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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
June 2, 2016
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Whether you’re observing Ramadan or simply looking for convenient and enticing eats, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals.
June 1, 2016
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To help raise awareness about Hemp History Week, Whole Foods Market is having a sale on select hemp foods. In addition, we’ve pulled together our top reasons to get hip to hemp.
May 31, 2016
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Ease the 6pm dinnertime scramble with these new convenient pantry staples including sauces, rices and fire-roasted tomatoes.
April 29, 2016
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Cold-brewed coffee is light and refreshing, making it an appealing alternative to hot coffee in the summer. Enter Califia Farm’s ready-to-drink cold-brewed coffees — here are a couple of their latest and greatest additions.
February 9, 2016
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Even when things start to look bleak in the fridge I don’t panic. Instead I reach for one of my go-to ingredients — canned tuna. It’s incredibly versatile and the mild flavor means my son will enjoy dinner as well.
November 23, 2015
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Whether you’re making it all from scratch or need a few shortcuts, get our list of must-have products — from candles to chocolate coins — and recipes to celebrate Hanukkah.
November 3, 2015
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Whether you’re hosting your first or twentieth Thanksgiving, this list of essentials will ensure you get to enjoy family and cooking time, instead of last minute grocery store visits.
October 22, 2015
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Dreary weather is the perfect excuse to experiment with new warming drink recipes and products. Try one or all of these suggestions to keep the chill out this winter.
October 8, 2015
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All of the Halloween candies we sell at Whole Foods Market are made without hydrogenated fats and artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. Here are a few of my family’s favorites.
October 6, 2015
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Turn to lentils for speedy weeknight meals.
August 18, 2015
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June 15, 2015
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If you’re observing Ramadan, you may love the idea of making every dish for suhoor or iftar from scratch, but that’s not always possible. Luckily, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals.
June 11, 2015
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Imam Khalid Latif shares his memories of dates and how they taste so much sweeter during Ramadan.
May 30, 2015
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It’s the 6th annual celebration of Hemp History Week and our US stores are closing out the week with sales on select products that contain hemp. But first a bit about what Hemp History Week is all about.
May 29, 2015
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I have water accessible nearly everywhere my kids go, and I offer them water a lot. However, I make sure that they are getting hydration from other sources too including fruits, veggies, other drinks and even dessert. Yes, dessert!
May 1, 2015
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Every child deserves basic necessities, and a pack of diapers can have a big impact on a family needing to choose between buying food and buying diapers. That’s why we’re partnering with Seventh Generation to help babies in need in our shoppers’ communities throughout the US.
April 30, 2015
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Hello summer! Hello adventures! Here are our packing essentials for outdoor meals, day trips and weekend getaways.
April 27, 2015
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From its sweet and savory dishes and casual kid-friendly atmosphere to its inclusion of cocktails for the adults, I love everything about brunch. As a host, it’s not as overwhelming as organizing a dinner party. You can simply offer the basics (breakfast tacos or bagel sandwiches) with a few twists (fruit compote or flavored butters) and please everyone.
April 23, 2015
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Whole Foods Market is your one-stop-shop this Mother’s Day for essentials (flowers, perfume, handcrafted cards and candles) and unexpected delights such as a subscription to our wine club.
April 21, 2015
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Eating outdoors combines two of my favorite things - food and nature. It can elevate even a simple peanut butter sandwich. However with a little planning, you can go beyond the basics with ease.
April 9, 2015
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Phosphates. Phthalates. Chlorine. The government does not require full disclosure of ingredients on cleaning products, so how can you know what’s in those bottles?
March 19, 2015
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From Seder staples to less traditional (but no less important kosher finds), we work closely with our vendor partners to develop delicious kosher products that meet our strict quality standards meaning they’re free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors.
March 12, 2015
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When we buy food for people we love, the ingredient list is often of utmost importance. Shouldn’t we use the same care for the furry friends we love?
February 19, 2015
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Through our Local Producer Loan Program, we’ve provided millions in low-interest loans to outstanding local farmers and artisans. Many of our loan recipients have become so popular and successful that they’ve been able to expand into other regions. To help you get a flavor, here are just a few of the Local Producer Loan Program products that can now be found nationwide.
February 7, 2015
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Whole Foods Market’s legendary Quality Standards make it my go-to place for Valentine candies, luxurious body care, and Whole Trade® flowers that give back to the communities where they were grown. Here’s a quick run-down of the goodies I’ll be giving as gifts this year.
January 29, 2015
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Show you care this Valentine’s Day with fair trade chocolates. When you buy fair trade products, you’re helping to create economic opportunity in the developing world, support community projects and make a difference in the lives of farmers and producers.
January 23, 2015
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It’s time to make the snacks we serve while watch the big game as memorable as the commercials! Here are five snacks that can’t lose.
January 9, 2015
