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Sound Consumer, June 2018 | Issue No. 540 | Community

Building community with food access

Most food bank recipients work one or two jobs — and there’s a growing need among students, children and seniors. This report explains how PCC’s food bank program is unique in meeting the challenge. Unlike other grocers, we donate food and time — and the food we provide offers proper nutrition, not empty calories.

Most food bank recipients work one or two jobs — and there’s a growing need among students, children and seniors. This report explains how PCC’s food bank program is unique in meeting the challenge. Unlike other grocers, we donate food and time — and the food we provide offers proper nutrition, not empty calories.

Community research for a healthy microbiome

Dr. David Suskind, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital, explains his research that looks at how diet changes the microbiome in people, and how the microbiome can affect inflammatory bowel disease.

Dr. David Suskind, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital, explains his research that looks at how diet changes the microbiome in people, and how the microbiome can affect inflammatory bowel disease.

Welcome PCC Burien!

We’re delighted to have a new store in Burien, extending our co-op’s presence further south and west, in the Five Corners Shopping Center at 15840 1st Ave. South. It includes beautiful green building features and is the area’s first certified organic grocer.

We’re delighted to have a new store in Burien, extending our co-op’s presence further south and west, in the Five Corners Shopping Center at 15840 1st Ave. South. It includes beautiful green building features and is the area’s first certified organic grocer.

Organically Grown Company, a values-based producer community

OGC has been PC’s primary organic produce supplier because its produce tastes amazing and because we treasure OGC’s commitment to a values-based supply chain. This essay highlights the organic and sustainable practices in place and profiles some of OGC’s signature farmers.

OGC has been PC’s primary organic produce supplier because its produce tastes amazing and because we treasure OGC’s commitment to a values-based supply chain. This essay highlights the organic and sustainable practices in place and profiles some of OGC’s signature farmers.

Nutrition Picks – Northwest berries: Prolific protectors

The wide variety of antioxidants in berries makes them one of the most beneficial fruits to eat for cancer prevention. Northwest strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are in season. Try these tips to freeze berries!

The wide variety of antioxidants in berries makes them one of the most beneficial fruits to eat for cancer prevention. Northwest strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are in season. Try these tips to freeze berries!

Recipes from the June 2018 issue

Gathering around a communal table to share food is a worthy activity any time of the year, but springtime provides irresistible motivation in the form of bright, tender seasonal produce. With a colorful array of fresh greens and berries arriving from local farms, what better way to celebrate our co-op community than to savor the season’s offerings with friends and family.

Gathering around a communal table to share food is a worthy activity any time of the year, but springtime provides irresistible motivation in the form of bright, tender seasonal produce. With a colorful array of fresh greens and berries arriving from local farms, what better way to celebrate our co-op community than to savor the season’s offerings with friends and family.

Letters to the editor

Pike Monk’s Uncle Tripel · Pollinators and herbicides? · Rethink “healthy” · Sugar in sausage? · Too much plastic

Pike Monk’s Uncle Tripel · Pollinators and herbicides? · Rethink “healthy” · Sugar in sausage? · Too much plastic

News bites

EU: hydroponics aren’t organic · Soil health vs. pipelines · Fracking harms health · Tax cuts for big beer · Farm court · Fish welfare · More GE animals · GE yeast “hops” for beer · GE salmon will be labeled · GE salmon in Indiana · Sugar tax results · Exceptional drought and wildfires · National GE labeling · Better Chicken Initiative

EU: hydroponics aren’t organic · Soil health vs. pipelines · Fracking harms health · Tax cuts for big beer · Farm court · Fish welfare · More GE animals · GE yeast “hops” for beer · GE salmon will be labeled · GE salmon in Indiana · Sugar tax results · Exceptional drought and wildfires · National GE labeling · Better Chicken Initiative

Our co-op community

Q2 Grant Recipients · Strawberry Days weekend · Use It Up: Leftovers to Lunch · Seattle Pride Parade · Save the date: Burien 4th of July parade · June customer service star · PCC Cooks

Q2 Grant Recipients · Strawberry Days weekend · Use It Up: Leftovers to Lunch · Seattle Pride Parade · Save the date: Burien 4th of July parade · June customer service star · PCC Cooks

PCC Board of Trustees Report

PCC’s 2018 annual members’ meeting and board election · Board report · Next board meeting · Contact the board

PCC’s 2018 annual members’ meeting and board election · Board report · Next board meeting · Contact the board

Sound Consumer, June 2018 | Issue No. 540 | Community