Oakland Grown - About
About Oakland Grown

Inspired by similar efforts around the country, Oakland Grown is a program of the Sustainable Business Alliance. The Oakland Grown program steering committee is comprised of local business owners, artists, and engaged citizens committed to strengthening Oakland’s local economy, social well being, and unique sense of place. Our vision includes the creation of a permanent local network that:

  • Supports the growth and development of locally owned and independently operated businesses and local artists in Oakland
  • Encourages local purchasing by residents, businesses, and artists
  • Creates opportunities for business owners and artists to network and share best practices
  • Advocates for public policies that strengthen independent local businesses and artists, and helps level the economic playing field

Contact Us
Oakland Grown
620 3rd St.
Oakland, CA 94607

Contact Us

Oakland Grown
A Program of the Sustainable Business Alliance
620 3rd St.
Oakland, CA 94607
 hello at oaklandgrown dot org
Google Voice: 510/516.0653


Note that we’re volunteer run and don’t have an actual office with office hours, so while we promise to respond quickly, we may not be available the second you call or email. 
Thanks for your understanding!

WHAT is independent & locally owned?

Locally-owned, independent businesses have roots here in our community – they are our mom and pop shops, our artists, and artisans. We shop at their stores, and they shop at ours. They stock their shelves with the products that only we Oaklanders would want to buy, keeping our town unique. They buy more products and use more local services, keeping our hard-earned dollars circulating here at home.
Local, independent businesses create more jobs, helping us learn trades and explore better career opportunities. They raise families in the towns where they set up shop. They are first to donate to a cause that’s close to our hearts, and they are the last to give up on us when we need a helping hand. They are driven by a passion for what they do, and care about the quality of the products we purchase and consume. They realize that our individual success is directly tied to theirs. They are our family, friends, and neighbors.

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