DIY Soaps, Haircare and Skincare

Making your own soaps, hair and skincare products can be a fun and fulfilling hobby, as well as the best way to ensure that what you put on your body is made from natural ingredients. At Market of Choice, we not only sell a range of Whole Health products, but also everyday items that can be used to make DIY products to keep you clean and beautiful, naturally.

2020-05-26T14:38:01-07:00May 19th, 2020|Blog Posts, How-To|

How to Support 10 Local Businesses in a Single Shopping Trip

At Market of Choice, we believe every decision we make has a ripple effect, which is why we carry more than 7,000 products from Oregon farmers, ranchers and food producers, so that you can too.

2020-05-26T14:38:18-07:00May 14th, 2020|Blog Posts, How-To|

Easy Make-at-Home Smoothies

Whether you’re at home or on the go, smoothies are a sensational choice. Packed with good-for-you fruits and veggies, they are typically loaded with raw nutrients. And, there’s really no wrong way to make a smoothie. Enjoy one every day for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. You kids will love them, too! The key is to use a good blender and high-quality ingredients.

2020-05-26T14:38:29-07:00April 27th, 2020|Blog Posts, How-To|

4 Simple Steps to Growing Windowsill Herbs

Fresh, aromatic herbs can add a punch of flavor to your favorite dishes and growing your own is easier than you might think. If you have abundant outdoor space, try growing a variety of your favorites in the ground or in large pots. Many herbs, however, can also be grown indoors and bring new life to your living space – even if the only space you have is a narrow windowsill.

2020-05-26T14:38:38-07:00April 21st, 2020|Blog Posts, How-To|

Valentine’s Day Dinner Guide | How-To

Want to impress your special someone this Valentine’s Day? We make it easy for you to put together the perfect romantic dinner. From cheese and wine to steak and stuffed prawns, we have an assortment of choices that your sweetheart will fall head over heels for, including dessert! Learn more in the video.

2020-05-12T12:54:43-07:00February 8th, 2020|How-To, Videos|

How To Make Festive Ice Cubes | How-To

At your Market Home & Gift Department, you’ll find an assortment of useful home and kitchen items, like large ice cube trays that are sensational for adding spice and a splash of color and to your holiday beverages! Madeline, beer and wine steward at our Cedar Mill store, shares in this video how easy it is to make mesmerizing, festive cubes to upgrade holiday cocktails and mocktails.

2020-05-12T12:56:52-07:00December 16th, 2019|How-To, Videos|

The Best Apples For Pie | How-To

One of the best parts of autumn is enjoying big, juicy apples grown right here in the Pacific Northwest. One of the best ways to celebrate apple season is by making a homemade apple pie. Which is the best type for pie? Classic Granny Smith, if you are craving something tart or Fuji if you’re seeking something sweet. Caith, produce clerk at our Willamette Market, suggests mixing different types of apples, like Granny Smith, Pink Lady and McIntosh. “The best apple pie is made with six different varieties of apples!” Caith says.

2020-05-12T12:58:26-07:00November 8th, 2019|How-To, Videos|

Butternut Squash | How-To

Making butternut squash is a fantastic way to celebrate fall! Matthew, from our Willakenzie Market, demonstrates how to cut it and offers tips on how to prepare it. For a sweet and easy side, drizzle it with maple syrup and melted butter then roast it. Or, cook it with other veggies, like celery, carrots, onions and fresh garlic, then puree to create a warm and comforting soup.

2020-05-12T12:59:43-07:00October 11th, 2019|How-To, Videos|

How to Pair Wine and Cheese | How-To

Perfectly pairing wine and cheese takes a little practice and know-how, but it can be both fun and easy if you know a few key things. Austin, one of our cheese stewards, is here to explain which cheeses go best with red wine. To learn more, stop by your Market Specialty Cheese Shop and ask us about perfect pairings!

2020-05-12T13:01:43-07:00August 22nd, 2019|How-To, Videos|

How to Pick an Avocado | How-To

Black or green? Firm or soft? Ripe avocados are rich, flavorful and creamy, but finding the perfect one can be tricky. Roy, our Cedar Mill produce clerk, shares his secrets for picking the best avocado. Stop by your Market Produce Department and we’ll help you grab some for your toast, sandwiches and rice bowls!

2020-05-12T13:02:29-07:00August 20th, 2019|How-To, Videos|