PCC Sound Consumer August 2001 | PCC Natural Markets

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August 2001

Slow food Northwest

by Goldie Caughlan, PCC Nutrition Education Manager

Life in the Slow Food lane is s-l-o-w-l-y moving along here in Seattle and elsewhere in the Northwest. That's in keeping with its whimsical logo, a little snail. Ironically, there are some of us who seek to move Slow Food's mission along just a bit faster, since it's so simple yet powerful.

Go ahead: dine on life

by Jeff Cox, PCC Beer and Wine Merchandiser

As we bask in the warmth of these lazy, hazy crazy days of summer, most of us have or are contemplating taking our periodic dose of hard-earned leisure. Meaning that we work our backsides off in order to get far enough ahead at work to keep our ever-present companion, guilt, at arm's length while we hurry off to force-feed ourselves some whirlwind "down" time.

Long-time farmer takes good with surprises

by Alicia Lundquist Guy

When I visited Scott Leach at his orchards in April, all was gentle springtime sunshine and serenity. We moved slowly through his 60 acres of organic fruit trees, stopping to examine the endless number of delicate white blossoms on the Bartlett pear trees. Nearby, a hawk perched high in the line of poplar trees bordering the orchards circled nervously, protecting its nest.

Healthy choices for home improvement

by Jeanne Huber, Environmental Home Center

Consumers who rejoice at finding a wider selection of organic produce over the past few years now have another change to celebrate: a growing array of home-improvement products that promote healthy living and help ensure a healthy planet.

Help buy the Magnolia Dairy!

Farmland Fund will receive donations for urban demonstration farm

by Barry Lia, Board President, Magnolia Dairy Acres

The old Magnolia Dairy, just north of Lake Washington in the Westhill neighborhood between Bothell and Kenmore, is one of those properties under agricultural use easement to King County. ... Neighbors of the farm and farm activists are banding together as the nonprofit Magnolia Dairy ACRES (Agrarian Cultural Resource and Education Society) in an effort to make this uniquely situated property a community-based demonstration farm.

Vote with your tax rebate check — sign it over to the Farmland Fund!

by Jody Aliesan, PCC Farmland Fund President and Operating Officer

This month read about automatic electronic funds transfer, Betty Hughes Challenge update, A Moveable Feast support, Badger Mountain Vineyards donation and saving Magnolia Dairy.