Barnacle Foods | Local Maker

Lifelong Alaskans Matt Kern and Lia Heifetz create unique foods with locally grown, harvested and foraged ingredients from the rugged woods and picturesque coastline of Juneau, Alaska. They make unique jams and jellies, as well as four kinds of kelp salsa, kelp pickles and dried kelp seasonings.

2020-08-03T16:38:38-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Local Makers, Videos|

Hibisbloom | Local Maker

Popular throughout West Africa, hibiscus flower tea is a piece of tradition that Hibisbloom owner, Affouet Price, wanted to share with the world. This Portland-based company was started by Affouet and her mother in June 2019 to do just that. Plant-based, gluten-free and naturally sweetened, this wholesome beverage is as versatile as it is delicious.

2020-08-03T13:12:53-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Local Makers, Videos|

Villa Jerada | Local Maker

Market of Choice works closely with local makers and importers, like Mehdi Boujrada, owner of Villa Jerada in Portland, to source the very best products from around the world and close to home. Mehdi started his business by importing the highest-quality, cold-pressed cooking and dipping oils from Morocco.

2020-07-28T12:34:48-07:00July 28th, 2020|Local Makers, Videos|

Bloom Caramel | Local Maker

Handcrafted in Portland, Bloom Caramel sauces are made with organic cane sugar, Oregon sea salt, vanilla and coconut milk. The result is a caramel that is wonderfully flavorful, vegan-friendly and free of allergens. Use them to top ice cream, stir into coffee, dip fruit, add to baked goods, pair with cheese, or simply enjoy by the spoonful. In this video, Owner Chris Bailey explains why he was inspired to launch Bloom Caramel.

2020-07-27T15:11:39-07:00July 27th, 2020|Local Makers, Videos|

La Porteña Chimichurri | Local Maker

Bring abundant taste and tradition to the table with La Porteña Chimichurri. Made in Portland with locally sourced ingredients, this small-batch chimichurri is crafted from a family recipe with Argentinian roots. “Chimichurri is the heart of the Argentine table,” says Jessica Viciconte, owner of La Porteña Chimichurri. It’s traditionally used as a garlicy, herby finishing sauce for barbecued foods.

2020-07-23T16:16:28-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Local Makers, Videos|

PDXPOP! | Local Maker

A subsidiary of Meals on Wheels People, PDXPOP! produces flavor-forward gourmet popcorn in small batches, featuring natural, Non-GMO ingredients. Proceeds help fund hot and nutritious meals to homebound elderly in the Portland area. Watch the video.

2020-07-13T15:23:10-07:00June 18th, 2020|Local Makers, Videos|

Swiss Rösti | Local Maker

While traveling abroad, Portlander Steve Caldwell tasted a Swiss rösti for the first time and immediately fell in love. A chef in his own right, Steve created his own crispy potato pockets bursting with warm delicious flavors. Watch the video.

2020-07-13T15:23:15-07:00June 16th, 2020|Local Makers, Videos|

Roons | Local Maker

Naturally gluten-free and oh-so-good, Roons macaroons are simply marvelous! Crafted in Portland with the highest quality ingredients, they have a sweet, but not-too-sweet flavor that is sure to make you swoon. A new take on a traditional macaroon, each one is hand-scooped, baked and dipped in chocolate. Find them at your Market Bakery in a variety of fun flavors! Watch the video.

2020-07-13T15:23:20-07:00May 14th, 2020|Local Makers, Videos|

LivBar | Local Maker

Need an energy boost? Whether it’s for a quick breakfast or a hiking snack, Salem-made LivBar is the solution! One of the only baked bars in the nation, this organic superfood bar has a unique, complex flavor profile that has been perfected over seven years. Because it is baked, it also won’t melt in the heat or freeze in the cold. Low-allergen, LivBar is gluten-, soy-, dairy-, corn- and GMO-free. Watch the video.

2020-07-13T15:23:36-07:00April 17th, 2020|Local Makers, Videos|

Local Langdon Ag Wild Rice at Market of Choice

When it became clear that Oregonians needed staple goods in short supply, like rice, Market of Choice and Oregon wild rice grower Langdon Ag ramped up their partnership in the midst of the national emergency. Watch this video featuring Langdon Ag co-owners Tony Langdon and John Langdon, who talk about the partnership, share the story of their Harrisburg farm, and explain some of the many ways this wholesome rice can be enjoyed.

2020-07-13T15:23:41-07:00April 17th, 2020|Local Makers, Videos|