At PCC Natural Markets, a member-owned cooperative, you'll find fresh, local and organic produce, quality meats and sustainable seafood at 10 Seattle-area locations. And while these are certainly... Read More
At PCC Natural Markets, a member-owned cooperative, you'll find fresh, local and organic produce, quality meats and sustainable seafood at 10 Seattle-area locations. And while these are certainly great places to do one's grocery shopping (or pick up a quick, hot meal on the go), they're also a lesser-known destination for stocking up on gifts (think journals, books, knitted goods and kitchenware) by local companies and artisans for your friends or loved ones. For example, everyone loves a Chinook Book coupon compilation that includes 700-plus offers for local and sustainable companies in the Seattle area. (Check out their interactive holiday gift guide on the new Chinook Book website.) Another gift to consider: eco-friendly Buyer Mineral B Element Cookware–carbon steel pans that feature a protective organic beeswax finish and get better with age (similar to cast-iron pans). And the book "FareStart: 25 Years of Transformation" features dozens of delicious recipes and heartfelt stories that celebrate FareStart's journey as a nonprofit in Seattle. (Proceeds from the sale of the book go back to FareStart.) Also consider gifting tasty local goodies from chocolate (Theo, Fran's and Seattle Chocolate Company's "Comfort and Joy" holiday bars) and Half Pops, highly addictive, "curiously crunchy popcorn" that comes in seven delicious flavors to local beers like those from Fremont Brewing.