Member Spotlights

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

A conversation with EarthGen

Learn how EarthGen reaches nearly 40,000 students around the state with its environmental education programs, supported by PCC’s “Farm to School” bagged apple sales.

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

Policy Report

Aimee Simpson, PCC’s senior director of advocacy and environmental, social and governance (ESG) talked with a United Nations group on “how to learn from the past to feed the future.”