Your co-op community, September 2016

Sound Consumer September 2016

Food bank packaging parties

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

Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m., Rainier Valley Food Bank

Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m., FamilyWorks Food Bank

Monday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m., Kirkland Hopelink Food Bank

Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m., North Helpline Food Bank

Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m., Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

Monday, September 26 at 7 p.m., Westgate Chapel Food Bank

Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m., University District Food Bank

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


Blood drive

Friday, September 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
West Seattle PCC

Help save lives by donating blood at this Bloodworks Northwest blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome. Remember to bring your ID. Learn more at bloodworksnw.org.


2016 Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival

Saturday, September 24, 1 to 5 p.m.
Seattle Design Center
5701 Sixth Ave. S.

The Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival showcases a wide array of artisan and farmstead cheeses made in Washington. Meet the cheesemakers and sample some of the finest cheeses made locally.

Washington is home to nearly 70 cheesemakers. Download the Washington Artisan Cheese Map and explore the state’s thriving cheese industry. The festival is a benefit for the Cascade Harvest Coalition. More than 20 Washington cheesemakers plus local breweries, wineries, and other artisan producers will show their wares. PCC will share suggestions for pairing cheese with local hard ciders. The event is 21+. To purchase tickets visit washingtonartisancheese.com.


Salmon Days Festival

Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Downtown Issaquah

Held over the course of two days, this award-winning event celebrates the return of salmon to local waters. It’s free and features more than 270 arts and crafts vendors displaying work across a wide range of media, including woodwork, glass, jewelry making, painting, metal work and pottery. Additionally, guests can enjoy live entertainment from five stages, various sporting events, engaging children’s activities and numerous food options.

The staff from Issaquah PCC will be participating in the parade beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 1.


Futurewise’s Feast with friends

Tuesday, October 4, 6 p.m.

Feast with friends is Futurewise’s signature benefit celebrating Washington’s rich agricultural bounty. Top Northwest chefs and restaurants partner with local farms and food artisans to create delectable tastings from fresh, seasonal ingredients paired with Washington wines. PCC will be there serving an amazing meal. To learn more about Futurewise and reserve your seat for the dinner, visit futurewise.org/feastwithfriends.


Voracious Tasting

Thursday, October 6
Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center
Early bird, VIP & general admission pricing from August 15 to September 2

Indulge in an evening of unlimited bites from Seattle’s premiere restaurants, food trucks, specialty food artisans and mixologists at Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center. PCC sponsors this event benefitting the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance. We’ll be there sampling some of PCC’s best. Come give the Spinning Wheel a whirl to win a fun prize! For tickets and more information, visit seattleweekly.com.


Women of Wonder Run

Sunday, September 11
Greenlake Park
7201 East Green Lake Drive N.

The third annual Women of Wonder Run will take place at Green Lake Park. This women-only event involves a 10K run/walk, a 5K run/walk, and the free PCC Healthy Kids Little Wonders Run (for girls and boys 10 and younger). Not only are we the fruit sponsor but we’re handing out our chocolate brownies to the finishers!


PCC Cooks

Will we see you in September? This month PCC Cooks wraps up summer quarter with plenty of inspiring options to close out the season with style. Master seafood cookery with 4 Ways to Cook Fish and Seafood; raise a toast to late summer’s bounty with Orchard Harvest Celebration; and savor Chinese buns and dumplings as you enjoy Shanghai Street Food. Lovely baked Crostatas, Tarts and Frittatas will get you ready to turn on your oven again after the hot weather; and teens get their own baking class with All About Pie — for Teens!

Registration opens August 30 for fall quarter, featuring classes from October through December. You’ll find holiday how-tos, cool-weather classics and all manner of autumnal fare . Visit PccCooks.com to find your perfect class.

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