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Got plans for Father's Day on June 21st? We do! We plan to give away a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card to one lucky winner. Simply post a comment below telling us how we can help make Father's Day special this year and you'll be entered to win. Need some inspiration? We asked some Whole Foods Market Dads what product recommendations they have for making Father's Day super special. Now it's your turn. Post a comment to let us know what products will put Dad's day over the top for you. Everyone who enters a comment on this post between now and June 14th will be entered to win a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card, selected by random drawing. The winner will be announced in this blog on June 16th. Good luck!

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ANNETTE BEAUVAIS says …

Loved the video guys! My other half is into the body scrubs you have at your establishment along with a nice incense (he recently became interested in these again)!! We can then enjoy our favorite lamb steaks we get from Matt the meat guy in your new Paramus store with a nice bottle of wine! Voila -- a happy man he will be!

java says …

All you lucky people who live so close to a Whole Foods!!! Our closest one is 70 miles away! It's a once a month trip combined with other errands. For Fathers Day, what would put it over the top would be finding out Whole Foods is putting one closer to us!!! A close second would be a day at the beach!

Michele says …

The gift card would make my Dad smile. He loves your jarred tart cherries. It is the only store we can find them out. Usually saved as a Christmas present.

Christopher W. Govina says …

With a $100 Gift Card a All Natural Fathers Day Cookout is the thing to do

Bryan says …

Some tops for Pops would have to be some fresh salmon from the friendly fish mongers, some sushi from the always entertaining sushi chef, some always fresh and delicious local fruits and veggies, and some Maine Root root beer. Some of dad's favorites for his day to kick back and enjoy some R&R bbqing in the backyard.

Dolores Long says …

Dad deserves a Whole Foods iced carrot cake decorated with the words: "Dad, You're My Hero!"

anne says …

Great giveaway. A wonderful salmon filet with fresh veggies on the grill would be perfect.

helenlam says …

Dad would love some pate and seafood, especially some nice fresh fish and crab.

Nicki says …

Can you believe my father has never stepped foot into Whole Foods because he is just not familiar with the store. To top things off he has been a vegetarian his entire life and is truly missing out. I would love for him to try your products. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jessica says …

You should set up a "Dad's lounge" in the stores...a place for dad's to lounge while the others in their party can do the shopping -- I'm thinking big tv & wii!!

KC says …

Dad's day would be awesome with some vegan chocolate chip cookies and a great Quinoa & Sesame Dressing salad to aid the burger and hot dogs! We could make an amazing BBQ, for all of his friends, healthy style, with a gift card from WF. He works hard all year, it's time to rev it up and show him we appreciate him in all he does.

sharon newman says …

I think any dad would love to receive a complete dinner already cooked so he can sit in his easy chair and enjoy sherry newman

DJ. says …

My son is a wonderful father to his family. They enjoy shopping at Whole Foods, I would love to treat them to a 100 dollaf shopping spree. Thank you for having the contest.

Tracy Newel says …

My dad loves food! He’s ga-ga for mangos at the moment, downs frozen berries on a daily, and is smitten with a good gouda. With a gift card? Hmmm… He might just indulge in some Arctic char, a plethora of mixed nuts, and definitely a high-quality pint of ice cream! Best of luck dad!

Laura Mock says …

My Daddy fancies himself a chef. He is such a foodie. He uses and encourages us to use the highest quality natural and organic ingredients when we cook. He will only buy food from Whole Foods no matter the cost even though we are watching every penny we spend. The gift card would enable him to buy high quality, natural and organic food so that he can cook his favorite meal for himself and his father without having to worry about the cost.

Denise Sutton says …

My son's, dad really loves the turkey meatloaf from Whole Foods. Start that with one of your soups, (especially the seafood soups) and the meal will be a hit.

Donna says …

I was thinking what a great thing to win for my dad where he could go in to whole foods and have dads day, picking out spa items like we do for moms!!

Maggie says …

I would love to just be able to get my Dad into a Whole Foods store so he can start to something about his less than healthy diet. Maybe a $100 gift card would be the incentive he needs.

Rachel says …

My dad would love a gift card!

cj glassover says …

The ONLY smoked salmon he will touch and thoroughly enjoy...at Whole Foods Market :)

Susan says …

Well, my dad loved food - good food. He was a good cook too. He died 5 years ago and one of the last times we were all together was Father's Day. He was so sick but he had talked about Mediterranian food so that's what we brought - he only had a little but I like to think he appreciated the effort. His favorite Father's Day meal was a nice porterhouse steak (medium rare), potatoes, salad and a homemade cherry pie. I pitted hundreds of cherries for him over the years - and you had to make a true lattice crust - no faking always "over/under" If we won a gift card we'd make a special meal to celebrate the love my father had for food - good food!

Sara Kujawski says …

My son and his father like to cook together and live near a Whole Foods. I think it would be a very special bonding experience for them to walk to the store, pick out items for dinner and cook together. Sara

Nancy McCaig says …

A free range steak, some seafood, fresh veggies...all grilled. Mmmmm. That would be Father's Day on a Plate.

linda says …

a gift card for my dad would be a simple and great gift that i could easily send to my dad as a reminder that i still appreciate him, even if i live all the way across the country from him!

John T. says …

There's really nothing like grilled salmon filets to make my Father's Day. Oh wait... top that off with grilled pineapple paired with vanilla bean ice cream. Perfect.

Lin says …

My husband loves my homemade lasagne. But because we love him, this year for a special Father's Day meal we'll use whole wheat pasta, lowfat cheeses, and ground turkey from Whole Foods.

