Staff picks

This article was originally published in May 2017


Organic produce

  • New-crop organic seedless red and green grapes
  • Organic melons, including watermelon and cantaloupe (late in the month)
  • Organic apricots
  • Organic nectarines
  • Organic plums
  • Organic pluots
  • Organic Diva apples
  • Organic corn (late in the month)
Flora Flor-Essence Gentle Detox

Flora Flor-Essence Gentle Detox

An organic, herbal purification tea that provides a nourished, spring clean for your body.

— Brandy L., Columbia City

Luke Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon

Luke Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon

My go-to wine, the kind that makes you lick your lips with every sip. Rich and luxurious.

— Jennifer B., Fremont


Fauxmage Olives and Rosemary non-dairy

Fauxmage Olives and Rosemary non-dairy

The best brie — always perfectly ripe, not too pungent. Wonderful texture and flavor. A great treat for a celebration or just to indulge.

— Lisa K., Kirkland

Siggi's Icelandic-style yogurt (skyr)

Siggi’s Icelandic-style yogurt (skyr)

I like the plain very much, high in protein, low in calories and I think it could replace sour cream for me. I eat one a day.

— Gregg H., Edmonds


Schmidt's Naturals deodorant

Schmidt’s Naturals deodorant

I was in love with my last natural deodorant and was convinced nothing was better, but I was hooked on Schmidt’s from day one. In a blind smell test it won arms up!

— Jess L., office

Cobb's peanut butter cups (bakery department)

Cobb’s peanut butter cups (bakery department)

Bite-sized, not too sweet, and the dark chocolate is the perfect amount of bitter. It’s local, raw and sweetened with honey — everything I want out of my desserts!

— Ruzielle G., Columbia City


PCC dark roast coffee

PCC dark roast coffee

I drink a lot of coffee and try new stuff nearly weekly but I can always tell when the PCC dark roast is back in the rotation at home. Dark and chocolaty — I love it.

— Scott O., office


Also in this issue

Should hydroponic produce be certified organic?

Advocates of strong organic standards, including PCC, think foods that are certified organic must be grown in soil, not soil-less hydroponic systems.

Liquid gold: Choosing a good olive oil at PCC

Learn tips for choosing quality oil, a few of our favorite brands, and details about tastings at our stores this month with PCC nutrition educator Nick Rose.

Members, it's election time!

Learn about the trustee and nominating committee candidates, and how to vote, on our website here. Mail-in ballots must be received at the PCC office by 5 p.m. on June 7. In-store voting is permitted until each store's close of business on June 7.