Local Makers2021-09-28T15:06:45-07:00

LOCAL – MARKET OF CHOICE

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 Women 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!

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MOJO & AMPLIFY

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

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Built Oregon

LOCAL PARTNERS

In our ongoing effort to elevate Oregon entrepreneurs and strengthen our food and beverage communities, we partner with passionate, like-minded organizations that uplift local food and beverage makers.

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Dig Local

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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.

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Block and Blade

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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.

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Local Maker Spotlights

Kurzhal Family Kickin’ Pickles – Noti

Kurzhal Family Kickin’ Pickles has been tempting taste buds and piquing the interest of pickle fans since their first homemade batch, based on a family recipe, back in 2010.

Salsa Garcia – Eugene

Patricia Garcia-Rogers grew up in the small desert town of Calexico, California, just across the border from the city of Mexicali. She was raised on Baja-style cuisine where bold salsas are a large part of every dish.

Green Theory Naturals – Eugene

Tim Schley wanted to use a deodorant with all natural ingredients. He couldn’t find one on the market that did the job, so he decided to try making it himself.

Bierly Brewing – McMinnville

For those of us who must stick to the path of gluten-free foods and drink, even when we are wanting to enjoy a delicious, well-crafted beer, Bierly Brewing of McMinnville has a lineup that is all gluten-free, made in a dedicated gluten-free facility.

Hatshe Blends – Eugene

Lifelong athletes Britni Jessup and Tanja Baker founded their Eugene-based company, Hatshe Blends, to promote and to help active people maintain their activities through the topical use of CBD, or cannabidiol, one of the essential extracts from the hemp plant.

Alesong Brewing & Blending – Eugene

Matt Van Wyk and brothers Brian and Doug Coombs are wild about making wild and natural barrel-aged beers. Their Alesong Brewing & Blending in Eugene is a testament to their patient, intentional and complex beers, which are fermented and matured in retired French oak wine barrels or retired spirits barrels.

Queen’s Bounty Honey – Eugene

Based out of their farmhouse dating to the 1870s in southwest Eugene, Jessica Jones and Scott Perkins are the beekeepers behind Queen’s Bounty Honey, that liquid gold produced by their “busy winged friends” who collect the nectars from local wildflowers and blackberry brambles all within 10 miles from their home.

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