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Dedicated since 1961 to informing and inspiring the PCC community through the co-op’s vision of advancing the health and well-being of people, their neighborhoods and our planet.

Tips for spring cleaning

Naturopathic physician Claire Zimmerman talks about how to clean your home for better health.

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New standards for cleaning products

A new standard for cleaning products at PCC will support greener, non-toxic laundry detergents, dish soaps, disinfectant sprays and other household cleansers.

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What’s next for regenerative agriculture?

A PCC symposium explored what regenerative agriculture means and how to plan for its future.

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Karachi Kitchens

Viva Farms Expands

A $3 million grant is helping this nonprofit support farmers in King County.

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homegrown tomatoes

Why did Seattle’s growing zone change?

A change in plant hardiness zones reflects that it’s easier now to grow hot-weather crops in the Seattle area.

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Why do food co-ops matter?

Expert Jon Steinman explains what makes co-ops revolutionary.

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The double mission of Seadrunar Recycling

A recycling facility in South Seattle keeps materials from the landfill while also supporting treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

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Making produce boxes better

The 135-year-old Seattle-Tacoma Box Co. created a rare recyclable produce box – and figured out how to keep it from the landfill.

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Letters

Letters to the editor

Doing good for people and the planet  •  Sound Consumer goes online-only  •  Plant-based lunches

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Rodale institute

An organic research renaissance: Cascadian Farm’s new chapter

The famous Cascadian Farm property is entering a new life as the Rodale Institute Pacific Northwest Organic Center, a research center for organic farming.

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Warm up to spring with vegetable soups

Bridge the gap between winter and spring with Kim O’Donnel’s recipes for vegetable soup purees.

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Community Voices: A conversation with Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ)

Sound Consumer talks with Heather Day, director of CAGJ, a grassroots organization working toward a just local and global economy.

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Introducing the PBL (Plant-Based Lunch)

Unlock the power of plant-based eating with these expert tips and lunch recipes from a registered dietician nutritionist.

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Karachi Kitchens

Spicing up Seattle homes with Karachi Kitchen

Through spice blends, a cookbook and cooking classes, Kausar Ahmed brought the flavors of her home in Pakistan to Seattle kitchens.

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A Q&A with PCC Board member Megan Karch

What are the roles and responsibilities of PCC board members? Megan Karch, CEO of Islandwood, talks about the board’s work and the upcoming election.

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Notice of PCC 2024 Annual Members Meeting

Learn details about PCC’s Annual Members Meeting for the election of Board of Trustee candidates.

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Letters to the Editor

Selling foods from the Dirty Dozen • Sound Consumer goes online-only • Non-alcoholic beverages • Thank you, Fremont staff!

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Persia FPO

PCC Launches Quiet Shopping Hour

A weekly sensory-friendly shopping hour at PCC is meant to support neurodiverse community members.

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Rebekah Denn

Photo by Meryl Schenker

Meet the editor.

Journalist Rebekah Denn is a longtime PCC member and has edited the Sound Consumer since 2019. She is a regular contributor to The Seattle Times and other publications, with work including everything from investigative reporting to restaurant criticism (sometimes both at once.) The winner of two James Beard awards and other honors, she curated the 2017 “Edible City” exhibit at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry. She lives in Seattle with her omnivorous husband and three vegetarian children.

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