New PCC Web design

by Karen Gaudette

This article was originally published in March 2010


(March 2010) — We hope you come visit our redesigned, reengineered and recharged Web site. Thanks to our virtual spring cleaning, it’s now easier to find delicious recipes, co-op events, food news and a wealth of helpful new features.

Let us know what you think — Give us your comments on PCC’s new site (you’ll need to log in or create an account), or email

Easy to navigate

We condensed our content into four main categories:

  • Shop — information on our products, quality standards and stores
  • Cook — PCC Cooks, recipes, kitchen basics and cooking videos
  • Learn — producer profiles; issues, education and advocacy; and our PCC Green program
  • Participate — Kid Picks, PCC Farmland Trust, wine tastings, and community events
  • Join Us — all about our co-op and membership benefits

Visit our site map at the very bottom of the home page for an overview of the site at a glance. Or, give our search function a whirl (in upper right corner).

Bonus knowledge

We’ve added keywords to much of our content — stories, videos, recipes and more — to deliver related, relevant information as you browse. At the bottom of each page, click on keywords that interest you to learn even more, from agave to zucchini.

Join the conversation

Rate or comment upon a recipe. Share your questions, answers and opinions with your PCC community on our Facebook page, Twitter and Pinterest.

Learn and have fun

Explore our video and podcast libraries. Find inspiration in our expanded recipe database (and store favorites in your virtual recipe box). Browse our bulk, PCC Kid Picks and gluten-free databases, plus our online weekly specials ad, and add your finds to your virtual shopping list. Sign up for a PCC Cooks class and review the latest issue of the Sound Consumer.

We hope you find our new site enriching, fun and informative. Remember, you can post comments on PCC’s new site (you’ll need to log in or create an account), or email

Also in this issue

Letters to the editor, March 2010

Let food be your medicine, GE resistance, Free-range chicken feed?, and more

Celebrating nourishment

There is one distinct difference between nutrition and nourishment: you can buy foods with quality nutrition, but nourishment cannot be bought. Nourishment is based on three principles: balance, moderation and enjoyment.

Seeding the future: host a house party

Janine VanSanden has been hosting house parties to raise money for PCC Farmland Trust since 2003. They’ve become so popular that friends call in advance asking when the next one is scheduled!