NEW: Organic, raw, *locally grown* almonds!
No, your eyes do not deceive you. Barbee Orchards in Washington's sunny Yakima Valley has released its first commercial crop of locally grown, certified organic, raw almonds. Find them in 1-pound bags bearing the PCC label (while supplies last!) at your local PCC.
Almonds still in their husks in the Yakima grove.
These Butte variety almonds are a new foray for the Barbee family, which established its orchards in the 1920s for cherries, pears and apples. This limited harvest is the first from almond trees planted several years ago.
As most commercial almonds are grown in California (and, required to be pasteurized there), PCC is thrilled to offer a locally grown, raw option. Better snag a bag while you can: when they're gone, they're gone!