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


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


Built Oregon


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.


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

Secret Aardvark – Portland

Secret Aardvark sauces can be found in over 5,000 roadhouses, eateries, and groceries across the nation. Some flavors are sophisticated and classic, while others are fun and unexpected.

Sauvie Shrubs – Portland

In an effort to combat a life-long struggle with indigestion and heartburn, Sascha Archer turned to drinking vinegars, but found the flavor and acidity hard to stomach. That’s when she started experimenting with fruits, spices, and herbs from her garden mixed with apple cider vinegar.

Saëna Baking Co. – Portland

Saëna Baking Co. offers a range of high-quality products to complement their macaron mix, including a buttercream frosting mix and flavor extracts. Razi Nassib uses only the best ingredients for all Saëna products, often scouring the earth to find them.

Pink Cloud Beverages – Lake Oswego

Pink Cloud is a Premium Non-Alcoholic Functional Beverage with a swell of real tropical fruit juices (a nod to Sierra’s former life as a surfer and student at Hawaii Pacific University).

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.

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.

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.

Fresh Fish Delivery – Newport

Newport-based fish wholesaler Kelly Hanson buys the freshest, Oregon-caught fish as it’s unloaded on the docks in Newport, Charleston and Garibaldi, packing it on ice, and delivering it directly to Market of Choice stores.

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