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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
September 21, 2013
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Learn how to reduce the calories in almost every dish you make by steam frying instead of using butter or oil to sauté.
August 23, 2013
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Turn traditional Waldorf salad into a healthy feast using super greens (kale) instead of lettuce, and make a creamy dressing without any mayo!
August 3, 2013
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Watch and learn how to make a flavorful yet super simple sauce for broccoli and soba noodles, a great summertime combo.
July 20, 2013
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Watch Healthy Eating Chef Chad make a simple marinade that you can use for your favorite lean protein, such as tofu, tempeh, seitan, chicken or pork. You’ll learn the basics and from there you can create your own flavorful combinations. After you’ve marinated, learn how to grill.

July 6, 2013
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Watch Healthy Eating Chef Chad make Mexican-inspired black bean hummus. It’s perfect for a summer dip or as a spread in a veggie wrap.
May 18, 2013
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Healthy Eating Chef Chad shows us how to keep vegetables crisp and vibrant by learning how to blanch and shock them.
May 4, 2013
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Watch how to make creamy sesame greens by adding steamed kale to a quick tahini sauce for a filling side dish full of nutrients.
April 20, 2013
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Learn a simple trick to bring out an even deeper flavor from nuts and seeds.
April 6, 2013
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Watch while Healthy Eating Chef Chad Sarno shows us how to make this flavorful fried rice without oil. The addition of edamame makes it perfect for a main dish or serve as a side.
March 21, 2013
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Watch smoothie magic before your own eyes and see how to add greens to your breakfast drink without sacrificing its sweet flavor.
February 26, 2013
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Whole Planet Foundation®'s mission is poverty alleviation in developing-world communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. Through microcredit, Whole Planet Foundation seeks to unleash the energy and creativity of every human being we work with in order to create wealth and prosperity in emerging economies. Whole Planet Foundation® partners with microfinance institutions in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