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These days, lots of folks are scaling down or living without dairy. For some, the shift is motivated by a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance. For others, living dairy free is part of a commitment to eat more plants and fewer animal products. Regardless of why you’re avoiding dairy, changing your diet is a big deal. Here are a few tips to help keep you happy, satisfied and inspired.
December 9, 2014
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From traditional to dairy-free, here’s a breakdown of a few of our favorite nogs — all without artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives.
December 2, 2014
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If you’ve been dreaming about your favorite holiday flavors — latkes and Sufganiyot and kugel — and checking out Hanukkah recipes for inspiration, now is the time to get shopping! We’ve curated holiday helpers to make your celebrations deliciously memorable.
November 24, 2014
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Our US Whole Foods Market stores are celebrating fairly traded products with a weekend-long sale, November 28-30. And we’re kicking it off with what we’re calling “Fair Trade Friday”!
November 21, 2014
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If you don’t want turkey, how do you celebrate “Turkey Day”? Deliciously! Give thanks for entrée possibilities from vegetarian Savory Butternut Squash Pie with Hazelnuts to vegan Celebration Lentil Loaf to Roasted Beef Tenderloin.
November 18, 2014
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It’s finally time for pumpkin pies and gingerbread and candy canes, so sure to experience those special flavors to the fullest. Here are our picks for sweet holiday treats you won’t find anywhere else but Whole Foods Market.
October 24, 2014
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No gluten? No dairy? No soy? No problem at Whole Foods Market! Our experts and in-store healthy eating specialists have curated special diet-friendly picks that are delicious enough for everyone to enjoy.
October 23, 2014
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Creating cookies, cakes and pies together doesn’t have to be a big production. If you stock your pantry with baking staples, you’ll be ready whenever the mood strikes your brood. (Got cousins or grandkids visiting? Baking together is a great way to bond!)
October 16, 2014
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Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with quinoa, an ancient seed that’s been making waves as a modern superfood.
October 14, 2014
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Last-minute shopping trips tend to be a little disjointed. If you’d like to make healthier choices (and spend more of your precious holiday with friends and family), it helps to plan ahead.
October 1, 2014
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Mama mia! Who knew your favorite quick meal must-have — pasta sauce — could be used for so much more than simply topping spaghetti?
September 29, 2014
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Rich cashews are lower in total fat than most nuts, always a crowd favorite and particularly flavorful in baked goods and curries and as a spread or dip.
September 25, 2014
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Whether you’re exploring international cuisines or yearning for a taste of home, our convenient organic seasoning blends make it easy to cook with some of the world’s most-craved combos.
September 20, 2014
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Have you ever felt curious about all the meat substitutes in the refrigerated section of the grocery store? Today we’ll explore tempeh, a soy-based product which, like tofu, can be used in a myriad of dishes and has a hearty flavor, texture and health benefits too.
September 19, 2014
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Our five new single-origin extra virgin olive oils represent the uniqueness of the regions and countries where they’re produced. With flavors from mellow to piquant they’re the perfect assortment to compare at an olive oil tasting party.
September 15, 2014
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I am never without a jar of organic tahini in my refrigerator. It’s nutritious, delicious and filling, not to mention perfect for back-to-school lunches. You can enjoy it on its own as a spread or mixed with a variety of other ingredients.
September 11, 2014
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Do you think eating organic is better for you? This series shares some of the science behind the nutritional benefits of organic foods. First up: fruits and vegetables. Part two covers organic dairy and part three goes into pesticide residues.
September 10, 2014
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Back-to-school season is a perfect time to shake up kitchen routines, and exploring world flavors can be your passport to new adventures. With the help of our prepared sauces you can spice up your life without a lot of prep work.
August 21, 2014
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If you’d like to learn how to choose and cook the perfect rice to elevate your favorite dishes, stick with us! Our 365 Everyday Value® line offers an exceptional selection of rice varieties — including many organic options — at prices that encourage exploration. Below is a quick guide to some of the most popular types and their culinary characteristics.
August 16, 2014
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Food blogger and author Jenny Rosenstrach takes us on a spin through the frozen aisle
August 14, 2014
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Whether it’s at the stadium or in your living room, nothing beats a great game-day get-together. And this year, it’s all about feeding your friends and family wholesome and high quality versions of your favorites, and trying out a few new dishes too. Here’s the game plan.
July 10, 2014
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Are you observing Ramadan or simply searching for quick delicious meal options? Saffron Road’s halal frozen entrées, frozen chicken nuggets, organic crunchy chickpea snacks, appetizers, broths, simmer sauces and desserts make it easy.
June 21, 2014
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Yvonne Maffei, food blogger at My Halal Kitchen, shares an easy recipe she’ll be preparing during Ramadan.
June 5, 2014
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It’s the 5th annual celebration of Hemp History Week and our US stores are closing out the week with sales on select products. But first a bit about what Hemp History Week is all about.
April 10, 2014
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Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Fruit SnacksHalf-eaten chocolate bunnies and untouched stale neon marshmallows are not signs of a successful Easter basket.

