Member Spotlights

This article was originally published in September 2022

PCC began as a food-buying club with 15 families. Now, it’s exceeded 100,000 members. To celebrate that milestone, we’re spotlighting several members this year who help make the co-op thrive. If you have a membership story to share in our letters page, let us know at


Member Julie

Member Julie

Meet longtime PCC member, Julie! Since 1984, she’s called View Ridge PCC her home store and remembers shopping at its original location where Third Place Books is today. She even volunteered at the co-op, supporting member relations. Julie recalls the wonderful conversations between staff and shoppers—PCC was always a place that welcomed people from all backgrounds and abilities. Back then, Julie attended nutrition tours led by beloved staff member Goldie as she shared her evidence-based advice on food and nutrition. These tours were the jumping off point for PCC’s cooking class program. Julie appreciates the connections she gets to make with staff and that PCC puts effort into intentionally sourcing products. Thank you for your decades of dedication, Julie!

Also in this issue

News Bites

Bluebird Grain honored • Pulse export shortages • Skagit farms preserved • California water woes • Vashon solar energy • Pesticide battle • Canada plastics ban • Parks and plastic • Juice lead limits • Edamame options • “Forever chemicals” law • Clif organics grant • Farmworker health care • Wasterwater treatment • Beer, yeast and recycling

PCC Customer Service Stars

Meet Leo Munoz from the View Ridge PCC and Jared Cohen from the Issaquah PCC!

A new legacy for Grand Central Bakery

Grand Central Bakery’s origins are baked into Seattle’s food history. Now the famed bread makers are among a handful of mission-driven food businesses working to make sure their legacy and values will continue long-term.