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Shirley says ...
I was at the store yesterday to purchase Odwallah Orange Juice. While there, I picked up spinach for a salad, parmesan chicken tenders, and artichoke/feta cakes. With those three items, my dinner was easy to prepare, and it gave me more time to watch the Olympics. I took advantage of the special for Whole Foods Granola, 2 for $5, and stocked up. Watercress is a favorite food of mine, so it was added to the cart. All in all, it was a pleasant experience, except for the sizable amount owed at check-out. Although the store is some distance from my side of town, I've found a short cut, so that justifies the long driving time to buy "healthy" food.
02/18/2010 11:59:46 AM CST
Ofelia Nieto says ...
I like the two-fold purpose of buying products from the Fare-Trade members. 1) I benefit from the excellent products they produce; and 2) I like the feeling of helping support a worthy cause, to know that I am helping people who wants to improve their living conditions through honest work.
02/18/2010 11:48:49 AM CST
Laurie K says ...
I like that it is a genuine product and that the people are paid for their hard work.
02/18/2010 11:48:10 AM CST
Caroline Brown says ...
I like the idea that a portion of the proceeds go back into the community to support other projects.
02/18/2010 11:32:54 AM CST
Maggie Ethridge says ...
Aaaahhhh! I feel so empowered when I purchase whole trade products. With life being so hectic, whole trade purchases allow me to make a difference in the lives of hardworking farmers and the planet. Thank you Whole Foods! You Rock
02/18/2010 11:42:33 AM CST
Jayne Chandler says ...
Purchasing Whole Trade products means I can be sure I am getting quality products that have a heart. I always buy Fair Trade products whenever available and find them more often at Whole Foods.
02/18/2010 1:27:08 PM CST
John says ...
What we want for ourselves and families we should wish for others: a quality standard of living, fair wages in a workplace that protects their health and well being, and the technology, encouragement, and financial assistance where we required to produce food in a sutainable fashion that protects the environment, and makes the land fertile for future crops, and will provide for generations of farmers and land owners to come.
02/18/2010 12:32:16 PM CST
R. Hornbeck says ...
Wow...what at luxurious way to "think globally and act locally"! These shea products are wonderful and rewarding on so many levels. Way to go, Whole Foods!
02/18/2010 12:32:56 PM CST
Anne D. Hamilton says ...
I use Alaffia Shea Butter Hand and Body Balm and Alaffia Basics Neem Oil and I am very pleased with the products. I wanted become a pin pal with an African women but I realized by purchasing Alaffia products I could help many women and their families through the Whole fair share cooperative.
02/18/2010 12:28:32 PM CST
VC says ...
I have been looking for a paraben free fair trade product for so long now and am so happy that there are still some companies left who think about others too!
02/18/2010 12:35:53 PM CST
Ellen says ...
it's important to me to support others making a fair wage for their hard work. if i deserve it, so does everyone else!
02/18/2010 12:36:16 PM CST
Sharon Russick says ...
I am thoroughly disgusted with corporate greed and disregard for product quality and safety. Everyday Shea products are to be applauded for their standards and mission statement. I am thrilled to be able to purchase them at Whole Foods. Kudos to Whole Foods for carrying this product!
02/18/2010 12:38:47 PM CST
Helen Voss says ...
I am particularly interested as my husband is administrating a $15m grant on sub sahara africa with emphasis on food security and women in agriculture. We are working with both west Africa and eastern Africa. The project is with USAID and University of California. I am sending this on to him and he will send it forward to appropriate persons. You are doing a good job! I wish you had a store closer to us. We live in western Yolo County and grow organic lemons. Helen Voss
02/18/2010 12:49:58 PM CST
Walt Samuel says ...
It's nice to know from where things come beyond "Made in China".
02/18/2010 12:48:41 PM CST
Denise Newsome says ...
I think that it's a neccessity for us to be proactive in knowing how our food is being grown and just as important - where. With that being said, it's a great trade off to be able to walk into a Whole Foods Store to buy a food product trusting that the store bought from a farmer who labored in a field, farming the food free from all that is not good for our consumption. Also, it's a good feeling knowing that by simplying purchasing from Whole Foods that I'm helping out a family. Working together as a team profits the three of us for the good and betterment of all.
02/18/2010 1:08:59 PM CST
Lillian Henry says ...
I enjoy buying Whole Trade products because not only am I getting (or giving) a uniquely designed item but I am helping a woman (or a group of women) help support themselves and their families and their community.
02/18/2010 1:10:28 PM CST
Jennifer Anderson says ...
I like the concrete idea that by something as simple as selecting one product over another, I can actively use my purchase power to create a new economic opportunity for workers and my peers in the developing world. The visual of my dollar zipping across the ocean into someone else's entrepeneurial pocket is powerful!
02/18/2010 1:16:43 PM CST
milinda neusaenger says ...
Fascinating story & what an amazing product! Awe-inspiring!
02/18/2010 1:21:27 PM CST
Deborah Fain says ...
It is nice to know that we can purchase the clean products we like while helping people, especially women, attain a better life. Hooray!
02/18/2010 1:11:34 PM CST
Jennifer Lyles says ...
High quality products!
02/18/2010 1:22:33 PM CST
Mona says ...
Whole Trade is fair trade and more! I love that! I had a grandmother who couldn't read/write. Opportunities like this allow these women to feel empowered and help break the cycle of poverty for their children and hopefully give them the chance at an education.
02/18/2010 1:22:43 PM CST
Bobbie Luce says ...
Wow!!! How wonderful to know the story about a product...and such an inspiring story to boot!
02/18/2010 1:23:10 PM CST
Melinda Sleight says ...
Feel good, look good, do good, be good. How does it get any better than that?
02/18/2010 1:25:12 PM CST
Susan Weakland says ...
Wholefoods is one of most remarkable stores that I have ever had the pleasure of shopping at. While there is not an Wholefoods store in my state, it is so worth the trip to a neighbouring state be able to shop for foods and items that I know are good for me and my spouse and that we enjoy so much thanks to hard working people all over the world. Please keep up the good work Wholefoods and everyone around the world who makes life better for all of us.
02/16/2010 7:09:23 PM CST
Anabella Gonzalez says ...
Products are always fresh. Price are great.
02/18/2010 12:31:00 PM CST

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