Staff picks

This article was originally published in March 2016

Note: This article has been updated since it was originally published.

Beecher's Smoked Flagship Cheese

Beecher’s Smoked Flagship Cheese

It’s very flavorful but not too smoky, creamy in texture, and a great complement to hamburgers or anything else at home on the grill.

— Shelby Chalker, Edmonds

Finn Crisp flatbread

Finn Crisp flatbread

Rye crackers that are big and round with a hole in the middle, fun to break apart and eat. Minimal ingredients, great flavor.

— Gregg Hennis, Edmonds

Field Roast Chao Tofu cheese slices

Field Roast Chao Tofu cheese slices

I love this new vegan cheese! It tastes and melts like a milder cheese such as Provolone and is absolutely delicious! ­

— Ruzielle Ganuelas, Columbia City

Camamu Black Beauty Soap

Camamu Black Beauty Soap

Has a fantastic texture and the smell is incredible (it gets richer as you lather up!) Leaves my face feeling clean, but not overly dry.

— Jamie Whiteley, Issaquah

Wholesum produce

Wholesum produce
fair trade, organic

Organic tomatoes, peppers, cukes and zucchini — now Fair Trade Certified — turning the upcharge back to farm workers to use as they wish.

— Trudy Bialic, office

GT's Gratitude Kombucha with turmeric, carrot and ginger

GT’s Gratitude Kombucha with turmeric, carrot and ginger

I’m a big kombucha drinker and this is by far my favorite right now and the sugar content is low! Only 4 grams per serving. Score!

— Sara Walsh, office

Ziva hummus

Ziva hummus

Locally grown garbanzos, the only sprouted hummus, and smooth and creamy with just the right amount of tanginess. Made by a PCC staffer!

— Scott Reist, Kirkland/Gordon Onelas, Fremont

Tony's Coffee Café Carmelita

Tony’s Coffee Café Carmelita

I love the rich, complex flavor; it’s invitingly toasty and sweet, but also has a no-nonsense boldness that keeps me going day in and day out.

— Gina Kilbridge, PCC Farmland Trust

Also in this issue

Covilli produce now Fair Trade Certified

Covilli brand, known for high-quality organic produce at PCC, has certified its farm Fair Trade USA.

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about this International Year of the Pulses, how Washington viticulturists are getting creative to conserve water, California's experimentation with drought-prevention techniques, and more.

PCC Board of Trustees report, March 2016

Board report, Board election, Am I ready to vote?, and more