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Estelle says ...
I have full and complete confidence in all the fish I buy at Whole Foods. A good number of yrs ago I purchased salmon supposedly fresh, and 'on sale' from another supermarket. I made it that night and it tasted like cardboard. Fortunately, I live aprox 15 min. from a Whole Foods store. I went there the very next day, purchased the same variety of salmon. The difference was enormous! I have not bought ANY fish from any other store since!
01/19/2012 2:11:11 PM CST
Paige says ...
Does buying local mean you purchase from local growers in city where the stores are located.. We have in Jacksonville, Florida area some of the best ORGANIC Produce and Fruit growers.. I purchase directly from them.. Would love to see these "local" products in my local Whole Foods were I go to purchase my meats, seafood some veggies and fruits.. Thanks for refusing to back Monsanto and their use of poisons and refusing to go along with the GE altered foods.
01/21/2012 11:43:27 AM CST
Kim says ...
I work at a restaurant that serves "wild-caught" salmon from a fishery. The fishery catches wild young fish into a pen and then later harvests them. They're raised partially on fishfeed at that point. They aren't treated with antibiotics, but they are treated for parasites and I think their food does have pink dye in it. ( The fish farm can still label their product 'green, all natural, and wild-caught'. They are the highest rated salmon in Europe [Scotland]) I can't speak for WF, but I'd guess maybe that's what they meant? Maybe an employee can clear this question up for us...
01/21/2012 8:32:34 PM CST
Watermelon says ...
My must haves: in Produce: Organic Girl Caesar Salad Mix, in Grocery: Sunspire Chocolate Coconut Bar, in Bakery: Foccacia Rolls, in Prepared Foods: Sundried Tomato Pesto, in Whole Body, the Giovanni line for skincare and haircare, in Specialty Caprichio de Cabra a goat cheese from Spain, and so many other choices!!
01/22/2012 10:28:46 AM CST
Amy says ...
Hands down the best deal at whole foods is the bulk spices - most inexpensive anywhere and they are organic. No need to keep buying a jar - just wash and refill with exactly the amount that stays fresh in your kitchen...
01/22/2012 7:58:16 PM CST
Linda Bullock says ...
I always head over to the deli and get my "fix" of Smoked Mozzerella Salad and Sonoma Chicken Salad. Then I mosey over to the bakery to get the Cherry Crisp, Mixed Berry Scones and Pecan Pie Cookies. Freshly ground peanut butter is another choice.
01/23/2012 11:44:21 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Kim The salmon for sale during the one-day sale were wild-caught off the cost of Alaska.
01/25/2012 11:14:35 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Paige Whole Foods Market makes a priority to work with local Farmers. However, due to a number of variables it is not always possible for us to work with local growers. I encourage you to reach out to the Jacksonville store to learn which products are sourced locally from those great suppliers you mentioned. I've included their contact information below. http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/jacksonville/
01/25/2012 11:18:14 AM CST
Kitty H says ...
Ok I am still confused, you mean to say some of the fish is wild? If they are caught and then put into big water pens or something, then that is not wild! I don't really care which it is but you could be clearer, my question is, how are they killed? I know how beef and chickens are killed but not fish. And I saw an article on Yahoo, that named things to skip at WF and most of the things you have listed are on there. But thanks anyway and I see now that the end you say the fish are wild.
01/26/2012 12:13:16 AM CST
Hilda says ...
Folks, after reading the definitions of wild vs. fresh salmon, I feel much better. I am sorry that some of you missed that salmon sale. I bought some anyway and it was some of the best salmon I ever ate. I might have been skeptical, too, but I believe that the people at Whole Foods would not intentionally try to pass something off as other than it really is. I am sure if they knew that the "oxymoron" (as someone called it) would create problems, they probably would have only printed that it was fresh and not farmed. People make mistakes, right.
01/26/2012 10:53:42 AM CST
mary vils says ...
I heard you sell the t shirt "Plant Powered" the Rip Esselystn wears in his Engine 2 video on his website. where can i order one? Thanks, Mary
01/26/2012 11:26:17 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Mary Since each store does things a little differently the best way to get the most accurate information regarding the availability of the "Plant Powered" tshirts is to reach out to your community Whole Foods Market directly. You can identify the contact information for your store below and a Team Member there will be happy to chat with you about the tshirts. Also, I've included a link taking you directly to the Engine 2 Contact info. Perhaps you can order the tshirts directly from them. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores http://store.engine2diet.com/contact/
01/26/2012 11:59:51 AM CST
Brian says ...
I think the real oxymoron here is using "Whole Foods" and "value" in the same sentence!!!
01/28/2012 11:19:15 AM CST
Julie says ...
Must haves from Whole Foods when I travel to finally get to one, is BREAD!!!!! The Cleveland Whole Foods has the BEST Whole Foods bakery I have ever found. I have been to Chicago; Indianapolis; Ann Arbor, MI; Jacksonville FL; and Cleveland, OH Whole Foods. The Cleveland Whole Foods coffee & bakery departments are THE BEST I've found. Absolutely love the BREAD!!
02/07/2012 9:00:46 AM CST
Nancy says ...
Wow! People can sure get riled up over fish. But I totally get that everyone just wants to be sure about what they are getting. Whole Foods IS my must have. I'm working to improve my family's diet. Whole Foods is helping me do that.
02/25/2012 5:07:12 PM CST
michael says ...
Whole Foods has the best bakery around. God i love that place.
04/06/2012 12:14:44 AM CDT
Aileen says ...
I have been to a fishery in Washington State and worked at a fish farm. Farms are just that farms where fish are grown. Fisheries are wild parts of nature that the fish normally would run and are counted and kind of kept track of and they only allow so many to be taken to keep the numbers in check. At least thats what I got from the fishery I visited. Hope this helps with the confusion.
02/22/2013 8:57:24 PM CST
Amy Gonzales says ...
Do you sell bentonite clay powder? If so how much does it cost?
03/29/2013 9:50:11 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@AMY - Our products differ between locations so check with your local store to see what they have in stock!
03/29/2013 5:48:36 PM CDT
Peter says ...
Where can I find Bellis Perennis (English Daisy) to buy in Whole Foods Market? My wife needs to drink it as a homeoepathy tea. Thanks.
09/05/2013 12:14:13 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@PETER - Our products vary between stores. Check with your local store to see if they have this in stock!
09/05/2013 12:59:59 PM CDT
Christine Henderson says ...
I'm looking for organic and safe hair colors, something without peroxide, formaldehyde, alcohol or any chemicals; maybe organic Henna products for hair coloring.
04/22/2014 10:16:52 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@CHRISTINE - Since our products differ, check with your local store to see what exactly they have in stock that would meet this list!
04/23/2014 12:53:01 PM CDT
Anne Coyle says ...
I can't wait for your store in Albany to open!!
05/04/2014 3:57:26 PM CDT
Carrie says ...
Hope you are planning to include Beekman 1802 (nearby Sharon Springs, NY) Mortgage Lifter products in your store. 25% of the profits from the sale of these products goes to help small farmers all over the U.S. They have a variety of other wonderful products as well, such as soaps, creamed honeys, cheeses - all would be wonderful additions to your store!
05/04/2014 4:40:48 PM CDT

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