Local tomatoes

Perhaps it’s fortunate that tomatoes reach their peak in the Northwest just before the morning mists return and fall is in the air. Each fragrant, juicy fruit holds within it a summer’s worth of sunshine, of warmth, of memory, all there to help us celebrate the season one last time before bundling up for the cooler days ahead.

Whether you pop an organic cherry tomato into your mouth or slice an heirloom onto your burger, fresh local tomatoes add flavor and brilliant color to nearly any meal, as well as vitamins C, A and K to your diet.

Harmon Walker

Meet our growers

Harmon and Noreane Walker

Since 1974, Harmon and Noreane Walker have specialized in “heat loving” crops, such as organic eggplant, squash, berries and watermelon at their family farm, Pride of the Umpqua Organic Produce in Roseburg, Ore. But tomatoes are their passion.

Harmon grows his own seedlings, relying on years of experience to choose those that maximize flavor, sweetness and delectability. He even developed his own variety of slicing tomato, Umpqua Beauty, that bears all his favorite traits.

You’ll find his beloved slicing tomatoes and cherry tomatoes at PCC wearing the LADYBUG label. 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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