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Food Buying clubs are a great way to offset your food budget, buying in bulk cannot only reduce our
consumption of needless packaging but also connect us to our community and expand our culinary options.

Food Buying Clubs are a great resource for families and individuals, I recommend to everyone when looking for a food buying club here in Portland to do your research and find one that meets your needs. Or Join many. Food buying clubs offer the opportunity to create or join in the community. So much like many of the communities in your world, you may find that you or your family "fit" better in one community more than others.

I will work to build a list of these vendors to help you create your own buying club.

Here is a map of Local food buying clubs. Click on any pin for more information about that club.


View Portland Buying Clubs in a larger map

North Portland Buying Club
"Buying together so we buy better" Monthly Azure Standard drop, twice monthly OGC produce and Cafe Mam organic fairly traded coffee, weekly Noris dairy delivery. Occasional Frontier, Bob's Red Mill, Hummingbird Wholesale and more. Temporarily closed to new members at this time.

Annie Adam's Porch
Azure (G-1 Route, mid-month drop). Open to new members.
annieadams1@gmail.com
Portland Eastside Buying Club
Azure Standard drop, monthly. Bulk meat and retail cut buying club: Deck Family Farm. Chicken from Deo Volente Farm. Produce during growing season: Thompson Farms, Hanson Farm. Whole Oregon albacore tuna in late summer/early fall. Open to new members.

Green Grocer (Oregon City)
Bulk buying is available at a flat $5 fee per order with no minimum. Prices are approximately 10% above wholesale, which is FBC price. You only pay for those orders you receive, no more Azure credits. Azure route G2 every two weeks, arriving Wednesday for Thursday pickup. Email GreenGrocerAzure@yahoo.com by noon Sunday and include your phone number.

West Vancouver Buying Club
Members of the West Vancouver Buying Club have been ordering from Azure since 2004, and are currently on monthly route D@, with weekly orders from Noris Dairy. There is a $10 monthly charge as of January 2009 which goes toward equipment and future expenses. Please contact us through the Google group at http://WestVanBuyClub.org or by email to westvanbuyclub+owner@googlegroups.com
Rose City Coop
Focusing on organic and natural foods for folks in and around Beaverton. Open to new members.

Lents Food Buying Club
Retired
Simply in Harmony
This drop is a distributor drop for Azure, which means customers place their order with the coordinator, she places one large order with Azure, pays for it, sorts it, then calsl customers to pick up their order at their convenience. Customers pay her at pick up time. Open to new members.
sih@eburgi.com
Lents Grocery Coop
We are a buying club raising equity for an eventual storefront food co-op in the Lents area. We order from Azure (drop #42112, route G-1), Frontier, Bob's Red Mill, Earthly Gourmet, Freddy Guy's Hazelnuts, and many others.
Montavilla Co-op and Buying Club
Open to new members
Email: henrybuilt@gmail.com
Rose City Coop (Columbia City Drop)
North Bonneville Co-op
An Azure drop on the G-1 route, mid-month delivery. Contact lucia@gorge.net
Tierra Soul
now ordering from:
The Mercantile: Tierra Soul Urban Farm/Cottage Industry products
Folklore Foods: traditional foods culinary series
C’est Naturelle Farm: produce, raw milk, pastured eggs and soon pastured meat
Azure Standard: bulk staples,
Dharma Trading Co.: fiber, textiles, craft
Rose Mountain Herbs: herbs, tea, body & bath
Territorial Seeds: seeds, bulbs, plants, garden supplies coming soon: raw butter & cheese, sourdough bread from un-enriched flour, culinary accoutrements, plastic-free packaging, lazy-lady living, rebozos, cradles, caskets & shrouds, bee hives, swarm list, grain grinders, community library, urban farm stand, plant medicine, community kitchen (fermenting parties, sourdough sharing, Touch the Earth ancestral arts center..... and more)contact: krista@tierrasoulpdx.com
visit: http://www.tierrasoulpdx.com/products/buying-club/
Food and Faith Buying Club
A produce buying club at Holy Redeemer. Open to new members. Please contact foodandfaith@emoregon.org
Know Thy Food
We have everything from produce, meat, seafood, dry goods, personal goods etc... Monthly orders from Azure, Hummingbird, Cafe Mam, Frontier, and Thundering Hooves. Weekly from Noris, OGC, eggs, raw milk. Quarterly (appx) from Tropical Traditions, Bob's Red Mill and Mountain Rose Herbs. Seasonally from local farms for meat, produce, chicken etc and also large canning and preservation quantities.

We have everything from produce, meat, seafood, dry goods, personal goods etc... Monthly orders from Azure, Hummingbird, Cafe Mam, Frontier, and Thundering Hooves. Weekly from Noris, OGC, eggs, raw milk. Quarterly (appx) from Tropical Traditions, Bob's Red Mill and Mountain Rose Herbs. Seasonally from local farms for meat, produce, chicken etc and also large canning and preservation quantities.
Open to new members - though it is a for profit business NOT a coop as it states on their website.

Know Thy Food
3434 SE Milwaukie Ave
503-544-5196


Farm to Family
Azure and Noris deliveries. Frontier and OGC coming soon...new members welcome: vermit1@yahoo.com.

 

3 Comments

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  2. Kathleen Mitchell on October 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    CORRECTIONS:

    http://www.thinkgreengrocer.net/ (not .com)

    Lents Food Buying Club info is incorrect. Yahoo group address listed is now run by Lents Grocery Buying Club. It is *not* a “semi Private Club / Club of Friends.” Lents Grocery Coop Google group has been retired.



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