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Evening Magazine

In the spring of 2014, Evening Magazine began developing a video series highlighting our community partners and Washington State farmers and food producers. Look for a fresh video every two weeks!


Skagit Valley organic miller loves his daily grind
  • Fairhaven Organic Flour arrives to our co-op grocery store from their co-op flour mill up near Bellingham, Wash. The actual mill (her name is Ruby) has been grinding wholesome grains into fantastic flour for decades. Watch Ruby at work, turning locally grown soft white winter wheat into healthy whole grain flour (it makes outstanding pancakes).

'Bean whispering' with Fidalgo Bay Coffee
  • This Northwest coffee roaster has been around since 1992, and it has a secret: Fidalgo Bay listens to their beans as they roast their small batches. We're proud to be Fidalgo Bay's only retail market in the Puget Sound region — we firmly believe that these beans make a truly great cup of coffee. We also love to slurp it up during official cup tastings!

Seattle Chocolate factory makes Valentine's treats
  • It's a chocolate factory in the middle of Seattle, and you don't need a golden ticket to visit: Theo Chocolate offers regular tours where you can see their bean-to-bar process and taste the final products."Chocolate is beautiful. It's a food that we celebrate with, it's a food that we love, it's a food that we gift one another." said Debra Music, Theo's Chief Marketing Officer. PCC is proud to have been Theo's first wholesale customer.

 Make a Legion of Boom Burger for the big game
  • It's the ultimate feast for Game Day — the 12-inch Legion of Boom Burger that serves a dozen guests.The key ingredients: A giant homemade bun, grass-fed ground beef, lettuce, caramelized onions and bacon. Lots of bacon.

Mr. Rogers' Sweater Drive makes us all good neighbors
  • Fred Rogers — the gentle guy behind Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood — began a sweater drive in 1997, before he passed away in 2003. Today, we're proud to help share in his legacy of comfort and neighbors helping neighbors. You'll find sweater donation bins at all PCC stores, so clean out your closet of gently used sweaters and bring them on down! We'll pass them along to local organizations like Wellspring Family Services.

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When in doubt, eat kraut!
  • Looking for some good advice for the New Year? Firefly Kitchen's owner Julie O'Brien has some: "When in doubt eat Kraut!" This small, local company makes flavorful fermented foods by hand with the help of volunteers in their Fremont kitchen. PCC Chef Lynne Vea gets to sample a smoothie and some of Julie's famous "kimcheese."

Seattle company makes candles by hand
  • Big Dipper Wax Works was born more than 20 years ago, and we're proud to have a long-lasting relationship with this Seattle company. See the process of how the 100 percent beeswax candles are made, then stop in to our stores to sniff to your heart's content! You'll find gorgeous hand-dipped tapers, pillars and votives year-round, plus a lovely assortment of seasonally themed candles.

A holiday roast that gives vegans reason to celebrate
  • This Seattle company may look like a meat processing plant but it specializes in vegan products. PCC’s Lynne Vea visits Field Roast to see how wheat, potatoes and apples are transformed into sausage.

Too much fun with Thanksgiving leftovers
  • We have no words for what happened when Jim Dever joined PCC Chef Lynne Vea in the kitchen at our Greenlake Village location. Along with the silliness (is that Jim's impression of Julia Child?), you'll find a great idea to use up all your tasty Thanksgiving leftovers in one fun recipe: a savory cupcake!

Naches Heights Vineyard
  • Winemaker Phil Cline says, "the wine thing was like a mid-life crisis for me" — but we should all be so lucky to have such successful mid-life crises. Naches Heights, one of the highest-elevation grape growers in Washington, grows beautiful biodynamic fruit that makes gorgeous wines. Great fruit, treated right, creates wine that our Wine Guy Jeff Cox calls "a snapshot of this place."

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