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Good Ole Oats

A nourishing way to start the day, oats also add good taste and nutrition to all kinds of dishes, from soup to meatloaf and beyond. Learn some common and uncommon ways to cook with oats.

Michigan Turkey Producers

With the biggest turkey cooking event of the year right around the corner, it's the perfect time to introduce you to some of the local farmers who raise the turkeys we provide for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Farming Seafood to Tough Standards

Whether you call it “fish farming” or go for the more formal term “aquaculture,” our seafood experts call it like it is: our tough standards for farmed seafood make a difference on your plate.

Cooking for One with Packaged Soups

Growing up, the minute it started getting cooler, my parents would whip up the first of many batches of vegetable soup. Their recipe is easy enough, but when cooking for one, I burn out on it pretty fast.
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Our Best Holiday Helpers

Ready for the crazy, busy, exciting holiday season? Find our best tips, recipes, entertaining help and video how-to’s on our holiday pages.
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Understanding the Immune System for Winter Wellness

Ever wonder what your immune system is actually made of? Learn how the body responds to foreign invaders and what you can do both internally and externally to support winter wellness. Nancy Angelini is National Science Educator for Source Naturals and Planetary Herbals, with more than 14 years (and 1500 lectures!) in the natural products industry.

Le Gruyere from Switzerland

Flying into Switzerland I am always amazed by the mountains. The world famous Alps, home to mountaineers, skiers and even stories about elephants crossing (not sure how this ever happened). In my visits to the country I have always been impressed by the pristine wonder of nature.

Roast or Toast Pumpkin Seeds

Packed with protein, zinc, iron and antioxidants, these little green guys are the perfect garnish. From soups to pasta and more, add their sweet flavor and fun crunch to your fall meals.

A Whole New Gift Box

Affordable gift boxes filled with good food stuff (no artificial preservatives, flavors or hydrogenated fats) and packaging stuff (no Styrofoam or bubble wrap). It’s about time. Order online now.
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Think Outside the Can

Yes, you can have good soup out of a can ... or should we say, box? Keep these convenient soups on hand for all your holiday cooking needs or for a simple healthy meal.

Team Members Give Back in Guatemala

It's our last day of school in Pena Blanca; we've been volunteering at a rural community school for the past three weeks and today the kids in the first grade class are surprisingly quiet.

Achatz Pies

Chesterfield, MI Achatz’ 100 employees know how to make a pie. All-natural and created by hand, their pies are as close to homemade as you can get. They’re proud that roughly 95% of their pies’ ingredients – the peaches, strawberries, rhubarb, pastry flour and beet sugar – are local to Michigan. Achatz Pies are perfect for Whole Foods Market shoppers, who know that what they’re buying is free of hydrogenated oils, chemicals and preservatives. You can also pronounce all the ingredients. Learn more about Achatz Pies by watching this short video.

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Green Power Salute

While I know we don’t do it for the awards, it certainly feels good when others recognize the importance Whole Foods Market places on green issues.
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Caring for Caregivers

Continuing in our Breast Cancer Awareness Month series, let’s talk about caregivers. There aren’t many jobs out there that are thrust on you without warning!
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Behind the Rind Starring Le Gruyere

Uniquely Swiss and traditionally made, Le Gruyère is considered one of the world's greatest cheeses. Watch this video to see how it’s produced and try one of our recipes.
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Fall Into Organics: Butternut Squash

Fall is the peak time to enjoy this versatile veggie — perfect for baking, mashing, cubing and more. Easily stored in a cool, dry place for a month or more, stock up while butternut squash at its best.
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Long Line Atlantic Cod

In the pristine waters surrounding Sudureyri, Iceland, local fishermen ensure their continued livelihood by using long lines to catch Atlantic cod, instead of large-scale trawlers.
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Make Time for Thyme

Fresh herbs are loaded with color, flavor and powerful antioxidants. From entrées to sides and dessert, aromatic thyme dresses up fall favorites.

Making Others Aware

As part of our Breast Cancer Awareness Month blog series, Brenda Ray Coffee offers suggestions on how to support children when a parent is diagnosed with cancer.
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Zingerman’s

Part candy bar company and part creamery, Zingerman's is 100% dedicated to handmade quality. Learn more about them and their fresh goodies in this short video.
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Fall Into Organics: Bartlett Pears

Our Fall into Organics celebration is well underway, and our favorite pick for this week is Bartlett Pears. Known for their quintessential “pear flavor,” Bartletts are aromatic, sweet and juicy with a soft, smooth texture.
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Fall Into Organics Video

Whole Foods Market offers a quick introduction to the basics of organic farming. Learn some of the principles of organic agriculture, as well as hear from several farmers who choose to farm organically.

