PCC Columbia City - Back to the Future

Known for its fresh produce, bulk selection, and wide offering of local and organic products, the PCC’s newest store is not only built on the company’s successes and new shopping trends, but also pulled a few ideas from the past to expand services.
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Magical Thinking: PCC in 30 Years (Audio)

Darrell Vannoy, PCC’s new VP of Merchandising and Procurement, discusses the changes and evolution of PCC Natural Markets and where the company – and food retailing – may be in 30 years.
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Fire Update: Making Sure Farm Friends Are OK

(8/31: Final updates below.)

Wild fires and forest fires are rampant across the Northwest, south into California, and east into Montana. When you have friends farming on lands that are in the paths of these fires, all you can do is pray that they will be safe.

Farming is a hard business and with heat,
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So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish

The ocean contains 97% of the planet’s water and covers 71% of the Earth’s surface. Stand on the shore and its expanse and distant horizon imply an endless source of resources. Now we recognize that the oceans are not boundless and the numbers of fish are not endless. It wasn’t until the late 20th Century that we understood the world production (harvest) of fish is on a downward trend and we will be out of fish by the middle of this century unless we take some drastic steps.
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