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Fresh Christmas Trees


Grab Some Grapefruit


Bag the Wrap

We introduced our Better Bag last holiday season to rounds of applause and sighs of relief. In case you missed it the first time around, here it is-perfect yet again. Join the fun!


Zero Waste: Christmas Trees


Cheese for Winter Soups


Feed 100 Children for $10

BetterBag3If you’ve done any holiday meal planning lately, you know that there’s no way you are going to feed 100 kids for $10 in the U.S., but the World Food Program can.

Zero Waste: Holiday Lights


Make New Exciting Dishes from your Leftovers

mashed_potatoes1Thank goodness for leftovers! One of the joys of being the holiday host is having delicious leftovers available for subsequent meals. Here are some of our favorite tips for making new, exciting dishes from your leftovers. Mashed Potatoes

Happy Thanksgiving!


Here's wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!


Thank You!

thanksgiving-blog-pics-001The day before Thanksgiving is our busiest day here at Whole Foods Market, and one of my favorite days of the whole year. It is the day my team and I have been working toward for months, with the excitement building more each day.

Simple Perfect Gravy

There's nothing like rich, silky gravy poured over turkey and mashed potatoes to complete a holiday feast. Learn to make our foolproof four-step gravy sure to rival your family recipe.

Potluck Sides

tablewithsidesEvery year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, our produce and floral buying office hosts a holiday meal. The tradition started four years ago as an appreciation for the remarkable work we do during the holidays.

Zero Waste: Holiday Cards

GreenMissionThe holidays are a time of joy and celebration, of getting together with family and friends and sharing the gifts of the season. This is also the most wasteful time of the year.

Digesting the Big Meal


Mother's Little (Last Minute) Helpers

Holiday2 Are you starting to go a bit crazy? Is the weight of the week crushing you just a bit? Instead of reaching for the Rolling Stones' version of Mother's Little Helpers, reach for your phone or your car keys instead. Your Whole Foods Market team members are here for you! We love this week. Really!

How to Carve The Turkey

Carving the Thanksgiving turkey can be a daunting endeavor. Watch our easy step-by-step guide, and you'll master the carving with confidence. And check out our Turkey Toolkit with tips on how big a bird to buy, to stuff or not to stuff, why we brine and everything else you wanted to know about roasting and serving a turkey but were afraid to ask.

Savannah Bee Company

Savannah Bee Company - Ted Dennard
Savannah, Georgia


Make it Natural: Classic Side Dishes

Strategic Holiday Food Shopping Tips


Valuable Holiday Wines

Popping Cranberries and Pomegranates

Discover how easy it is to make your own cranberry sauce and learn three easy twists to spice up our classic recipe. We've thrown in a few tips for enjoying pomegranates, too.

Wellness Formula

Listen in to this encore podcast presentation on immune health.

Tony Lucchesi the National Educator for Source Naturals joins us to talk about Wellness Formula. Twenty-five years ago, Wellness Formula pioneered the industry’s first wellness-immune category. Since then, millions have turned to Wellness at the first sign of immune symptoms.

You Don't Want Turkey?!


The Value Guru and the Turkey Day After


Put This on Your Thanksgiving Menu

dinner_rollsThanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Do you know what you'll be making on the big feast day? There's still time to try some new recipes and tweak your menu to make it perfect.

Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé

beaujolais Mark your calendars, set your alarms or just watch the clock. On November 19th, the third Thursday of November, this year's Beaujolais Nouveau is released to the world.

Festive and Easy Holiday Décor

Join us as we find inspiration for decoration throughout the store and create easy centerpieces and festive touches, using natural (and sometimes edible) holiday décor.
Explore more great tips, recipes and creative ideas for taking this holiday season to a new level of taste on our All Things Good holiday pages.

A Wonderland of Winter Squash


Turkey Made Simple

Let's talk turkey! Whether you're a seasoned turkey roaster or are cooking your first Thanksgiving bird, you'll love our simple recipe that yields a perfectly moist, tender and naturally delicious turkey, every time.

Our Brie is Back!


