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.
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Sound Consumer, September/October 2020 | Issue No. 559
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.
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.
Sarah Reeves built a “carbon budget” to make sure her impact on the planet would be a factor when deciding how to spend each day.
The co-op is taking active steps to combat systemic racism. Read more about PCC’s history and specific actions the co-op is taking now.
What does science really tell us about how nutrition can support a healthy gut microbiome? Our Bastyr University contributors review the research.
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).
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Read a tribute to Binda Colebrook, whose Winter Gardening Project with PCC led to the transformative book “Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest.”
Neighborhood landmarks old and new are represented at the Central District branch of PCC in a new installation by local artist Jite Agbro.
Slaughterhouse rules • Climate-friendly stores • Sound Consumer mailings
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.
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.
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.
Family farms typically operate on thin margins and expect the unexpected. Still, no one could plan for the situation growers like Collins Family Orchard saw this year.
Meet Owen Meadows, courtesy clerk at the West Seattle PCC.
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.
Learn results of PCC’s most recent “materiality assessment,” a tool that helps identify top priorities when it comes to social and environmental issues.
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 members elected two new members to the Board of Trustees and re-elected one member in the 2020 election.
Look here for meeting minutes and details on upcoming opportunities to meet Board members.