Beans for Bags 2016

Support community organizations by bringing in your own shopping bag! 2016 recipient applications are now available online! Application deadline is Sept. 1st, 2015

Enjoy these Weekly Specials!

We hand-pick fresh deals weekly to promote some of our favorite products and items! These products are deeply discounted for a week-long period to give you a chance to try some of our fresh favorites and staff picks!

Co-op Kitchen Desserts

Did you know you can place special orders from our Co-op Kitchen Ordering Guide? Do you need a fresh baked carrot cake or a special cheese platter for your next party? Our Co-op Kitchen is here to help!

Local Color

We love living in the Willamette Valley and couldn't be more excited to support local growers, farms, and producers! We carry an array of local, grower direct fruits and vegetables, cheese and fresh eggs, along with many other Local 6 items throughout the store!

Fresh, local, and organic food from your Community Market!

We carry over 700 bulk products so you can buy as little or AS MUCH as you like!
We have dozens of local and organic products hand-delivered directly from local producers each week! GET TO KNOW YOUR FARMER!
We always have a good sale going on and love promoting new products on sale each week! Have a look at our SALE PUBLICATIONS!

Who we are, what we do!

Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

We are a community of food lovers with diverse personalities and unique interests! Get to know us on a first name basis!
Sustainability Practices

Sustainability Practices

First Alternative is a leader in the community when it comes to doing business while being mindful of the environment. Learn about a few examples of how we do our part to preserve the earth!
Co-op Recipe Library

Co-op Recipe Library

We are always adding new and seasonal recipes to our recipe catalog! If you're looking for a new Gluten Free recipe or want to discover a new favorite appetizer, head over to our extensive recipe catalog!


8oct5:00 pm- 7:00 pmMead Tasting - Nectar Creek
8oct5:00 pm- 7:00 pmBeer Tasting - Mazama Brewing Company
15oct5:00 pm- 7:00 pmWine Tasting - Vinum Wine & Spirits Importing & Distributing
15oct5:00 pm- 7:00 pmBeer Tasting - Calapooia Brewery
22oct5:00 pm- 7:00 pmWine Tasting - Fractal Cellars
22oct5:00 pm- 7:00 pmBeer Tasting - Deschutes Brewery
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