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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!


Seattle Children's garden
  • PCC Chef Lynne Vea meets up with Seattle Children's chef in the hospital's delicious onsite garden. The garden doesn't just grow fresh, organic produce -- it supplies all kinds of opportunities for nutrition education. This year, the garden was the beneficiary of the month-long Families Helping Families program at PCC.

Baking artisan bread at Macrina Bakery
High-tech machine ending waste at stores
  • Created and built in Washington, these fast-acting harvesters liquefy food scraps instantly into odor-free "vegetable soup." The "soup" is then turned into organic liquid fertilizer, so the last generation of vegetables helps grow the next one. Meet the former Microsoft employee who invented this mega-composter, and see one in action at PCC.

Meet the Gouda Goddess Behind Jacobs Creamery Cheese
  • We're proud to offer cultured butter, bloomy-rind cheese and deliciously creamy gouda made by Lisa Jacobs, the dedicated cheesemaker at Jacobs Creamery in Chehalis, Wash. What's the secret ingredient to these great products? She promises it's not unicorn powder.

 Chicken Soup Brigade delivers health in the form of food
  • Lifelong's food and nutrition program Chicken Soup Brigade has been sustaining the sick since 1983, when they began as a service delivering food to those with AIDS. Today, they've expanded to serve a large population of people with chronic illnesses, many of whom have specific dietary requirements for optimum health. We're proud to partner with Chicken Soup Brigade to stock their grocery bags with the fresh, high quality, nutritious food their customers need.

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.

    Find when and where you can drop off your items.

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