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Chance To Win A Trip To Costa Rica

Costa RicaUpdate 5/7/10: Huge congratulations to our winner — Arlene from the Philadelphia area who shops at our North Wales store!

Introducing Pineapple With A Purpose

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Let's Retake Our Plates


Learn to Cook, Learn to Save: Quinoa

Cooking quinoa is easier done than said! All it takes is fire and water and about 30 minutes with very little attention. And really, “KEEN-wah” is not any harder to say than it is to cook. Check it out. Why Should I? Quinoa is a complete protein containing all eight essential amino acids. It’s light and fluffy in texture but has that whole grain ability to fill people up—and if you’ve got company coming, this recipe easily doubles to serve eight people.

Aromatic Rosemary

rosemaryI once read that the great Charlemagne declared: “An herb is the friend of physicians and the praise of cooks.” I wonder what herbs he had at his disposal during his reign?

How To Have An Egg-cellent Easter

Easter Egg BasketSpring is in the air again!  The days are getting warmer, the flora is blooming, and the Easter bunny is hiding right around the corner. What better way to celebrate than by helping him fill his basket with beautiful, naturally decorated eggs?

Let's Retake Our Plates: Food on Film

Cooking For One: Eggs for Dinner

Huevos RancherosWhen I was growing up, my brother and I used to love it when our parents would make Breakfast for Dinner (or BFD as we liked to call it).


Make It Natural: Carrot-Oat Cake


Vital Farms

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Spinach: Strong to the Finish

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Gluten Free Bakehouse

The First Signs of Spring


Ham for Easter

Spiral Ham


Peak Pick: Artichokes


The Whole Deal’s Meals for Four

Don't get caught in a dinner pinch. You'll save some green and some time by following our weeklong meal plan for four (or a few more). These ideas, recipes and tips are designed to help you get the most from your grocery budget. How lucky is that? MONDAY: Veggie Monday

Recipes for Spring Gatherings

The weather is starting to change, the trees are beginning to bud and the food on our tables is getting a spring makeover! From garden parties to Passover dinner and Easter brunch, there are so many wonderful reasons to enjoy delicious meals with family and friends. Here are some of our favorite recipes for the season.

Natural Ingredients for Energy

In Part 2 of our series on Natural Energy, we take a closer look at ingredients in the top natural energy products and supplements. Dr. Hyla Cass tells us about what to look for, including vitamins and herbs, and what to steer clear of when choosing one of the many popular products that promise a boost these days. Dr. Cass is one of the country's foremost authors and speakers on the subject of integrative medicine.

The Spiel on Spelt


A Perfect Proportion of Daffodils

daffodil1As we roll into March, warmer weather finally seems within reach, and an infamously petite blossom starts vying for our attention. Author Gertrude S.

Adventures in Brewing: Guinness Draught


It's that time of year again…when things turn green: grass, trees and beer! It's time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish. There's nothing more Irish than Guinness…well, maybe a leprechaun…and we have the pleasure of bringing you the adventure of this brewer's famous Draught.


Celebrate Passover…Naturally

streitsbrownies Whole Foods Market grocery and meat purchasing teams have been hard at work making our stores a Passover destination.

A Wine Walkabout

winesfromaustralia Join in the fun this spring as we celebrate quality, priced-to-please Australian wines. Defined by a vibrant mix of cultures and an unmatched diversity of land and climates, Australia produces wine styles as rich and varied as the soil from which each grape grows.

All that Jazz - Kid's Version

Jazz-Playground-CoverChristian P. is our randomly selected winner of the 5-title Putumayo CD collection. Thanks everyone for your entries!

Are You Eating Something Green?


Lifestyle Tips for Balancing Energy

Curious about all the promises of energy for your busy day that are packed into pills and drinks these days? Is there any truth in what the labels and ads are selling, and why are so many of us in need of an extra pep in our step? Ric Scalzo, a respected herbalist, botanical researcher, and founder of Gaia Herbs, gives us some answers, and tells us how to balance energy naturally and safely.

Add Some Adzuki Beans

adzuki_saladBeans are good for you! How many times have you heard that? Well, it's true. Beans are full of fiber, important minerals, vitamins and plant protein.

What's New

Every month, we are pleased to add many new products to our shelves that have passed the testing and tasting and met our strict Quality Standards. And each month, we choose a dozen or so to call to your attention. Look for the "what's new" poster and shelf signs for new products — or new varieties of old favorites — that we think you'll especially enjoy.


The Perfection of Corned Beef


What Would You Do with a Case of Peanut Butter?

cookie_pbcc Congrats to Charlie G, our randomly selected winner for the case of peanut butter giveaway!

Chilean Grape Shortage Imminent

chileangrapes1 Due to the recent earthquake in Chile's central regions, we're anticipating a significant shortage of Chilean grapes within the next 10 days. We expect the shortage to extend through early April and perhaps all the way to the first of May.

Supplier Alliance Plants Seeds of Prosperity

As the Director of Partnership Development and Internal Programs for Whole Planet Foundation, Joy Peterson helps develop strategic partnerships and guides our Team Member Volunteer Program. WPF_Change

Save Green With The New Whole Deal

Are you ready for a budget shakeup? We’ve got your back with big ideas and small changes for spring in the March/April issue of The Whole Deal value guide.

Spring Dilemma: Seeds or Starter Plants


Around the first of March I start thinking about my spring vegetable garden. This is the time when I feel the closest connection to the growers throughout the U.S. as we emerge from another winter (in some places) and contemplate the start of a new growing season.


Turmeric - Absolutely To Dye For

Turmeric, an herb from the ginger family, is a powerful antioxidant and supports healthy inflammation. It's been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic Indian medicine for centuries.