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Bison – The Other Red Meat

With fewer calories, a lower fat content yet more protein than beef, bison (buffalo) can be a good choice for the health conscious meat eater.
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A Fresh Take on Fresh Berries Recipe Contest

Homemade Smoothies: Money-Saving Tips and Recipes

With homemade smoothies, you can hydrate healthfully without running out of steam or savings.

Organic Berries: Pick the Season's Sweetest Stars

Sweet! There’s just no other way to describe summer’s organic berries ... well, besides juicy, flavorful, perfectly ripe and ready to enjoy right now.

Whole Trade Haitian Mangoes

We’re celebrating another Whole Trade Haitian mango season here at Whole Foods Market.  These juicy tropical treats will be in most of our stores for a few more weeks, so there’s still time to grab some if you’ve missed them so far.

A small group of us returned to Haiti this April to visit with our partners on the ground and to plan the coming season.  We were amazed at the progress that has been made in the past year and wanted to share the news with you.

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Parsley, the Unsung Herb

Whether you buy it at the market or grow it in your garden, parsley adds a clean, fresh taste to appetizers, soups, sauces and main dishes. Enjoy these creative ways to use parsley.

Outfit Your Backyard for the Birds

Spring is the perfect time to attract colorful birds to your backyard. Here are a few tips for bird-friendly features and DIY birdfeed basics.
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Honk If You Love Organics!

Let’s get to the root and heart of the matter – people and the planet. Here are five simple reasons that I (and many others) reach for organics.
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Lundberg Family Farms

Lundberg Family Farms has been a pioneer of the nationwide organic movement. Learn more about their organic and eco-farmed varieties of rice and their passion for protecting the environment.

Homeopathy for Baby

Explore the benefits of homeopathy for baby and how to help soothe issues such as colic, earaches and teething. Dr. Molly Punzo has integrated homeopathy into her practice for over 15 years, is a board member of the National Center for Homeopathy and a consultant for Hyland’s Homeopathy.
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Six Wine Picks for Summer Grilling

Learn about some of our top-notch wines and find out which of our Top Ten Wines pair with your favorite grilled foods this summer.
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Tips for Dealing with Garden Trouble

Amber Pollei writes, cooks, and gardens in Austin, Texas, with her husband Ryan and their dog Fin. Read more about her backyard-farm-to-table adventures at sustainable-diet.com

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Handheld Meals: Our Best Burgers, Sandwiches and Wraps

One of the great things about summer foods is eating with your hands. Here are some recipes that’ll help take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day, no forks required.
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How to Grill Fruit and Seafood

Grilling fruit and seafood enhances their flavor and adds an undeniable wow-factor, but technique is important. Here are a few tips for a swimmingly fruitful grill session.

Memorial Day Peak Picks

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Summer Picnicking: Preparation, Tips and Dishes

When it comes to summer picnics think: simple and good. This mantra and these 20 planning and dining tips (with recipes!) will ensure stress-free picnicking.
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Outstanding Orzo

Don’t be fooled by its rice-like stature; orzo stands up perfectly in many dishes, from soups and salads to the main course. Enjoy these orzo ideas.
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Recipes Fit for a Crowd

It’s almost Memorial Day, and you know what that means – a string of parties, picnics and potlucks that only begins to subside in September. But don’t let that stress you out. I’m certainly not complaining. I love spending an afternoon or evening with my friends, relaxing and enjoying the company and delicious fare.

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FAQs from Our Global Office

As the receptionist at the Whole Foods Market® Global Support offices, I’m here to help set the record straight on questions that I receive daily from interested investors, customers and potential Team Members.

Kirkham's Traditional Lancashire Cheese

For the Kirkham family, even with modernization, tradition and love of the cheese remains the cornerstone of producing one of the tastiest cheeses in the UK.
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Homemade Veggie Pizza

Learn how team member and mom Christine tries a whole wheat vegetable pizza recipe that scores big with her family on her son’s 2nd birthday.
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Simply the Best Meat for Summer Grilling

We care as much about the meat that goes on your grill as what goes on ours. Beau, one of our meat guys, walks you through some great picks for grilling.
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Budget Recipes for Summer

With the fast approach of school’s end and summer’s start, one thing you don’t want to worry about is how to balance your grocery budget to keep up with the onslaught of cookouts, sleepovers and just plain hungry kids.

But don’t fret – in the latest issue of The Whole Deal value guide, we’ve got recipes galore to keep mealtime simple, delicious and easy on the wallet.

