Little Bites: Local Food Challenge | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

Little Bites: Local Food Challenge

The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance (HDFFA) is challenging Central Oregonians to a Food Duel. During the month of September you are officially dared to (re)discover the local food sources in your community by choosing more local food and sharing your local food experiences online. The ultimate goal is to support our region's farmers and ranchers and thereby strengthen our local food economy.

How do you play? Here are a few ways:

Cut the Coupons In this very issue of the Source you will find the Local Food Challenge Portal. It contains coupons for food businesses using local products and methods to source from Central Oregon producers. They are valid one week only! Monday the 12th through Saturday Sept. 17.

Post Your Photos Enter the HDFFA local food photo contest anytime this month by posting Central Oregon-inspired food photos with the hashtags #HDFFA and #TasteCentralOregon to your Facebook or Instagram. Think beautiful images of local food from vendors, restaurants, farmers markets, and gardens. HDFFA is choosing winners for these categories: Best Restaurant Photo, Weirdest Looking Vegetable, Most Scenic Food Shot, and Best Dish featuring local food.

Dine Out! During the Taste Local Thursdays restaurant series through October, HDFFA Restaurant Partners are creating special dishes to highlight their local producer partnerships. Ask for their Central Oregon Special, post photos with #TasteLocalThursdays and enjoy knowing that you did your part to spread the local food love!

Sept 8 – Spork

Sept 15 – The Range Restaurant @ Brasada Ranch

Sept 22 – Jackson's Corner East and West

Sept 29 – Primal Cuts

Oct 6 – Broken Top Bottle Shop

Oct 13 – Bethlyn's Global Fusion

Oct 20 – Deschutes Brewery

Oct 27 – Rockin' Dave's Bistro & Backstage Lounge

4th Annual Taste of Sisters

Still haven't been to any of the amazing restaurants in Sisters? Well, here's your chance to get a taste of them all at once. Bring your dancing shoes cause the Beatles cover band "Juju Eyeball," will be playing all night! 100% percent benefits Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank & Furry Friends Foundation. Tickets are sliding scale $15-50, pay what feels right to you.

Taste of Sisters

Friday, Sept. 16, 6pm

Eurosports Food Cart Garden

223 E Hood Ave., Sisters

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