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Cooking for One: Fall Produce

As the dog days of summer come to an end and the air becomes crisp, it’s time for some great fall produce.

Welcome Fall With The Whole Deal

Welcome to the October/November issue of The Whole Deal. We’re “falling” all over ourselves to offer you the best of autumn on a budget.

Fall into Organics: Red Grapes

We love organic produce. And this fall, we are celebrating some of our favorite organic fall picks. Here’s the first: red grapes!

Harvesting Mystery Pumpkins

September is an overlap month in the world of vegetables. Tomatoes, squash, corn and other summer vegetables are still available in abundance and while most of these are still quite good, the cool fall evenings and crisp mornings bring with them that familiar tug in my tummy to the hardier greens and roots of fall.

Hear Indie Band Guster’s Easy Wonderful

An inspired indie band dedicated to the environment? Music to our ears! Fifteen years into their career, Guster is operating at the peak of their creative powers,creating inspired music and practices for the entire music industry.

Wise Up with Walnuts

Top Honors from Cooking Light’s 2010 Taste Test Awards

Read on for a chance to tell us which products meet your personal taste test and you might win a year’s subscription to Cooking Light.

Two Brothers Brewery

Two Brothers Brewery Jason and Jim Ebel Warrenville, IL Beer lovers by nature, the Ebel brothers’ passion for creating beer were bolstered by a “beer adventure” in Europe. The trip helped the two brothers hone in their love for how beer is created – and celebrated. They wanted to bring those same qualities to America, where beer is still considered “that yellow, fizzy stuff.” The Ebel brothers prefer to focus not only on the quality of the beer, but on helping people realize that they’re getting a family owned company that is very concerned about the community.


Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti

Would you like to do some good for others while enjoying some good family tunes? Many Hands fits the bill.


Family Meal Ideas for Four

Home Stretch on Salad Bar Project

Try Tofu

Enright Park Community Garden

Happy Birthday Wishes

Appreciation goes to these great vendor partners for taking the time to record video birthday messages to us. We are feeling really special on this most special day — our big 3-0! From Transfair:
From Dogfish Head Brewery:

Good Food for One or Two


The Search for Non-Styrofoam Trays

Jim is our Store Supplies and Services Specialist for Whole Foods Market's Rocky Mountain Region.

Ineeka Tea

Ineeka Tea Chicago, IL Ineeka Tea takes pride in being the only North American tea company that is vertically integrated. With upwards of 25,000 people living and working on their 12 farms, spanning 15,000 acres, they also consider themselves the largest biodynamic community in the world. Every person living and working on their farms receives free housing, medical care, electricity, utilities and mandatory education for children. This focus has created a model never really seen before in the agricultural community.


Let's Celebrate! New 30th Birthday Products

In honor of our 30th birthday, some of our vendors gave us the best present ever - new products that make us (and soon hopefully, you) want to get the party started! We're honored to have built partnerships with these creative and passionate folks.


Celebrate Oktoberfest

Are you planning an Oktoberfest celebration? We doubt anyone can top the ten million pints of beer and more than ¾ million sausages consumed at Munich's Oktoberfest.

Putumayo Presents: Yoga

Thanks to Sean Johnson, Founder of Wild Lotus Yoga studio in New Orleans, who collaborated closely with Putumayo on this project and provided this blog post.

New Wild-Caught Seafood Sustainability Ratings


Peak Produce: Summer into Fall


Exclusive Interview: Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs

Thanks to Jimmy Dunne, President of Inspire - a music and branding company partnering on music initiatives with Whole Foods Market - for providing this blog post.

Birthday Party on a Budget

Crunchy Granola

Ever Been to Texas?

Around here, everyone is getting excited about our 30th birthday, including the 30 winners of our "A Heart as Big as Texas" essay contest. These winners, joined by a guest, will be treated to a VIP culinary weekend event in Austin provided by Whole Foods Market and our anniversary partners, Texas Tourism, JetBlue Airways and the Radisson Austin.

Amazing Salad Bar Project Update

Let's Celebrate: Vendors That Give Back

One of our seven Core Values is "Caring about our Communities and our Environment" and we embody that Core Value by doing our part to lessen our impact on the environment, and by giving back to the communities where we do business. In honor of this Core Value, we'd like to give a "shout out" to a few of our vendor suppliers who created products especially for our 30th birthday, with portions of the sales donated to organizations and foundations supporting the health and well-being of our greater global community!

Star Valley Flowers

Star Valley Flowers John Zehrer and Phil Mueller Star Valley, WI One source of pride for Star Valley Flowers is that they harvest and cut fresh flowers all year– even during the cold, snowy months – without the use of a greenhouse. Star Valley reduces its carbon footprint by foregoing the use of greenhouses. Not only is their environmental impact important, so is a customer’s reaction to their flowers. They hope customers consider their flowers to be interesting, long lasting, traceable, and cared for along the way by somebody who loves flowers.


Let's Celebrate our Whole Body


30th Birthday Trip: Winning Entries

You asked for them, and here they are; the 30 entries that won a special place in our heart and a trip for two to Austin, Texas to help us celebrate our 30th birthday.

Leading the Green Packaging Charge

Learn to Cook: Simple Pesto

Whether you grow your own, shop the farmer's market or pick up local produce at Whole Foods Market, knowing where it comes from makes a difference, doesn't it?

The Tender Story of Icelandic Lamb

Icelandic lamb is a wonderfully flavorful, exceptionally lean meat from animals raised with no antibiotics, ever and no added hormones. Pesticides and herbicides are seldom used in Iceland where the climate naturally protects the land. All in all, Icelandic lambs are amazingly robust and live in an idyllic, geographically isolated country' whose strict agriculture regulations protect the integrity of the lamb you are buying.


Essential Fats for Children’s Health

As their name suggests, essential fatty acids (EFAs) are a critical component of children’s health. Learn why, where to find them, the difference between omega-3s and omega-6s, and how to easily incorporate them into your child’s diet. Dr. Marie Rodriguez is a licensed naturopathic physician who uses nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, homeopathy and energy medicine to treat the whole person.

We're Turning 30!


Beets are Unbeatable

NEW Whole Trade Costa Rican Lilies


Setting Positive Eating Habits for Kids & Teens

With the school year starting, it's a good time for a quick review of how we can help our kids eat better. This isn't groundbreaking stuff, but when we are setting school year patterns in September, it's helpful to make sure our good intentions are top of mind.

Preschool to Preteen

The Weepies: An Exclusive Interview and First Listen

Thanks to Jimmy Dunne, President of Inspire - a music and branding company partnering on music initiatives with Whole Foods Market - for providing this blog post.

Cooking in a College Apartment

Make Dinnertime Dynamic

Grass-fed Beef: Rancher Spotlight 3


Apply for a Free School Salad Bar

By now, you've probably heard about our goal of putting 300 salad bars into public schools across the U.S. Thanks to our amazing customers, we've raised over $681,000 in just three weeks.