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With the vote on California's Prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods behind us, we in Washington are in the homestretch of our signature gathering to present I-522 to the legislature in January.
Most recipes for holiday baked goods call for plain, white flour. But we encourage you to experiment with PCC’s vast selection of alternative flours — in packages or in bulk, many gluten-free.
Do you have a favorite, traditional holiday sweet? Try substituting a bit of amaranth flour or coconut flour for a little of the white, all-purpose stuff. It will add flavor and texture, not to mention some nutrients.
Consider donating to the PCC Food Bank Program and the PCC Farmland Trust for their worthy efforts.
Eat chocolate, be smart? · Americans eat weight in GE food · Grass-fed and finished growing · Bacon prices going up · More GMO wheat trials · Washington dairies’ water pollution · Monsanto v. farmer in Supreme Court · Report: pesticides blamed for illness · West Coast tuna radiation · Red wine good for stomach? · Obese kids’ taste buds less sensitive
by Bill Thorness
Richard Sakuma’s hand grazes the new growth as he reaches out over a tea plant. With a quick twist he nips the tips off a branch and eyes the light-green flush on the next one.
Sweet-tart organic kumquats, blood oranges and tangerines add splash to PCC's produce department! Also new: Nieman Ranch cured meats, exotic salts in bulk, local soaps and honey and more.
Learn how labor shortage affected Washington’s apple crop, and why it was a bad season for Northwest wild mushrooms. Also: why are popcorn prices rising while the growth of meat consumption slows?
By Rick VanderKnyff
Read about how a land trust measure success - with the most visible yardstick being acres preserved and, by that measure, PCC Farmland Trust has had a banner year.