What’s in store for March

This article was originally published in March 2013

In the grocery aisles

Three tastes of the real Washington

When it comes to wine, Washington is more than just a pretty place. It’s the inimitable character of its wine that makes here like nowhere else on the planet, paired with the hard work and soul of the people who make it. Take our off-the-beaten-path tour and discover three wineries, three regions — and some of Washington’s most delicious, affordable wines.

In Prosser, Chinook Wines are elegant, beautifully balanced expressions of the Yakima Valley. Down in the Columbia Gorge, Domaine Pouillon is inspired by the old world élan of France’s Southern Rhône region. Lost River Winery sources grapes from throughout the state to make bold, stylish wines. Take your pick — and enjoy the art of the state!


In the produce department

Fresh, juicy Heirloom and Cara Cara navels

This month, snack on a little stored sunshine when you bite into an Heirloom navel and taste its rich, clean flavor. These heirlooms, brought to you by Deer Creek Heights Ranch in Porterville, Calif., are from the renowned Washington navel grafts. Or try Cara Cara navels from Homegrown Organic Farms, also in Porterville. These extra-juicy beauties have a pinkish-orange flesh and are lower in acidity, making them a favorite with kids.

Recognize navels by their small, belly button-like undeveloped fruits on the blossom end. Both of these flavorful varieties are seedless, an excellent source of fiber and vitamins C and A, and a good source of folate and potassium.


In health and body care

Vitamin Angels

Since 2009, PCC has partnered with the nonprofit Vitamin Angels to help preserve children’s eyesight. During the month of March, PCC will donate 25 cents for every bottle of PCC brand vitamins and supplements sold. This donation provides at-risk children the necessary vitamin A and antiparasitics to prevent blindness.

Vitamin Angels recognizes that giving vitamins to children and expectant mothers goes a long way toward keeping them healthy, and the organization’s goal is to eliminate childhood blindness by the year 2020. Our professionally formulated and tested vitamins and supplements will be 20 percent off this month as well, so you’ll save money, support your own well-being and help save the sight of a child!

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