Sound Consumer archive
November 2003


Image of three people, representing three stories of thanks, cover artwork for November 2003 Sound Consumer

Three stories of thanks

by Brian Schaeperkoetter

As we celebrate the season of giving, it's a good idea to take pause and recognize things we are thankful for. This month we share three stories of thanks from a member, a farmer and a partner.


Coffee cup and a pot

The new buzz on bulk coffee

You may have noticed the recent change in the bulk coffee section at PCC stores ... PCC is pleased to offer shoppers a revamped selection — some familiar favorites and some new beans — from four brands of bulk coffee beans — Equal Exchange, Kalani Organica, Tony's Coffee and the newly welcomed Vigal Coffee.


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Embattled farmers: 1776 and 2003

by Jody Aliesan, Director, Farmland Fund

On Election Day, remember to vote. And remember the farmers who won that right for us ... American farmers in the English colonies were expected to produce for the colonizers. They endured low prices, inadequate credit, high taxes, large debts, and the dumping of excess English foodstuffs on their local market.


Bart Walton, M.Ac., L.Ac.

Taking care of our inner health

by Bart Walton, M.Ac., L.Ac.

When we have physical problems, we naturally look for something that will help us to feel better again. But in the confusing maze of therapies, herbs and supplements, all of which emphasize our physical needs, we often forget to look inside to our emotional and spiritual needs.


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An old-fashioned 'farm-raising': neighborhood event gathers $1,100

by Jody Aliesan, Director, PCC Farmland Fund

This month's article includes: A neighborhood fundraising effort, Thank You cards mailed to farmers with a donation to the Farmland Fund, "Apotheosis of the Kitchen Goddess II" verse from the anthology In Praise of Fertile Land, and the donor roster for September 1 – 31, 2003.


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