WORKING WITH PURPOSE

At Market of Choice, we believe in working with purpose. To us, that means caring about the communities we serve and demonstrating our commitment. In this section of our blog, you will see stories about our team members and local food and beverage makers. You will learn about the ways we give back to community organizations and follow through on actions related to social justice and kindness. This is our place to share with you what is most meaningful to us. Thank you for taking the time to understand more about who we are and where we are going.

Biodegradable Wooden Trays Now Used at Market Cheese Shops

At your Market Cheese Shop, we’ve started using wooden trays made by PacnWood, a carbon-neutral company that only uses natural, organic and recyclable materials. The wood is sourced in curated forests, grown specifically for this use, and every harvested tree is replaced with a new tree.

2020-09-25T14:55:21-07:00September 25th, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|

Belmont Produce Assistant Manager Patty

Fruits, vegetables and other produce have always been a part of Patty’s life. Growing up in Molalla, she spent summers picking broccoli with friends. On weekends, she ran a small produce stand that her mother owned. Fast forward to today and Patty is now the produce manager at our Belmont Market in Portland, working with fruits and vegetables every day. It's a career that brings her joy, she says.

2020-09-22T18:12:29-07:00September 22nd, 2020|People of MoC, Working With Purpose|

Belmont Freight Clerk Lisa

Lisa remembers when the organic food movement first took root in Berkeley, California. Back then, small “buying clubs” worked with local farmers to bring fresh, food directly to consumers. In the following years, a “shop local” trend caught on and spread. Today, as a freight clerk at our Belmont store in Portland, she relies on her industry experience to ensure customers have choices, especially those with unique, local flavor.

2020-09-22T18:00:04-07:00September 22nd, 2020|People of MoC, Working With Purpose|

Ashland Store Manager Jon

Jon, one of our Ashland store managers, encourages and strives for growth at work and in his own life. There’s rarely a day that goes by that Jon doesn’t read a book. Not just part of a book, mind you, but an entire book, cover to cover. He loves helping new authors find their voice, and he brings that passion for helping others to his work at Market of Choice every day, as well.

2020-09-22T17:52:21-07:00September 22nd, 2020|People of MoC, Working With Purpose|

We are Oregon AF!

We are excited to sponsor Oregon Angel Food because we have a shared commitment to the success of Oregon’s food and beverage producers.

2020-09-18T10:31:04-07:00September 17th, 2020|Community, Videos, Working With Purpose|

Help Our Friends, Families and Neighbors

Join us in helping our friends and neighbors impacted by Oregon fires. You can donate to support Oregon’s fire-relief efforts at our cash registers. Just tell your cashier how much you would like to donate, and it will be added to your total. Any amount will help and 100% of donations will go to the following nonprofits to provide wildfire relief in Oregon communities.

2020-09-11T19:32:34-07:00September 11th, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|

Market of Choice and its teammates give it their all to support the mission of the Angel Hair Foundation

Since its inception, the Angel Hair Foundation has received the support of Market of Choice in carrying out its mission to provide cranial prosthesis hair systems for Oregon children who’ve lost their hair due to medical illness.

2020-09-09T17:22:50-07:00September 9th, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|

Community Giving

Because Market of Choice believes in social responsibility, we place great importance on giving back. In this video, Rick and Debbie Wright share the heartfelt reasons why and how they’ve become involved in community giving, focused on kids and families.

2020-09-04T16:32:50-07:00September 4th, 2020|Community, Videos, Working With Purpose|

The Good Food Merchants Alliance

Market of Choice is extremely proud to be a member of Good Food Merchants Alliance. Our commitment, along with others in the alliance, is to support and empower American craft food producers and each other.

2020-08-24T17:26:18-07:00August 24th, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|

Market of Choice Helps Build a Sustainable Place For Kids to Play

In 2015, when Kidsports Executive Director Bev Smith said, “We need to build a turf field and fieldhouse so that thousands of kids in our community can discover the joy of fitness and participate on a sports team in a safe, stable environment,” Rick Wright, CEO of Market of Choice said, “Let’s do it!”

2020-08-21T11:14:20-07:00August 21st, 2020|Community, Working With Purpose|