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The Value Guru Wants You...if You Want a Prize


Are you a fan of The Whole Deal in-store value guide? If so, here's a sneak preview of the special December issue we're putting together.

Early Apples


Herbal Approaches for Healthy Mood

Ever wondered what's happening in your body when your mood is high (or low)? Listen in to learn about the causes of mood imbalance and science-based herbal approaches. Dr. Keri Marshall, Medical Director for Gaia Herbs, is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor specializing in pediatrics, women's medicine and chronic disease management.

An Apple a Day


Red Jacket Orchards - Geneva, New York


Mark and Brian Nicholson are third-generation operators of Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, New York, which grows apples and summer fruits. Red Jacket is a recipient of Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to local producers.

The Choptank Oyster Company – Cambridge, Maryland


Cooking for One: Thai Red Curry


Make it Natural: Chicken Tetrazzini with Green Peas and Chives


"Green" Supplement Bottles in the Works

Glucosamine-Chondroitan-MSM Being "green" is one of our most important missions at Whole Foods Market!


Healthy Tip: Meet Your Health Goals


Monte Bene: A Mountain of Good

mb6 Neil Fusco knows tomatoes. A trained chef and restaurateur, he is a native of the legendary San Marzano region of Italy. Growing up around some of the best tomatoes in the world, it is fitting that Neil would eventually come up with pasta sauces of his own.

Featuring: Here We Grow

Adventures in Brewing - Foster's History

You probably have already heard of Foster's Lager - it is the most popular Australian beer in the world. But you may not know that this beer has deep roots. Back in 1887 when Foster's was first brewed, most beer was served at room temperature. Brothers William and Ralph Foster figured their fellow Australians would enjoy a cold beer in that warm climate. And they were right! The Fosters even served it with ice so it could be enjoyed at its best.

Win a School Lunch Coaching Session with Chef Ann Cooper!

Wondering what you can do NOW to create REAL CHANGE for your school lunch program? Here's your chance to get Chef Ann Cooper, a.k.a. the "Renegade Lunch Lady," to your home town! Ann has been making school lunch programs healthier across the U.S. for the past decade. This is your chance to bring her to your school or district for your very own action plan to improve your lunch program. Find out more about Chef Ann and what she does at www.chefann.com.

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The Value Guru Cracks the Egg


Boost your Back to School Brain Power

Energy Credits Fund New Wind Farm


My Search for The Perfect Salad

lettuce1I'm not sure when exactly but a few years ago I noticed I was eating fewer salads with salad greens as the base ingredient - opting instead for cucumbers or tomatoes.

Moderate Caffeine Naturally

SmGreenTeaOkay, let's be clear right off the bat: I like a good cup of coffee. But unfortunately, it doesn't like me back. I'm super caffeine sensitive, darn it! I like tea and chocolate too, but even these I have to moderate. Caffeine comes in other forms too - sodas, energy drinks, supplements and medications.


Looking for Kosher Poultry?

Kosher Valley

Gluten-Free Shopping for Kids

A group of moms, who also happen to be Whole Foods Market Northern California team members, got together and created a "NorCal Moms" Facebook page as a place to offer fellow moms useful information on all aspects of mothering — from choosing healthy foods and products for babies and kids to cool community events.

Challenging Authority for Good


Fall Trends: Knee-High Boots and Comfort Foods


See Pics from Slow Food's Eat In


Make It Natural: Cinnamon-Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Cinnamon Walnut Oatmeal These quick and easy-to-make cookies more than satisfied our nutritionists, along with the sweet tooths of our tasters. Something for everyone!


Fall & Winter Wellness Focus

Changing seasons and cold weather can bring new strains on health, especially for young people. Focusing on wellness is a good idea, starting with these easy ways that will help keep your family healthy. Dr. Chris Marchioni is a board certified family medicine physician with over 20 years of clinical experience, and is Executive Director of Healthy Learning Paths, a Colorado nonprofit delivering educational resources for families.  For more information, www.healthylearningpaths.org.

Healthy Tip: Sleep Well

Whole Body Essential Oils

Get Involved in Peña Blanca

Let's Talk...Period

Know what's in a conventional tampon? Check out what these women had to say and join Seventh Generation's campaign to support Ovarian Cancer Research. They'll donate $1 for each visitor to their special Let's Talk...Period website who signs up to be a Seventh Generation Nation member (up to $22,000).

Latest and Greatest for September

Check out just a few of the newest products and new varieties of old favorites to hit our shelves.

Lärabar Bars

Lara Bar

Super Quick Suppers! - Best Meal of the Week

Farfalle Sausage I don't know about you, but school is back in session and it's crazy time around here!


The Value Guru Chills Out

Quick Hummus Pitas

Great Recipes for Labor Day Cookouts

Orzo Salad

Peak Pick: Raspberries