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Retail Markets in Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties

that Sell Local Foods

Unlike predominantly urban areas, we on the North Coast have the enormous good fortune of still having small neighborhood groceries. Eureka alone has more than a dozen of these corner stores. In interviewing the store owners and managers, it quickly became evident that we could not list all the local products each store offered because most of them carried an impressive array of local packaged products, dairy, and frequently even local produce, eggs, meats and fish. Some rural stores buy produce informally from their customers on an irregular or seasonal basis.

Overwhelmingly, we heard store managers and owners say that they listen to their customers, which of course they must do to stay in business. Their willingness to provide what their customers want is only limited by their ability to find suppliers. Every grocer, even in the big-box chains, realizes that customer satisfaction keeps the doors open, so our advice is to talk to the owner or manager of your neighborhood store and request regional products. Keep at it until the shelves are overflowing with fresh local produce, eggs, dairy, meat and fish.

Look for stores displaying the "Buy Fresh Buy Local" decal in their windows. The Humboldt-CAFF identification shows that they are buying from local farmers.





General Grocery Stores

Chautauqua Natural Foods

783 Locust Street

Garberville CA 95542


Sources fruits and vegetables from local farmers and local farmers market. Also local honey, bee pollen, eggs.


Eureka Natural Foods

1450 Broadway

Eureka CA 95501



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Web site has an excellent reference section. Meats, fruits and vegetables, dairy and cheese, and locally-produced grocery items.


Harvest Natural Foods

450 M St., Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464-1926



Murphy’s Markets

Murphy’s has family-owned groceries in Sunny Brae, Cutten, Blue Lake, Arcata and Trinidad. Each store is responsive to the needs and requests of shoppers. All stores supply various local seasonal fruits and vegetables, local honey, grass-fed beef, crab (in season) and oysters, fresh fish (as available), smoked fish, and local dairy and cheese. Additionally, numerous locally-produced grocery items line the shelves.


Murphy’s Sunny Brae

785 Bayside Rd.

Arcata CA 95521



Murphy’s Cutten

4020 Walnut Dr.

Eureka CA 95503



Murphy’s Glendale

1451 Glendale Dr.

Blue Lake CA 95525



Murphy's Westwood [Arcata]

2490 Alliance Road

Arcata CA 95521



Murphy’s Trinidad

Saunder’s Shopping Center

Trinidad CA 95570



North Coast Cooperative (Co-op)

The Co-op has two cooperatively-owned organically-certified grocery stores. Both stock numerous local products: meats, dairy, produce and packaged items. Produce is labeled with its place of origin, and if within our immediate region, by the farm that grew it. The Co-op researches the practices of its suppliers and makes the information available to customers. Education regarding local and organic food is another part of their mission.


North Coast Cooperative, Arcata

811 I St.

Arcata CA 95521



North Coast Cooperative, Eureka

25 4th St.

Eureka CA 95501



Ray’s Food Place

Ray’s has started to sell more local produce and packaged products. Be sure to encourage your local store to increase the number of locally produced items.


Ray's Valley West

5000 Valley West blvd.

Arcata CA 95521



Ray's McKinelyville

1500 Anna Sparks Way

McKinelyville CA 95519





Wildberries Marketplace

747 13th St.

Arcata CA 95521


Wildberries is a locally-owned, full-line retail grocery store offering many local products.




Meat Markets


Loleta Meat Market

350 Main St.

Loleta CA 95551


Products: Meat; sausage made at market


Fish Markets


Botchie’s Crab Stand

6670 Fields Landing Dr.

Fields Landing CA 95537


Products: Crab


Capt’n Zach’s Crab House, Inc.

1594 Reasor Rd.

McKinleyville CA 95519


Seasonal. Closed until December 1

Products: Crab



1815 Main St.

Fortuna CA 95540


Products: Crab


Jenna Lee’s Seafood

Woodley Island B Dock



Products: Crab


Mr. Fish Seafood

2740 Broadway

Eureka CA 95501


Products: Fresh crab and salmon in season; complete line of fresh seafood


Katy’s Smokehouse

740 Edwards St.

Trinidad CA 95570


Products: Fresh, canned, smoked fish




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