Your co-op community
Sound Consumer | May 2013
PCC Natural Markets partners with a number of groups to sponsor community events and educational opportunities. The focus of these partnerships is to assist PCC members and neighborhood communities as they strive for health.
Whether you're an aspiring or accomplished cook, we have classes for everyone's level and taste. Learn basic kitchen skills, specialized cooking techniques and menus from around the world from our experienced instructors. Choose from demonstration or hands-on classes, or join a free Walk, Talk and Taste tour for a fun, informative look at our products and producers.
Kids have fun too, in hands-on classes such as Latin American Lunch, Vietnamese Bahn Mi and Old-fashioned Picnic. Sign up now for five-day, global-themed cooking camps, plus camps with gluten-free ingredients.
Details on all classes are in the spring/summer catalog, available in PCC stores, or at PccCooks.com. Register online or call 206-545-7112.
Families Helping Families
From May 1 to 31, PCC will donate 5 percent of PCC Kid Picks product sales — up to a total of $10,000 — to support Seattle Children's Hospital's nutrition outreach. Your purchase of Kid Picks products will benefit two different programs, ACT! and Fit 4 You, providing easy ways for families to help families while enjoying delicious, healthy food.
- ACT! (Actively Changing Together!) — a 12-week, healthy lifestyle program for overweight and obese youth (8 to 14 years old) and their parents at YMCAs in King, Snohomish and Thurston counties. The program teaches ways to improve nutrition and increase physical activity to help develop healthy lifestyles. Families take part in fun and energizing games and activities and learn about nutrition, meal preparation and good ways to keep hunger satisfied. The program does require a referral from a healthcare provider, and at least one adult family member must participate.
- Fit 4 You — an obesity prevention program offered by the Odessa Brown Children's Clinic in Seattle's Central District — identifies patients who are overweight and educates the entire family about grocery shopping, cooking and nutrition.
Spa day at PCC
- Friday, May 3, 2 to 6 p.m.
Looking for the perfect gift for Mother's Day? Visit us in our body care department to find something special. Learn about natural cosmetics and makeover techniques from a Gabriel/Zuzu Cosmetics makeup artist and receive complimentary gifts.
- Saturday, May 25, Noon to 3:30 p.m.
West Seattle PCC
Get skin and beauty care advice from experts from Gabriel, Evan Healy, Mychelle and Acure; enjoy mini-massages; and score lots of free samples!
Meet Divine's cacao farmers
- Thursday, May 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wine World, 400 N.E. 45th St., Seattle
Come meet and hear stories from farmers from Kuapa Kokoo, a farmer-based cacao co-op in Ghana that supplies fair labor cacao Divine Chocolate, sold at PCC. Free. RSVP appreciated at eventbrite.com/event/6126188595.
PCC Mother's Day craft events
Kids 12 and under can create something all by themselves to give to Mom and receive a healthy treat as well.
Kirkland Half Marathon
- Sunday, May 12
Juanita Beach Park
9703 N.E. Juanita Dr., Kirkland
As the title sponsor of the kids area and Kids Dash, PCC Kid Picks will hand out healthy samples to the younger crowd at this annual run. PCC also is the official "fruit sponsor" and Kirkland PCC staff will hand out fresh fruit to race participants.
Registration and packet pickup begin at 6 a.m. For more info, visit kirklandhalfmarathon.com.
Girls on the Run 5K
- Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.
5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle
Join Girls on the Run of Puget Sound for a fun-filled community event. The PCC Kid Picks Mobile will hand out healthy snacks to kids and is the official fruit sponsor. Learn more at girlsrun.org.
Celebration of Food
- Sunday, May 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood
This event brings together people who are passionate about delicious, local, wholesome food. Farmers, ranchers and culinary professionals will offer activities for your delight and inspiration. Enjoy free samples, gardening and demonstrations. Learn more at edcc.edu/foodfest.
Spring food drive results
Thank you, PCC customers, for making our spring food drive a huge success! Your donations helped raise more than $17,500 for the PCC Food Bank Program. Through our 10 partner food banks, these donations will help neighbors in need.
A Place at the Table
The King County Library System invites everyone to find A Place at the Table. Toss around fresh ideas about food, cooking, nutrition and growing and using locally produced food.
In addition to offering new food ideas, preparation and planning skills, as well as handy classes, online videos and resources, this series will help everyone create a nourishing table.
For more information, visit kcls.org/cooks.