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A Spotlight on our 2014 Supplier Award Winners

By Liz Burkhart, April 23, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Liz Burkhart

Last night, we revealed the winners of our coveted annual Supplier Awards, our company’s highest honors for producer partners that embody our mission and core values. Out of thousands of Whole Foods Market suppliers nationwide, fewer than 50 have received one of these distinguished awards.

Two all-star producers earned our top “Supplier of the Year” award for outstanding all-around performance:

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The Contained Food Garden

By Cecilia Nasti, April 23, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Cecilia Nasti


Cecilia Nasti is an organic food gardener and enthusiastic home cook. She produces and hosts the weekly radio feature Field & Feast broadcast on public radio in Austin, Texas. A nature lover, she also produces and hosts Passport to Texas, a daily statewide radio series about the outdoors for Texas Parks and Wildlife.

You don't need a backyard to grow a food garden. A small balcony or patio that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight a day (greens need less) can sustain a bounty of edible delights – in containers.

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Fresh Peas

By Alana Sugar, April 22, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Pea and Asparagus Soup
Pea and Asparagus Soup

As a child I knew spring had finally arrived when my grandmother would bring a large bag of fresh green peas into the kitchen, and we would work as a team to shell them. What fun we had! She would blanch them in boiling water and toss them with butter, salt and pepper. She loved to throw them on fresh greens tossed with vinaigrette or her special mayonnaise, or add them to her homemade potato salad. Sometimes she would purée them into soup and add a splash of cream. This...

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Down to EARTH: Win a Trip to Costa Rica

By Jolène M. Bouchon, April 21, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jolène M. Bouchon

If you ask us, the best way to celebrate Earth Month is by visiting one of the most beautiful places on the planet: lush, tropical Costa Rica. And we’re giving two lucky winners a chance to do just that. Read on!

EARTH University Campus

What will the winners get to do on the trip?

The winners get to hike through the rainforests, visit the magnificent Arenal volcano and explore EARTH University’s banana fields and learn more about their commitment to training earth- and community-minded leaders.  Most importantly, our winners will get to see exactly how buying and supporting fair trade products changes lives for the better....

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Celebrate Earth Day with pivot

By Dark Rye, April 20, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Dark Rye

Dark Rye is the Whole Foods Market mixtape — raucous and always delicious — and hey! We’re on TV! Dark Rye airs on pivot on Wednesdays at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT

One Earth - pivot

Our friends at pivot, the cable TV network that brought you HITRECORD ON TV starring our favorite Renaissance man, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, are celebrating our One Earth.

On Earth Day, April 22nd they’re...

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