April 8, 2014
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Looking to add a little variety to your Passover meals this year? We have a variety of delicious new kosher options that you can’t find anywhere else — from yogurt and granola to tomato sauce and olive oil.
March 27, 2014
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I live in Austin, Texas, where spring smells like…grape soda.

The Sophora secundiflora or Texas mountain laurel, is a popular native shrub whose flowers smell exactly like the Grape Nehi my grandpa used to drink. In my neighborhood, their sweet scent is a surefire sign that spring has arrived.

March 26, 2014
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At Whole Foods Market, we believe shoppers have a right to know exactly which ingredients are in the products that touch their lives, including their cleaning products. That’s why we created the Eco-Scale® Rating System.
February 24, 2014
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Sherry, meanwhile, is a gentler vinegar, and a little more sophisticated and nuanced in its flavor profile. Because it’s so well rounded, I find it to be very versatile and compatible with many types of dishes and cuisines.
February 17, 2014
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Sriracha, the garlicky, chile paste, is just vinegary enough to brighten-up anything while still adding plenty of heat. Sriracha on eggs is outstanding, but it can do so much more than that.
February 12, 2014
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From Wednesday, February 12 to Tuesday, February 25, for every 120 cartons of Smooth Move tea sold, Traditional Medicinals will purchase 1 bicycle to enable children to make the long bike ride through the Thar Desert to school.
February 5, 2014
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Here are a few of the goodies we’re eating, drinking and recommending this month.
January 6, 2014
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Greek yogurt is smooth, thick and decadently creamy. Try it in one of these 15 ways.
December 22, 2013
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Here are a few beverage trends you might be seeing on the shelves at Whole Foods Market®; let’s raise a glass to variety!
December 4, 2013
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Ham vs. turkey. Gingerbread cookies vs. sugar cookies. There are plenty of debates centered on yuletide traditions. At my house, though, there’s no question: there will be eggnog.

Nog for Everyone

With lots of houseguests this month, my holiday motto is “Make some, buy some” so it’s Whole Foods Market® to the rescue. Not only is there organic traditional dairy eggnog, but there are also great non-dairy options to suit vegan or lactose intolerant celebrants.

November 24, 2013
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Fair Trade SaleIf you’re planning on shaking off that post-feast food fog and shopping this Friday, worry not! Your experience doesn’t have to be bleak.

November 14, 2013
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What ingredients do you need to prepare a delicious Hanukkah? Seasonal favorites, like root vegetables, hearty whole grains and a selection of proteins, are always important to have on hand this time of year. Beyond that, here are my top suggestions for outfitting your pantry.

Like all of the products we carry in our stores, these essentials meet our strict quality standards, which require no artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners and hydrogenated fats.

November 9, 2013
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You may have noticed “Biodynamic®” on fresh and packaged products around our store. While the seeds of Biodynamic farming germinated in the early 1900s, they have begun to flourish more widely in recent years.

Biodynamic is an exciting — and a little bit complicated — way of growing crops. The short version is: Biodynamic = food grown well. Want to know more? Read on.

October 30, 2013
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Drew and Brittany BreesFamed professional quarterback Drew Brees, and his philanthropist wife, Brittany, joined the So Delicious Dairy Free team in 2012.

October 10, 2013
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As a child, a night of trick or treating typically ended in a monster game of trading candy with my siblings. As a mom of two, I’m still trading up when it comes to candy though now I’m swapping frightful mysterious ingredients for choices I feel good about.

Are you looking for treats, not tricks, this Halloween? Have no fear, Whole Foods Market® carries mummy-approved candy and treats that live up to the high quality standards of all our products. That means there are no hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors lurking in these treats.

October 4, 2013
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Growing up in the Midwest, October meant a warm kitchen filled with aromatic baked goods, soups and sauces. Although I’m in a warmer climate now, I still equate autumn with some of my favorite flavors. Lucky for fall food lovers like me, Whole Foods Market® makes a great season even better with new delicious products to try.

These latest additions on our shelves are made without hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors.

September 1, 2013
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From choosing organic to avoiding added sugar, tiny victories add up to big improvements on your plate. These latest additions on our shelves are just the thing if you’re looking to feel good about the offerings at your table.

Plus, like all products on our shelves, these new offerings are free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors!

August 16, 2013
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The bulk department can be a little intimidating for the uninitiated. When I first started shopping at Whole Foods Market®, all of the bins, item numbers, tiny writing utensils and the freeform, help yourself method made me a little nervous.

August 1, 2013
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Back to school can mean back to the drawing board at mealtime. Here are a handful of new products to help you rise and shine at the breakfast table, beat sad sack lunches, dazzle at dinnertime and satisfy snack time cravings. 

Remember, like all products on our shelves, these new offerings are free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors!

July 9, 2013
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Arsalan Iftikhar is founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, senior editor for The Islamic Monthly magazine and author of the book Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era.  Arsalan is also a regular commentator on National Public Radio (NPR). 

