5th Annual Fill Your Pantry

Bulk Buying Pop Up Farmers Market on November 14th!

The fifth annual Central Oregon Fill Your Pantry event is Saturday, November 14th at the OSU-Extension parking lot at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds from 11am to 3pm. 

Fill Your Pantry is a community bulk buying event created so Central Oregonians can fill up their pantries, freezers, root cellars, and garages full of nutritious local products for the long high desert winter. Farmers, ranchers, orchardists, and producers will be selling large quantities of items; e.g., 10lb bags of onions, 20lb bags of potatoes, mixed box of grass fed beef, or a gallon of kraut. All 

items will be at discount bulk prices. This is a great opportunity for vendors to sell food before the harsh Central Oregon winter and for Central Oregonians to save money and eat well all winter long. 

I believe that now, more than ever, Fill Your Pantry is crucial to the food security of Central Oregon. I believe in the power of this community to care for each other, to grow nutritious food for each other, and to do it all while caring for the land. This is a great place to play your part in creating a more robust local food system,” says Megan French, event coordinator. 

This event operates like a Farmers Market, except in bulk quantities. There will be no sign up necessary to come; all are welcome! 

Pre-ordering will be available, October 25th to November 8th. Pre-ordering helps farmers and ranchers estimate how much to bring to the event and also guarantees the customer will get the products they desire. Pre-orders are not mandatory, but merely ensure that you get the products you want before they sell out. Pre-order items are not the only items available at Fill Your Pantry; more vendors and more items are available day-of as well. Pre-ordered items must be picked up at the Fill Your Pantry event on November 14th. 

In order to have a safe Fill Your Pantry, we have created a set of Covid-19 protocols and have moved the event outdoors. We plan to provide ample room between booths and create socially distanced lines. We will also be requiring the proper use of masks for both vendors and patrons. 

Help support and strengthen the Central Oregon local food system! For more information on pre-ordering, covid protocols, vendor information, and more, visit our website at www.centraloregonfillyourpantry.com or follow our facebook event.

This press release was sent by Megan French, event coordinator.

Contact Information: 541.390.4825 hello@centraloregonfillyourpantry.com

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