January 1, 2013
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Veggies soaked in a rich marinade made with Engine 2 Plant-Strong™ Hummus -- and then grilled -- make a superb topping for these tasty tortilla pizzas.
October 18, 2012
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Learn how to make this flavorful (but not spicy) curry with sweet potatoes and green beans and a surprise ingredient, chunks of tempeh.
March 8, 2012
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Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gaia Herb Farm is one of the largest organic medicinal herb farms in the United States. Watch their story.
February 17, 2012
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Sweet! A favorite decadent treat to enjoy with mmm-pleasure. It’s made for lovers [of chocolate] and for sharing.
February 10, 2012
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Who says gluten-free is no fun? This ooey-gooey, cheesy delicious meal is simple to make and simply the bomb for entertaining.
January 29, 2012
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Made by the longest operating Cheddar producers in the world, Barber’s 1833 Traditional Farmhouse Cheddar has quite a history. Learn how they use original starter culture.
January 28, 2012
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In Brooklyn, New York, Martina’s creative spirit helps her face the challenges of city gardening, such as space…and soil. Watch her story in this episode of Grow.
January 20, 2012
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Wave and tidal energy potential is estimated at more than seven times current global energy usage. In California, an inventor is testing a device to utilize this untapped resource. Watch his story on 9.3.
January 14, 2012
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To address the estimated 40% of the world’s energy used by buildings, ZeroEnergy Design in Boston creates homes that balance energy reduction with energy production. Watch their story on 9.3.
January 6, 2012
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Join the parade for one of Manhattan’s largest and liveliest festivals. Check out the ritualistic street cleansing, capoeira, sugarcane juice and more in this episode of Fest-a-Nation.
December 31, 2011
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Intimate video work, glowing with fresh autumn light and hand-drawn illustrations bring a poem by Tanya Davis to life.
December 22, 2011
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In the latest episode of Urban Eco, host Amy Devers shows you how easy it is to make homemade mulled wine with a few simple ingredients.
December 7, 2011
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In this episode of Hungry for More, host Kieron Elliot takes a few bites out of the profits as he learns to hand-pick Satsumas and get them fresh to market.
December 2, 2011
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Radishes, bees, quail and local chefs are all happy parts of Justin and Danielle’s business plan for a successful farm in St. Louis. Watch their story on Grow.
November 23, 2011
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Chef/Activist Daniel Klein’s The Perennial Plate is an online weekly documentary series that began in 2009. Dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating, the episodes follow Klein’s culinary, agricultural and hunting explorations across America. The Perennial Plate visits Living the Dream Farm in Welcome, Minnesota, where customers are invited to help butcher the turkeys for their Thanksgiving tables. Watch this warmly intimate (and slightly graphic) portrait of a connection not often experienced. **Viewer discretion is advised.**
November 19, 2011
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It doesn’t get any easier! One of the best cooking methods for beans and stews, Chef Chad shows you how easy it is pull together a slow cooked meal.
November 15, 2011
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In this episode of Hungry for More, host Kieron Elliot tastes his way through a biodynamic and organic vineyard, climbing into the process with both feet.
November 12, 2011
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Watch as host Kieron spends a day bantering with organic turkeys, eating their food and attempting to drive a combine, in this episode of Hungry for More.
November 3, 2011
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Tag along with Emma as she eats her way from bacalhau to beef, sipping Madeira and learning folkloric dance.
October 28, 2011
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Say “take a hike” to gluten and make your own snack bars just the way you like them. This recipe lets you easily substitute to your taste.
October 21, 2011
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Watch how easy it is to make these moist, delicious cupcakes that are gluten free, egg free and dairy free so everyone at the party can enjoy!
October 16, 2011
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Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gaia Herb Farm is one of the largest organic medicinal herb farms in the United States. Watch their story.
October 14, 2011
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Available wind power far exceeds the world’s current energy use. A Boston inventor’s accelerator increases the potential for wind energy and its use in urban environments.
October 8, 2011
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Just as bees play a vital role in ecosystems, Sweet Beginnings plays a vital role in the community, providing skills for people with barriers to employment. Watch their story.
October 7, 2011
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Despite the availability of food, millions of people are hungry. Innovators in Arizona and Hawaii are working to cultivate crops in isolated areas and harsh climates.
October 3, 2011
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Make a rich and satisfying combination of green and beans with this hearty sauce you can serve over whole wheat pasta or as a side dish.
September 28, 2011
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In the latest episode of Urban Eco, host Amy Devers shows you how to transform a kitschy bowl into an eye-catching succulent planter.
September 24, 2011
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Want to give someone you love access to healthy food all year long? See why a Whole Foods Market auto-reload gift card could be your best investment.
September 23, 2011
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When Jane Elder Kunz inherited her grandparents' farm, she and her husband Fritz decided to create the first organic dairy in Indiana. Take a tour in this video.
September 21, 2011
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In this episode of Urban Eco, host Amy Devers shares quick tips on growing your own culinary herbs. You’ll be snipping and saving before you know it!
September 15, 2011
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In this episode of Grow, chickens, goats and vegetables provide more than sustenance to Heidi and her daughter Ute in the Excelsior district of San Francisco. Watch their story on Thrive.
September 13, 2011
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Did you know that one in three children worldwide do not get the nutrients they need to survive and thrive in their environments? Vitamin Angels helps reduce child mortality worldwide by connecting essential nutrients, especially vitamin A, with infants and children under five. Today, Vitamin Angels is reaching over 20 million children in more than 40 countries with the nutrition they need to live healthy, productive lives. Vitamin Angels created this video to show the impact of their work.
September 9, 2011
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Tom and Rachel dream of eating only food grown in their own backyard in Vallejo, California, learning from challenges and flourishing from successes. Watch their story on Grow.
September 9, 2011
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This September, we’re celebrating National Organic Harvest Month in our stores across the US and that means we’re celebrating the organic farmers we partner with. Organic farmers not only encourage biodiversity, they depend on it — both above and below the ground.
September 7, 2011
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Learn to make your own tasty pear-balsamic dressing and use it to roast portobello mushrooms in this hearty recipe.
August 31, 2011
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Get a taste of Ethiopian culture through music, food and dance at this Washington, DC celebration with Emma Green who explores street festivals across the US.
August 25, 2011
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This tasty, moist cake with light almond-orange flavor is elegant, yet so simple to make that you won’t wait to make it for guests or a party.
August 11, 2011
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We’ve teamed up with The Container Store to offer healthy lunch ideas, packing tips and a $100 gift card giveaway to stock up on the perfect containers!
August 10, 2011
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Tuscarora Organic Growers is a democratically-operated cooperative of more than 40 farms that was founded in 1988 in Hustontown, Pennsylvania. Growers are held to strict standards, spelled out in an 18-page set of guidelines covering harvest, grading, packing, storage and food safety. All of the partner farms are certified organic.
May 21, 2011
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Watch Haitian mangoes being harvested from family trees and learn how Whole Trade ensures the farmers are getting the most for their crop.
April 4, 2011
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Learn how Howie and Scott, lifelong anglers and longtime friends, combined their love of the sea and their dedication to its preservation in their business of providing wild-caught Florida seafood.
March 30, 2011
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To provide the highest quality, local and organic meat choices, we visit producers to see first-hand their passion for how they raise their animals. Learn more about these real relationships.
October 12, 2010
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Whole Foods Market offers a quick introduction to the basics of organic farming. Learn some of the principles of organic agriculture, as well as hear from several farmers who choose to farm organically.
August 16, 2010
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One of the best things about late summer is all of the wonderful fruits available: peaches, grapes, melons, berries, the list goes on and on. But as we head into the fall and the back to school season, you may be on the hunt for a tasty apple to add to those lunch boxes. It's a tricky time of year for apples as the selection of domestic fruit is limited and the new season has not quite started (unless you are fortunate enough to have a local supply that is already underway!).