July 4, 2013
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Every month at Whole Foods Market®, we’re pleased to add many new products to our shelves that have passed the testing and tasting and met our strict Quality Standards. Here are some new products that we think you'll enjoy in July.
June 1, 2013
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From vacation spots to haircuts to romances, summer is all about trying new things. So why not try some of our latest products too? Every month, we’re pleased to add many new products to our shelves that have passed the testing and tasting and met our strict Quality Standards.
May 12, 2013
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The right combination of spices can give your meal a Southern kick, island flare or Texas twist. Try them with beef, tofu, fish, pork chops, chicken breasts and vegetables.
May 7, 2013
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Hip hip hurray Saturday is World Fair Trade Day! We’re celebrating by stretching the festivities from Friday to Sunday with a three-day sale on hundreds of Whole Trade® products.
May 3, 2013
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If you’re also on the lookout for products to try, you’ll be happy to know that Whole Foods Market adds many new items to our shelves every month. Dig in to these most recent additions.
May 1, 2013
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There are three simple essentials to make Mom really happy on Mother’s Day (or any day). As a mom of a three-and-a-half year old ball of boy energy, I know if I get just one of these little gifts I’ll be a happy mama!

April 25, 2013
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Dedicated to deliciousness for all, So Delicious has spent the last 25 years making creamy, non-dairy creations everyone can enjoy, including coconut milk, soymilk and almondmilk frozen desserts, cultured products and beverages. Here’s their story.
April 11, 2013
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Reaching for earth-conscious cleaners doesn’t mean wiping out your savings. We scoured our shelves for the three must-have products with high marks for safety—yours and the planet’s. These hardworking cleaners go from floor to skylights and everything in-between with cash to spare so you can grab a few rolls of 100%-recycled-paper towels.
April 9, 2013
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Engine 2’s new frozen grain blends promise to give refrigerator shelves and stockpots everywhere a break with already cooked (and spiced!) blends that heat up in a flash.
April 4, 2013
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We believe in full disclosure. As a result, we developed our Eco-Scale™ rating system, meaning we evaluate every ingredient for environmental impact, safety, efficacy, source, labeling and animal testing. Based on audits conducted by a 3rd-party audit agency, the products are rated red, orange, yellow or green on our Eco-Scale™.
March 31, 2013
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Find out how Guayakí brought yerba mate back into the shade and into the international spotlight.
March 30, 2013
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Food allergies never stopped Hilary Brown from enjoying what she eats. In fact, they inspired her to create “The World’s Best Veggie Burger.”
March 29, 2013
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“Uncle” Matt McLean knows just what it takes to get the most flavor out of fruit for his organic juices — and what it doesn’t. Read on to find out how he took the family business back to its organic roots.
March 29, 2013
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My three-year old has picked up the phrase, “that is my favorite and my best” and uses it with a gravity that only someone her age can pull off. Strawberry ice cream, white cats and her sparkly tutu have all recently earned her accolades. As a grocery store that’s in the business of selling the highest quality foods we can find at the most competitive prices possible, our search for quality is a never-ending process. So it’s fair to say that we have a lot of “favorites” and “bests” on every aisle and make it our job to bring in more each month.

March 20, 2013
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Get ready for an eggtraordinary event coming to your local Whole Foods Market this Saturday, March 23rd. It’s an Eggstravaganza and we’ll be celebrating the versatility and the deliciousness of eggs throughout our stores.
March 11, 2013
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At Whole Foods Market®, we’ve got Kosher cooking basics from salt to olive oil and holiday essentials from gefilte fish to grape juice. You’ll also find less traditional but no less important Kosher finds too.
February 26, 2013
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Traditional Easter confections with neon-colored candies and bland bunnies disappoint my kids no matter how excited they (okay, we) are for our baskets. Here are some recommendations from experts at Whole Foods Market®, SAVUER and Kiwi magazine so we can easily build a better basket without well…laying an egg!
February 22, 2013
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Chocolate tastes even more divine when you’re making a difference with every bite. Find out how Divine Chocolate makes it possible.
February 21, 2013
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Whether you avoid meat on Fridays, for the Lenten season or for always, these delicious vegetarian alternatives to your favorite meat dishes will help you create meatless meals in minutes.
February 19, 2013
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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. (That means they’re free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors - wahoo!) And each month, we choose a dozen or so to call to your attention. Here are a handful of new products — or new varieties of old favorites — that we think you'll especially enjoy.

February 15, 2013
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Looking for something to take the chill off? Take (or fake) a snow day, stay indoors and snuggle up with a cup of something steamy.

February 3, 2013
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Whether you’re celebrating with The One or simply someone, Whole Foods Market® can make your Valentine’s Day a bit sweeter. Win hearts by shopping from our roundup of Cupid-approved gifts and goodies.
January 27, 2013
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365 Everyday Value Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato FriesDid you know that the sweet potato is not actually a potato? While they are distantly related, potatoes are tubers and sweet potatoes are roots. In addition to the name, the sweet potato is a study in contrasts.

January 24, 2013
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Hosting a game day party? Huddle up. Don’t make a rookie mistake and reach for just the traditional staples. Instead make this game-winning play: shop for delicious food that meets everyone’s needs.
January 22, 2013
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If you’re new to quinoa, let’s get down to the basics. First things first, it’s pronounced KEEN-wah and is a high-protein, gluten-free ancient grain that cooks much like rice and has a texture similar to couscous (think simple and quick!).
January 12, 2013
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Wallaby Organic Greek Yogurt is an extra rich, creamy yogurt made traditionally with no artificial anything. Comment on this blog post for a chance to win a case!
December 16, 2012
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Festivus ChaiOnce the weather starts getting colder here in Austin — and by cold, I mean 60 degrees — nothing makes me feel as seasonally appropriate as a mug full of Chai tea.

