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Choosing Supplements for Kids

Don’t know where to start when it comes to products designed for children?

Keeping Kids in the Kitchen

It’s never too early to welcome your little ones into the kitchen. No matter how young or how old, an extra set of hands cantransform meal preparation into an opportunity for learning, creativity, family bonding and fun.
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Summer in the City

Taking a city vacation this summer? Stop by our stores to build your strength before you brave the concrete jungles.

10 Tasty Ideas for Heirloom Tomatoes

It’s peak season for making heirloom tomatoes the centerpiece of your table. Try one of these easy and tasty recipes.

Three Cheers for These Winning Cherry Recipes

The Kid-Friendly Cherry Recipe Contest came to a head on Saturday, July 23rd, where the three finalist recipes created b
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Local Producer Loan For Hail Merry

You don’t have to be a raw foodist to enjoy amazing macaroons, tarts and grawnola from our latest loan recipient. Learn how we’re helping them expand.
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Preparing for Ramadan

Yvonne Maffei is a food writer, recipe developer and publisher of www.MyHalalKitchen.com, a blog showcasing culinary tips and healthy halal recipes.
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Money-Saving Tips for Staying Hydrated

gets hot but you don’t have to! The Value Guru shares six tips to stay hydrated and stay on track with savings.
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Announcing Whole Kids Foundation

Whole Kids Foundation aims to help children reach optimal health through the strength of a healthy body fueled by nutritious food choices.

Fridge Door Organics

You wouldn’t think there’d be much opportunity for a better choice when it comes to something as simple as mustard, and for the most part, there isn’t…unless you care whether the mustard seed it’s made from was sprayed with toxic and persistent pesticides or herbicides and whether some of those chemicals may have en

Cool as a Crunchy Cucumber

Sliced, diced, pickled or pureed, cucumbers add a cooling crunch to summertime dishes. Try these ideas to take cucumbers beyond the salad.

Win our Party Picks Basket

Do you know how to host an excellent party? Tell us about your go-to party snacks for a chance to win a basket of some of our favorite summer party picks!

Coastal Destinations

Craving that coastal summer breeze? Bring the most to the coast by visiting one of our stores on your way!

Bucket of Berries

Team member and first-time Mom Christine shares how she turns a bucket of fresh-picked blueberries into a fruit puree for her toddler and a glorious berry dessert for hubby.

Summer’s Best: Tips for Your Next Adventure

Your summer adventure may be a weekend getaway, a week long journey or longer but there’s no reason to compromise your standards when away from home. Whether nourishing your body with smart snacks or revitalizing with the right natural body products, plan ahead for your summer adventures with these handy travel tips.
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Summer Food & (Red) Wine Pairings

Red wines in summer? You bet! The Wine Guys share favorite food pairings just right for summer at easy-to-swallow prices.

Summerlicious Body Care

Learn how to make the best choices for summer’s best body care and get the most from your soaping and slathering!

Mid-Summer’s Dream: Peaches and Nectarines

Like the porridge in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, conditions that are too hot or too cold can seriously impact the fruit. Learn how peaches and nectarines are doing this year.

Clash of the Cleavers at Meatopia

Our master butchers from coast to coast converge in New York City to vie for the title of “Best Butcher.
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Viva La Vegetable Salad!

Summer is perfect for lighter meals that don’t require much cooking but stir up plenty of pleasure at the table. Try some of these salad combinations.

Attention All History Buffs!

History doesn’t stop at the books — check out some pieces of history in person and stop by our stores when you need a study break!

Rainier: THE Best Cherry

Known for their golden color and uniquely sweet flavor, Rainiers may be the ultimate cherries. Learn about the specialized care needed to cultivate these little gems.

Sizzling Seafood Grill

Looking for tips on how to grill fish and shrimp so they’re full of flavor with just the right amount of sizzle? Let’s get grilling!

Baked This Way

Dozens of our team members helped celebrate San Francisco’s Pride Parade with a giant rainbow cupcake pulled by a vintage farm truck.

