NeighborImpact is hosting its 16th Annual Empty Bowls fundraising event on Nov. 12, and tickets are going fast! Attendees will receive a gorgeous, handcrafted bowl made by local potters. That bowl doesn't remain empty for long, though, because lunch, including refreshments and dessert, is served while the music of local acoustic group, Parlour, treats your ears. Empty Bowls in an internationally-recognized event raising awareness of hunger and hunger-related issues. Funds raised go to support NeighborImpact's Emergency Food Assistance program, which feeds approximately 22,000 people each month and distributes about 2.6 million pounds of food locally each year.
Sun., Nov. 12, times vary
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way, Bend
Pop-Up Farmers Market to Fill Your Pantry
Go big or go home! Farmers, ranchers, orchardists and producers will be selling large quantities of items at the Fill Your Pantry event from Central Oregon Locavore.
Think 20 pound bags of onions, 50 pound bags of potatoes or half wheels of cheese. Vendors need to move their product before winter sets in, so it's your opportunity to stock up on meat, potatoes, onions, leeks, beets, winter squash, garlic, honey, flour, apples, pears, dried beans, nuts, kraut, cheese and more.
The event operates like a farmers market but with bulk quantities—so start making room in your pantry, freezer and root cellar for all the goodies you'll be taking home.
Central Oregon Locavore's Fill Your Pantry event takes place Nov. 18.
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall
Sat., Nov. 18, 10am-3pm
7067 SW Canal Blvd., Redmond