Local Makers2021-07-09T10:52:19-07:00


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!

More Local Makers





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

Riff – Bend/Redmond

Central Oregon beverage maker Riff crafts two lines of crisp, clean and refreshing drinks – Riff Cold Brew coffees and Riff Energy+, a unique line of energy drinks made with cascara, the nutritionally rich, fruity pulp that surrounds the coffee bean.

Peoria Gardens – Albany

Peoria Gardens in Albany, Oregon, has been growing quality greenhouse plants since 1982. This family-owned nursery sprouted in the backyard of current president and owner Ben Verhoeven’s father and has since grown to nine acres.

Oregon Flowers – Aurora

To the Meskers family, the rows of glimmering state-of-the-art greenhouses harboring endless varieties of blossoms under Oregon sunshine are the realization of a dream come true.

Artist Whitney Jayne – Bend

For Whitney Jayne, her art is about making connections, and she likes to paint favorite Oregon vistas, “the places people go and make memories.” In rekindling shared experiences, she hopes to strengthen bonds we feel for nature, animals and each other.

Mad Hippie – Portland

For a decade, the family-owned skin-care and cosmetics business Mad Hippie of Portland has carefully crafted products free of harmful ingredients while remaining a dedicated steward of the environment.

Bornstein Seafoods

Established in 1934, Bornstein Seafoods focuses on quality and sustainability in their pursuit to provide the very best wild-caught, Pacific Northwest seafood. Independent and family-owned, just like Market of Choice, Bornstein puts its customers, employees, and the responsible treatment of our ocean resources first.

Mizuba Tea Co. – Portland

Charmed by the peaceful tea fields of Uji, Japan, Lauren Purvis made it her mission to share her fondness for matcha tea with her own Portland community, through the meaningful connections she’s made overseas.

Flamingo Ridge Farm – Gaston

For more than 30 years, Flamingo Ridge Farm in Gaston, Oregon, has been growing exceptional produce, including Oregon Star tomatoes and romaine lettuce, on its acreage about an hour southwest of Portland.

Market Paloma Alesong Brewing Collaboration

Made for summer, ready in spring. Our refreshing, citrusy craft brew collaboration with Ale Song Brewing (named Best Small Brewer, 2021 Oregon Beer Awards) is now in stores and ready for your thirsty palate.

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