Monday, May 11, 2009

First We Eat

First We Eat









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Culinary delights abound in the city by the Sound :-). This M.F.K. Fisher quote is embedded as "art underfoot" in a whimsical bronze floor plaque in the Fremont neighborhood's PCC Natural Market, where all the foods are organic, local and sustainably grown. The Puget Consumer Cooperative, incorporated in 1961, began in 1953 with 15 families in Renton and Seattle who formed local food buying clubs. " Today, it's the largest consumer-owned natural food co-operative in the United States. PCC has nine stores in the Puget Sound region and is owned by nearly 40,000 members who shop (along with thousands of non-members) in our neighborhood locations. . ." This Fremont store was remodeled six years ago, and it is definately NOT your boho mama's 70s style coop ;^).

5 comments:

Don and Krise said...

It looks well stocked too. Co-ops are a good thing and this one seems to be enjoying success.

Bibi said...

Gosh, I am ashamed to say I've been in this story many, many times, and haven't seen this plaque! Too busy buying and sampling....

brattcat said...

We have a long-operating co-op here in Brattleboro, too. I don't think it's been around since 1953, though.
What forward thinkers you are up there in the Pacific Northwest!

carolyn said...

Kim, all these were worth the wait! and, having been a boho 70s mama, I lovingly remember the pcc co-op on, um prospect and 12th (yes?), and now every time I'm in Seattle so love stopping in the Madison Market. We have great co-ops here in ABQ as well, La Montanita, and along with PCC are the BEST!

Maya said...

Now, there is a motto I can get behind!