Videos about producers
Best Blueberries (03:46)
Mark LaPierre, of LaPierre Farms in Zillah, Wash., uses everything from falcons to blow-up toys to ensure his berries are the best. They're so good, PCC Natural Markets buys the whole crop.
Tieton Farm & Creamery Cheese (02:58)
Lori and Ruth Babcock left tech careers to pursue farming. Today, this couple's farmstead operation Tieton Farm & Creamery is known for wheels of artisan sheep and goat's milk cheeses. PCC Natural Market's Chef Lynne Vea visits to check out the cheesemaking, and the adorable baby goats. As their slogan says, "happy animals make great cheese!"
Inaba Farms Asparagus (03:05)
Inaba Produce is a third-generation family farm dug into the rich volcanic soil of the Yakima Valley. Many farming practices they use today date back to 1907, when Shukichi Inaba and his brother emigrated from Japan, cleared the land of sagebrush and cultivated crops using techniques from their homeland.
LaPierre Farms (03:35)
Explore the blueberry fields of LaPierre Farms in Zillah, Wash., home to Mark and Marni LaPierre's perfectly sweet-tart, organic blueberries. Learn how they harvest their delicious blueberries and what goes into growing them organically.
Meet Apple Otte. She and her husband, George, operate River Valley Organics, a collection of apple, cherry and pear orchards on a sunny hillside just minutes south of the Canadian border in Tonasket, Wash. Their sweetly divine Lapin cherries are a summer favorite for PCC shoppers. Take a tour of their orchards with Apple to learn more about their organic cherry harvest.
Firefly Kitchens (4:19)
In 2010, Julie O'Brien and Richard Climenhage opened Firefly Kitchens and their goal was to make nutrient-dense, naturally fermented foods. Today, they produce a vibrant, robust variety of award-winning sauerkrauts, kimchi, salsa and pickled vegetables bursting with flavor, natural enzymes and probiotics.
Island Spring Organics (03:47)
Tofu has been a lifelong passion of Luke Lukoskie. He started Island Spring Organics in 1976, right when interest in natural foods exploded nationwide. Island Spring produces several varieties of tofu and kim chi on Vashon Island.
Do you "LIKE" tofu? If so, how do you like it cooked?
Pure Éire Dairy (04:01)
Nestled in the heart of the Columbia Basin, Pure Éire Dairy is the realization of Richard and Jill Smith's dream to create a product they'd be proud to stand behind. The Smiths raise an all-Jersey, 100-percent grass-fed herd that produces luscious and nutritious milk.
Building relationships (4:44)
Hear four local PCC producers explain why they appreciate PCC and its shoppers.
Scott Leach Orchards (03:14)
Wander the organic farm at Scott Leach Orchards in Zillah, Wash., where since the 1990s Scott has grown a variety of pears and other tree fruit for PCC. Learn how to recognize a ripe Bartlett pear and hear about the origins of his fourth-generation Washington family farm.