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Good. Fresh. Local.
A Healthy Corner Store Project
Across the country projects are forming to improve access to healthy food in neighborhoods traditionally lacking in healthy food retail outlets. In some of these areas where people have to travel 3-4 miles to purchase fresh food, corner stores selling chips, soda, alcohol and tobacco may be the only nearby options available. In the New Columbia neighborhood of North Portland, stakeholders have come together to offer their community a new alternative for healthy food.
Building on years of strong community relationships and demonstrated leadership in health promotion and job creation, Village Gardens has taken on an ambitious new project: a community-run grocery store! Currently, there is no source of groceries within a mile of the New Columbia community. The effort required to get affordable food is a huge strain on families who are traveling mostly by bus and foot.
With support from Janus staff and volunteers, the Housing Authority of Portland, and local and national business consultants, a resident committee created a project vision, a business plan, finalized the store layout, visited over 40 food wholesalers in the area, hired staff, stocked the shelves, and opened their doors to the neighborhood.
Located in the vibrant new neighborhood of New Columbia, The Village Market is committed to providing its community with quality, fresh, healthy, affordable groceries. The Store will be a convenient, safe and clean environment for everyone, and it will reflect the needs of the community.
Our Products and Services
The store offers meats, produce, dairy, breads, household items, ethnic spices, fresh coffee, a selection of grab and go, healthy snacks for kids, and bulk items. We offer a selection of grab n’ go items, including healthy soups, sandwiches, and salads. The store is WIC and SNAP authorized, in addition to credit cards, and cash.