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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.

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In this issue of Sound Consumer, meet three farmers and producers who take Washington-grown agricultural products and transform them into foods and drinks that couldn’t be made anywhere but here.

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From Grape to Glass

Join PCC’s “Wine Guys” as they design a great red blend from local grapes, proving that “you shouldn’t have to spend a lot of money to drink well.”

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Creating a Northwest Cider Culture

A third-generation farmer bet he could make great cider from an orchard of gnarled heirloom fruits.

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Farmstead Creamery Has “A Little Bit of Magic”

See the magic, science — and hard work — of Tieton Farm and Creamery’s “wondrous” cheese.

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Plant Some Unsung Heroes of the Northwest Garden

What are the best garden crops you’re not growing? Here are some lesser-known seeds and starts that thrive in our climate.

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Help Restore the Bernie Whitebear Garden

Learn about the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and Bernie Whitebear Garden and help replant a “shining spectacle of the natural world.”

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Perfect Cookies (and Job Training) from the Pastry Project

This culinary training program demonstrates that social impact can be sustainable — and that everybody loves good cookies.

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Seaweed Garden

The Benefits of Eating Seaweed

Even a few teaspoons of edible seaweed weekly provides powerful nutritional benefits.

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Tons of Success from Plastic Film Recycling

If companies make it more convenient, people will recycle more plastic film.

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PCC Spring Coloring Competition

Celebrate the season with a seasonal coloring contest for our youngest members.

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Community Voices: A Conversation with Farmer Frog

Farmer Frog started with a school garden and now helps an astonishing 460 partner organizations get fresh produce to people who need it.

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Edmonds PCC

PCC Adds New Partner Discounts

Get discounts or other benefits from more than 30 new community partners with a PCC membership.

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Meet the Farmer(s) of the Year

The Tilth Alliance’s Farmer of the Year award honored leaders of a community creamery.

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Growing for Good Reaches New Heights

Local hunger relief agencies are getting stable, long-term sources of farm-fresh produce through the Growing for Good program.

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Roles and Responsibilities of the PCC Board of Trustees

Learn who is eligible to serve on the PCC board and what’s involved.

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Fresh peas in a pod

News Bites

Food and farming center • Using online recipes • Vashon farmland preserved • Edible winter peas • Lobster sustainability • Pesticides and arthritis • King County solar power • Meatpacking grants • Stink bug surge • Antarctic conservation • Vegan WIC foods • Washington watersheds • Vaccine for bees • Deere tractor repair • Bristol Bay preservation

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2023 Elections Are Coming

Make sure PCC has your current contact information to send your ballot.

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PCC Customer Service Stars

Meet Frankie Seward from the Burien PCC and Jimmie Huynh from the Redmond PCC!

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Letters to the Editor

Store wine tastings • Chocolate concerns • Ethics and company ownership • Cast-iron cooking • We love Wendy Wahman • Selling meat • Making great cake

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Rebekah Denn

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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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