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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
October 20, 2016
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Paired with cheese, raw in a salad or roasted with a meaty entrée, here are sweet and savory pear recipes worth celebrating.
June 7, 2016
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Plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots…rock out to summer’s greatest hits: stone fruit. Here are five of our favorite tips for enjoying the season’s juiciest fruit for a song.
June 3, 2016
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Make the most of watermelon season with fresh tips and brilliant new recipes.
May 24, 2016
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Sweet, juicy grapes are wonderful on their own but even better in a dish. Explore the many ways to cool off with grapes this summer - including recipes kids will love making too!
May 3, 2016
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Raspberries are wonderful when added to so many dishes and bring out the natural flavors of whatever they’re paired with.
April 23, 2016
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Bananas. We think they deserve to be appreciated for being more than simply the world’s easiest snack. So we’re exploring the versatility of creamy dreamy bananas. Milk, ice cream and frozen pops, you bet.
April 9, 2016
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Dandelions, fiddleheads, ramps and more! Branch out with recipes and tips for regional, seasonal finds this spring.
April 5, 2016
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Get your strawberry fix with tips and recipes that’ll keep you smiling all through berry season.
March 29, 2016
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Blackberries are especially a favorite; as the large juicy berries are filled with sweet-sour flavor that make them a delight to eat.
March 22, 2016
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Asparagus may win the all-around-good-veg contest for its easy prep, multitasking culinary ability and nutritious profile.
March 1, 2016
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It’s hard to not be drawn to mangoes, with their pretty hues a reminder of the sweet, juicy flavor hiding just under the skin.
February 23, 2016
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From snacking out of hand to adding to your favorite dinners, pea recipes are a great way to welcome spring and all the sunshine-y days ahead.
February 16, 2016
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Brussels sprouts can be boiled, steamed, oven roasted, braised, grilled and even enjoyed raw. Here's how.
February 2, 2016
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Explore the wide world of broccoli with one of our expert recipe developers.
January 26, 2016
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No more boring cauliflower! Dive into the best and brightest recipes for this stellar winter veggie.
January 19, 2016
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Bell peppers may not steal the spotlight like some other vegetables do (kale, we’re looking at you!) but this versatile veggie can add color and crunch to some of your favorite dishes such as salads, sandwiches and stir-fries.
January 5, 2016
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Think beyond the cooked-for-hours collards you may be familiar with, and discover how versatile and tasty they can be and why this Southern comfort food ingredient should be in your greens repertoire.
November 23, 2015
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Tart cranberries shine during the holiday season. Here’s our favorite ways to use them.
November 16, 2015
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From topped with panko to tossed with crème fraiche, here are nine ways to serve green beans — a holiday must-have — this season.
November 11, 2015
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Take advantage of raspberries’ delicious late-year harvest.
November 9, 2015
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From slaw to salad to oven-roasted side, here are seven ways to serve Brussels sprouts this season.
November 5, 2015
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Get to know the sweet, savory and even raw side of sweet potatoes.
November 2, 2015
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Whether mashed, smashed, baked or scalloped, one of these poptato recipes will surely find a place on your holiday table.
October 29, 2015
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Tips and recipes for making most of squash season.
September 2, 2015
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It’s that lovely time of year when you start seeing more and more fall seasonal fruits like apples and pears mingled among the end-of-summer berries and grapes and melons. One of the stars of the early apple varieties is the organic Gala. Here are a few fall apple recipes that we think are a perfect fit for Galas.
August 31, 2015
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I’m ready to live, breath, hoard and savor a variety of heirloom tomatoes. Because their growing season is so short, I don’t want to miss out on a single bite which means taking advantage of recipes that highlight them. Here’s what I’m cooking.
August 10, 2015
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One Week Sale! August 12-18 | Organic Grapes $1.99 per Pound.

Update: The sale is over but there are still many reason to stock up on grapes. 

