Sound Consumer archive
Just a pinch — traditional spices
by Karen McGeorge Sanders
A pinch of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Adding just a bit of the traditional holiday spices — cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger — can provide a bounty of health benefits, while seasoning your cooking.
Pledge to eat local
by Goldie Caughlan, PCC Nutrition Education Manager
Accept the challenge! This Thanksgiving, Puget Sound Fresh, a program of King County and the local nonprofit, Cascade Harvest Coalition, are asking us to pledge to “eat at least one locally produced food.” It’s fun and easy — and a wonderful way to give thanks for the delicious bounty of our region.
Holiday dinners — leave the cooking to us
Take the hassle out of the holidays and order a complete holiday dinner from your local PCC deli. This Thanksgiving we’re offering traditional turkey dinners, a ham dinner, a vegetarian or vegan lasagna dinner, and for the first time, a vegan Field Roast dinner.
Organic cotton: As important as organic food
by Kathleen Dombek-Keith
When you think about supporting organic agriculture and choosing sustainably produced products, don’t forget cotton — the world’s most important non-food crop. Non-organic cotton is considered the world’s “dirtiest” crop by the Environmental Justice Foundation.
Recipes from the November issue
Parsnip Purée with Smoked Paprika · Roasted Winter Vegetable Platter · Parsnip Mashed Potatoes
What's new in store — November 2009
Stop by the PCC deli and bakery for an assortment of new items including Zoe's nitrite-free deli meats, deep-dish fruit pies, pumpkin bread and more. Also look for new Fair Trade winter wear in our stores.
Notes from the Cellar
by Jeff Cox, Beer and Wine Merchandiser
I’m a lucky son of a gun. In terms of buttering one’s daily bread, I count myself among some of the most fortunate beings on the planet. While there’s no shortage of reasons for this, almost none of them are among the most obvious.
The legacy of farmland: announcing the Agrarian Circle
by Kelly Sanderbeck, Communications and Development Director
We’re pleased to announce the Agrarian Circle — a program that designates the PCC Farmland Trust in your will — so this important work can continue, long after we’re gone. Local, organic farmland is a legacy we are passing on to future generations, and now it can be part of your personal legacy as well.
Letters to editor
Giving thanks · Advocating for good food · Supporting WSU · Acid alkaline balance · Reusing deli containers · Corn syrup · Vendor compliance · Read labels to make choices · Humane slaughter
USDA to clarify “natural” · USDA restores pesticide database · GE sugar beets stopped · Canada challenges COOL · France abuzz with urban beekeeping · Protecting local farmland · Patenting genes for climate change · Brain not fooled by sugar substitute · Organic milk linked to fewer allergies · Bluefin tuna ban blocked
Board report · Fall member meeting · PCC Farmland Trust solicitation · Next board meeting · Public education