Your co-op community, February 2015

This article was originally published in February 2015

Be Mine, Valentine

Saturday, February 14

Greenlake Aurora PCC,
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Edmonds, Greenlake Village,
West Seattle, Redmond,
Issaquah PCCs
9 a.m. to Noon

Join us for a morning of fun
as kids create special Valentine’s
Day gifts for their friends and
family. PCC will supply materials
and delicious treats. Children 12
and under. Free.

Valentine’s Day Dash

Saturday, February 14
kids race, 9:10 a.m.
adult race, 9:30 a.m.

Green Lake Park
7201 E. Greenlake Drive N., Seattle

Sign your kids up for the
PCC Healthy Kids Little Heart
Beet Run — it’s free! This is a
non-competitive run and kids
will receive a treat from PCC for
participating. PCC is also the official
fruit sponsor of this race so
stop by the PCC tent for a pre- or
post-race fuel-up. For more
information and registration, visit

Feeding Your Immune System

Monday, February 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Greenlake Village PCC

Dr. Suzanne McMurry and PCC’s
Nutrition Educator, Nick Rose, will discuss
ways to pump up your immune system
and prevent nasty colds and flus! Come
join us as we discuss foods and supplements
that offer the most benefit to your
immune system. Free.

Hiawatha pancake breakfast

Sunday, February 8, 8 a.m. to noon
Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave. SW, Seattle

Join in for an all-you-can-eat breakfast.
The PCC Healthy Kids team will be there
to help kiddos make a fun take-home
treat. All proceeds support the community
center’s scholarship fund.

Admission is $6 (ages 13+), $5 (3 to
12), $4 (ages 65+) and free (2 and younger).

for more.

Mister Rogers’ Sweater Drive

Now through Sunday, February 8
Help neighbors in need stay warm
this winter by donating your new or
gently worn sweaters, coats and coldweather
gear to KCTS 9’s annual Mister
Rogers Sweater Drive.

All donated items
go to Wellspring Family Services, Queen
Anne Helpline, and Northwest Center,
serving Seattle and King County. Look
for collection bins at all PCC locations
or drop your items off at KCTS 9’s
Seattle Center studio.

Food bank packaging work parties

Monday, February 9, 7 p.m.,
West Seattle Food Bank

Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.,
Redmond Hopelink Food Bank

Wednesday, February 18, 7 p.m.,
Greenwood Food Bank

Help our partnering food banks by donating
your time to pack our bulk foods into
family-sized portions. For more information,
including addresses and future dates, visit

Kindiependent kids rock series

Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies
Saturday, February 7, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Not-Its!

Saturday, February 21, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Kindiependent is “Seattle’s independent
kids and family music scene” and features
some of the best, local children’s entertainment
groups. PCC will be at the concert to help
kids put together healthy, take-home treats.

More information at,
tickets at

A day at the zoo

Saturday, February 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Woodland Park Zoo

Come join PCC at the zoo during
mid-winter break! Find us next to the
penguin exhibit where we’ll be in the
TasteMobile doing Kid Picks.

Blood drive

Thursday, February 26

Fremont PCC,
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

View Ridge PCC,

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Puget Sound Blood Center will
be collecting blood at two PCC locations.
Learn more about donating at

PCC Cooks

Join PCC Cooks for some heartwarming
classes this month. February is American
Heart Month and what’s better for the
heart than a delicious, healthy meal shared
with your loved ones? In Healthy Heart,
Happy Heart, nutritionist Ami Karnosh will
guide you through four dishes designed to
boost cardiovascular health, sharing lots
of beneficial information along the way.
You’ll leave with the confidence to keep
treating your heart (and tummy!) with food
that promotes heart health — and tastes
wonderful, too.

Still working on that New Year’s
resolution to bring some color back into
your diet? In Season: Winter Bounty boasts
an array of vibrant vegetarian dishes
highlighting the plentiful fruits and vegetables
that shine this time of year. Soup
lover? You can enjoy a steaming bowl of
goodness in two delightfully savory offerings.
Learn how to make four enticing
chowders in Chowderhound and delve
into the wonderful world of vegetable
soups with Vegetarian Soups and Stocks.
To learn more, visit us at

Also in this issue

News bites, February 2015

Pollinators prefer organic, Home cooking for health, Farmed salmon less healthful, and more

GMO labeling call-in week

The week of February 9 through 13, let’s ask President Obama to make good on his campaign promise to label genetically engineered foods.

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about American’s rising berry consumption, innovative coffee farmers, Europe’s commitment to seafood traceability, and more.