What's in store for July

This article was originally published in July 2015


Local hot dogs

In the meat & refrigerator cases

When it comes to easy summertime grilling, look no further than the delicious simplicity of our outstanding hot dogs. Options include grass-fed all-beef franks from Three Sisters farm in Coupeville, Wash. (they’re a whopping quarter-pound each), along with Hempler’s Old Fashioned Franks, made in Ferndale, Wash. They’re gluten-free with no added nitrates or nitrites, and crafted from nicely spiced beef.

Vegans and vegetarians — and really, everyone else, too — will appreciate the well-seasoned, locally made, grain-based Field Roast options; the Italian Sausage variety is versatile and delicious, while the Mexican Chipotle is designed for the serious heat lover.

river ryed IPA

Sierra Nevada River Ryed IPA

In the beer case

This beautiful deep red beer is hop-forward, featuring intense citrus and herbal flavors balanced by the peppery spice of rye. Available just for the summer season in 12-pack cans, a portion of the proceeds is donated to the Big Sheep Creek projects of the Western Rivers Conservancy, which protects outstanding river ecosystems in the western United States. They acquire land to conserve critical habitat, provide public access for compatible use and enjoyment, and help secure the health of complete ecosystems.

the perfect condiments

The perfect condiments

In the PCC deli & grocery departments

Britt’s Pickles Black Market Kimchi, Caraway Kraut and Curry Kraut

Sauerkraut and kimchi might be top of the “love ’em or hate ’em” list, but the tangy crunch of these locally made fermented condiments are an excellent complement to the succulent richness of grilled sausages and hot dogs.
Availability varies by location.

Sweet Creek Dill Pickle Relish

For somewhat mysterious reasons, most pickle relish is made from sweet pickles, even though dill pickles are vastly more popular in the realm of pickles. Oregon-based Sweet Creek wisely cooked up a gluten-free organic dill pickle relish with a salty, tangy and lightly spiced flavor, just like your favorite dill pickle.

Sir Kensington’s Ketchup

Substantially lower in sugar and sodium than typical ketchup, these two ketchup flavors (Classic and Spiced) are delicious choices for those who reject mustard in flavor of tomato-based condiments. They’re both Non-GMO Project Verified, too.

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Wrap it up with collards

Fresh, portable and healthy, wraps are a fantastic summertime option and a great way to incorporate all kinds of veggies into your diet. While tortillas provide a good vessel, consider going greener by making sandwich wraps with collard greens.