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Sound Consumer, November 2016

Pure Éire Dairy leads the way to greener pastures

Pure Éire Dairy recently was the first dairy farm in North America to be both Certified Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grassfed by A Greener World. PCC sells Pure éire’s organic whole milk, 2-percent milk, skim milk, chocolate milk, cultured buttermilk, butter, kefir, whipping cream and yogurt.

Pure Éire Dairy recently was the first dairy farm in North America to be both Certified Animal Welfare Approved and Certified Grassfed by A Greener World. PCC sells Pure éire’s organic whole milk, 2-percent milk, skim milk, chocolate milk, cultured buttermilk, butter, kefir, whipping cream and yogurt.

What should “healthy” mean?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now taking comments on what the definition of “healthy” should be for food labels. Email us your suggestions and we’ll include them in our comments.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now taking comments on what the definition of “healthy” should be for food labels. Email us your suggestions and we’ll include them in our comments.

Cooking with wine

Let’s get the party started! We hope you’re clinking glasses of wine with those you love. Even better if you’re toasting with organic wine. And better still if you can use what’s left in the bottle in some gorgeous recipes that capture the season! Here are a few ideas that turn wine into rich, wintry fare.

Let’s get the party started! We hope you’re clinking glasses of wine with those you love. Even better if you’re toasting with organic wine. And better still if you can use what’s left in the bottle in some gorgeous recipes that capture the season! Here are a few ideas that turn wine into rich, wintry fare.

Staff picks

Look for new-crop organic Satsuma mandarins, Texas Rio grapefruit, Comice pears, and oranges — both Navel and the glorious Cara Cara varieties. Our staff are loving a pumpkin face mask and a variety of stress relief products, fudgy “raw” chocolate, a seasonal tea sampler, and a fabulous locally made black-eyed pea hummus. Pick these favorites up next time you shop at PCC!

Look for new-crop organic Satsuma mandarins, Texas Rio grapefruit, Comice pears, and oranges — both Navel and the glorious Cara Cara varieties. Our staff are loving a pumpkin face mask and a variety of stress relief products, fudgy “raw” chocolate, a seasonal tea sampler, and a fabulous locally made black-eyed pea hummus. Pick these favorites up next time you shop at PCC!

Does the proposed TPP trade agreement threaten our food?

Food, and trade deals involving food, are a topic in the presidential race with some provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) raising concern among good food advocates. Here’s why.

Food, and trade deals involving food, are a topic in the presidential race with some provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) raising concern among good food advocates. Here’s why.

Conserving farmland for greater impact

Since 1999, the PCC Farmland Trust has protected almost 1,700 acres of sustainable and organic farmland across Washington. After many frank conversations with farmers over recent years, we realized we needed to do more than just buy development rights to make a difference. We needed to take risks to seek out vulnerable farms with great potential — even if that meant looking beyond their current condition.

Since 1999, the PCC Farmland Trust has protected almost 1,700 acres of sustainable and organic farmland across Washington. After many frank conversations with farmers over recent years, we realized we needed to do more than just buy development rights to make a difference. We needed to take risks to seek out vulnerable farms with great potential — even if that meant looking beyond their current condition.

Letters to the editor

Supporting choice at PCC · The PCC difference · Avoiding carbs? · Product standards · Organic ingredients in the deli · Contaminated spices · Raw vs. roasted nuts · Fresh vs. frozen salmon · Styrofoam recycling

Supporting choice at PCC · The PCC difference · Avoiding carbs? · Product standards · Organic ingredients in the deli · Contaminated spices · Raw vs. roasted nuts · Fresh vs. frozen salmon · Styrofoam recycling

News bites

Five-second rule debunked? · Farmworkers demand pesticide ban · Stopping seed and chemical mergers? · Bees’ sweet emotions · Ending illegal fishing · Big Food sugar lawsuits · Sugar industry influences research · Algae to protect oysters? · Coffee grinds filter heavy metals?

Five-second rule debunked? · Farmworkers demand pesticide ban · Stopping seed and chemical mergers? · Bees’ sweet emotions · Ending illegal fishing · Big Food sugar lawsuits · Sugar industry influences research · Algae to protect oysters? · Coffee grinds filter heavy metals?

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

Learn about the jump in “grassfed” products, Washington’s initiative to cap and reduce carbon pollution, what spurred the creation of the first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean, and why prices for B.C. salmon have spiked.

Learn about the jump in “grassfed” products, Washington’s initiative to cap and reduce carbon pollution, what spurred the creation of the first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean, and why prices for B.C. salmon have spiked.

PCC Board of Trustees report

Apply to be a Trustee with PCC Natural Markets · September board meeting · Next board meeting · Contact the Board of Trustees · Coming to your mailbox soon

Apply to be a Trustee with PCC Natural Markets · September board meeting · Next board meeting · Contact the Board of Trustees · Coming to your mailbox soon

Sound Consumer, November 2016