Everyday essentials for everyone on your list
At your friendly neighborhood grocery store, you can find everything from pasture eggs and organic baby food to Frosted Flakes and Coca-Cola in our aisles. We're here to please the whole family. If you don't see something on our shelves, just ask us — we'll do our best to get it for you.
Red Duck Foods
Red Duck Ketchup is everything you remember about the tried and true condiment – elevated. The four founders – Kurt Barajas, Karen Bonner, Shannon Oliver, and Jessica Zutz Hillbert met as MBA students at the University of Oregon. They discovered a shared passion for creating their own versions of foods and beverages like salad dressings, sauces, ice cream and kombucha. When their travels abroad to Belgium, Germany and Hong Kong led them to delicious and unusual versions of their favorite childhood condiment, they got excited. By combining their business ingenuity and passion for quality, they launched Red Duck Foods with a delicious line of ketchup in flavors like classic, spicy and curry. Now you can rediscover your childhood love for ketchup on everything from burgers to stir-fry. Look for it at your favorite New Seasons Market.
Gypsy Crunch Granola
Before Randi Nash’s small-batch granola was ready for market, it had to meet the approval of a rigorous new product committee—her four kids! And it did, with flying colors. Originally from California, they moved Gypsy Crunch to Portland: “What better place than Portland—land of free thinkers, tree huggers and honeybee raisers—for all seven Gypsy Crunch flavors to call home.” Packed with nutrient-dense nuts, seeds, and fruits, Randi’s granola is a healthy hit at her breakfast table. Plus, it’s always made with gluten-free, all-natural, and non-GMO ingredients. Discover your favorite variety of Gypsy Crunch at any New Seasons store.
Missionary Chocolates began in 2008 when Melissa Berry, a naturopathic physician, was in her last year of medical school. What started out as gifts for her lactose and gluten-intolerant mother quickly became a company— Berry’s vegan, Meyer lemon truffles won first place at the Northwest Chocolate Festival. This unexpected success changed what was a home-based kitchen experiment in chocolate into a thriving company. For Melissa, the mission of the company has always been about healthcare —the goal is to build an inpatient, integrative healing center in Portland, funded by chocolate. Find Missionary Chocolates at your favorite New Seasons.
Fire on the Mountain
Since 2005, Fire on the Mountain (FOTM) has earned its reputation as a local favorite. This Portland-based Buffalo wing joint has some of the best sauces west of the Mississippi (River and Avenue), and we carry most of them. Try their sauces on our chicken drumettes or on a rack of ribs. You can also simply kick back with a cold beer and enjoy their fare at one of FOTM’s many Portland locations.
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WOW Baking Company
Moist, chewy cookies in all your favorite flavors…AND gluten-free? It ’s no wonder they’re named WOW. This company is a great example of the leaps in flavor, texture and quality that gluten-free foods have taken over the past few years. In their new production facility, baker Susan Howe spends hours perfecting recipes, with feedback from the hard-working and hungry staff at WOW. Their highly refined taste buds ensure that the finished products are something that will appeal to those following gluten-free diets–and even those who aren’t.
Wild Friends Nut Butter
Created by Keeley and Erika, two University of Oregon students whose near-empty pantry sparked innovation, these nut butters pack a unique punch! With flavorful ingredients like espresso powder, coconut and pretzels to choose from, you’re sure to find a new favorite spread for your bread. With its grassroots beginning, Wild Friends Nut Butter is yet another Oregon-based small business we’re pleased to support as it continues to grow. Congratulations Keeley and Erika!
Sweet Creek Foods
What started 25 years ago with Paul Fuller as a hobby has grown into a full-fledged family business: Sweet Creek Foods. The Fullers operate a certified organic facility, making fruit spreads using a very simple recipe with no preservatives or additives and very little extra sugar. Not jelly. Not jam. Just fresh, spreadable fruit served up in a glass jar. The best part? In honor of Earth Day and the conservation of pollinators, we'll donate 1$ to the Oregon State University Bee lab for every purchase of a New Seasons Market Organic Fruit Spread—which was lovingly created and canned by Sweet Creek Foods.
The Kale Company
When Chelsea Jolly first started seeing Chad Alan Johnson, she was thrilled to find out that he too made his own kale chips—until she tasted them. “My kale chips were waaaay better,” she tells us. “But I fell in love with him anyway. And when it came to kale, he had this genius for the technical side. He designed his own infrared dehydrators!” It wasn’t long before the pair joined forces, combining Chelsea’s recipes and Chad’s innovative techniques in a small SE Portland kitchen. Once they knew they’d created something truly special, they gave us a call—and it was our turn to fall in love. The Kale Company’s trademark flavor, Black Truffle Rosemary, is the kind of snack we could marry: we want to be around it all the time, and we know it’s actually good for us.
The Better Bean Company
This local family is making a difference—while making the best beans you’ve ever tasted.
Keith Kullberg’s family has always cooked beans together. After tasting frijoles refritos in Mexico, Keith had perfected his own vegetarian recipe. “It was a day-long activity for us, whenever dad got out the pressure cooker,” says his daughter, Hannah. “During the recession,” says Keith, “my work slowed down. I took a long hike and I asked myself, What do I have to offer the world? The first thing I thought of was my beans.” By then, Hannah had earned a degree in Food Systems, and was passionate about beans for different reasons—she saw an opportunity to provide fresh, healthy food from local farms, and to pioneer sustainable packaging. The Kullbergs’ family business, The Better Bean, is now doing just that. We’re proud that they’ve joined us in becoming a B Corp—a third-party certification awarded to companies using the power of business for good.
Grocery Stories Podcast: Nancy's Yogurt
Find out why Nancy's Yogurt is a long-time Northwest favorite. Grocery Stories is an interactive podcast produced and conceived by guest artists Nolan Calisch and Molly Sherman, PSU MFA in Social Practice students
About the Artists
Nolan Calisch is a photographer currently earning his MFA from Portland State University's Art and Social Practice Program. He lives on his organic farm near Portland, Oregon where he grows food for 30 families through a CSA (community supported agriculture) program.
Molly Sherman is an artist and designer living in Portland, Oregon. She is also a co-director of Farm School. As a designer, she has worked with a wide range of clients including the Hammer Museum and Portland Art Museum. Molly is currently an MFA candidate in Portland State University's Art and Social Practice Program.
Nolan and Molly are the co-founders and co-directors of Farm School, an ongoing series of projects that bring together site-specific learning, art, and agriculture.