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Sound Consumer, October 2004

Local food — Adventures in eating regionally

It was the cover photo — a close-up of two fire-engine red tomatoes against a stark white background — that caught my eye … Lured by this sensuous image, I snatched up the book, “Coming Home to Eat” by Gary Paul Nabhan.

It was the cover photo — a close-up of two fire-engine red tomatoes against a stark white background — that caught my eye … Lured by this sensuous image, I snatched up the book, “Coming Home to Eat” by Gary Paul Nabhan.

Send a letter supporting sustainable agriculture

Starting the second week of October, PCC shoppers will have an easy opportunity to make their support for sustainable agriculture known to state lawmakers. PCC is sponsoring a letter-writing campaign to advocate full funding for a new, innovative program called the Biologically Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming (BIOAg) Program.

Starting the second week of October, PCC shoppers will have an easy opportunity to make their support for sustainable agriculture known to state lawmakers. PCC is sponsoring a letter-writing campaign to advocate full funding for a new, innovative program called the Biologically Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming (BIOAg) Program.

October is Fair Trade month

When you buy coffee at PCC, you’re doing more than just buying some delicious organic java. You’re helping to train doctors and nurses in Mexico, fund reforestation programs in Costa Rica and build new schools in Peru. PCC’s coffee is all certified Fair Trade.

When you buy coffee at PCC, you’re doing more than just buying some delicious organic java. You’re helping to train doctors and nurses in Mexico, fund reforestation programs in Costa Rica and build new schools in Peru. PCC’s coffee is all certified Fair Trade.

Grass-fed beef: Williamson Farms

Here’s a pop quiz: what foods are considered a good source of essential omega-3 fatty acids? Most savvy shoppers would name salmon and flax oil. But there’s another good source that may surprise you — grass-fed beef.

Here’s a pop quiz: what foods are considered a good source of essential omega-3 fatty acids? Most savvy shoppers would name salmon and flax oil. But there’s another good source that may surprise you — grass-fed beef.

Women: Rev up your sex drive

Here’s a pop quiz: what foods are considered a good source of essential omega-3 fatty acids? Most savvy shoppers would name salmon and flax oil. But there’s another good source that may surprise you — grass-fed beef.

Here’s a pop quiz: what foods are considered a good source of essential omega-3 fatty acids? Most savvy shoppers would name salmon and flax oil. But there’s another good source that may surprise you — grass-fed beef.

Preparing for autumn and winter health

The cold and flu season is sneaking up on us, so it’s time to start thinking about a line of defense. There’s no substitute, of course, for consulting your health practitioner.

The cold and flu season is sneaking up on us, so it’s time to start thinking about a line of defense. There’s no substitute, of course, for consulting your health practitioner.

Thank your local organic farmer: help keep our food close to home

This month’s report includes thank-you cards sent to farmers with a Farmland Fund donation, Bennington Place news, Sunfield Farm celebration (October 9), the new 2004-05 Chinook book, and the donor roster for August 1 – 31, 2004.

This month’s report includes thank-you cards sent to farmers with a Farmland Fund donation, Bennington Place news, Sunfield Farm celebration (October 9), the new 2004-05 Chinook book, and the donor roster for August 1 – 31, 2004.