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Succulent stone fruit

Oh the pleasures of chomping into the soft, sweet flesh of stone fruit, sticky juice dribbling down your chin — it’s an incomparable experience. With their blush yellow skin, nectarines and peaches (separated by just a gene) are good sources of Vitamin C. Plums provide superior antioxidant protection and are found in a stunning array of colors from black to red to green.

At PCC, we do our best to bring you organic, tree-ripened varieties — fruit that’s not removed from the branch until it’s reached a level of maturation that won’t compromise flavor. So grab some stone fruit and celebrate the sunny season with us.

Meet our peach grower

Twin Springs Farm, Rice, Wash.

There's a recipe for growing the perfect peach, and orchardist Bob Berryman of Twin Springs Farm knows it by heart. He says it's hitting the right combination of soil, sun and water and deciding whether to aim for size or flavor. Like many organic growers, he favors flavor.

"Non-organic growers often pump up their fruit with lots of nitrogen fertilizer and water. They get more size and weight to their fruit but they won't get the flavor," says Berryman.

Berryman's peaches grow in drier conditions near Kettle Falls along the mighty Columbia River, which allows their sugar content and flavor to become concentrated. He also picks peaches when they're already ripe on the tree, meaning they arrive at your local PCC sweet and ready to eat. Read more »

From great relationships, great quality

PCC maintains close relationships with local and regional farmers to provide the best-tasting, freshest produce possible. More than 93 percent of produce sold by PCC is certified organic fruits and vegetables, grown without artificial pesticides or fertilizers. When organic varieties are not available or out of season, we offer high quality, non-organic produce. Learn more about the benefits of organics

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