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The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance creates a new campaign to bridge the gap between consumers and locally grown food
The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance has been actively supporting local farmers and ranchers since 2012 by improving food access and supporting a sustainable food system. The HDFFA recently announced that in order to bolster its mission, it's launching a campaign geared toward helping locals recognize locally grown food.

Cultivate Bend: Nurturing the Seeds for Bend's Future

New venture helps food and beverage companies in Central Oregon get off the ground
As COVID-19 cases rise, the pandemic continues its reign and Bend's tourist advisory discourages travel, the last thing anyone might expect from Bend's food and beverage companies is a new project. In the heat of it all comes the hyper-local trade group, Cultivate Bend. 

Keep it Suttle

Upcoming Suttle Lodge events combine regional wineries, breweries with chef-prepared cuisine
The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse has been hosting a variety of socially distanced, outdoor events since the start of summer. "We like to slow things down a bit and let people relax and enjoy the weather, great food and delicious drinks," said Alana Kambury, director of sales and community development.

After Two Positive Tests, Lessons Learned

The co-owner of Jackson's Corner and Parilla Grill had two employees test positive for COVID-19. Now he has advice for other business owners in managing the unknown
For Aaron Christenson, co-owner of Jackson's Corner and Parrilla Grill in Bend, the threat of COVID-19 and its repercussions became all too real when one of his employees tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-July. He said he immediately shut all of his restaurant locations down and mandated employees get tested prior to reopening.

Her Special Tea

Local tea mastermind blends up mind-blowing flavor combinations from whole, natural ingredients
Cindi Neiswonger has always had an affinity for tea. After working a corporate job for 22 years, she decided that a career change was necessary.

The Big Quench

Homemade spicy grape juice makes a satisfying mid-summer drink

Plant-Based Bites

Five local vegan dishes to fool even the most dedicated carnivore
Local restaurants cater to a variety of dietary restrictions and lifestyle choices, so even those with limited diets never have limited options. This week, we're rounding up five vegan meals that many—no matter how meat-obsessed—can enjoy.

Munching While Masking

Wear a mask indoors, but take it off while eating or drinking. Say what, now?
Since July 1, Oregonians across the state have been required to wear masks when inside public buildings—but with some of those public spaces being places we go to eat and drink, the rules can get pretty confusing. Take the mask off too early and risk being publicly shamed by a zealous mask-wearer.

New on the Redmond Scene

What’s new in dining in the Hub City
Eqwine Wine Bar has just opened a brick-and-mortar location in Redmond. The new wine bar is located in a renovated vintage house on SW 4th street downtown.

The Altar of Pizza

Redmond's Grace and Hammer serves up wood-fired pizzas in a restyled historic church
Between the bright, vaulted white ceilings of the restored 1912 church and the creamy, caramelized discs of wet mozzarella on the pies, it's tough to say whether the atmosphere or the food is more of the attraction at Grace and Hammer Pizzeria, tucked along SW Cascade Avenue in Redmond.

The Return of Juno

Podski's newest addition offers fresh and tasty sushi and other made-to-order Japanese cuisine
The owner of Juno Japanese Sushi Garden in Bend opened her first restaurant in the Century Village Shopping Center back in 2013. She closed shop in 2018 and took a break before looking for a new location, which she happened upon after meeting the owner of The Podski, the outdoor food cart lot on Arizona Avenue across from the Box Factory. 


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