January 16, 2010
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Whole Foods Market's selects our cheese producers not only for the quality of the product they offer, but because of how they run their businesses. In this video, Mary Keehn, Founder of Cypress Grove Chevre shares information on the history and production secrets behind some of her award-winning goat cheeses.
January 2, 2010
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Rogue Creamery is known for it's award-winning artisan cheeses such as "Rogue River Blue" that won "Best In Show" at the American Cheese Society's annual competition in 2009. Learn about the unusual path that co-owners Cary Bryant and David Gremmels traveled to become master cheesemakers.
October 25, 2009
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Capriole Farmstead Goat Cheese
Greenville, Indiana

October 14, 2009
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What school won the healthy lunch coaching session from Chef Ann Cooper? Drum roll, please...it’s the Albert Einstein Academies in San Diego. Congratulations!
October 7, 2009
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If you're a coffee drinker, why not do some good in the process of getting your morning cup? With every purchase of Allegro Coffee Company's Kanyovu light roast coffee, shoppers support efforts to reforest the area around Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park, a preserve in the region where the coffee is grown, ultimately sustaining the area for local farmers and restoring habitat for endangered chimpanzees.
September 27, 2009
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Mark and Brian Nicholson are third-generation operators of Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, New York, which grows apples and summer fruits. Red Jacket is a recipient of Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to local producers.

August 30, 2009
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Packing a delicious, healthy lunch is easier than you might think! Check out Chef Ann's favorite lunch box choices for healthy kids and a healthy planet. For more great recipes ideas from Chef Ann Cooper and Whole Foods Market, check out our Back to School recipes!
August 23, 2009
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Life lessons about nutrition start at home. Chef Ann Cooper shares ideas for turning leftovers from some of her dinner recipes into healthy lunches for the next day.
August 16, 2009
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Learn how you can influence your district's wellness policy, and get hands-on to enhance your school's nutrition curriculum. For more information on how to get involved, check out Support Your School.
August 9, 2009
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Join the movement and help empower schools to replace processed foods with fresher choices. Together we can feed our kids a healthier future! Want more information on how to join the School Lunch Revolution? Click here!
August 8, 2009
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[powerpress image="/sites/default/files/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/meadowrunfarm_0.jpg"] SWEET STEM FARM (formerly MEADOW RUN FARM) - Lititz, PA
August 2, 2009
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Chef Ann Cooper reveals her top tips for steering your shopping basket toward healthy choices in the aisles. For a list of 10 Essential Lunch Lessons that Ann discusses in this video and more information on how to make healthier choices, please check out the School Lunch Revolution.
June 25, 2007
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Whole Foods Market partnered with Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to present the first-ever Peter Roberts Memorial lecture to celebrate CIWF's 40th Anniversary. Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey presented "Food for the Future" at The Institution of Engineering and Technology on June 5, 2007, the evening before the Company opened its flagship store in London. The lecture, named in honor of CIWF Founder Peter Roberts, was followed by this Q&A and discussion panel. To view the lecture, please see the preceding video post.
June 25, 2007
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Whole Foods Market partnered with Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to present the first-ever Peter Roberts Memorial lecture to celebrate CIWF's 40th Anniversary. Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey presented "Food for the Future" at The Institution of Engineering and Technology on June 5, 2007, the evening before the Company opened its flagship store in London. The lecture, named in honor of CIWF Founder Peter Roberts, was followed by a Q&A and discussion panel.
June 24, 2007
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John Mackey and Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, discuss their thoughts and ideas concerning the past, present and future of food. To view John's preceding presentation, please view the last post.

 

Please note: The Berkeley website no longer makes this interview available. For a written description of the event, go here.

 

June 23, 2007
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The co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, offers a presentation of the past, present, and future of food. Mackey then joined Pollan in conversation, continuing in person the exchange of views the two have been conducting since the publication of Pollan's 2006 book, The Omnivore's Dilemma.