Local Makers2021-03-26T12:48:29-07:00


When you shop with us, you’re choosing to support an independent, family-owned and operated Oregon grocer that carries more than 7,000 local products and employs more than 1,400 Oregonians. In addition to offering thousands of local products, we help many food and beverage makers get their businesses off the ground. We offer our professional advice, assist with product distribution and share their stories with you, our customers.

We also purposefully promote and celebrate our BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and WOMXN makers and partner with organizations that do the same. We define a local maker as someone who is able to deliver to our stores and return home for dinner the same day.

This full-circle philosophy of supporting local translates into healthier communities, meaningful jobs and a stronger state-wide economy. Follow along as we share local maker stories, learn more about our local programs, and stop in and see how many local products you can find!

More Local Makers



Amplify Program


Through our MOJO and Amplify programs and meaningful partnerships, we support local makers by providing guidance, development support, targeted funding, distribution solutions and amplification.


Working With Purpose


We believe in working with purpose. To us, that means caring about our communities and demonstrating our commitment to giving back and following through on actions related to social justice and kindness.


Dig Local


By partnering with Oregon farmers to help grow their farm offerings, we’re able to bring you fresh, local, unique produce throughout the season. Together, we’re cultivating a stronger food community.


Block and Blade


We develop close relationships with ranchers and fisherfolk to bring you the highest quality, best-tasting sustainably sourced seafood and humanely raised beef, pork, poultry and lamb.


Local Maker Spotlights

Cracker King Gluten-Free Artisan Crackers – Portland

A Good Food Award winner and certified gluten-free, Cracker King crackers are made with the highest quality whole grains and wholesome ingredients. Founder Jovani Prince’s mission is to make you happy with each and every bite.

Take Two Foods Plant-Based Barley Milk – Portland

Meet Sarah Pool and Matt Olsofsky, co-founders of Take Two Foods in Portland, Oregon. Together, they’ve created the first-ever barley milk. Creamy and nutrient-rich, it’s made with the highest quality plant-based ingredients.

JEM Organics – Bend

JEM Organics is a gem in the world of nut butters. Based in Bend, this forward-thinking, plant-based, planet-conscious business creates ridiculously delicious, certified-organic nut butters using the finest ethically sourced ingredients.

Quady North Winery – Jacksonville

Quady North Winery of Jacksonville, Oregon, was founded in 2006 by husband-and-wife team Herb and Meloney Quady. A talented second-generation winemaker, Herb and his team specialize in small-lot, single-vineyard wines.

Vintner’s Kitchen – Talent

Meet Owner Rob Steuk, who shares his family's passion for cooking and combining wine and spirits to make unique jams, jellies, mustards, sauces, salts and rubs, which can be found at your local Market of Choice.

Case Coffee – Ashland

This is a coffee story that will warm your cup and your heart. Kati and Tim Case have a passion for coffee and the people who grow it. This husband-and-wife team searches the world to ethically source the most sustainable beans on Earth, paying well over Fair Trade prices to the people who grow them.

Joey’s Hot Sauce – Ashland

Sparked by a simple wish, Joey’s Hot Sauce is both a sweet and spicy story, says Joey Repice. When his wife, Lisa, one day lamented that the vast majority of hot sauce labels were laden with fillers, binders and sugar, Joey leapt at the chance to create something different.

Cascade Brewing Sour Ales – Portland

An innovator of sour ales, Cascade Brewing crafts fruit-forward, barrel-aged offerings that reflect the flavors of the Northwest. Founded in Portland, Cascade set out on a sour ale journey in 2005.

Little Bees Candle Company – Eugene

A love of beeswax candles and a desire to promote a sustainable culture are all the motivation Katie and Matt Glyer needed to launch Little Bees Candle Company.

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