Tender, local and organic asparagus

asparagus

Thick or thin, asparagus' succulent spears lend themselves to a plethora of springtime dishes. You can enjoy these tender stalks steamed, stir-fried, grilled, roasted and in soups or atop pasta. Look for firm, thin stems with deep green or purplish, closed tips.

This delicious member of the lily family also delivers on nutrition, with high levels of vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamin A and many other vitamins and minerals. No wonder it's been prized for its flavor and medicinal properties since ancient times.

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Inaba family

Meet our growers

Inaba Produce Farms, Wapato, Wash.

This third-generation family farm is nestled amid the rich and fertile volcanic soil of the Yakima Valley. The current generation of the Inaba family employs many sustainable practices that began in the early 1900s when Shukichi Inaba and his brother, Tomoji, emigrated from Japan and established the farm.

Today these practices include drip irrigation sourced from mountain streams and composting and using cover crops to improve the soil. The Inabas also have varied their crops to extend the growing season in an effort to provide steady employment for their field workers. They also provide housing for the staff. Read more »

From great relationships, great quality

PCC maintains close relationships with local and regional farmers to provide the best-tasting, freshest produce possible. More than 93 percent of produce sold by PCC is certified organic fruits and vegetables, grown without artificial pesticides or fertilizers. When organic varieties are not available or out of season, we offer high quality, non-organic produce. Learn more about the benefits of organics »

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