Chatterbox for June

By Karen Gaudette

This article was originally published in June 2012

Videos Itching for a fun road trip but can’t get away? Look no farther than our Meet our Producers video series, which takes you along as our video crew visits with PCC producers around the state, including a cheesemaker, orchardists, watermelon growers and an ice creamery. Just click on the Video icon at the top of our home page ( or click the “Videos” button on our mobile website from your smartphone or mobile device.

Look for two new videos this summer: First, we’ll traipse through the lush, organic cherry orchards at River Valley Organics in sunny Tonasket, Wash., just minutes from the Canadian border. There we’ll meet Apple Otte, who raises sweetly divine Lapin Cherries with her husband, George. You’ll get to see the trees heavy with fruit and hear how the Ottes came to grow cherries, apples and other tree fruit over the years for PCC. Next, we’ll explore the blueberry fields of LaPierre Farms in Zillah, Wash., home to Mark and Marni LaPierre’s perfectly sweet-tart, organic blueberries that you’ll find by the pint each summer. You’ll hear what goes into growing all those acres upon acres of blueberries and see just how big those bushes get. Later this year, you’ll also find local and organic LaPierre blueberries in our freezers so that you can enjoy a taste of summer year-round.

mobile website

Have you tried our new mobile-friendly website yet? It’s the perfect way to look up a favorite recipe while shopping so you know which ingredients you’re missing; to find cooking instructions for beans, grains and other bulk ingredients; or to quickly see what’s on sale. Simply visit from your mobile device.

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