Money-Saving Tips for Summer Essentials

Try ten of our favorite ways to celebrate the true tastes of summer without a real burden on your budget.

Five Grilling Must-Haves

Before you go running for those long-handled tongs, we’ve got five things every guy and gal should have to make the most of the grilling season.

Go Bananas!

Bananas are great on their own, but don’t stop there! You can have a blast cooking with bananas, starting right here with our great ideas.

Healthy Pregnancy Preparation

In support of Pregnancy Awareness Month this May, tune in to learn from the founder herself as she shares her diet and lifestyle suggestions for couples preparing to conceive. Anna Getty is a busy mother of two, an author, blogger and founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month.
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Ten Tasty Gluten-Free Recipes

May is Celiac Awareness Month! Whether you’re gluten free or just grain conscious, these recipes are sure to please.

Dr. Bronner's Soap Fair Trade Focus

In shifting their supply chains to Fair Trade ingredients, Dr. Bronner’s made a big difference in the lives of several thousand farmers and workers.
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Alter Eco

Alter Eco was started by a group of friends who share a passion for economic and social justice and food. Read on to learn about some of the stories from their journey.

Austin's Green Mission Teams Adopt the Colorado River Wildlife Sanctuary

Would you volunteer to spend a workday afternoon with a shovel and pickaxe in a poison-ivy infested swamp? More than once?

Eight Healthy Treats for Mom

Here's some delicious treats to serve mom that celebrate naturally flavorful whole foods by limiting added sodium and containing no extracted oils or refined sweeteners.
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What's New in the Grocery Aisles: May

Our grocery team works hard to bring great-tasting natural and organic products to our stores that meet our shoppers’ needs.

The Music of Rita Wilson

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The First Fruits of Summer

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Dinner One Day, Lunch the Next

I often turn to dinner recipes that make plenty of leftovers. By packaging single servings into reusable containers, I can be sure everyone has a nourishing, homemade meal at lunchtime.
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Mango-licious Recipe Ideas

Sweet, juicy mangoes add tropical sweetness to salads, smoothies, entrées, muffins, desserts and more. Try some on our favorite mango recipes.

Eating for Two: Pregnancy Food Favorites

With Mother’s Day coming up next week, I find it so exciting and hard to believe that I will be a mother myself very soon!

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The Weight of the Nation

Flowers that Make a Difference to Moms

Mother’s Day is almost here (it’s Sunday, May 13th).

Go ahead, procrastinate. You can run into the corner store and grab some flowers for mom at the last minute. She’ll appreciate them and, hey, it’s the thought that counts, right?

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Cooking Fish without Fear: Tips from Chef Michel Nischan

I caught up with author, leader in the sustainable food movement and world-renowned Chef Michel Nischan and posed commonly asked questions to help you cook fish without fear. Here are his tips, tricks and contagious enthusiasm for cooking with seafood.

Hurry! Whole Trade® Mangoes from Haiti are Here

We’re excited to announce that Whole Trade® Francique mangoes are in season and in stores!

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A Step Forward in Chicken Welfare

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Fran's Chocolates

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Meals for Four on a Budget

In the latest issue of The Whole Deal value guide we have a week’s worth of meal ideas made with those seeking to save in mind.

Bonnie Raitt on Musicians for Microcredit

Whole Foods Market® is honored to carry Bonnie Raitt’s newest global release, Slipstream.  Bonnie has earned nine Grammy Awards over her extraordinary career – and is as well-known for her music, as she is for her activism.

Watershed: Do Something Reel™ Film Festival

As the most dammed, dibbed and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people across the western United States and Mexico, the peace-keeping agreement known as the Colorado River Pact is reaching its limits.

Patrick Bradley's Under the Sun

We’ve recently told you about some of the really creative fundraising events happening in our stores that support Whole Planet Foundation’s® Prosperity Campaign. Here’s another one to share with you.

How Alaffia Helps Women and Children in West Africa

Congratulations to giveaway winner Denise C. from New Hampshire! Thanks to everyone who entered - we loved hearing what Alaffia's products and story mean to you!   Olowo-n’djo Tchala is the Founder and Director of Alaffia. As one of our Whole Trade® vendors he is committed to making sure employees and suppliers receive better wages and working conditions.

6 Parties That'll Make Any Mom Proud

Here are some ways to celebrate the fabulous moms (of all kinds) in your life.
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