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Sound Consumer, November 2005

Setting a sustainable table

You can feel it in the air this time of year — as the days darken, we turn inward, slow our pace, and preparation for the holiday season begins.

You can feel it in the air this time of year — as the days darken, we turn inward, slow our pace, and preparation for the holiday season begins.

Setting a sustainable table

The collective effort of many individuals who commit to supporting local and sustainably grown foods can make the vision of sustainability a reality. Choosing products from local growers and producers can help us set a truly sustainable holiday table, and landscape. Luckily for us, our regional backyard provides all that we need.

The collective effort of many individuals who commit to supporting local and sustainably grown foods can make the vision of sustainability a reality. Choosing products from local growers and producers can help us set a truly sustainable holiday table, and landscape. Luckily for us, our regional backyard provides all that we need.

Subsidies vs. nutrition

With a new U.S. farm bill expected in 2007, some agricultural advocates are saying that government farm programs should be linked more closely to nutrition goals. The Department of Agriculture’s new food pyramid suggests, for instance, that half our diet should be fruits and vegetables, but the U.S. government doesn’t subsidize farmers who grow those foods.

With a new U.S. farm bill expected in 2007, some agricultural advocates are saying that government farm programs should be linked more closely to nutrition goals. The Department of Agriculture’s new food pyramid suggests, for instance, that half our diet should be fruits and vegetables, but the U.S. government doesn’t subsidize farmers who grow those foods.

Farmstead cheese at Golden Glen Creamery

Golden Glen Creamery at Vic Jensen and Son’s Dairy in the picturesque Skagit Valley just celebrated its first year of cheesemaking in August. Now PCC shoppers can reap the sweet rewards.

Golden Glen Creamery at Vic Jensen and Son’s Dairy in the picturesque Skagit Valley just celebrated its first year of cheesemaking in August. Now PCC shoppers can reap the sweet rewards.

Thyroid health: A weight loss advantage

An under-active thyroid gland might be the reason you can’t lose weight. Because many of the[se] symptoms are general or seemingly unrelated, many health care professionals do not think about sluggish thyroid as a potential cause, and the condition goes undiagnosed and untreated.

An under-active thyroid gland might be the reason you can’t lose weight. Because many of the[se] symptoms are general or seemingly unrelated, many health care professionals do not think about sluggish thyroid as a potential cause, and the condition goes undiagnosed and untreated.

Delta Farm joins local activists to save farmland

Nash Huber and the crew at Delta Farm have teamed with Clallam Citizens for Safe Food to pass Proposition 1 on November 8. This proposition will enact the Buyer Excise Tax (BET) to save farmland in Clallam County. Also in this month’s article – read about the “Thank your local organic farmer” fundraising.

Nash Huber and the crew at Delta Farm have teamed with Clallam Citizens for Safe Food to pass Proposition 1 on November 8. This proposition will enact the Buyer Excise Tax (BET) to save farmland in Clallam County. Also in this month’s article – read about the “Thank your local organic farmer” fundraising.