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Sound Consumer, April 2017
Forage fish — the tiny fish that account for the largest fish populations in Puget Sound including herring, smelt and sand lance — are important to the health of the rest of the aquatic ecosystem. They’re a food source for larger fish including salmon, as well as for seabirds and marine mammals.
Move over, heavy winter root vegetables. Make room for delicate, vibrant spring greens – watercress, arugula, dandelion, kale, chard and spinach. They’re practically glowing with freshness and ready to brighten a range of seasonal dishes.
Few vegetables herald spring better than slender, bright spears of fresh asparagus. And it’s tough to find better asparagus than the harvest from these three local farms, longtime PCC partners whose devotion to organics is unparalleled.
Swing by our produce departments to pick up the best of the spring harvest – local, organic rhubarb, purple sprouting broccoli and asparagus! Also don’t miss healthful, tasty products our nutritionists love – whole turmeric root, fresh beets, watermelon radishes, frozen blueberries, and good-for-your-gut kombucha and a crunchy fermented vegetable mix in bulk.
Flame retardant chemicals shouldn’t be used anywhere near farms. So why are they showing up in butter, lettuce and meat? Is organic food a safer choice?
In honor of Earth Day, Saturday April 22, we asked the founder of the first Earth Day in 1970, Denis Hayes, to share his priorities for agriculture and food in times of climate change. Here’s what he said.
Whole grain vs. whole grain flour · Cold-pressed juices · Arsenic in chicken · Gelatin in supplements · Tofu in the deli · What qualifies as dark chocolate? · Silicone storage bags
When we eat matters · PCC opposes seed megamergers · Labeling Roundup · Quinoa bred for less bitterness? · New GE potatoes approved · New group fights food industry spin · Germany bans meat at government functions · Mediterranean diet prevents pain? · Perfluorinated chemicals in packaging · Dairy industry takes on alternative “milks”
PCC is selling the first Washington-grown quinoa, and a new crop called purple sprouting broccoli that’s a result of years of collaboration and testing by Organically Grown Company, breeders and Northwest farmers. Read more news from our producers!
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