Fresh Forecast: Local organic cherries on sale!
As we head deeper into summer the variety of locally grown produce keeps expanding. What a delight to see local Lapin cherries from River Valley Organics of Tonasket, Wash. filling the bins! Snag a bunch to enjoy at lunch for $3.99 lb (if you like organic cherries as much as me, you'll recognize this as a screaming deal). Our produce guru, Joe Hardiman, also recommends the sweet organic white corn from Double D Farms in Coalinga, Calif.
Did you know that PCC's produce department averages 95 percent organic? Joe says that asparagus comprises a substantial portion of that remaining 5 percent, and he keeps his eyes peeled for additional organic asparagus growers to meet springtime demand.
Also arriving by week's end:
- Organic Walla Walla sweet onions from across the Cascades
- Organic blackberries from Wilt Farms of Corvallis, Ore.
- Organic raspberries from J4 Ranch in Mount Vernon, Wash.
- Organic green beans from Inaba Farms in Wapato, Wash.