Buy apples, support kids

Sound Consumer September 2016

PCC has again partnered with Washington state organic apple growers and Organically Grown Company (the Northwest’s largest organic produce distributor) to fund farm-to-school education in our region.

Proceeds from bagged organic Fuji apples in specially marked Farm to School bags will support children’s programs at Seattle Tilth through its locations in Wallingford, Rainier Beach and Issaquah. To date, more than $150,000 has been donated — and the 2015 harvest season was the most successful yet, with a contribution of $62,000.

These fresh apples will appear in PCC’s produce departments this fall, timed with the harvest. Get them while they last!

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Staff picks

This month our staff are raving about PCC deli's handmade guacamole and lamb burgers, new local goat cheeses from Sunny Pine Farm, collagen powder for healthy skin and hair, and more. Also, don't miss the first of the season's local, organic Honeycrisp apples, Bosc and Seckel pears, and Flavor Grenade pluots!