At Market of Choice, we believe every decision we make has a ripple effect, which is why we carry more than 7,000 products from Oregon farmers, ranchers and food producers, so that you can too. Buying local is not only good for the environment – it takes less energy to transport goods that are made nearby – it’s also an easy way to support our state’s economy. When customers make that same choice, they help sustain Oregon businesses, their families and their employees. It’s a full-circle philosophy that translates into a healthier community.
Here are ten local businesses you can support on your next shopping trip!
*Products and availability vary by store.
- Wild Friends Nut Butters – Portland, Oregon
Founded, owned and operated by two University of Oregon graduates, this company sources only United States-grown peanuts and almonds to create their unique spreads. And they give back 1% of sales to women and girls through their giveback program, Fuel Her Future.
- Cosmos Creations – Junction City, Oregon
Everything you want and nothing you don’t! Every bag of Cosmos, no-kernel, hull-free snacks begin with Non-GMO corn, baked in the oven for a taste that’s out-of-this-world good. Every gluten-free bite is an explosion of flavor that produces a mouthful of happiness.
- Oregon Soap Company – Portland, Oregon
Artisan-crafted with certified-organic ingredients, these soaps are made with renewable energy by a company whose mission is to leave the Earth cleaner than we found it. For every ten bars or five gallons of soap sold, a native plant or tree is planted.
- Mathilde’s Kitchen Hibiscus Brews – Portland, Oregon
Mathilde’s Hibiscus Brews feature the sweet and spicy flavors of her homeland, Haiti. In 2016, Mathilde brought her family to Oregon and launched a popular food cart in Portland. From there, her offerings grew to include bold, refreshing artisanal brews in delicious flavors, including Ginger, Caribbean Punch, Passion Fruit and Tart Cherry.
- Breakside Brewery – Portland, Oregon
This Portland establishment is one of only a handful of employee-owned breweries in the country. It was named Brewery of the Year in 2017 and 2019 as part of the Oregon Beer Awards and earned the Best of Craft Beer Award in 2018.
- Tillamook – Tillamook, Oregon
For more than 100 years, this Oregon dairy has been driven by its mission to connect farmers and food lovers through better-made dairy products. This means doing right by its farmer-owners, employees, consumers and Oregon communities.
- Zenner’s Sausage Co. – Portland, Oregon
This family-owned business has produced the finest sausages and smoked meats, using locally sourced ingredients, fresh spices and herbs, and age-old traditions in curing for nearly a century.
- Blue Raeven Pies – Amity, Oregon
Delectable, handcrafted pies that are made from fresh, juicy blueberries, marionberries, boysenberries, blackberries, strawberries, apples and peaches grown on a three-generation farm.
- Petunia’s Pie & Pastries – Portland, Oregon
This woman-founded, gluten-free and vegan baking business creates innovative pastries and desserts featuring fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. Petunia’s desserts are fun, playful, creative and unique.
- Andersen Organics – Othello, Washington
A 100% organic family farm that specializes in asparagus, onions, potatoes, squash and other row crops that are grown healthier.