Dispatches from the Field: Indonesia

Whole Planet Foundation’s Steve Wanta travels to Indonesia to meet with clients from our partner, Grameen Trust. This video profiles three very different clients.

Perfect Summer Food & (White) Wine Pairings

Summer savvy: Try these summer-perfect food and wine pairings that will make your meals sizzle!

Summer’s Best: Fresh Produce

Tis the season for summer’s best produce! Load up on peak-of-season fruits and veggies and get creative with salsas, smoothies and more.

10 Great Sandwiches from the Grill

Summer is made for sandwiches and savings. Here are 10 ideas for sandwiches on the grill that won’t cook your budget or heat up your kitchen.

Brasstown Beef

Steve Whitmire's family has been farming in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina since the early 1800's.  As a kid, Steve's chore was to look after the lone family cow.  Today Steve oversees a much larger herd of Angus/Braunvieh cattle on 1,000+ acres in Brasstown, North Carolina, ensuring they always have sufficient spring water, ample grass, freshly mixed feed and room to roam.

Premium & Organic Body Care Standards

Our commitment to provide the highest-quality ingredients and products extends to every aisle of our stores.

Win a Basket of Summer Pantry Favorites

Quick and easy meals and snacks become a reality with a well-stocked pantry. Tell us about your pantry favorites on our blog for a chance to win a basketful of summer goodies.
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Relish the Radish

Go beyond the garnish! Cooked, pickled or raw, radishes add a mild tang or a spicy bite to favorite recipes.

Summer’s Best Swordfish Recipes

Rich and meaty, our fresh, harpoon-caught swordfish is perfect for grilling and much more! Click here to check out some of summer’s best swordfish recipes.

Hot Spots, Cool Nightlife

Stay cool—stop by our stores for an oasis when you’re visiting these hot spots!

First Aid for Summer’s Best Fun

Summer’s best fun sometimes means scrapes, bruises, bites or encounters with poison ivy. Learn about some natural products to be good to your whole body.
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Kids World Party

Get dancing with Putumayo Kids’ latest CD, a global medley of party tunes. Tell us about your best kids party for a chance to win a 14-CD set of Kids Playground favorites.
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Local Loan Supports Thompson Farms

With a low interest loan from our Local Producer Loan Program, the father and son team at Thompson Farms are working to increase their Animal Welfare Rating to the highest level possible.

Leading the Way for Farm Animals

Miyun Park, Executive Director of Global Animal Partnerships, shares how their 5-Step Animal Welfare Standards are improving the lives of farm animals.

Recipe Contest for Bloggers

We’re challenging food and family bloggers to whip up kid-friendly treats featuring cherries. Enter for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree.
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The Sweetness of Summer Corn

The combination of long, warm summer days and satisfyingly light meals makes corn a seasonal delight. Learn why corn is best eaten as close to harvest as possible.
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1Run Fights Diabetes Through Education

Learn how we are supporting diabetic Doug Masiuk in his historic run across the U.S. to educate about healthier living and thwarting this epidemic.

Cool Foods for Hot Weather

Craving lighter fare and don’t want to heat up the kitchen? Healthy eating guru Mary shares her favorite ways to cool off with Summer’s Bounty.

Satisfy your Soul with Salsa

This magical blend can make the difference between a good meal and a great one. From traditional to fruity, give these salsa recipes a try.
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All Hands on Deck!

Stock up at our nearby stores before shipping out to these nautical destinations. Ahoy!
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Harpoon-Caught Swordfish

Harpooners bring us fresh swordfish for just a few weeks each summer, so now is the time to get cooking with this legendary fish. Learn more and find great cooking tips and recipes

Soothing Summer Muscles

Don’t let soreness, strains and pain get in the way of your adventures! Support healthy muscles and joints with homeopathic, herbal and lifestyle recommendations for an active summer. Dr. Tiffany Binder is a Naturopathic Physician with expertise in nutrition and supplements.

Feeling Good, Looking Great

Want to make a splash this summer? We’ve got you covered with summer’s best ways to feel good and look great!
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Crazy for Summer Corn!

Savor Summer! Check out our top 10 ideas on how to enjoy sweet summer corn.