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by Karen McGeorge Sanders
A pinch of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Adding just a bit of the traditional holiday spices — cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger — can provide a bounty of health benefits, while seasoning your cooking.
by Goldie Caughlan, PCC Nutrition Education Manager
Accept the challenge! This Thanksgiving, Puget Sound Fresh, a program of King County and the local nonprofit, Cascade Harvest Coalition, are asking us to pledge to “eat at least one locally produced food.” It’s fun and easy — and a wonderful way to give thanks for the delicious bounty of our region.
Take the hassle out of the holidays and order a complete holiday dinner from your local PCC deli. This Thanksgiving we’re offering traditional turkey dinners, a ham dinner, a vegetarian or vegan lasagna dinner, and for the first time, a vegan Field Roast dinner.
by Kathleen Dombek-Keith
When you think about supporting organic agriculture and choosing sustainably produced products, don’t forget cotton — the world’s most important non-food crop. Non-organic cotton is considered the world’s “dirtiest” crop by the Environmental Justice Foundation.
Stop by the PCC deli and bakery for an assortment of new items including Zoe's nitrite-free deli meats, deep-dish fruit pies, pumpkin bread and more. Also look for new Fair Trade winter wear in our stores.
by Jeff Cox, Beer and Wine Merchandiser
I’m a lucky son of a gun. In terms of buttering one’s daily bread, I count myself among some of the most fortunate beings on the planet. While there’s no shortage of reasons for this, almost none of them are among the most obvious.
by Kelly Sanderbeck, Communications and Development Director
We’re pleased to announce the Agrarian Circle — a program that designates the PCC Farmland Trust in your will — so this important work can continue, long after we’re gone. Local, organic farmland is a legacy we are passing on to future generations, and now it can be part of your personal legacy as well.
USDA to clarify “natural” · USDA restores pesticide database · GE sugar beets stopped · Canada challenges COOL · France abuzz with urban beekeeping · Protecting local farmland · Patenting genes for climate change · Brain not fooled by sugar substitute · Organic milk linked to fewer allergies · Bluefin tuna ban blocked