December 11, 2012
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This year is our first Christmas at home, and we’re excited to start our own family traditions with our three-year old... and he’s excited about cookies for Santa!

Sure, there are baking sheets full of cookie recipes for you to tackle. But if you enjoy eating cookies more than you enjoy baking them, this store-bought solution will still please Santa (and all his little helpers):  365 Everyday Value ® Holiday Cookies in festive once-a-year flavors.

December 10, 2012
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At Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink. Whether it’s peak-of-the-season fruit, a team member creation from our bakery, or a new grocery discovery, we love celebrating great flavors and products. But we don’t just want to tell you about it; we want you to enjoy it too, which is why we’re giving it away!  Read on to find out how you could win some free stuff. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congratulations to our randomly chosen winner, Lisa P. from North Carolina! 

December 10, 2012
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Latkes and Sufganiyot and kugel, oh my! While you’ve been dreaming about your favorite Hanukkah flavors, we've been working hard to meet your holiday needs.

November 26, 2012
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Erewhon Supergrains Buckwheat and Hemp Cereal is a delicious, nutrient-dense breakfast staple that you’ll love.
November 14, 2012
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With a toddler, a newborn and a to-do list as long as Santa’s elf assembly line, shortcuts go a long way with me during the holidays. I’m especially looking to cut down my work in the kitchen without sacrificing quality or adding unnecessary costs
November 12, 2012
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Want to win a case of Imagine Organic Broth? Tell us about your favorite use for chicken broth in the comments on this blog post and we’ll pick one lucky random winner!
November 7, 2012
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Why should one meal get all our attention? With new products hitting our shelves, you can easily make all the other meals of the month (and clean up too!) worth celebrating.
October 29, 2012
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Want to win a case of Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce? Tell us about your favorite non-traditional pasta sauce in the comments on this blog post and we’ll pick one lucky random winner!
October 25, 2012
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Olive oilI find myself cooking with olive oil practically on a daily basis. There are many recipes that call for it and just as many where olive oil can be used as a substitute for highly refined vegetable oils.

October 14, 2012
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AppetizersConfession time. There may have been times in my life when I’ve relied on frozen food to feed everyone from me to my family to a whole party of people. I may also have sprinkled it with parsley and called it homemade.

October 9, 2012
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Earthy flavors. Knobby sweaters. Rustic textures. Comfy socks. Steamy soups. This is what I love about October. If you’re ready to get all warm and cozy, too – from a hearty, nutty breakfast, to fall bread baking, to a dollop of something sweet on still-warm pie – then we have some delicious new items that you must try.

October 5, 2012
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Want to win a case of Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Quinoa bars? Tell us what you’ll be handing out to trick-or-treaters this year in the comments on this blog post and we’ll pick one lucky random winner!
September 21, 2012
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Arrowhead Mills offers over 100 different products from baking mixes to hot cereals and nut butters. Find out how this household-name company has stayed true to its roots.
September 13, 2012
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Soup and stews and stuffings…oh my! Although soups, stews and yes, stuffings are top of mind when it comes to recipes that use broth, there are several more delicious dishes that rely on its rich flavor too.
September 8, 2012
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Whether you’re single, cooking for your family or feeding a crowd, casseroles are a delicious and quick way to get dinner on the table.
September 5, 2012
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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. (That means they’re free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors - wahoo!)
August 28, 2012
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UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who entered! Congratulations to our winner Robyn W. from Wisconsin! At Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink.

August 14, 2012
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At Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink. Whether it’s a peak-of-the-season berry, a team member creation from our bakery, sausages made in house or a new grocery discovery, we love celebrating great flavors and products. But we don’t just want to tell you about it; we want you to enjoy it too. So, we’re doing a series of summer giveaways through mid-August. Read on to find out how to enter to win.

It might be mid-August, but it’s still time for Late July! Late July Organic Snacks is on a mission to educate people about organics through their taste buds. As a family owned and operated company, they care deeply about the integrity of their products – which all proudly wear the USDA organic seal! This means they meet USDA National Organic Standards requiring that the crops are grown without the use of persistent pesticides. Those standards also don't allow irradiation, genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) and synthetic preservatives.

