• Nurturing Natural Connections


    We’re cultivating a sustainably vibrant ecosystem of growth for the natural products CPG sector throughout Central Oregon.

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    Cultivating Innovation

    Thursday, April 20th

    5:30–7:30 PM


    Bill Capsalis Naturally Boulder Executive Director


    Cultivate Bend


    We’re a 501(c)(6) mutual benefit trade organization formed to cultivate a vibrant ecosystem for the natural products CPG sector throughout Central Oregon. Formerly known as “The Central Oregon Food Cluster,” the organization is re-emerging after a two-year transitional period in response to the pandemic.  


    Our mission is to listen and meet the specific needs of our growing population of CPG entrepreneurs, operators and leaders at every stage, and representative of every Central Oregon community— geographic, gender, racial, ethnic and culture.


  • Who we serve

    Our vibrant ecosystem is being built by membership representing three symbiotic categories:


    Decision makers, leaders, and team members of natural products CPG brands

    You are tenacious and ambitious, with an entrepreneurial mindset. You’re constantly moving forward– with stagnation never being an option. You are either already located in Central Oregon or thinking of moving your business here.


    Decision makers, leaders and team members of adjacent categories to natural products brands

    You thrive because of, and in support of, the natural products CPG category. CPG brands from adjacent sectors, suppliers, investors, distributors, brokers, retailers, co-manufacturers, and services providers such as legal, accounting, advisory, and creative.


    Movers, shakers, and influencers in the business community

    You’re affiliated with an economic development group, such as OEN, Built Oregon, Business Oregon, Starve Ups, EDCO, City of Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Prineville, Madras or La Pine, chambers of commerce, City Club, as well as other organizations & leaders in the natural products CPG space throughout Oregon.

  • We will foster success by


    Building Community

    Our foundation is an energized culture of collaboration that stimulates and strengthens symbiotic relationships, igniting new ideas and opportunities for growth and greater success. 


    Forging Connections

    We’re a conduit for the industry to build strategic partnerships– both large and small. Events and workshops provide a great way to build relationships and gain knowledge as well as a place for cultivating friendships.


    Providing Resources

    We collaborate within the Central Oregon community, along with industry connections regionally and nationally, to identify resources that meet member needs, accelerating the acquisition of knowledge, wisdom, and strategic connections.


    Sharing Wisdom

    We inspire vision and creative problem solving by leveraging the rich experience and wisdom of industry veterans, from near and afar, who’ve already blazed the trails.


  • Become a Founding Member Today!

    Get on the ground floor of building a vibrant ecosystem for Central Oregon's natural products CPG sector.

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  • Our Board of Directors


    Co-Founder of JEM Organics

    CEO and Co-Founder at Riff, and Co-Founder at Crux Fermentation Project

    Co-Founder Keto Pint, Finance Lead at Impossible Foods

    Senior Strategic Account Manager at ADM

    Executive Search Partner at Orchid Holistic Search

    Vice President Of Business Development at Latitude Wines

    Community Ambassador and Connector

    Brand, Product and Packaging Consultant at DeMaria Consulting

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