Sound Consumer archive
September 2011


seed packets

Organic Seed: A resource at risk?

by Matthew Dillon

While we may not think about seed when eating breakfast or helping our children into their cotton pajamas at night, seed is the foundational step in feeding and clothing ourselves.


eggs

Cage-free egg update

Initiative 1130 for cage-free eggs in Washington state will not be on the November ballot after all.


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Taste PCC

A Local Food Celebration

The weekend after Labor Day, you’re invited to a new festival — Taste PCC — we think you’ll find fun and informative. For admission, please bring a shelf-stable item to donate to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.


students at farm

The University of Washington Farm

by Helen Vaskevitch

University farms have been around since the turn of the century. The University of Washington (UW) hosts a student farm these days, but it doesn’t look like a typical plot of row crops.


corn on cob w/butter

Butter is back

Overshadowed by olive oil and other fats for decades, butter’s making a comeback. In 2005, for the first time since 1957, Americans ate more butter than margarine.


Corn salsa over fish

Recipes from the September issue

Sweet September corn

Fresh corn is such a simple late-summer pleasure. Its milky creaminess captures the essence of the season and needs no more adornment than a rub of butter. If you’re feeling adventurous, however, the following recipes offer fun twists to use this sweetest of seasonal vegetables.


apples

Soil & Sea: reports from our producers

This month reporting on apples, nectarines, Washington peach producers, the organic grape crop, Reed avocados, wild mushrooms, sweet corn and peas, stone fruits, nuts, honeybee losses and the sustainability of yellowfin tuna.


heirloom tomatoes

What's new in store — September 2011

Local, organic produce is abundant this month — sweet corn, new-crop apples and pears, heirloom tomatoes and more! Also don't miss specialty meats from Niman Ranch, and delicious new tarts and other desserts from Essential Baking Co.


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Celebrate organic!

by Kristin Vogel
PCC Farmland Trust Communications Manager

Join our first “Celebrate organic!” tour of farms in the Snoqualmie Valley, a beautiful and unspoiled agricultural region in the shadow of metropolitan Seattle.


Letters to editor

Farming and family values · GMOs in non-organic corn? · From Facebook · Avoiding soy protein isolate · Chemically treated fish · 7th Generation, Teach for America · Nitrates in organic hot dogs · A cure for Crohn’s disease


News bites

"Natural" isn't natural · Organic vs. no-till · Farm-to-School ends · Climate chaos losses · Chemical trespass · Metal bottles with BPA · Nonstick cookware and ADHD · Ending ethanol subsidies? · Downer hogs · GE rice settlement · GE labels worldwide · GE costs


PCC Board of Trustees report

Fall member meeting · Goldie Caughlan retires · Board report · Next board meeting · Board recruitment begins


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