Sound Consumer archive
Concentration in agriculture
Squeezing out family farmers?
by Joel Preston Smith
Todd L. Kelsey is a self-described small-time rancher who runs 25 cross-bred Hereford and Black Angus cattle on a 20-acre ranch in Lynden, Wash. While his stake in ranching isn’t large, he stands to lose if the United States doesn’t fence Washington off from Canadian cattle.
New PCC Web design
by Karen Gaudette
We hope you come visit our redesigned, reengineered and recharged Web site. Thanks to our virtual spring cleaning, it’s now easier to find delicious recipes, co-op events, food news and a wealth of helpful new features.
by Leika Suzumura, former PCC Nutrition Educator
There is one distinct difference between nutrition and nourishment: you can buy foods with quality nutrition, but nourishment cannot be bought. Nourishment is based on three principles: balance, moderation and enjoyment.
Where are the salmon?
by Paula Bock
I first encountered the mystery of the missing fish while floating on a raft anchored off the west coast of Lummi Island. It was a hot July day, sparkling with the heady anticipation of a record sockeye season.
Recipes from the March issue
A trio of flavors to celebrate winter's transition to spring: Basic Crêpe Batter · Roasted Vegetable Filling · Mushroom Filling · Asparagus Filling
What's new in store — March 2010
This month enjoy Honeygold grapefruit and sweet Ataulfo mangoes along with first-of-the-season asparagus. You'll also find in store our new line of PCC Bread as well as toothpaste from Burt's Bees, disinfecting wipes from Seventh Generation and locally produced soda.
Notes from the Cellar
In like a lion (or a cranky old curmudgeon)
by Jeff Cox, Beer and Wine Merchandiser
It’s March and to tell the truth, I’m unimpressed, rummaging through all the drawers for my best rose-colored specs. But, first things first, this task calls for something good to sip (it’s my job) ... March. So what. It’s the season of not quite. In like a lion, out like a lamb, but not too much of either. It’s a celebration of almost ... being something.
From sweet or savory to fancy and down-home, there are endless ways to enjoy eggs — these perfect, petite protein packs are a blank slate to express culinary creativity. They’re the magical ingredient that holds together baked goods and sauce ...
Seeding the future: host a house party
by Kelly Sanderbeck, Communications & Development Director
Janine VanSanden has been hosting house parties to raise money for PCC Farmland Trust since 2003. They’ve become so popular that friends call in advance asking when the next one is scheduled!
Letters to editor
Let food be your medicine · GE resistance · Free-range chicken feed? · A1 vs. A2 milk? · Salt · Homemade yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles · Biotech flavor enhancers · Home gardening · Toxic waste in fertilizer
Organic Valley benefits · Justice sues Dean Foods · GE traits transfer to animals · Monsanto case at Supreme Court · FDA changes view on BPA · Genetics and obesity · Sustainability of pollock · New co-op · Farm worker pesticide protections · Russia bans U.S. poultry, pork
Talk to the Board · Notice of annual PCC membership meeting · 2010 election coming soon · Board report