August 10, 2012
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String cheese may not be the big cheese or the king of cheeses, but as nearly any kid and lots of adults will tell you, it’s earned a place in their hearts…and their lunches.
August 10, 2012
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Like all products on our shelves, these new offerings are free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors, meaning you get all the good stuff you want (we checked!) and none of the junk you don’t.
August 6, 2012
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From organic Greek yogurt and Icelandic skyr to kefir and cultured coconut milk, almond milk, rice milk and soymilk, the variety of yogurt offerings is as expansive as its uses.
July 28, 2012
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Keeping frozen fruits and veggies stocked in the freezer is
a great way to ensure that you’re getting the highest quality produce year round.
July 17, 2012
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It takes more than a good-looking ingredient list to make a superior snack; it’s got to taste great too, and Way Better Snacks do.
June 26, 2012
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Whether you enjoying it straight up, mixing the sparkling with your favorite juice, making a evening cocktail or serving it to a President, Mountain Valley Spring Water and Sparkling Water are refreshing additions to summertime.
June 22, 2012
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Carol Debberman didn’t play around when providing nutrition and taste in her veggie burgers. Learn more about the story behind Sunshine Burger.
June 12, 2012
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We’ve found just the thing to quench our thirst for a conscientious alternative to conventional energy drinks. Enter to win a case to keep you humming along all summer.
June 8, 2012
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After a homesick holiday, Siggi Hilmarsson decided to teach himself to make skyr, the traditional Icelandic cultured yogurt he enjoyed as a child. Learn more about the story behind Siggi’s skyr.
June 6, 2012
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School may be out for summer but rest assured, we’re still doing our homework to offer great-tasting natural and organic products that meet our shoppers’ needs. Like all products on our shelves, these new offerings are free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors, meaning you get all the summer flavors you want and none of the junk you don’t.

May 25, 2012
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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.
May 11, 2012
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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.
May 9, 2012
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Our grocery team works hard to bring great-tasting natural and organic products to our stores that meet our shoppers’ needs.
April 27, 2012
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Love coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa, sugar, bananas, olive oil and almonds? Learn how Equal Exchange sources these products in a way that guarantees fair prices for farmers.
April 13, 2012
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GreenShield Organic, created by a dad on a mission, was the first brand of laundry, dish and hard surface cleaners to receive an organic certification from the USDA. Learn more about GreenShield here.
April 10, 2012
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If you’ve bought too much matzo for Seder and don’t know what
 to do with the rest, no fear — there are matzo surplus solutions.
April 9, 2012
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Our grocery team works hard to bring great-tasting natural and organic products to our stores that meet our shoppers’ needs.
April 3, 2012
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From using reusable shopping bags, water bottles and coffee mugs when you’re on-the-go to recycling, composting and using cleaners with eco-conscious ingredients when you’re at home, your green opportunities are endless.
April 2, 2012
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If you love the Easter egg hunt but aren’t sure what to do with all those leftover eggs, I’ve got some great ideas and egg salad is only the beginning.
March 25, 2012
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Our grocery buyers work hand in hand with vendor partners to develop great tasting kosher products that also meet our strict quality standards which require no artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners or hydrogenated fats.
March 23, 2012
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Have you tried Biokleen’s Bac-Out? Get the story behind Biokleen’s planet-friendly practices and gentler, natural ingredients with serious cleaning power.
March 12, 2012
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Tuna’s not just for sandwiches! Perfect for appetizers, soups, main dishes, casseroles, pasta dishes and all kinds of salads, try some of our favorite tuna recipes.
March 9, 2012
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Watch our slideshow to learn how Wild Planet co-founders William Carvalho and Bill McCarthy put the interests of their most important stakeholders — the fish — first.
February 24, 2012
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“We listen to our customers and raise the bar on what’s out there.” Watch our slideshow to learn how Laurel Hill satisfies snackers who want healthy options without sacrificing flavor.
February 10, 2012
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At Cucina Antica, it really is all about the tomatoes. Watch our slideshow to learn about Neil Fusco’s family and their long-standing relationship with San Marzano tomatoes and simple, delicious tomato sauce.
February 8, 2012
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Our grocery team works hard to bring great-tasting natural and organic products to our stores that meet our shoppers’ needs.

Admittedly one of the best things about working at Whole Foods Market is being able to taste your way through these innovative products. I have happily played hooky from my to-do list for a taste of chips and dips, gluten-free cereals and decadent desserts. (Does it still count as a taste if you go back for seconds and thirds?)

February 1, 2012
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Don't get stuck in the kitchen when that great commercial – er, play happens! Try some of these high-scoring snacks and bench the artificial preservatives, flavors and colors.
January 27, 2012
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We love our producers, suppliers and vendors and we think most of them have some pretty interesting stories behind their products too. We’re sharing some of our favorites here in an ongoing series.

 

January 13, 2012
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Watch our slideshow to learn how Nicole Bernard Dawes of Late July Organic Snacks creates snacks that live up to her family’s standards in order to share with families everywhere.
January 8, 2012
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Chock full of key nutrients and loaded in fiber, whole grains are delicious and priced right for your wallet and your pantry.
December 22, 2011
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Watch our slideshow to learn how founder Rachel Kruse makes sure that food lovers of all kinds feel welcome with their vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and organic products.
December 10, 2011
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Frontier Natural Products Co-op focuses on sourcing the best spices and providing the best for their employees. Check out our slideshow to learn more about their process.
December 9, 2011
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From organic traditional eggnog to non-dairy nog options, we’ve got something to suit everyone’s tastes — and all are free of any artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives.
December 4, 2011
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Do the holidays bring on the visions of sugarplums? Here are some snacks and sweets in special holiday flavors that will keep your spirits bright.
November 26, 2011
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We love our producers, suppliers and vendors and we think most of them have some pretty interesting stories behind their products too. We’re sharing some of our favorites here in an ongoing series.

