Sound Consumer archive
October 2004


Text message 'local food' with carrot, cover artwork for October 2004 Sound Consumer

Local food — Adventures in eating regionally

by Jill Irwin

It was the cover photo — a close-up of two fire-engine red tomatoes against a stark white background — that caught my eye ... Lured by this sensuous image, I snatched up the book, "Coming Home to Eat" by Gary Paul Nabhan.


Send a letter supporting sustainable agriculture

Starting the second week of October, PCC shoppers will have an easy opportunity to make their support for sustainable agriculture known to state lawmakers. PCC is sponsoring a letter-writing campaign to advocate full funding for a new, innovative program called the Biologically Intensive Agriculture and Organic Farming (BIOAg) Program.


A Mexican coffee farmer in his element among the lush, shade-grown environs of a Fair Trade coffee cooperative.

October is Fair Trade month

Bringing hope to developing countries

When you buy coffee at PCC, you’re doing more than just buying some delicious organic java. You’re helping to train doctors and nurses in Mexico, fund reforestation programs in Costa Rica and build new schools in Peru. PCC’s coffee is all certified Fair Trade.


Grass-fed cows home on the range at Williamson Farms in George, Washington.

Grass-fed beef: Williamson Farms

by Trudy Bialic, Editor

Here's a pop quiz: what foods are considered a good source of essential omega-3 fatty acids? Most savvy shoppers would name salmon and flax oil. But there's another good source that may surprise you — grass-fed beef.


Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe, noted medical author and lecturer.

Women: Rev up your sex drive

Expert advice

by Lorna Vanderhaeghe

Here's a pop quiz: what foods are considered a good source of essential omega-3 fatty acids? Most savvy shoppers would name salmon and flax oil. But there's another good source that may surprise you — grass-fed beef.


Preparing for autumn and winter health

from PCC staff

The cold and flu season is sneaking up on us, so it's time to start thinking about a line of defense. There's no substitute, of course, for consulting your health practitioner.


PCC Farmland Fund logo

Thank your local organic farmer: help keep our food close to home

This month's report includes thank-you cards sent to farmers with a Farmland Fund donation, Bennington Place news, Sunfield Farm celebration (October 9), the new 2004-05 Chinook book, and the donor roster for August 1 – 31, 2004.


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