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The Great Parmigiano Reggiano Wheel Cracking Extravaganza

Our month-long celebration of all things Parmigiano Reggiano ends in a very big way and you’re invited! This Saturday, February 27th, at exactly 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) cheesemongers in our stores across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. will simultaneously crack into wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano.

Take Your Taste Buds on an International Journey…

...With these recipes inspired by Whole Planet Foundation microcredit clients.

Tulips…The Campaigners for Spring

tulip1 Is it just me, or is it starting to feel like winter is really trying to stick around this year?


Parmigiano Reggiano Recipe Contest Winners

We hope you’ll agree that our top picks showcase the versatility of Parmigiano Reggiano and how creative you can be with this amazing cheese.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side (of Rice)


National Recognition for Local Producers

The local producers we work with sometimes get national recognition! We wanted to share with you the press that a few of our Local Producer Loan recipients have received lately.


Snow Days and Slow Days


Changing the World, Together

wpf1 Together, we really can change the world. Actually, It's already happening and with your donation during Whole Planet Foundation's Annual Prosperity Campaign, we can do even more.

Urgent: Tell the USDA What YOU Think about GMOs in Organics

UPDATE 02/18/10: The comment period has been extended until March 3, 2010  You still have time to have your voice and opinions heard!  The easiest way to send your comments to the USDA is on the True Food Project's Take Action website. ----------------------------------------------------

Storing Late-Season Apples


The Whole Deal's Meals for One


Everyday Shea Helps West Africans Every Day

Alaffia1Olowo-n'djo Tchala is the Founder and Director of Alaffia. In appreciation for our customers supporting their mission, he asked if they could please give away a lovely gift basket along with this blog post. Of course!

Parsley - More than Just a Pretty Garnish


Customer Letter Brings Pause to the Day


I work on the team in our Global Headquarters that answers customer emails, calls, and letters sent to our office. As I'm sure you can imagine my job can get hectic at times. However, I recently received this letter from one of our customers. When I opened the letter it brought a moment of pause to my day.


Part 2: Good Fats for a Good Heart

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are crucial for a healthy heart. Listen and learn about the role and benefits of these "good fats." Then get expert tips for choosing high-quality fish oil supplements. Stuart Tomc has more than 20 years experience in Nutritional Medicine. He is a consultant to the World Health Organization and integrative physicians worldwide.

Breaking News: USDA's New Pasture Rules for Organic Livestock

This just in: The USDA published its final rule on access to pasture for organic dairy animals this afternoon. This enhancement to the National Organic Standards has been in the works for many years, and its announcement is a major victory for organic consumers, the integrity of the organic label, and the lives of organic livestock. While the National Organic Standards already require access to pasture for ruminant animals, this enhancement lays out very specific requirements:

Indulge in Divine For Good


As part of Whole Trade Guarantee™ Month at Whole Foods Market, we encourage you to explore the world of Divine Chocolate - owned by cocoa farmers, made for chocolate lovers.


Eagle Creek Growers


Chile Fruit for Chilly Times


Our meat: No antibiotics, EVER!

Piglets Exploring


Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix for V-Day


Get a Free Song from Putumayo

Dan is the founder and president of Putumayo World Music. Their newest release Rhythm and Blues is available in Whole Foods Market stores today. putamayo1

Part 1: Straight to the Heart

How can you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease? Why is chronic inflammation often the heart of the matter? Get answers to these questions and more as you learn about specific nutrients, food and daily habits to help keep your heart healthy. Malia Curran, MS, MPH is a nutrition consultant and speaker, and sees clients in the Boston region.

Behind the Rind: Parmigiano Reggiano


TOMS' One for One Mission


Valentine's Day in the Kitchen

Get cozy with a home-cooked meal this Valentine's Day. You'll avoid the crowds, save some money, and make exactly what you want! Here are some ideas to help you plan a top-notch homemade Valentine's dinner.

Easy No-Cook Appetizers


Celebrate Whole Trade February


Globally Inspired, Locally Produced

STPC-STP One of the things that our customers love about Whole Foods Market is that they can find products from all over the world. They also love the extensive selection of local products that each of our stores offers.


The Whole Deal's Meals for Two

Sure two's company but coming up with ideas for feeding two on a budget every day may turn the best of us into someone it's best to avoid. That's where The Whole Deal meal planners come in. Our week long meal plan for two paves the way for delicious, affordable meals and takes the pressure off of you. Sit back and enjoy:

MONDAY: Veggie Monday

Parmigiano Reggiano Recipe Contest

Updated 02/22/10- Our contest may be over, but there is always time to enjoy some Parmigiano Reggiano. Try the six winning recipes or pick from the thousand-plus contest entries in the comments below.

The Many Faces of Minestrone

hearty_minestrone_soupOne of my favorite fall/winter/spring soups is minestrone.

Together, We Donated $2.7 Million for Haitian Relief

•Update 2/2/2010•

More Mighty Miso!

The first time I tasted miso soup I was 9 years old and having dinner with my family at a Japanese restaurant in San Francisco; I thought I'd a tasted a little bit of heaven and was determined to repeat the experience