Homeopathy for Cold and Flu Season

Homeopathic remedies have a long history of use worldwide, but can they really help at this time of year? Tune in to our podcast for answers.

Flavoring Affordable Popcorn

I don’t mean to be corny, but popcorn is a snack that is just bursting with value! Although, I have to admit it’s not exactly bursting with flavor, which is why folks typically take to drowning it in butter and salt. But I’m here to tell you there’s a better way to flavorize your popcorn.

Spare Added Sugar; Try Dried Fruits

Remember Mary Poppins? “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down….” Well, that’s just a spoonful. What happens when it becomes 22 spoonfuls, or worse, 34 spoonfuls? That’s right!

Treats, No Tricks

Trick or Treat! To many of us, those words are terrifying. Not because of the all those ghosts and goblins wandering around. It’s because of the shocking amount of candy in our midst. All those horrifyingly unnatural artificial colors and flavors and all those preservatives better suited for a mummy than a mommy. Eeeeekkk!

Celebrate 10-10-10: Non-GMO Day!

While October is Non-GMO Month, today, 10-10-10, is Non-GMO Day! What are you doing to celebrate? Here are some ideas: Read on for a chance to win a case of Nature's Path Organic Granola Bars for telling us what you think about GMOs. Get Up to Speed…
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The Great Kiwi Adventure

Calling all organic kiwifruit fans — this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss! Our friends at ZESPRI (the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit) have a sweepstakes going on to win a trip to New Zealand!

Intelligentsia Coffee

To Intelligentsia Coffee doing the right thing is a mantra that's carried over into every aspect of their business, from sourcing coffee to paying growers. Watch their story.
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Santa Rosa Celebrates Local Producers

On Sept, 21, our newest store in Northern California, Coddingtown in Santa Rosa, officially opened its doors!

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A Few New Fall Faves

There’s something about the change of seasons and the cooler-but-not-yet-cold days of Fall that makes me feel energized and ready for something new. I’m back into a consistent exercise routine (you know, the one that went on vacation during the summer), I start doing more home cooking, baking and trying new recipes, and I start refocusing on my overall health and well-being, perhaps in anticipation of a little splurging during the holidays.

Community Gardens: The Meadow, Baltimore

Grameen America

Grameen America provides business loans to low-income individuals who don't have access to affordable credit. Hear some of the success stories from NYC borrowers and learn more about the program.

Fall Into Organics: Gala Apples

Are you celebrating fall with organic produce? We are! Our favorite pick for this week is gala apples.
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Promoting Seasonal Health

Now is the time to focus on staying well, and supporting the immune system is a smart way to do so. In this encore podcast presentation, Dr.

WAKE UP!

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The Great Garbanzo

Sweet and mild, garbanzo beans will enhance your dishes with flavor as well as calcium, iron, fiber and protein. Learn how to garnish with garbanzo beans.

Pre-Screen "Forks Over Knives"

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Rushing Waters Trout Farm

Rushing Waters Trout Farm Palmyra, WI Farming isn’t just a Monday through Friday job – it’s an every day, every hour job – in particular when your goal is the highest-quality, freshest trout available. Over the years, their philosophy has changed: quality over quantity. In fact, the farm has been chemical free since 1999. The lack of harmful chemicals improved not only the quality of their fish, but also of the water and the land. Rushing Waters hatches their rainbow trout from egg and raises them up to one pound for onsite harvesting.

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Be Aware, Get Support

Every October thousands of high profile companies launch expensive ad campaigns designed to support “the cure” as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Retail shelves are lined with everything from pink mixers to pink toenail polish.
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Adventures in Brewing: Stout, SOS and Bass

Whether you like your beer with football or some other fall activity, October is the perfect time to try out something new. Here are three of our featured brews this month. Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (FES)
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Celebrate Non-GMO Month

October 2010 is our first (and hopefully annual) Non-GMO Month, an event that introduces and celebrates the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal, a first-of-its-kind certification program that Whole Foods Market fully supports.