 

 

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November 26, 2011
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Whether you’re stuffing a stocking, sending a gift across the country, handing a hostess some holiday cheer or simply putting something special in the hands of someone special, you’re sure to find a gift for everyone on your list at Whole Foods Market.
November 25, 2011
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Whether you’re stuffing a stocking, sending a gift across the country, handing a hostess some holiday cheer or simply putting something special in the hands of someone special, you’re sure to find a gift for everyone on your list at Whole Foods Market.
November 12, 2011
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Focusing on high-quality ingredients, simple recipes and “doing things like you would in your own kitchen” — that’s the Pacific Natural Foods way. Learn more from founder Chuck Eggert in this slideshow.
November 4, 2011
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Broaden your shopping list with this sneak peek at the latest and greatest hitting our shelves, then rate them and let others know what you think.
October 28, 2011
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Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the five lucky winners: Ellen from Hillsborough, NC; Erica from Santa Fe, NM; Erin from Clearwater, FL; Sarah from Tulsa, OK and Stephanie from San Jose, CA. Happy Thanksgiving!
October 27, 2011
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See how Bill and Karla Chambers have raised crops of fruits, vegetables, grains and children (four of them!) on their Oregon farm. Learn about the innovative farming methods behind their products, from ground to bag.
October 20, 2011
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Every product has a story, and Brad’s Raw Chips is a classic tale of success! Over four years ago, founder and creator, Brad Gruno discovered the health benefits of eating raw.

