Meet Our Producers
Earth Friendly Products (02:39)
Go behind the scenes at Earth Friendly's Lacey, Wash. plant, where they create non-toxic, good-smelling, plant-based dishwasher and laundry detergents, countertop sprays, dish soap and other household mainstays that are easy on the environment but strong enough to get the job done.
Learn more: Listen to highlights from our conversation with Van Vlahakis, founder, owner and CEO of Earth Friendly Products. Earth Friendly is the maker of, well, earth friendly cleaning products including dishwasher and laundry detergent and dish soap that keep our homes and clothes clean without harming the environment. Listen as Van shares his philosophy of what makes plant-based cleaning products a healthier choice for your home.
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.
Organic practices in action (03:50)
Visit the orchards, farms and pasture of some of PCC's local growers and producers to see some of their tried-and-true organic practices, many of which hearken back to the way their grandparents farmed.
River Valley Organics (03:11)
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. Each fall, their crisp, juicy Cameo and Honeycrisp apples delight the taste buds of PCC shoppers. Take a tour of their orchards with Apple to learn more about their labor of love.