July 27, 2015
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Each summer I give thanks to the watermelon. It’s a summertime gift from nature, delicious on its own or in beverages, soups, salads, salsas, mains, desserts and even condiments.
July 20, 2015
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When it comes to berries, I lose my boundaries. While berries are wonderful in fruit salads, smoothies and muffins, I want to show you how awesome they are in salads, sauces, salsas, and summer desserts.
July 13, 2015
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I get excited thinking about earthy-sweet and crunchy, hot buttered corn on the cob. But I don’t stop there. Corn also makes a wonderful addition to soups, salads, salsas, baked goods, casseroles and more.
July 6, 2015
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A pluot is a remarkably sweet juicy stone fruit that combines the best qualities of plums and apricots. And now is the time to enjoy them!
June 29, 2015
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Sweet juicy plums are delicious in beverages, appetizers, salads and desserts. They’re wonderful grilled, sautéed, poached, baked or broiled. Experiment by swapping them out for other stone fruits such as peaches, nectarines, cherries and apricots in your favorite recipes.
June 22, 2015
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We love celebrating cherries, especially when they’re at their seasonal sweetest. You too can join in on the cheery cherry festivities with our favorite tips and recipes.
June 22, 2015
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Perfectly ripe peaches are exquisite, adding charm and flavor to cold summer soups and beverages, salads, salsas, snacks and desserts. Have you tried peaches on the grill? Now is the time!
June 17, 2015
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In Colombia, families face many obstacles to educational success. Government-funded public schools typically provide only one year of preschool, and many schools operate on a half-day schedule. Working parents with infants and toddlers often struggle to find high-quality child care during those crucial early years. 

Whole Foods Market sources some of our Whole Trade® flowers from Elite Flower in Facatativá, Colombia, where an innovative program provides early childhood education, primary school and scholarships for children of farmworkers.

June 8, 2015
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Sweet, juicy, heavenly cherries! They’re a favorite summer treat I can’t wait to get my hands on. Since their growing season is so short and they only come around once a year, make the most of them with these tasty recipes.
May 26, 2015
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Get grilling! The alchemy of summer stone fruit with heat and smoke is as versatile as it is irresistible.
April 20, 2015
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Cilantro can be an acquired taste for some, but the more you eat irresistible treats such as Black Bean and Cilantro Quesadillas, Salmon with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Cilantro Chutney, the more it grows on you. You’ll love it in sauces and salsas, spreads and dips, salads and dressings and as a garnish to a wide assortment of foods.
April 17, 2015
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Crisp, refreshing bell peppers can really spruce up spring dishes. When you buy Whole Trade® bell peppers from Mexico, you’re also helping to make tangible improvements in real people’s lives!
April 13, 2015
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Lemons’ tartness enlivens beverages, vegetables, soups, salads, main dishes and desserts. When blended with other ingredients such as oils in salad dressing, honey in tea, or butter and seasonings in sauce, lemons brighten up dishes and add balance.
April 6, 2015
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Spring has sprung, and it’s peak season for green onions. The mild flavor of these young tender onions makes them ideal for onion-shy eaters and recipes that call for a gentle onion flavor.
March 30, 2015
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From strawberry salads to salsa, desserts to cocktails, it’s no wonder that of all the berries in the world, strawberries are the most popular.
March 23, 2015
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Dill — a wonderful green feathery herb with a subtle licorice or anise-like flavor — can add beauty and flavor to a bounty of foods including vegetables, eggs, cheese, meats and seafood.
March 13, 2015
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Asparagus is such a versatile vegetable — delicious hot or cold, sautéed or steamed, roasted or grilled – and they’re at their peak in the spring.
March 11, 2015
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Want to shake up your vegetable routine? Get to know these versatile, often overlooked superstars better.
March 9, 2015
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Robust with a fresh green flavor, parsley is probably the most well known of all of the fresh culinary herbs. It adds balance and beautiful color to an assortment of dishes from salads and soups to burgers and juices.
March 8, 2015
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Make the most of your fruits and vegetables by exploring ways to use stems, leaves, seeds and more. Here are some tips and recipes to get you started.
March 2, 2015
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Mango is one of the most popular fruits in the world, and it’s easy to see why — the creamy flesh makes for satisfying snacking, while the bright, fruity flavor enlivens sweet, spicy and savory dishes.
January 12, 2015
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If you’ve only had cauliflower raw on a crudité plate, it’s time to try it mashed, steamed, roasted and pulsed.
January 5, 2015
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If you enjoy leafy greens but haven’t ventured much past lettuce, spinach and kale, it’s time to meet mild and tender Swiss chard.