You don’t have to face the lines, aisle traffic control and stress of shopping at these local grocery stores in Tualatin Valley. Grocery shopping has become a very different experience than it was only a few weeks ago. That weekly trip down the aisles of your local Fred Meyer, Winco, Whole Foods, etc. has become even less fun and often stressful.
With Tualatin Valley’s wealth of farms, there are plenty of options to get fresh, local groceries without large crowds. These businesses in our area have been working hard to stock up on essentials, stay clean and practice social distancing.
Pick up some locally produced, artisan goods at Bennett Urban Farm Store in downtown Hillsboro. The shop has beans, nuts, flour, oatmeal, popcorn, honey, sauces, tea, sweets and drinks from local farms and companies. They also sell their own premium coffee beans. You can order online and pick up your groceries curbside.
For more local goods, head to the Helvetia Farm Market at Marion Acres. The market is well-stocked with the best of the Pacific Northwest — organic produce, pasture-raised meats and other local foods. They also sell essentials like toilet paper, cleaning supplies and Oregon wine. The store is open and being diligently cleaned for customer safety.
Blooming Junction not only sells plants for your garden, it has plenty of local food. Get your eggs, milk, butter and more. The store has special regulations due to COVID, which are listed here. You can also order online and pick it up.
Lee Farms sells many food products online, including flour, sugar, eggs, frozen fruit, jams, sauces, pickles and meat. They also make their own take and bake pies (meat and fruit), pasta trays and donuts. Order online and pick it up or shop in the market.
Farmers markets are also a perfect place to get your essentials. The Beaverton Farmers Market has been running up and running with new regulations to promote social distancing. Other local markets are opening in May and June.
Alloro Vineyard is pairing wine with produce. When you get Alloro wines delivered to your door, you can also get 15-20 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables from Pacific Coast Fruit. Order the wine and produce pack online.
So whether the busy grocery stores stress you out or you’re just looking to buy local goods, these stores in Tualatin Valley have what you need.