Celebrate Organics!

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At PCC, we've supported the organic industry for decades through our close relationships with dozens of organic growers scattered across the Northwest — and beyond.

We're committed to providing the freshest, most flavorful organic choices in our markets whenever possible, from fruits and vegetables, to meat, dairy and grocery items like soup, juices, crackers, rice, pasta and more.

And as a certified organic retailer, we've strengthened our promise to preserve the organic integrity of the products we sell — from the grower to the shopper. To ensure our organic products are handled and stored correctly, we adhere to the strictest industry standards. So, you can be sure our organic groceries are pure, natural and delicious.

Smart choices for a healthier future

Choosing organically grown food shows your support for an industry that values purity, flavor and sustainable agriculture. Organic farmers in Washington state and around the world are helping to preserve the quality of our ecosystems and improve the health of our rural communities by growing food the way nature intended it to be grown.

The result? Naturally delicious, healthy food — free of harmful pesticides and chemicals — that tastes pure and flavorful.

Five reasons to buy organic

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  1. Organic food tastes pure and delicious because it is free of preservatives and additives.
  2. The organic industry supports small, family-owned farms and helps to promote healthy farmland.
  3. Organic growing methods keep chemicals out of our water supply and protect farm workers from coming into contact with harmful pesticides.
  4. When you buy organic, you help to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources.
  5. Because it is free of harmful pesticides, organically grown fruit and vegetables are exceptionally safe for children.

Our organic expert

Goldie Caughlan, PCC Nutrition Education Manager

At PCC, our roots in the organic industry run strong and deep. For decades, we have been committed to promoting organic choices by creating a marketplace for organic products. To accomplish this, we continue to draw from the knowledge and passion of our staff — like our nutrition education manager, Goldie Caughlan.

Goldie advises on two Washington state organic and sustainable agriculture boards and is a former consumer representative for the USDA's National Organic Standards Board, where she played a vital role in helping the USDA shape agriculture policies related to the growing demand for organic products. Over the years, her expertise has helped guide the product choices we make in our stores.

For more information, see Organics in Issues and Actions.

More about: agriculture, certified organic, dairy, meat, organic food, poultry, produce, USDA

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Top organic choices

Information from the U.S. government shows conventionally grown produce carries a much heavier pesticide load than organically grown produce. If you choose to buy only a few organic items, put these fruits and vegetables at the top of your list.

  • Apples
  • Bell peppers
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Grapes (imported)
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Potatoes
  • Red raspberries
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries