Neighborhood co-ops can be a little different from other grocery stores. PCC Community Markets shares with The Facts some things that set its co-op apart:
Do I need to be a member to shop?
No, but membership has its benefits. While everyone is welcome to shop, PCC members share in the success of the co-op by receiving an annual dividend of a percentage of their yearly purchases, receive special offers including free products, get to vote in co-op board elections and receive access to partner deals and exclusive events. Membership is a one-time $60 fee.
What kind of products can I expect to find?
PCC is focused on sustainable, organic and local products. Something unique at the co-op is its wide selection of bulk items – many of which are household staples: rice, beans, spices, oils, coffee and more. Bulk allows shoppers to purchase as much or as little as they need. PCC also offers Field Day, a line of high value, lower-priced, quality organic products that can help make mealtime prep easier, like canned beans, peanut butter and pasta.
PCC operates in 15 locations across the Puget Sound, including the new Central District store.