Your co-op community, November 2014

This article was originally published in November 2014

2015 Chinook Book sale

The 2015 Chinook Book is on sale from November 12 to December 30 for $16. A mobile version is available for $12. Want both? A holiday combo gift pack is available for $25, which includes one book and one mobile app. Save hundreds of dollars while supporting local, sustainable businesses. Inside, you’ll find three PCC coupons, plus many more redeemable at our stores. PCC will donate all proceeds to PCC Farmland Trust.


Patty Pan Kickstarter campaign

Patty Pan, a local worker cooperative, is launching a Kickstarter campaign to start pressing tortillas using organic, local flour grown by Nash Huber’s farm on the Olympic Peninsula. Patty Pan sells quesadillas at local farmers markets. Contribute now at www.pattypangrill.com/kickstarter.


Help PCC in a community beautification project!

PCC is helping transform a neglected corner in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood into a welcoming streetscape and plaza for public use. The Columbia City Gateway Project is across from PCC’s Columbia City store, opening next summer. It will be made possible only with hundreds of volunteer hours and contributions totaling $100,000 to secure a Department of Neighborhoods matching grant.

To support the project, visit seattleparksfoundation.org/Columbia-City-Gateway.


Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run/walk

  • Sunday, November 2
    Registration opens at 7 a.m.
    Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake
    Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond

PCC is the official fruit sponsor of this event that brings awareness not only to exercise but also the food you put in your body and your health. “Make a Difference … Get Your Rear in Gear” is bigger than just a message for colon and rectal cancer — it’s also a message for all of us to take action, lead longer, healthier lives, go to the doctor regularly, listen to our bodies when something isn’t right, and get the right answers, regardless of age.

There will be a kids dash so be sure to wrangle up the little ones and make it a family affair! For more info go to pccnaturalmarkets.com/r/2904.


PCC Spa Days

  • Issaquah PCC, Friday, November 7,

    4 to 7 p.m.


    Edmonds, West Seattle, Redmond, Issaquah and Greenlake Village PCCs
  • Greenlake Village, Saturday, November 8,

    2 to 5 p.m.

Come and be nurtured! Enjoy healing hand treatments, makeup consultations and skin care advice. Learn from experts and take home free samples. Also enjoy food samples. And it’s all free!
 


Added Sugars: Such sweet sorrows

  • Wednesday, November 12, 7 p.m.

    Shoreline Library

PCC Nutrition Educator Nick Rose, M.S., will discuss natural sugars, added sugars, artificial sugars, how much sugar is too much, and why fructose-based sweeteners such as agave, earned a bad reputation. Give up on the quest for the miracle sugar, and instead learn how to avoid added sugars. This presentation is part of the King County Library System’s Start to Fitness program. Samples will be offered.


Coffee bean class

  • Saturday, November 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

    PCC Redmond

    11435 Avondale Rd. N.E.Redmond, WA 98052
    425-285-1400

Why do some coffees have “floral” notes? What makes French roast different from other roasting processes? Come ask all your coffee questions and learn about organic and fair trade coffees from PCC vendor Fidalgo Bay. Taste and learn fast, sustainable ways to brew your own, and more.


Green Lake Gobble

  • Sunday, November 23, 8 a.m.
    Green Lake Park

    5900 West Greenlake Way North, Seattle

Enjoy a 10k run/walk, a 5K run/walk, and the free PCC Healthy Kids Tiny Turkey Trot. PCC is sponsoring the kids’ race this year and all kids will receive a cool treat at the end of the race. The Mashed Potato Munch Off is not to be missed. PCC is also the official fruit sponsor of this event and will provide fruit to refuel all the brave participants. Bring a canned food donation to benefit Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. For more info and to register, visit promotionevents.com/thanksgiving/home.html.


Woodland Park Zoo WildLights

  • November 28 through January 4, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

See the zoo in a whole new light! WildLights features wild animals and wild places recreated in thousands of sparkling LED lights inspired by nature. Ride the zoo’s historic carousel, visit reindeer, and enjoy food, fun and entertainment. Look for the PCC TasteMobile at the zoo handing out hot cider in December. See zoo.org/wildlights for more information.
 


Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony

  • Saturday, November 29, 4:30 p.m..

    Bell Street & 5th Avenue North, Edmonds

Enjoy music, the lighting of the tree, and have your picture taken with Santa. The PCC TasteMobile will offer healthy treats for all.
 


PCC Cooks

Join PCC Cooks this November for
international flavors, holiday classes and
more. Take a tasty stroll down the streets
of Thailand in “Thai Street Food,” featuring
local produce for a lovely harvest
twist. Or experience the Japanese aesthetic
in “Bento Box,” which will inspire
you to bring the beauty of bento into
your own lunchtime repertoire.

Planning for the holidays? Just in time
for the feasts of the season, “To Brine
is Divine” offers a surefire way to wow
your guests and up the delicious factor
of your meat and poultry. You’ll receive
an in-depth demonstration of liquid and
dry brines, and versatile recipes perfect
for festive gatherings of any type. Seats
also are available in holiday favorites
such as “Christmas in Denmark,” “Iole’s
Famous Holiday Biscotti” and “Brittles and
Barks.” Call PCC Cooks at 206-545-7112 or
visit PccCooks.com to check availability
and sign up.

Also in this issue

Supporting non-GMO choices

More than 2,200 brands making more than 20,000 products now are verified by the non-GMO Project.

Letters to the editor, November 2014

Valuing Sound Consumer, The assault against organics, Antibiotics in apples and pears, and more

Grass-fed goodness

Animals grazing on their natural diet of grass produce foods that are high in both nutrition and flavor. Try PCC’s grass-fed meats, dairy and eggs and protein powders.