What to do in May

PCC Taste | May 2011

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May in the Northwest is a month of highs and lows, a first breath of summertime often tempered by rain just as we head out the door to picnic, camp, garden, run and play. May is a world in bloom, petals adrift, leaves unfurled. It's time to dust off the grill, pull out your sun hat and find your sandals: Summer's on its way.

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Time for Angel Food Cake

It's all-natural, moist, fluffy and fragrant: We're talking Angel Food Cake baked fresh by the PCC Bakery. Our cakes truly are angelic, baked with egg whites from cage-free hens and organic unbleached flour. Get yours in chocolate or vanilla. Top thick slices with fresh berries and Devonshire cream, pair them with decadent local ice cream and frozen custard from Snoqualmie Gourmet (French Lavender or Lemon custard are heavenly), or just enjoy it plain and simple.

Get grilling

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You'll also find a selection of pre-seasoned Natural Express burger patties, seafood fillets and more in our meat case. Our ground beef, lamb, pork and turkey are ground fresh daily in each store for top flavor and quality.

Share your harvest

As you plant your garden this spring consider adding an extra row of produce for families in need. Food banks across the country welcome just about any homegrown fruit or vegetable, as they're tougher to come by than non-perishable goods. Visit our Food Bank page for a list of potential food banks. Another way to help feed the hungry: Visit cityfruit.org or solid-ground.org to learn how to help glean fruit trees and share that harvest with the community.

Coming into season

Organic seedless grapes from Mexico and California; organic melons (watermelon, Galia, honeydew, Tuscan and more from Mexico); organic yellow peaches from Mexico. Learn more about the organic produce we source from Mexico with this story from the Sound Consumer.

Many local and organic fruits and vegetables are nearing harvest. Find out when by exploring our Seasonal Produce Chart.

Last chance

For organic winter citrus including navels, blood oranges, Texas Rio grapefruit and Minneola tangelos.

by Karen Gaudette, PCC Taste, May 2011

More about: citrus, food banks, grilling, melons, PCC Bakery, PCC Deli, PCC Food Bank Program

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