Staff picks

Sound Consumer September 2016

Mangoes

Organic produce

  • Honeycrisp apples — from River Valley Organics in Tonasket, Wash.
  • Bosc pears — from River Valley Organics in Tonasket, Wash.
  • Seckel pears — from River Valley Organics in Tonasket, Wash.
  • Organic Flavor Grenade pluots — from First Fruits of Washington in Prescott, Wash.
  • Organic Keitt mangoes — from Corona College Heights in Coachella, Calif.
PCC Guacamole

DELI

PCC Guacamole

Our deli’s guacamole is the absolute best! I’ve threatened to sneak a half-pint of it into Mexican restaurants.
— Mimi S.

PCC Cheddar Biscuit with Egg

I pretty much require starting my morning with a cheddar biscuit. Our deli makes the most delicious fluffy biscuits with green onion, cheddar and scrambled eggs in between!
— Jennifer B.

CHEESE

Sunny Pine Farm Goat Cheese

I love the new local goat cheeses from Sunny Pine Farm in Twisp, Wash. The Honey Lavender is like a taste of summer in Washington — and they’re organic!
— Diana L.

MEAT

PCC Lamb Patties

PCC’s handmade lamb patties and any of our rose wines from our extensive list on a warm day? Winning!
— John R.

Evan Healy Hydrosouls

HEALTH & BODY CARE

Evan Healy Hydrosouls
These are a spirit rejuvenator and skin hydrator in a bottle.
— Roxanne G.

Neocell Super Collagen Powder

I’ve been drinking a cup every morning since March and my normally dry skin seems so much more hydrated! And my hair is growing so fast. I put mermaids to shame.
— Maggie M.

Pure Remedy Original Salve

Great at drawing out slivers, blemishes, acne and blackheads. Excellent for bug bites and itchy, irritated skin and wound-healing.
— Lisa T.

Vital Farms Alfresco pasture-raised eggs

GROCERY

Vital Farms Alfresco pasture-raised eggs

I love these! The flavor of these pastured eggs is exceptional! I’ll put them on an English muffin, over peas and ham for dinner, everything. New motto: Put an egg on it!
— Lamai C.

Honest Tea Peach Oo-La-Long

Fruity Iced Tea on warm days is the best. This one is lightly sweetened and has a sumptuous peach flavor!
— Jennifer B.

Hunni Water Detox

I love the matcha flavor. It has just a pinch of honey for sweetness, but the L-theanine and caffeine from the matcha supply steady and calm energy — with less caffeine than a cup of coffee.
— Ryan P.

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