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Sound Consumer, May/June 2021 | Issue No. 563

The Heirloom Collard Project is a Surprisingly Northwest Success

Farmer Melony Edwards explains how The Heirloom Collard Project is helping revive rare and almost forgotten varieties of these leafy greens. Throughout their long history, collards have become a symbol of identity and resilience.

Farmer Melony Edwards explains how The Heirloom Collard Project is helping revive rare and almost forgotten varieties of these leafy greens. Throughout their long history, collards have become a symbol of identity and resilience.

Kids Illustrate Need to Reduce Global Plastics—and Take Local Action

See the winning entries in an Arctic-inspired student art contest aimed at reducing plastic waste. The contest was spearheaded by local teacher Jennie Warmouth, who visited the Arctic through a National Geographic fellowship.

See the winning entries in an Arctic-inspired student art contest aimed at reducing plastic waste. The contest was spearheaded by local teacher Jennie Warmouth, who visited the Arctic through a National Geographic fellowship.

Bellevue’s History is Rooted in Rich Farmland

Today’s high rises in Bellevue are planted firmly in prime farmland that once helped feed the nation. Learn about the city’s rich, complicated farming history and the landmarks that still remain.

Today’s high rises in Bellevue are planted firmly in prime farmland that once helped feed the nation. Learn about the city’s rich, complicated farming history and the landmarks that still remain.

Letters to the Editor

Compostable produce bags  •  PCC promotions  •  Contaminants in baby food  •  Food security article  •  Plant-based “meat”

Compostable produce bags  •  PCC promotions  •  Contaminants in baby food  •  Food security article  •  Plant-based “meat”

News Bites

Rad radicchio  •  Annie’s eliminating phthalates  •  Pear ripening research  •  Organics enforcement  •  New Cornucopia leader  •  Defining family farms  •  Undercounting emissions  •  You’ve got mail…from your spinach  •  Remembering a legendary farmer  •  Recycling laws  •  “Renegade Lunch Lady” retires  •  Poultry plant regulations  •  Eating insects  •  Salmon crisis  •  Microplastics in fish feed  •  Global food system report

Rad radicchio  •  Annie’s eliminating phthalates  •  Pear ripening research  •  Organics enforcement  •  New Cornucopia leader  •  Defining family farms  •  Undercounting emissions  •  You’ve got mail…from your spinach  •  Remembering a legendary farmer  •  Recycling laws  •  “Renegade Lunch Lady” retires  •  Poultry plant regulations  •  Eating insects  •  Salmon crisis  •  Microplastics in fish feed  •  Global food system report

Our Journey to Zero Waste

Learn how PCC stores are moving toward our five-year goal of diverting at least 90% of our waste from the landfill by 2022.

Learn how PCC stores are moving toward our five-year goal of diverting at least 90% of our waste from the landfill by 2022.

Co-op Purposes Report Details Progress Toward Goals

The latest edition of PCC’s annual Purposes Report includes some measurements that reflect a very different world than in years past. Check it out for facts and figures on our progress toward co-op goals.

The latest edition of PCC’s annual Purposes Report includes some measurements that reflect a very different world than in years past. Check it out for facts and figures on our progress toward co-op goals.

PCC Partner Program Welcomes BECU

The co-op works with like-minded businesses to offer members exclusive deals and discounts. Learn about our partnership with local credit union BECU.

The co-op works with like-minded businesses to offer members exclusive deals and discounts. Learn about our partnership with local credit union BECU.

PCC Board Members Host Virtual Q&A

Members of the Board of Trustees introduced CEO Suzy Monford to members, discussed growth and PCC quality standards, and answered questions at an online “meet and greet.”

Members of the Board of Trustees introduced CEO Suzy Monford to members, discussed growth and PCC quality standards, and answered questions at an online “meet and greet.”

Sound Consumer, May/June 2021 | Issue No. 563