Morgan says …

My dad is a classic dad - loves the grill! He would certainly benefit from a meat/bbq sale as well as getting some organic veggies to make kabobs for me! Yum!

Ivy says …

Great idea!

Gigi Copeland says …

Wow! One hundred dollar gift certificate to Whole Foods! My husband, Dad to two beautiful children, would love to be served a nice glass of organic wine on the back deck with an appetizer of red grapes and sliced cheese on fresh bread with some olive oil with herbs for dipping. Darling daughter can fix a lovely organic salad with fresh dressing and proud son can prepare wild-caught fish on the grill with his own creation of side dishes. Finish this lovely meal with a special dessert, like Tiramisu, and an evening walk. Special. Memorable. Thanks for getting me to think about it.

Elaine says …

It may sound corny, but my Dad loves your cornbread. His eyes light up when he sees it in my bag when I visit from NY. He's 93 and lived in NY for many years. He misses NYC so Whole Foods helps me each holiday bring a piece of the City to him. Happy Father's Day

Cynthia Carter says …

Greetings Whole Food Staff! LOVE your new store on Kingsbury - it is the best! My family went to a wedding last summer and my father has not stopped raving about this garlic cheese that he had - he is a cheese fanatic in general, but he loved this particular cheese. Since I did not sample it and have no information about it, I am sure that Whole Foods would be able to provide the best there is. If I were to win the gift card, I would put together a scrumptious basket of cheese, crackers and wine and present it to my Dad with a big hug! Happy Father's Day to all of you! I will keep my fingers crossed that I win! All the best, Cindy

Becky Ramirez says …

meat, cheese, bread and good drink with good company, need I say more.

Emily Stout says …

Because my dad has had juvenile diabetes since he was 17 and a recent kidney reciepient, our family has switched to a low salt diet, but at common grocery stores, thats often hard to find. Rice mixes, beans, canned foods, etc all have very high sodium levels. My dad would really appreciate buying some healthy and delicious low sodium foods with a gift card to Whole Foods! Sincerely, - Un-'Salted' daughter

Teresa Hall says …

Set up a grill outside the store and cook bison burgers for customers to purchase.

Elizabeth Pettigrew says …

Having food allergies is tough, but thank goodness we have a Whole Foods! It is the ONLY place we shop! Thank you! :)

Karyn Jen says …

Dad gets his choice of $10 off any $40 total purchase at WF.

karen says …

We moved here from California and only shopped at Whole Foods. We were thrilled to learn that we have a WF about 1 mile away at Columbus Circle. We plan to cook a seafood dinner and fun dessert for Dad from the recipes on the WF website. Happy Father's Day!

terri shaw says …

Free food always makes pop hop

Jessica says …

A gift card would be used for some great fish or steaks, which dad would love.

Patty McCabe says …

It would be great to use the gift card for fathers day, to make blueberry coffeecake- yum! and baked cranberry walnut french toast

Britney says …

On Mother's Day we went to Whole Foods while out on a leisurely stroll. Everyone enjoyed looking at all the unique things Whole Foods offers. It would be nice to walk away with the things my husband wants instead of me for Father's Day.

Virginia Turner says …

How about a beautiful ribeye...no, on second thought make it a few beautiful ribeyes. Spread the wealth!

Hannah says …

I would love the gift card so I could buy my Dad some gourmet vegan food. I am a vegan & he is an omnivore. If I could, I would cook him the best vegan meal ever (with the help of Whole Foods products), save animals lives, promote healthy eating & veganism, & have the best Fathers Day ever! I am unemployed right now, so would really appreciate a helping hand in making the day special. Dad has done so much for me, I want to do something nice for him too. Thankyou!!

Amy Chamberlain says …

I will be buying fresh strawberries to dip in organic chocolate!! Also good food of any sort for my son, who is paying his own way through college would be greatly needed for us.

Lynn says …

You could provide a special meal that people can come in and purchase for their dad's special day. It would be an easy way for families to celebrate. They could take the food to a park and have a picnic, take it home and eat, or tailgate before a sporting event. Winning a gift card would be a wonderful gift!!

Micaela says …

My Dad is recovering from Prostate Cancer and dealing with residual, unidentifiable cancer still so for Father's Day, I would love to let him indulge but in a good way. My Dad has changed his lifestyle to make him more healthy so I would love to make him a dinner with free range chicken on the grill, organic beer, salad made with organic veggies, fresh whole grain bread and of course, some delicious gelato. We can't be that good all the time can we?

Dianne says …

The gift card would provide the wonderful meat that my husband would BBQ for us! We'd supplement it with the veggie salads from the deli department and I'd save some for the apples that my husband likes that aren't around till fall!

Kate Malay says …

With a nest empty of three children, and a momma bird who enjoys flying out to visit family, my dad fends for himself a fair amount of the year--and he loves firing up the grill. This summer, please, please give the man of the nest the incentive to purchase a delicious and sustainably farmed barnyard animal (or three!) to grill instead of the awful genetically engineered hormone-injected meat he settles on when we're not watching. My parents live in a small Virginia town without a WF, but my dad commutes to DC for work, so this would be a huge treat, and totally helps me incentivize my parents to invest in their health in the years to come.

Tami L says …

Winning a gift card for my hubby would be the best because I would unleash him and let him buy his own "Health food" I have been trying to get him to eat healthier and this would intise him to do so(or At least I hope haha) Maybe some 365 products????

Tracy Concannon says …

If I won a gift card to Whole Foods, I'd pack a gourmet picnic lunch with delicious foods from your great deli selection and treat my Dad to a picnic at the park. Growing up, he always likes to take us to the park for a picnic and some play.

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