Your co-op community, February 2015 | PCC Sound Consumer | PCC Natural Markets

Your co-op community
Sound Consumer | February 2015

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.

Be Mine, Valentine

Saturday, February 14

Greenlake Aurora PCC,
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Edmonds, Greenlake Village, West Seattle, Redmond, Issaquah PCCs,
9 a.m. to Noon

Join us for a morning of fun as kids create special Valentine's Day gifts for their friends and family. PCC will supply materials and delicious treats. Children 12 and under. Free.

Valentine's Day Dash

Saturday, February 14
kids race, 9:10 a.m.
adult race, 9:30 a.m.

Green Lake Park
7201 E. Greenlake Drive N., Seattle

Sign your kids up for the PCC Healthy Kids Little Heart Beet Run — it's free! This is a non-competitive run and kids will receive a treat from PCC for participating. PCC is also the official fruit sponsor of this race so stop by the PCC tent for a pre- or post-race fuel-up. For more information and registration, visit

Feeding Your Immune System

Monday, February 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Greenlake Village PCC

Dr. Suzanne McMurry and PCC's Nutrition Educator, Nick Rose, will discuss ways to pump up your immune system and prevent nasty colds and flus! Come join us as we discuss foods and supplements that offer the most benefit to your immune system. Free.

Hiawatha pancake breakfast

Sunday, February 8, 8 a.m. to noon
Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave. SW, Seattle

Join in for an all-you-can-eat breakfast. The PCC Healthy Kids team will be there to help kiddos make a fun take-home treat. All proceeds support the community center's scholarship fund.

Admission is $6 (ages 13+), $5 (3 to 12), $4 (ages 65+) and free (2 and younger).

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Mister Rogers' Sweater Drive

Now through Sunday, February 8 Help neighbors in need stay warm this winter by donating your new or gently worn sweaters, coats and coldweather gear to KCTS 9's annual Mister Rogers Sweater Drive.

All donated items go to Wellspring Family Services, Queen Anne Helpline, and Northwest Center, serving Seattle and King County. Look for collection bins at all PCC locations or drop your items off at KCTS 9's Seattle Center studio.

Food bank packaging work parties

Monday, February 9, 7 p.m.,
West Seattle Food Bank

Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.,
Redmond Hopelink Food Bank

Wednesday, February 18, 7 p.m.,
Greenwood Food Bank

Help our partnering food banks by donating your time to pack our bulk foods into family-sized portions. For more information, including addresses and future dates, visit

Kindiependent kids rock series

Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies
Saturday, February 7, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Not-Its!
Saturday, February 21, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Kindiependent is "Seattle's independent kids and family music scene" and features some of the best, local children's entertainment groups. PCC will be at the concert to help kids put together healthy, take-home treats.

More information at, tickets at

A day at the zoo

Saturday, February 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Woodland Park Zoo

Come join PCC at the zoo during mid-winter break! Find us next to the penguin exhibit where we'll be in the TasteMobile doing Kid Picks.

Blood drive

Thursday, February 26

Fremont PCC,
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

View Ridge PCC,
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Puget Sound Blood Center will be collecting blood at two PCC locations. Learn more about donating at programs/blood.htm.

PCC Cooks

Join PCC Cooks for some heartwarming classes this month. February is American Heart Month and what's better for the heart than a delicious, healthy meal shared with your loved ones? In Healthy Heart, Happy Heart, nutritionist Ami Karnosh will guide you through four dishes designed to boost cardiovascular health, sharing lots of beneficial information along the way. You'll leave with the confidence to keep treating your heart (and tummy!) with food that promotes heart health — and tastes wonderful, too.

Still working on that New Year's resolution to bring some color back into your diet? In Season: Winter Bounty boasts an array of vibrant vegetarian dishes highlighting the plentiful fruits and vegetables that shine this time of year. Soup lover? You can enjoy a steaming bowl of goodness in two delightfully savory offerings. Learn how to make four enticing chowders in Chowderhound and delve into the wonderful world of vegetable soups with Vegetarian Soups and Stocks. To learn more, visit us at