PCC Sound Consumer | Your co-op community, July 2015

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Sound Consumer | July 2015

PCC Natural Markets partners with a number of groups to sponsor community events and educational opportunities. The focus of these partnerships is to assist PCC members and neighborhood communities as they strive for health.

Food bank packaging work parties

Help our partnering food banks by donating your time to pack PCC bulk foods into family-sized portions. Join us:

For more information, including addresses and future dates, visit pccnaturalmarkets.com/foodbank.

Blood drives

One donation of blood can save three lives. Bloodworks Northwest will be at the following PCC locations collecting blood. Walk-ins are welcome. Remember to bring your ID.

Learn more about donating at bloodworksnw.org.

Columbia City Farmers Market

July 8 and 15

PCC will be at the Columbia City Farmers Market with the TasteMobile, where you can build your own trail mix to snack on while you shop. We'll be happy to answer questions about the new store, too!

See seattlefarmersmarkets.org.

Seafair Milk Carton Derby

Milk Carton Derby

Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Green Lake Park
7201 E. Greenlake Dr. N., 98115

PCC is delighted once again to sponsor this year's Milk Carton Derby, one of the most exciting events at Green Lake! You can join in the competition with your own entry or cheer on your favorite boat. The Greenlake stores are back for round two to see who will win the race!

PCC will be giving away special prizes for boats entered into the "2nd Annual PCC Fruit Cup" competition. You and your team (up to four) will be entered to win PCC gift cards. We'll choose three winners for $25, $50 and $100 PCC gift cards (up to four cards per winning team). Last year's entrants were whimsical and oh-so-fruity. Choose whatever floats your boat!

For complete information on how to register, build your own boat and find racing schedules, visit seafair.com.

West Seattle Grand Parade

Saturday, July 18, 11 a.m.

The West Seattle Grand Parade, occurring annually since 1935, is one of the oldest and most beloved community events in the Seattle area. It's a proud member of the Seafair family of events and includes all of the pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, pageantry and excitement that leads up to the Seafair Torchlight Parade the following weekend.

Look for the PCC TasteMobile. We'll be handing out treats along the way. For more information, visit thewestseattleparade.com.

Taste of the Valley

Saturday, July 25, Snoqualmie Valley

PCC is participating in the "Taste of the Valley" event to support the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance. The fifth annual "Taste" auction will take place again at Jubilee Farm in Carnation. Valley lovers from near and far gather for one of the largest farm-to-table dinners in the region to celebrate local food and the people who grow it. The event pairs local farmers with many of the Pacific Northwest's best-known chefs and restaurants such as John Howie, Tom Douglas, The Herbfarm, Salish Lodge, Copperleaf and PCC's own Lynn Vea. Help support their work to protect the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley for generations to come. For more information, visit jubileefarm.org.

Volunteers needed

Youth homes and women's shelters are receiving farm-fresh produce this harvest season and the nonprofit Farms for Life needs your help!

Part-time paid and volunteer positions are open. Pack and coordinate deliveries of locally harvested produce to community agencies. For more information e-mail info@farms4life.org.

PCC Cooks

PCC Cooks' summer class schedule begins this July — and we can't wait for all of the culinary opportunities the warm weather brings! This month features the return of popular topics such as Tamales and Salsas, Taste of Thailand, and Canning 101 as well as new classes designed to highlight the season's offerings and keep you cool when the sun is high. You'll love No-Cook Dinners, with four hearty dishes ideal for al fresco dining; and truly Savor Summer with a colorful menu starring summer produce — from luscious cherry tomatoes and peaches to earthy beets and fresh strawberries.

Later in the quarter, we'll take a trip to the tropics with Cuban Summer Table; celebrate our local apple harvest with an apple-centric dessert class, Ode to Apples; and delve into tradition with Jewish Turkish Baking: Bulemas and Baklava — plus much more. To browse the full schedule, visit PccCooks.com.

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