October 16, 2011
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Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to many of the chemicals found in conventional cleaning supplies.
October 10, 2011
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These Halloween treats are your secret weapon to fend off sugar-crazed kids without falling victim to the really scary stuff — hydrogenated fats, artificial preservatives and colors.
October 8, 2011
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From seasoning to choosing ingredients, Joel Henry, founder and owner of Fig Food Co., has a passion for what goes in his soup. Answer a question about his soup philosophy for a chance to win a $50 gift card.
October 5, 2011
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Guayakí is a finalist to win BBC World Challenge’s $20,000 donation for food security for Paraguay’s indigenous Ache tribe. Watch the video and vote to help them win!
October 4, 2011
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Broaden your shopping list with this sneak peek at the latest and greatest hitting our shelves, then rate them and let others know what you think.
September 27, 2011
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Here are just a few of the many organic grocery products that line our store shelves and give you all the more reason to fall in love with organics this month.
September 23, 2011
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We think you deserve to know what’s in your household cleaning products. Don’t you? Get the dirt on full-disclosure labeling.
September 18, 2011
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Chris Slick is the Senior Global Coordinator for Exclusive and Store Brands for Whole Foods Market. When he’s not working to bring great 365 Everyday Value® organic products to market, you can find him collecting comic books, and watching the Doctor Who series on BBC America.
September 15, 2011
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Enter for a chance to win a trip to Costa Rica! 5 winners will visit the lush campus of EARTH University and explore scenic Guácimo, Limón.
September 10, 2011
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With organic milk from Diamond W Dairy, Eros Yogurt creates delectable flavors in their 100% solar-powered creamery. Answer a question about their process for a chance to win a $50 gift card.
September 4, 2011
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Complete the KIND Mission on Tuesday, September 6th and your one small act of kindness will make a BIG difference to Whole Kids Foundation®.
September 3, 2011
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Broaden your shopping list with this sneak peek at the latest and greatest hitting our shelves, then rate them and let others know what you think.
August 14, 2011
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Happy Anniversary to R. W. Knudsen Family! Join us in celebrating by reading about the company’s history and delicious juices.
August 4, 2011
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Stuck in a shopping rut? Try some of these new products picked by our Grocery Team, then rate them and let others know what you think.
July 31, 2011
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS KERI FROM AUSTIN, TX, SUDHA FROM MINNEAPOLIS, MN, MICHELE FROM LOUISVILLE, KY, CHARLOTTE FROM EUCLID, OH AND JESSICA FROM HALETHROPE, MD.  THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS!
July 25, 2011
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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
June 18, 2011
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If tropical fruit is your sweet spot and ethically sourced options are important to you, then you’ll love the new frozen banana and pineapple chunks from EARTH University.
June 10, 2011
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Team Member and mother of three, Mary shares her tricks for keeping the kids entertained and engaged while loading up her cart on family shopping trips.
June 9, 2011
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Whether June finds you chillin’ poolside with snacks, grillin’ something vegan for Dad’s day or just tryin’ to eat well at work, you’ll be jumpin’ for joy at all the interesting stuff’in our stores.
May 30, 2011
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It’s lemonade time! Get ready for summer’s best squeeze and enter to win a pucker-perfect lemonade stand gift basket.
May 21, 2011
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I don’t mean to rub it in…but I grew up in Hawai’i. At least one day out of the Memorial Day weekend—and many other weekends during the summer—was usually spent hanging out at Hapuna Beach.
May 8, 2011
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Watch how these artisanal preserves are thoughtfully crafted in the French tradition, with only the freshest seasonal fruit and their own naturally extracted pectin.
May 7, 2011
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Exclusive to Whole Foods Market, refreshing Santa Cruz Organic Cherry Lemonade puts the cool into summertime.
May 1, 2011
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Celebrate Hemp History Week by trying some great tasting products that contain hemp and learn more about what hemp really is and what it is not.
April 28, 2011
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You’ve got until May 10th to leave a blog comment for a chance to win a slew of “green” household cleaning products. Do it now!
April 22, 2011
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Do you need a spring-cleaning makeover? Learn about some great choices and add a comment by May 10th for a chance to win a slew of “green” household cleaning products!
April 21, 2011
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Unsure how to get the greenest clean? Choosing household cleaning products just got easier with our new Eco-Scale™ Rating System!
April 17, 2011
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Hop on over to our stores and get some goodies to fill your Easter baskets. These are sweet treats that every bunny will be happy to eat.
April 12, 2011
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Our customers expect high-quality natural and organic products from us every day. Check. What about those not so everyday occasions? We’ve got you covered there too.
April 9, 2011
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Tackle your dirty chores without the use of yucky chemicals. Here are some “clean” new products perfect for spring cleaning.
April 5, 2011
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Our exclusive line of household paper and plastic products give you an affordable and earth-friendlier choice when you have to choose disposable.
March 12, 2011
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Pass on conventional snack brands this March and try these Whole Foods Market® MVPs. They’re a slam-dunk for fans of basketball and snacking alike.
March 3, 2011
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You’ll kick up your heels when you try these exclusive new products. So, march on over to your nearest Whole Foods Market and give them a try.
February 22, 2011
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Whether you’re gaga for yogurt or still learning to like the stuff, these unique products will open you up to a whole new world.
February 10, 2011
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Start a Valentine’s Day tradition you both will love with these scrumptious products and simple romantic gestures.
February 6, 2011
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Tell us about your Valentine and you just might win a gift basket full of Whole Trade and Fair Trade treats and a gift card for flowers and more. Hurry...February 10th is the deadline.
February 5, 2011
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It’s almost Valentine’s Day…time to pour on the sugar or maybe some syrup. How about stevia? We’ve got alternative sweeteners for every taste.
February 3, 2011
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Snowed in? Then take advantage of the time and jazz up your grocery list. Here’s a sneak peek at some new products you might want to add.
February 1, 2011
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Tell us what makes your Valentine special and you might win a gift basket full of socially responsible goodies plus a $150 gift card.
January 28, 2011
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Need snacks for the big game? Try some of these super new products. Plus, we’re giving something good for your belly to follow your game day snack attack.
January 22, 2011
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Organic Kosher Chicken Broth is the perfect starter for winter warming dishes. Try it in these tasty recipes and enter to win a case.
January 6, 2011
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It’s a new year! Don’t fall back into a stale lunch and snack routine. Keep things fresh by trying some of these new products, only available in our stores.
December 6, 2010
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The Earth-conscious ingredients in our new cleaning products will help keep a smile on your face while you keep your home sparkling and bright during the holidays.
December 3, 2010
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Baking basics such as sugar, butter and flour aren’t so basic when you have a special diet to consider. Take a look at some of these baking not-so-basics.
December 1, 2010
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For every jar of Justin’s Nut Butter sold in December, Justin’s will donate $1 to the Conscious Alliance — a non-profit dedicated to feeding those in need in the U.S., with a focus on impoverished American Indian communities.
November 30, 2010
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Is your vegan pie the best? Got a great gluten-free bread recipe? Are your holiday cookies simply divine? Then enter them in the Earth Balance Holiday Bake-off!
November 19, 2010
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Hanukkah is right on the heels of Thanksgiving so stock up early on these essentials. That way you can focus on your celebration rather than shopping.
November 7, 2010
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It’s not all turkey and Tofurky around here during November. We also have lots of new stuff that tastes great any time of year. Here’s a peek at some of the new products you’ll find on our store shelves this month: Keep reading for a chance to win some goodies from one of our newest vendors.
November 5, 2010
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Can you believe it’s already November? It seems like yesterday, I was frantically running around trying to pull together my son’s Halloween costume.
October 23, 2010
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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.
October 10, 2010
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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!
October 8, 2010
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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.
September 26, 2010
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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.
August 21, 2010
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March 12, 2010
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streitsbrownies Whole Foods Market grocery and meat purchasing teams have been hard at work making our stores a Passover destination.

September 20, 2009
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mb6 Neil Fusco knows tomatoes. A trained chef and restaurateur, he is a native of the legendary San Marzano region of Italy. Growing up around some of the best tomatoes in the world, it is fitting that Neil would eventually come up with pasta sauces of his own.
August 22, 2009
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Naked JuicePicture this: it's a hot August afternoon. You just ran a few miles and you are in need of some replenishment. You swing by your friendly, neighborhood Whole Foods Market to re-fuel.
July 23, 2009
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Siggi\ I get to see a lot of cool products in my job. One of the coolest products we are currently carrying at Whole Foods Market is Siggi's Skyr. Not only is it a great yogurt but the back story is awesome.
June 19, 2009
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Coconut MilkMy wife is one tough customer. Guardian of our children's health, keeper of the family budget, she is my culinary moral compass.