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Sound Consumer, September/October 2020 | Issue No. 559

Sourcing a Fish: Another Look at Chinook

PCC has spent the past two years developing standards for sourcing Chinook salmon in a way that protects Chinook stocks and won’t deprive Southern Resident killer whales of needed food. The new standards grew from PCC’s 2018 moratorium on Chinook salmon sales after mother orca Tahlequah spent 17 days mourning her lost calf.

PCC has spent the past two years developing standards for sourcing Chinook salmon in a way that protects Chinook stocks and won’t deprive Southern Resident killer whales of needed food. The new standards grew from PCC’s 2018 moratorium on Chinook salmon sales after mother orca Tahlequah spent 17 days mourning her lost calf.

PCC Farmland Trust Becomes Washington Farmland Trust

The nonprofit land trust founded by PCC Community Markets 20 years ago as PCC Farmland Trust is now the Washington Farmland Trust. The statewide organization’s goal is to sustain a future for farming in Washington.

The nonprofit land trust founded by PCC Community Markets 20 years ago as PCC Farmland Trust is now the Washington Farmland Trust. The statewide organization’s goal is to sustain a future for farming in Washington.

How to Make Great Bagels—Fast

Nancy Leson says the best bagels are hand formed, boiled, baked and eaten when still (slightly) warm from the oven. Get her recipe for making them in your home kitchen in less than an hour.

Nancy Leson says the best bagels are hand formed, boiled, baked and eaten when still (slightly) warm from the oven. Get her recipe for making them in your home kitchen in less than an hour.

A Second Soup Season

Pulse crops—lentils, chickpeas, dry peas, and beans—were once seen as foods of deprivation. Now they’re experiencing a renaissance, due to their nutritional value and environmental benefits (not to mention COVID-19).

Pulse crops—lentils, chickpeas, dry peas, and beans—were once seen as foods of deprivation. Now they’re experiencing a renaissance, due to their nutritional value and environmental benefits (not to mention COVID-19).

How to Cook Beans for a Lifetime of Rewarding Meals

Crescent Dragonwagon’s recipes for beans and legumes have inspired lifelong fans – including the Seattle nurse who cooked her Greek Lentil and Spinach Soup with Lemon for a worktime lunch for 20 years straight. Get the recipe, along with Dragonwagon’s smart tips.

Crescent Dragonwagon’s recipes for beans and legumes have inspired lifelong fans – including the Seattle nurse who cooked her Greek Lentil and Spinach Soup with Lemon for a worktime lunch for 20 years straight. Get the recipe, along with Dragonwagon’s smart tips.

Getting to Know the Kiwi Berry

The Northwest is one of the only areas in the U.S. where kiwi berries are grown locally. Learn more about this sweet, nutrient-dense treat.

The Northwest is one of the only areas in the U.S. where kiwi berries are grown locally. Learn more about this sweet, nutrient-dense treat.

Q&A with Elizabeth Bragg of Long Hearing Farm

Young farming leader Elizabeth Bragg discusses integrating indigenous foods into farming, the joys of tomatoes, and how food is “an incredibly illuminating place to start if you’re looking at systemic change.”

Young farming leader Elizabeth Bragg discusses integrating indigenous foods into farming, the joys of tomatoes, and how food is “an incredibly illuminating place to start if you’re looking at systemic change.”

Farmers, Hope and “Diet for a Small Planet”

Frances Moore Lappé, author of the groundbreaking book “Diet for a Small Planet,” along with her daughter and colleague, Anna Lappé, spoke with local farmers about today’s challenges and opportunities for the future.

Frances Moore Lappé, author of the groundbreaking book “Diet for a Small Planet,” along with her daughter and colleague, Anna Lappé, spoke with local farmers about today’s challenges and opportunities for the future.

New Jite Agbro Art at PCC

Neighborhood landmarks old and new are represented at the Central District branch of PCC in a new installation by local artist Jite Agbro.

Neighborhood landmarks old and new are represented at the Central District branch of PCC in a new installation by local artist Jite Agbro.

Letters to the Editor

Slaughterhouse rules  •  Climate-friendly stores  •  Sound Consumer mailings

Slaughterhouse rules  •  Climate-friendly stores  •  Sound Consumer mailings

Label Lowdown

Are there guarantees that “fair trade” products are truly fair? Our partners at Consumer Reports describe what fair trade labels do and don’t guarantee.

Are there guarantees that “fair trade” products are truly fair? Our partners at Consumer Reports describe what fair trade labels do and don’t guarantee.

Court Bars Herbicide in “Massive Win” for Environment

Dicamba-based herbicides designed by Monsanto should not have been granted conditional approval by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and can no longer be sprayed on crops, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Dicamba-based herbicides designed by Monsanto should not have been granted conditional approval by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and can no longer be sprayed on crops, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Making New Community Connections

PCC is taking several steps to support the community through recent challenges, including a grant for organic farmers and producers and a new grant for diverse entrepreneurs.

PCC is taking several steps to support the community through recent challenges, including a grant for organic farmers and producers and a new grant for diverse entrepreneurs.

PCC Opens New Bellevue Store

The fourth PCC on the Eastside has opened in a new 26,000-square-foot building, joining Kirkland, Issaquah and Redmond. PCC is pursing Living Building Challenge petal certification for the store, the world’s most rigorous green building standard.

The fourth PCC on the Eastside has opened in a new 26,000-square-foot building, joining Kirkland, Issaquah and Redmond. PCC is pursing Living Building Challenge petal certification for the store, the world’s most rigorous green building standard.

Sustainability Report

Learn results of PCC’s most recent “materiality assessment,” a tool that helps identify top priorities when it comes to social and environmental issues.

Learn results of PCC’s most recent “materiality assessment,” a tool that helps identify top priorities when it comes to social and environmental issues.

News Bites

James Beard Awards  •  Grants for small farms  •  Defining upcycled foods  •  Edible organic bamboo  •  Tuna price-fixing  •  New peach varieties  •  Pike Brewing co-founder dies  •  Essential fatty acids  •  Pesticide application penalty  •  Cutting packaging waste  •  Microplastics in atmosphere  •  Palm oil labeling  •  Dairy emissions report

James Beard Awards  •  Grants for small farms  •  Defining upcycled foods  •  Edible organic bamboo  •  Tuna price-fixing  •  New peach varieties  •  Pike Brewing co-founder dies  •  Essential fatty acids  •  Pesticide application penalty  •  Cutting packaging waste  •  Microplastics in atmosphere  •  Palm oil labeling  •  Dairy emissions report

PCC Board Election Results

PCC members elected two new members to the Board of Trustees and re-elected one member in the 2020 election.

PCC members elected two new members to the Board of Trustees and re-elected one member in the 2020 election.

PCC Board Updates

Look here for meeting minutes and details on upcoming opportunities to meet Board members.

Look here for meeting minutes and details on upcoming opportunities to meet Board members.

Sound Consumer, September/October 2020 | Issue No. 559