Evening Magazine

In the spring of 2014, Evening Magazine began developing a video series highlighting our community partners and Washington State farmers and food producers. Look for a fresh video every two weeks!


  • Mike Shriver's organic pumpkins get a few moments of glorious flight before they're packed into crates and shipped to us to be sold as jack o'lanterns.

    Shriver farms about 40 different organic crops at Rents Due Ranch (the lack of apostrophe on the 's' is deliberate). He's been supplying PCC since the early '90s. According to Shriver, it's a mutually beneficial relationship:

    The varietal of jack o'lantern pumpkins he grows have long, sturdy handles for stems, creating fun opportunities for creative carving. You'll also find his dense, sweet Sugar Pie pumpkins if you're in the mood for pie.

Tieton Cider Works
  • Tieton Cider Works doesn't just press apples into cider — they grow them as well. Craig Campbell is a third-generation Yakima farmer who's been growing apples organically for 25 years. The team turns those apples, along with other fruits like cherries, apricots and pumpkins, into award-winning ciders that pair wonderfully with many foods.

A truck that encourages tastes
  • The smiling faces and honking horns at Redmond's annual 'Big Truck Day' are proof that little kids adore big rigs. But can a brightly painted box truck get kids to adore healthy food? PCC Natural Market's new TasteMobile is a fun way to beat fussy eating. Kids give their tastes a thumbs up or a thumbs down using a simple voting system. The results are tallied, and popular items will get a coveted 'Kid Picks' label at PCC stores.

Make a meal for a family of four for $12
  • Evening Magazine's Jim Dever challenges PCC Chef Lynne Vea to make a healthy meal for a family of four for just $12. Watch Lynne create a delicious meal featuring spaghetti, heirloom tomatoes and green beans.

Carrots from Nash's Organic Produce
  • Over the years he's been farming in the Dungeness River Valley, Nash Huber has grown his operation from 40 acres to 700. His incredibly sweet carrots (picked on demand for PCC) are downright famous, and his crops now include incredible whole grain flours. Nash shares his philosophy on multi-generational sustainability: growing great produce, providing good jobs and protecting organic farmland forever.

Schooner Exact Brewing
  • Meet the family behind Schooner Exact Brewery in South Seattle. Every time you raise a pint of First Session IPA, their exclusive PCC Farmland Trust brew, you save farmland!

Little Eorthe Farm chickens
  • The petite 35-acre Little Eorthe Farm is part of the larger Orting Valley Farms, a PCC Farmland Trust project since 2009. Little Eorthe's 600 hens are free to roam acres of healthy pasture, and it's no surprise that this relaxed, highly nutritious lifestyle results in delicious eggs. We talk to farmer Carrie Little about how she uses the chickens to help clear and fertilize her land while collecting their exceptional eggs. You'll find these eggs at our Seward Park, Issaquah and West Seattle locations.

Best Blueberries
  • 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.

Kids Market Nights
  • We've come up with a fun way to get kids excited about fruits and veggies, and positively involve them in food shopping choices. Visit Market Night at Bailey Gatzert Elementary school and find out why these kids prefer carrots to candy.

Greenlake Village now open!
  • We've doubled our presence in the Green Lake area by opening a store at Greenlake Village. Evening Magazine pays a visit to check out fast, delicious ideas for a picnic at the lake, including a fresh, whole fruit smoothie. Look out for flying pizza dough!

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