Your co-op community, March 2015

This article was originally published in March 2015

Kindiependent Rock Series

Mount Baker Community Club 2811 Mount Rainier Drive S., Seattle 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • The Harmonica Pocket, Saturday, March 7
  • Recess Monkey, Saturday, March 21

PCC Egg Scramble

Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m. sharp Issaquah PCC only

Bring your own basket to hunt for prize-filled eggs and don’t forget the camera for a photo-op with the Easter Bunny. Receive a treat from PCC and enter to win a surprise! Free.


PCC Easter Fun

Saturday, March 28

  • Greenlake Village, West Seattle, Redmond and Edmonds PCCs 9 a.m. to noon
  • Greenlake Aurora PCC 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy the morning being crafty with your kids, guess the number of jelly beans, see the Easter Bunny and take a photo. There will be snacks and gift basket raffles. Free.


Vitamin Angels vitamin sale

Vitamin Angels logo

For the seventh consecutive year, PCC is partnering with the nonprofit Vitamin Angels. This year, Vitamin Angels is working to reach 40 million children around the globe with the vital nutrients they need for good health. Throughout March, PCC will donate 25 cents for every bottle of PCC brand vitamins or supplements sold. To learn more, visit vitaminangels.org.

All PCC brand vitamins and supplements are 20 percent off March 1 to 31.


Tilth edible plant sale

Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Market Center, 6100 4th Ave. S., Seattle

Choose from a wide selection of organic and locally grown veggies, herbs, edible flowers, fruit shrubs, fruit trees, seeds and supplies and gather knowledge galore. PCC will be there with the TasteMobile.

For people who want to shop early with limited crowds, come to the Early Bird Sale from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13. Tickets are available for $25 as a special fundraiser to benefit Seattle Tilth’s educational programs (buy tickets on Tilth’s website). People who volunteer get in for free.


Northwest Women’s Show

Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22 CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle

This show is all about having fun, learning new things and staying healthy. Explore more than 400 exhibits and events on three stages.

PCC is pleased to invite you to join us in the wine area. You’ll enjoy samples of Washington wines along with cheese bites at the PCC booth. For more info, visit www.nwwomenshow.com.


Food bank packaging work parties

food bank

Help out our partnering food banks by donating your time to pack our bulk foods into family-sized portions. Join us:

  • Monday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m., Kirkland Hopelink Food Bank
  • Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m., North Helpline Food Bank
  • Monday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m., Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Westgate Chapel Food Bank
  • Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m., Rainier Valley Food Bank
  • Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m., FamilyWorks Food Bank
  • Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m., University District Food Bank

For more information, including addresses and future dates, see pccmarkets.com/foodbank.


Thanks for your donations!

Your donations in 2014 were used to purchase 78,865 pounds of bulk food for our 11 partnering food banks. More than 1,000 volunteers helped by repackaging the bulk food. To learn more about the PCC Food Bank Program, including when and where to volunteer at a packaging party or how to make a donation, visit pccmarkets.com/foodbank.


PCC Cooks

Is your New Year’s momentum slowing down? PCC Cooks has classes to keep that energy going and inspire you to continue cooking and eating well this March. Zero in on a new culinary topic, whether you’re a carnivore, baker, veggie-lover or all three! Classes such as Brighten Up with Fresh Herbs and Seasonal Sides and Salads boast inventive menus celebrating the best of winter’s herb and vegetable bounty, melding flavors to reinvigorate your palate. You’ll leave class excited to browse the produce section for all the seasonal goodies.

Bakers will love Baking with Whole Grains, where you’ll learn how to incorporate a variety of whole grains into your baking repertoire, with delicious results. Enjoy sweet and savory options from Whole Wheat Onion and Gruyère Hand Pies to Buckwheat, Rosemary and Orange Shortbread. It’s a Piece of Cake to Decorate offers technique-based baking fun. You’ll learn fabulous recipes for cakes and frosting (with vegan options), and exercise your artistic side to decorate your own cupcakes. Browse the whole class schedule at PccCooks.com.

Also in this issue

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about big investments in lucrative California nuts and "sustainable" aquaculture, why a California initiative is skyrocketing the price of eggs, and a possible alternative to using wild fish for fish feed.

News bites, March 2015

Soil-derived antibiotic without resistance?; Fast food, poor academics?; An avocado a day; and more

New shelf labels

PCC recently launched a new shelf label system at our stores to make it easier for shoppers to identify attributes that matter to them. Now it's easier to identify foods that are organic, non-GMO, local, or gluten-free.