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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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

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.

Rogue Creamery – Central Point

Rogue Creamery’s Rogue River Blue earned recognition as the world’s best at the 2019-20 World Cheese Awards in Bergamo, Italy, when a panel of more than 250 of the globe’s foremost cheese connoisseurs chose it as Grand Champion, a first for an American-made cheese.

Troon Vineyard – Grants Pass

Troon Vineyard has been producing wines since 1972 in the Applegate Valley, situated in the pristine Siskiyou Mountains about 20 miles north of the California border and about 60 miles east of the Pacific Ocean.

Megan Marie Myers Art, Bend

Maybe you want to tuck a note in your loved one’s lunch box. Or maybe you want to put a playful sticker on a notebook or hang up a truly special wall calendar right where the family can see beautiful art and be inspired.

Khalsa Salsa – Beaverton

Growing up in the cities of Northern India, both Sukhdev Singh and Rupinder “Rippy” Kaur loved eating the foods sold on bustling street corners.

Sibeiho – Portland

From the start, in 2019, Holly Ong and Patricia “Pat” Lau were introducing Singapore’s multi-cultural cuisine to Portland-area diners by hosting their farm-to-table, private supper clubs.

Joyroot – Portland & Seattle

After working 15 years for large corporations in the beverage industry, Steven Howard recognized a gap in the market for healthy, plant-based drinks that are low in sugar but still delicious and refreshing.

Young Mountain Tea – Springfield

Young Mountain Tea began with a vision, right from the start – to help create a sustainable future for Himalayan tea farmers in India and Nepal.

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