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Sound Consumer | April 2014

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.

PCC Cooks


Take a peek at the freshly released PCC Cooks Spring/Summer 2014 schedule of classes for May through August. You’ll find an enticing selection of demonstration and hands-on classes for all ages (including kids’ summer camps), with a focus on celebrating the bounty of local, organic produce in the warmer growing season ahead. If the new catalog didn’t just gracefully fall out of this paper into your lap, you can pick one up at any PCC store or view the schedule and register online at

If you’re looking for something fun to do this month, we still have a good variety of April classes available. Take a mini-trip to Italy in "Ligurian Spring or sign up for "Vegan Desserts" to learn some new favorites such as Decadent Chocolate Truffles with Caramel and Sea Salt (yes, vegan!). Check out our PCC Cooks calendar for more April offerings. If you see a full class, don’t hesitate to get on the wait list. It’s a great way to get in.

PCC Egg Scramble

  • Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. sharp
    Issaquah PCC only

Bring your own basket and camera to hunt for prize-filled eggs and snap a photo with the Easter Bunny. After the egg hunt, receive a treat from PCC and enter to win a surprise! Free for children†12†and under.

PCC Easter Fun

  • Saturday, April 12
    9 a.m. to noon

    West Seattle, Redmond and Edmonds PCCs
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Greenlake PCC

Enjoy the morning being crafty with your kids, guess the number of jelly beans, see the Easter Bunny and take a photo! There will be snacks and gift basket raffles.

Bunny Bounce

  • Saturday, April 19
    Woodland Park Zoo
    601 N. 59th†St., Seattle

Hop, skip and jump to the 13th†annual Bunny Bounce at Woodland Park Zoo.†Fun for the whole family includes egg hunts for kids ages 1 to 8 years, crafts, bunny encounters and egg-citing zoo programs throughout the day.† The Kid Picks Mobile will be there sampling tasty treats!

Spring Planting Festival

  • Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Redmond PCC

Come celebrate spring with us! We have an exciting event planned with planting experts who will provide information and answer questions on starting seeds, planting vegetable starts, taking care of bees, and creating your own self-sustaining and renewable environment. Our own Laurie Horne will speak about permaculture at†11 a.m., then again at noon and 1 p.m., and will introduce our experts. Raffle tickets, too! Everyone is welcome and the event is free.

Chinook Book Earth Month sale

To celebrate Earth Day we will offer all of our Chinook Book products at a discounted price for the entire month of April.†Print coupon books are $15 and mobile coupon packs are $10.†Both are $5 off of their regular prices.†Happy Earth Day!

Kosher for Passover sale

In cooperation with the Va’ad HaRabanim of Greater Seattle, PCC is offering a Passover sale of certified kosher foods at our Seward Park store. Cooking essentials — including sweeteners, oils, spices, tea, coffee and grains — will be available in our bulk department. Additionally, both Seward Park and View Ridge locations will offer a limited range of prepackaged bulk items, packed under the supervision of the Seattle Va’ad, beginning†April 6†and continuing through Passover.

  • Sunday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Seward Park PCC

Kindiependent kids rock series

  • Saturday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.
    The Harmonica Pocket
    Mount Baker Community Club
    2811 Mount Rainier Dr., Seattle
  • Saturday, April 26, 10:30 a.m.
    Caspar Babypants
    Mount Baker Community Club
    2811 Mount Rainier Dr., Seattle

Kindiependent is Seattle’s independent kids and family music scene and features some of the best, local children’s entertainment groups. Check out all concert dates at††Tickets and passes available at†

Seattle Weekly Voracious Tasting & Food Awards

  • Thursday, April 24, 6 p.m.
    Paramount Theater
    911 Pine St., Seattle

Indulge in an evening of unlimited bites and booze from Seattle’s premiere restaurants, food trucks, specialty food artisans and mixologists in the historic Paramount Theater. PCC will be there sampling our fruit galettes. Come see us and give the spinning wheel a whirl to win a fun prize! For tickets and more information visit

Spring Food Drive

PCC is collecting contributions for our 11 local food bank partners the entire month of April, which will be used to purchase quality bulk foods at wholesale prices.†A $5 donation purchases up to 70 servings of lentils! To make a donation, visit your local PCC and look for our colorful displays near the registers, then choose your donation amount and have the cashier ring it up for you. Learn more at†