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

Plants by People – Beaverton

Using meticulously selected ingredients, Plants by People produces beverage blends specially formulated to elevate your health.

Irene’s Atchara – Portland

Christopher Aguilar, owner of the Portland-based company of the same name, produces this iconic side dish of the Philippines by following Irene’s recipe to the letter.

Newks Hot Sauce – Portland

Over the course of just two years, Newks Hot Sauce has become one of the Portland area’s most popular hot sauces and now can be found in stores across the country, including Market of Choice.

Unger Berry Farms – Boring

As a fourth-generation berry farmer, Will Unger knows strawberries. Following his father’s tradition, Will’s Unger Berry Farms in Boring, Oregon, grows this amazing fruit using tabletop growing, a practice that isn’t often seen in Oregon.

Kinergy Kombucha – Bend

Kinergy Kombuchas are made with all organic, vegan ingredients that are sourced from local and regional vendors.

Ripped Cream – Bend

Ripped Cream contains “as much protein as an egg,” Robin says, plus 11 amino acids and 50 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin D3. It has no trans fats or hydrogenated oils.

Blissful Spoon Granola Crunch – Bend

Blissful Spoon’s granola blends are crafted with organic ingredients sourced from local producers, including freeze-dried or naturally dried fruits. No salt or sugar is added.

Birdseed For Humans – Medford

Medford-based Birdseed For Humans crafts gluten-free granolas with sprouted buckwheat that adds plant-based protein and prebiotics to your morning routine.

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