Fans of Central Oregon Locavore will be pleased to learn that the local food marketplace (or permanent indoor farmers market as they call it) is moving into a new, larger location on Third Street. And as they grow they are welcoming contributions as well.
From their online newsletter:
In 2013 you helped Central Oregon Locavore raise enough seed money to open a brick and mortar indoor farmers marketplace. Those planted seeds have grown and grown and we have now outgrown our garden.
It is time for us to transplant to a larger greenhouse. We Are Moving!
We have found our new home, but the garden beds (ie. interior of the building) need a lot of tending (ie. remodeling)… Please consider donating now and help us Make Our Greenhouse a Home!
They have a number of contributor levels to consider:
- Seed Money – $10
Moving Supplies, Rollers, paint, etc…
- Till – $25
4×4 worth of drywall, 3 carpet squares
- Tend – $50
Portion of Overhead lighting fixtures, storage solutions
- Grow – $100
Portion of Walk In Cooler Paneling, HVAC Renovation Supplies
- Harvest – $250
Portion of Display Cooler, Outdoor signage
You can donate online, and anyone contributing $100 or more “will be invited to a special “Cultivators Celebration” on May 1st” at their new location.
That new spot is located at 1841 NE Third Street, which they say:
Our new location is located on the NE corner of 3rd and Revere. Between Carl’s Jr (how’s that for ironic!) and Consumer Insurance, across from the Wagner Mall where Natures was located.
It can be tricky the first time to find the entrance to the new location, but we will have it well marked and there are 4 entrances and exits, and large parking lot with 23 spots. Yay!
Bigger space and more parking will definitely be a boon for the store, and while their current location on First Street (across from the tracks, in the industrialized neighborhood of the Maker’s District) has a certain off-the-beaten-path charm, upgrading will definitely be a good thing for them. Keep an eye out this coming May for that new opening.