This week at PCC: New Year edition!

Happy new year! No doubt, you've drafted a few resolutions for 2010. For me, it's eating healthy, delicious, organic leafy greens daily. I made the same resolution in 2008 and felt energized and aglow throughout the year. I already feel a spring in my step from something I reintroduced to my diet back in early December: a daily delectably sweet (and heart healthy) Texas Rio grapefruit. Be still my heart! 

grapefruit

Thankfully, since I sit near our produce guru, Joe Hardiman, it's easy to keep tabs on all the great fruits and vegetables flowing into our stores. But I hope you know that all of us at PCC are ready to help you keep any healthful resolution, whether it's to eat your vegetables, sip more tea, get your regular dose of vitamin D, treat your skin to all-natural lotions or to cook more at home. Too swamped to cook? Our deli can help with resolutions, too, with a bounty of salads and entrees that feature whole grains, protein-rich beans and plenty of fresh vegetables. Or, make the simplest resolution of all: Drink more water

Here are some special events on the horizon: 

  • The Bloodmobile will be at our PCC office from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4 and at each of our nine locations this month. Please consider giving the gift of life, and click here for your store's timeslot.

Good Food documentary poster

  • Join us for a free screening of "Good Food," a documentary about sustainable farming in the Pacific Northwest,  followed by a lively discussion about the documentary by PCC staff. Space is limited, so please arrive before the film is scheduled to begin. And yes, popcorn and beverages will be served! The dates are 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 at Edmonds PCC and 4:30 p.m. Sunday Jan, 31 at Redmond PCC. Check out the preview!
sweaters
  • Celebrate the new year by cleaning out your closet and donating those extra sweaters to the KCTS9 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive. All PCC locations will accept new or gently used, clean sweaters, coats and cold weather gear from January 11 to February 7. Wellspring Family Services will distribute them to those who need most them.  
  • Register now to head on out to Sequim, Wash. and walk the fields of Delta Farm, home to Nash's Organic Produce, Saturday, Jan. 16 on a farm tour. See first hand where those amazingly sweet carrots take root. Meet local farmers and feel great that you, via PCC Farmland Trust, helped to preserve organic farmland, forever.
  • If you haven't already signed up for a class or two (or five) with our award-winning PCC Cooks cooking school, what are you waiting for? 

We're in midwinter. That means we're only a few months away from tender spring asparagus, creamy peas, wild Alaskan halibut, fresh lamb, the first crop of organic strawberries up from California and so many annual traditions. Take the time now to savor the joys of winter, those savory stews and sweet baked treats and bubbling slow cooker goodness. And, again, happy 2010! 

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