Local Makers2022-05-23T21:51:02-07:00

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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Amplify

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

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.

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Block and Blade

BLOCK & 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.

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Local Maker Spotlights

Eleni’s Kitchen – Hillsboro

Eleni’s Kitchen of Hillsboro, Oregon, is dedicated to crafting authentic Ethiopian spice blends and sauces for adventurous vegan and vegetarian cooks. Owner Eleni Woldeyes chooses the very best natural ingredients for her Ethiopian spice blends, Berbere, Mitmita and Kurerima.

GoNanas – Portland

Morgan Lerner and Annie Slabotsky met as students at the University of Michigan, bonding over their love of food and baking. When finding healthy treats on campus became a challenge, they set out to “healthify” one of their favorites from childhood, classic banana bread and created a banana bread mix perfect for at-home bakers.

Oregon-made Sibeiho Sambals yield tasty results in the kitchen

Based on authentic family recipes passed down to Sibeiho co-founders Holly Ong and Pat Lau, Portland-made Sibeiho Sambals add abundant flavor to a wide variety of recipes. In this video, Holly Ong joins Market of Choice Artisan Chef Greg Cabeza in the kitchen to make a crispy, broiled salmon marinated with her OMG! Sambal.

Portland Salt Co. – Portland

Influenced by global travel and well-practiced as home cooks, Becca and Justin Christiansen sought to create artisan salt blends that would elevate meals created for enjoyment at the family table or for entertaining friends.

Market of Choice amplifies local makers on many fronts

At Market of Choice, we value our relationships with Oregon food and beverage makers. As part of this commitment to supporting local makers, we amplify their brands and products at the store level and online by telling their stories.

Enjoy locally made Renata pizzas at home, thanks to our MOJO program

Early on in the pandemic, when restaurants had to pivot quickly to survive, Sandra Arnerich, co-owner and executive chef at Renata in southeast Portland, knew her wood-fire pizzas would make great frozen pizzas. Market of Choice agreed and partnered with Sandra through our MOJO program to get Renata pizzas to our frozen food aisles.

Danielle’s Sauces – West Linn

From the start, 32 years ago, Danielle’s Sauces has been a family business, crafting all natural, low-salt gourmet sauces perfect for dipping, marinating, glazing and finishing foods.

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