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SOUND CONSUMER IS MOVING ONLINE

Starting in March, look for regular Sound Consumer updates in this digital space.

WALLET WELLNESS

Learn about the true cost—and true value—of PCC groceries, plus bargain tips.

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HOW RIDWELL REINVENTED RECYCLING

Seattle’s waste warriors are saving materials from the landfill and helping create a greener future.

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HOW TO USE MEYER LEMONS

Bite into some juicy citrus history and sunshine-y recipes

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FROM YARD WASTE TO GARDEN GOLD

Cedar Grove turns tons of food scraps and yard waste into rich “no-waste” compost

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A FATHER, A SON, AND “A VERY CHINESE COOKBOOK”

Simple, sensational sesame noodles are among the 100 recipes that brought a family closer.

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AMERICA’S MISSING INGREDIENT

Are beans “the new chicken”? Kim O’Donnel explains how to prepare these versatile, affordable, sustainable nutritional heroes

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A CONVERSATION WITH FOOD FARMACIA

A unique collaboration provides fresh local produce to patients at two Seattle medical clinics.

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HUNGER ACTION DAY

Join local organizations Feb. 1 to talk with legislators about priorities.

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COOKIES MAKE A DELICIOUS DIFFERENCE

Deborah Tuggle’s Bite Me! cookie company makes great baked goods—and empowers great workers. Get her baking tips and recipes in a PCC cooking class.

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THE SWEET SUCCESS OF DRAGONFLY CAKES

Adorable petits four come from the kitchen alchemy of sisters Odette D’Aniello and Mary Anne Quitugua

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FARMER AND ADVOCATES OF THE YEAR

A food justice champion, a visionary farming leader and a tireless supporter were honored by the Tilth Alliance.

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HOW FOOD BECAME A COMMUNITY’S MEDICINE

Lifelong fuels health and hope through culturally and medically-tailored meals.

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PCC CUSTOMER SERVICE STARS

Meet Gale Thomas, India Flemmings, Sam Niehl and Mark Frasher!

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PCC PURPOSE STARS

Two PCC staff members were honored by Progressive Grocer magazine for their groundbreaking work.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Remarks from readers • Mushrooms and chocolate • Chickens and eggs • Non-GMO products • Plastic containers • Plastic clamshells • Palm oil

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NEWS BITES

Organic poultry standards • Endangered Oregon snail • Food insecurity rises • Nutrition label designer California additives ban • BC forest protection • 2024 food trends • FDA priorities • Olive oil prices • Sustainable packaging • Sustainability interest grows • Salt cycle disruptions • Electric vehicle sales • AI salmon counts • Early bird dining

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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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