Celebrate Earth Day with Us!

Wednesday April 22nd, the Co-op will be celebrating Earth Day and we want you to join us! Bring your kids to our Nancy's Potting Stations from 1-4pm!This is a great opportunity to turn some young thumbs green! We'll also have tons of local vendors and samples on hand from 12-5:30pm!

Seed Matters!

As Co-op Owners, retailers, and eaters we all want to protect our ability to choose food raised sustainably…but what can any of us as individuals do? Help us work to improve the viability and availability of organic seed and enter to win an organic garden kit!

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

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

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

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!


18apr12:30 pm- 2:00 pmFREE CLASS: Exactly What is Iridology?learn what nutritional steps can be taken to heal yourself on an emotional and physical level
29apr7:00 pm- 8:30 pmFind the hidden message in illnessHow do we shift from a ‘fix it’ approach to illness to stewarding our health with conscious awareness?
30apr5:00 pm- 7:00 pmTASTING: Thursday Night Winewith Mitchell Wines
30apr7:00 pm- 8:30 pmHormonal Health for Women and Men for Mid-Life and Beyondwith Virginia Shapiro, DC


2may12:00 pm- 2:00 pmSPECIAL EVENT: Chocolate Tasting FairDelicious chocolate treats made by Co-op Staff!