THE ROGUE INITIATIVE FOR A VITAL ECONOMY

Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ

Saturday, June 04, 2016 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tap into the best of the Rogue Valley's food, drink and music at Thrive's fourth annual Brews,Bluegrass & BBQ Saturday, June 4th at beautiful RoxyAnn Winery. Event proceeds go to Thrive's local food programs.

8 hours of Bluegrass music featuring the Bear Creek Band, Sage Meadows & High Country, Siskiyou Summit, Windy Hill & the Left Coast Country Band. We'll haveRogue Valley Microbrews on tap, RoxyAnn wine, and BBQ dishes sourced from local ranchers! Kid's activities will be available, so bring the whole family!

 Buy tickets online beginning May 1 at www.roguebbb.org

Fun volunteer opportunities are available! Volunteers receive free admission, a meal voucher & a brew of their choice. Sign up online or call Thrive at 541-897-0612.

Rogue Flavor Food & Farm Tour

Sunday, September 11, 2016 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Join Thrive for a celebration of the freshness and variety of locally grown food as we enjoy a tour of farms around Central Point: Martin Family Ranch, the Rogue Creamery, Seven Oaks Farm, and Wallkabout Brewing Co. Price includes a delicious lunch featuring ingredients of toured farms by Buttercloud Bakery. Cost is $30 including lunch and optional beer tasting. Children are $15. This tour always sells out! Registration and prepayment is required by Sept. 6. Purchase tickets by calling 541-897-0612.

Salsa Festival & Showdown

Saturday, September 17, 2016 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join the Thrive, the Medford Food Co-op, and La Clinica at a Salsa Festival & Showdown, a day celebrating Latino culture, healthy living, and local foods.  The fun includes Ballet Folklorico, Zumba, a live band, and a salsa dancing lesson followed by DJ music to inspire!, Recipe demonstrations, kids activities, and salsa sampling all round out the fun.

Put your salsa recipe to the test at the Salsa Showdown! Contestants will be put to the challenge of crafting their best salsa on-site at the Salsa Festival using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. First place prize is $100 in gift certificates to the Medford Food Co-op! Rules and registration forms are available at the Medford Food Co-op, located at 945 S. Riverside Ave., Medford or online at www.medfordfood.coop.The event is sponsored by Revista Caminos and Jackson Care Connect.  Thrive's Eat Local Celebration is sponsored by the Cow Creek Tribe of Umpqua Indians, NW Farm Credit Services and the Ashland Food Co-op.

Goodbye Party for Wendy

Friday, December 09, 2016 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Join us as we say our farewells and appreciate Executive Director Wendy Siporen for her 15+ years of outstanding and dynamic service to Thrive.

In October, Wendy announced that she will be transitioning into a new role with Our Family Farms to research the market opportunities for organic, GMO-free seed in Jackson County. We are sad to see her go, but also extremely excited for her new work with OFF and the opportunities it will bring Rogue Valley farmers.

Appetizers and no-host bar at Larks, the Inn at the Commons, 200 N. Riverside Avenue, Medford.

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You can help Thrive protect the unique flavor of the Rogue Valley economy by joining us as an Individual Member or if you prefer, just click the donate button below to make a contribution of any size.

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