each other and consumers through our regional marketing campaign. We are working to develop a comprehensive Food & Farm directory and provide maps with access points to food, focusing on local food, for everyone.
The COFPC is working to develop pertinent information about food and farming bills and their impact on Central Oregon farming and ranching.County and City codes frame the type of activities that can be achieved on farm and ranchlands. We are an advocate for public policies that increase local, sustainable food production utilizing community partners and engaging policy makers.
The COFPC is involved in a collaborative process with Central Oregon organizations to provide locally produced fresh food to low-income individuals. Our team combines the seasoned knowledge of individuals from local food service agencies, hospitals, and community members.
Projects with our partners
The community supper is a quarterly gathering celebrating seasonal local foods and the bountiful resources in our region. Community supper is a community oriented, volunteer supported event that serves to engage the community in a fun, celebration based even. Community supper is a collaborative effort between four local businesses: Central Oregon Locavore, baked. Bakery, Primal Cuts Meat Market, and SPORK food cart.
Farm Kids – Kids Dig It
The Farm Kids! program aims to educate school age children about where their food comes form and what it means to eat healthy foods, and works with local teachers to incorporate lessons on nutrition and growing food into their current curricula.
Willing Workers on Local Farms
Willing Workers on Local Farms (WWOLF) is dedicated to providing assistance to local farms in the form of volunteer labor forces called “WWOLF packs.” The mission of WWOLF is to assist local farmers while connecting and educating the community on the true nature of sustainable food chains. WWOLF events take place at least once a month.