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The Story on Whole Story

By Paige Brady, June 2, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Brady
Thanks for checking out our new and improved blog. We’re really excited to have this space and wanted to give you a quick heads up about what we plan to do with it. Many passionate people work here and they know the inside scoop about what’s happening in their area of expertise — organics, local growers, body care, green practices, social responsibility, micro-lending and all kinds of food-related stuff. Since we share this info with each other all the time, we figured you’d be interested too! We are lining up quite a few different writers to blog about what’s going on around here. And we’ll be using Whole Story to serve up all of our audio and video podcasts, like Secret Ingredient. We’ve loaded the archives with our various podcasts and blog posts from the last couple of years. It’s all in categories, so you should be able to easily find what you’re looking for. If you can’t, let us know! And for that matter, let us know what you think about Whole Story and what you’d like to see here. This blog is definitely a work in progress and we look forward to your feedback to help us develop it. We plan to have daily posts, so come back soon!
Category: Random Stuff




Matt says ...
How old to you have to be to work at whole foods?
06/02/2008 3:58:44 PM CDT
Carla Greene says ...
Regarding your 365 Organic products. Imagine my surprise and dismay when finding out many of your 365 organic products are from China. Why with all the concern regarding Chinese products and safety, health concerns would you take a chance with your good company name and purchase products that may not be organic or produced in a healthy, clean environment?
06/02/2008 8:18:25 PM CDT
wentzj says ...
Hi Carla, This is Jamie from Whole Foods Market. I would like to address your concern about Chinese products and safety. Whole Foods Market continues to buy from China because we believe in supporting farmers that provide high quality products. We will continue to improve on the audit and testing procedures that are already in place and we are confident in the quality and integrity of our products from all countries, including China. Please stay tuned to our blog for more on organics from China. Also, for additional information please visit our Quality Foods from Sources You Can Trust, at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/issues/organic/globalorganics.html .
06/03/2008 7:50:36 AM CDT
perri kramer says ...
i really don't like this background green color - this is not a pretty color. usually whole foods chooses such nice colors for their website and this is not one of them.
06/03/2008 7:56:22 AM CDT
Frank says ...
Nice to hav a place to express how we feel about your stores. Why can I not find the Cascadian Frozen products in your stores. Same goes for the Horizon Milk. It just bothers me that I have to go to a Supermarket (Publix) to find the products that I've bought for years.
06/03/2008 9:21:26 AM CDT
Marla says ...
@Frank: Marla from Whole Foods Market here. Thanks for your question. You can contact your local store to ask about the products you mentioned. There is a list of all stores, including phone numbers and web links, at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list_stores.php. Hope that helps!
06/03/2008 10:17:04 AM CDT
Jennifer Elkins says ...
Can Whole Foods segregate the recipes from the other information on this blog? Historically, this blog has been focused on green tips and discussions, and unless the recipes highlight ways to shop, prepare, and dispose of foods in an environmentally friendly manner, it it seems like the recipes belong in a separate place. I've really enjoyed reading this blog over the last year because it's a central resource for like minded people to share green information. I hope it does not turn into a marketing tool. I realize that Whole Foods is a business, which needs to make a profit, but I hope you won't lose what's great about this blog.
06/03/2008 10:54:03 AM CDT
paig292 says ...
Hey Jennifer, thanks for the heads up about wanting to separate the recipes and other stuff from the green tips. You can definitely do that. Look on the right hand side of the screen and you'll see a box with tabs at the top for "recent posts," "categories" and "archives." Click on the "categories" tab. When that opens, simply click on "green action." The blog will then show you only the posts that have anything to do with green stuff. Let me know how that works for you!
06/03/2008 1:36:28 PM CDT
Freddie says ...
I had a question about the cashier I had packing my groceries.As she was scanning my items, I believe she asked me if I wanted any "ice". I responded "no", but thought it was an odd question. I purchased some fruit and frozen fish, so Im assuming she was asking if I needed ice to keep the food cold? Does Whole Foods provide some kind of "ice" to keep the foods cold for the drive home?
06/03/2008 4:27:49 PM CDT
Marla says ...
Freddie: Marla from Whole Foods Market here. Thanks for your question. Yes, we offer ice to help you keep your frozen items cold on the way home. By the way, did you know every Whole Foods Market store has its own web page, including contact info so you can call or email your local store? Find yours here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list_stores.php
06/03/2008 11:37:17 PM CDT
Marla says ...
@Jennifer: If you use an RSS reader, or an aggregator page such as iGoogle, you can also subscribe to only the green action posts by pasting this address in your reader: http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/category/green-action/feed/. Thanks for your comment!
06/03/2008 11:40:37 PM CDT
Marla says ...
@Matt: Marla from Whole Foods Market here. Thanks for your question. You can contact your local store to ask about the laws and policies in your state. There is a list of all stores by state at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list_stores.php.
06/04/2008 12:53:00 AM CDT
Frank says ...
Marla, I took your advice and went to my local store and they just said we do not carry those products. Then I see that your stuff comes from China. What happened to support the local companies. You folks are really talking out of both sides of your mouth. Florida Crystals Sugar is 100% Carbon Free and local and you have to search the shelves to find it. All you guys have is the imported stuff. Very dissapointing.
06/07/2008 4:58:21 AM CDT
Susan says ...
I really like the newly revamped blog! I'm a happy Whole Foods shopper,and glad I can leave feedback. The new Napa store is excellent! The team members are friendly and helpful. It's wonderful to be able to buy a lot of local products (the Raw Foods from Novato,Alive&Radiant from Berkeley,chicken from Petaluma) Keep up the good work-and considering these tight times,good prices!
06/09/2008 6:47:35 PM CDT
Barry Zvibleman says ...
Salmon Recipe Easy and tasty 1lb of salmon filet ½ t : Salt, pepper, 2 T lemon juice ¼ cup of Honey or Maple syrup ¼ cup Soy sauce Wash filet, pat dry. Coat with lemon Juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper . Grill or broil both sides. Mix soy and Maple syrup (or Honey). Heat for approximately one min in a microwave. Spoon over fish filet and serve
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