Local Loan to Townshend's Tea Company

townshends-tea-logo We are excited to announce the latest recipient of a loan through our Local Producer Loan Program: Townshend's Tea Company !


Fair Trade Certified™ Organic Spices

KaiMuch of the delicious cooking of the season depends on the wonderful aroma and zing added by familiar spices. It wouldn't quite be the holidays without cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, etc. And now you can do good for others while you are cooking great things for your family.

Choosing Your Turkey

turkey_on_table Choosing a turkey used to be pretty simple. Figure out how many people were coming to dinner and get the biggest bird possible to feed the crowd. Now it can be pretty daunting. Here's some advice to help you decide what's the right turkey choice for you.

The Season for Sniffles and Such

colds1 Cold and flu season is no joke. But rather than simply hoping you don't catch a bug, focus on getting prepared with knowledge, intention and - you may have guessed - stocked shelves! Plus, since getting sick is part of being human, let's also look at ways to get better faster when the sniffles do strike.

Make it Natural: Gluten-Free Pie Crust

Potatoes and Yams

potato1 Some of the basic staples of my family's fall and winter diet are potatoes and yams. Fall brings a virtual cornucopia of new crop, freshly dug varieties and with that new crop we reintroduce some favorite ways of preparing them at home.

Holiday Party Planning Tips

They say timing is everything, and that's especially true when planning a holiday feast. Find out our top tips for making celebrations a breeze.

Spice Up Your Holidays

mexcocoa Today's quiz: Which common culinary spice brings feelings of cozy warmth and fills the kitchen with its sweet aroma while baking? Here's a hint: No apple pie would dare be caught without it. If you guessed cinnamon, you'd get an A!

Our Holiday Table Makes Yours Easier

Roast-TurkeyThe holiday season is the last time you need added stress and complications so in every one of our stores, you will find a "Holiday Table" with real people who can help. This table is basically "holiday central" for Whole Foods Market.

Hervé Mons

Learn about the art of the Affineur from a world-renowned master, Hervé Mons who discusses the business practices of Mansion Mons as well as their Tommes de Bois Noir goat's milk cheese.

Take a Holiday Wine Journey


Are You Ready for This?


Your Bookmark for the Holidays!

Busy, busy, busy - that's what it's been like around here as we tested recipes, searched out unique gifts and pulled together our very best tips to help you get ready for a memorable holiday season. Here's a sampling of what we'll be sharing with you on our blog over the coming weeks. Check out our introductory holiday video featuring Top Chef Season 5 winner Hosea Rosenberg and explore our great tips, recipes and creative ideas for taking this holiday season to a new level of taste.


The Value Guru and the Five-Finger Discount

spice_aniseI was flipping through the October-November issue of The Whole Deal and this money-saving tip caught my eye (I wrote the piece months ago, so I'd almost forgotten it):

Shortcut Chef Giveaway Winner!

Wow, we've got some creative shortcut chefs out there, chock full of creative ideas for saving time in the kitchen without sacrificing quality. From stocking up on fresh veggies in season and freezing them yourselves to inventive uses of rotisserie chicken to "cheating" with our Prepared Foods and Bakery selection - there's lots of wonderful ways to save both time and money in our dinnertime pursuits. And without further ado, this week's randomly selected* winner…
Denice H:

Winter Wellness Part 2

In Part 2 of our series on natural health during cold and flu season, we'll hear about how the immune system works, which supplements have been shown to support wellness, and some of the best ways to help maintain health year-round. Malia Curran, MS, MPH is a nutrition consultant and speaker, and sees clients in the Denver, CO area.

Ommmm Through Holiday Stress


Let's face it: The holiday season can be pretty stressful. There's shopping, working, gift buying, crowds, family stress and all of that "special" food! At best, it can feel overwhelming. At worst, completely out of control. What to do?

Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Forklifts

forklifts I work in a part of Whole Foods Market that our customers probably don't think about very much - one of our regional distribution centers. Here in Maryland, my facility stocks and moves most of the product that you find on the shelves in our Mid-Atlantic Region stores.