We recently had the pleasure of hosting some of our friends from PCC Natural Markets, a natural food retail co-operative based out of Washington State, a couple weeks ago. Staff from PCC Natural Markets came out to founding rancher Matt Byrne’s historical family ranch in Malin, Oregon and were given the full ranch life experience for a few days.
Our partnership with PCC is a natural fit because they share our passion for supporting local and sustainable agriculture. Both companies are founded and operated by families, PCC Natural Markets began as a food-buying club of 15 families in 1953. Today, it’s the largest consumer-owned natural food retail co-operative in the United States. PCC has ten stores in the Puget Sound region and is owned by more than 54,000 members.
PCC’s merchandising team makes it a point to see first hand for their customers where the food they stock their shelves with comes from and who raises it.
“Our members and customers trust PCC to be diligent when it comes to sourcing the products we sell. Having a direct relationship with our suppliers is of paramount importance and a responsibility PCC takes very seriously. ”
-Jared Mitchell, PCC’s Assistant Merchandiser.
When they shared with us that they thought it was important to come out and see with their own eyes how humanely and sustainably we raise our cattle, we couldn’t have been more excited to share. We jump at the opportunity to show our friends what we are doing to pave the way for sustainable ranching and humanely raising grass fed beef.
We had so much fun taking them around the ranch familiarizing them with our livestock and ranching practices and even putting some of them to work! Pictured below is PCC’s Darrell Vannoy helping us feed some home grown organic hay to our newly weaned calves.
We are proud to have our SunFed Ranch natural and organic grass fed beef sold on their shelves. Below are some of our favorite photos from the tour, so you can enjoy a piece of the Farm-to-Fork experience too!