First Alternative Co-operative defines “local” as a product grown, made or processed by a business owned and operated within the six counties touching and including Benton county. This area includes Benton, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion & Polk counties. These products are termed “Local 6″.
In 2009, the Co-op joined with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition to introduce “Local 6” to the community. The definition & logo have been adopted by the Food Action Team of the Coalition and it has made it’s way into elementary schools, OSU Dining Halls, and local restaurants!