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9 Ways to Eat Biodynamic All Week Long

By Paige Schilt, October 4, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Have you heard the buzz about biodynamic agriculture? Biodynamic farmers raise food with the big picture in mind—people, plants, animals and the environment. If you’re looking for new ways to eat in tune with nature, supporting biodynamic farms is easy…and delicious.

Like organic farmers, biodynamic farmers avoid synthetic chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and GMOs. In addition, biodynamic farmers focus on specific, farm-made solutions for pest control, soil health and fertility. They strive to reduce the volume of imported materials, reduce their impact on the environment and nurture the potential of the farm’s own resources, which include water and biodiversity.

Whole Foods Market® stores offer a

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50 Reasons to Love Butternut Squash

By Whole Story Editors, October 4, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Whole Story Editors

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Sage

Roasted Butternut Squash with Sage and Cranberries Recipe

Look beyond butternut squash’s intimidating hard skin, and you’ll find a bright orange flesh, buttery texture, and slightly sweet, slightly nutty flavor — and so many meal possibilities! We’re sharing 50 reasons to make butternut squash your go-to ingredient for fall and winter meals. And fear not! We’ll also teach you how to cut them.

What's with the butternut squash obsession?

Butternut squash is one of the season’s all-star ingredients for

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Supporting Kids’ Literacy is Delicious: Here’s How You Can Help!

By Kelly Magrath, October 3, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kelly Magrath

It’s time to celebrate back to school by getting back to the books with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®! Whole Kids Foundation is proud to partner with Jumpstart, a national early education organization working toward the day that every child enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

What Is Jumpstart’s Read for the Record?

At age 5, less than half of children born into low-income families have the language skills necessary to prepare them for kindergarten, compared to 75 percent of their more

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World Vegetarian Day: Our 10 Most Popular Vegetarian Recipes

By Kate Rowe, September 30, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Rowe

In honor of World Vegetarian Day on October 1, we’ve pulled together this list of our 10 most popular vegetarian recipes. You’ll find many staple recipes in the list here, featuring classic techniques and go-to recipes for basics like baked tofu and roasted vegetables. We can tell our audience loves spaghetti squash and black beans, with these versatile ingredients appearing in a few different recipes in the list.

Inspired to explore more? Check out more of our favorites, including our protein-packed vegetarian recipes and our vegetarian slow cooker recipes. Plan to try a new vegetarian recipe or make an old favorite to celebrate World Vegetarian Day — Happy cooking and eating!

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Raise A Glass to Our 5 Favorite Fall Beer Trends

By Lindsay Robison, September 30, 2016  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Lindsay Robison

Sure, porters and stouts have their place as the season turns. But Chris Manca and Taylor Cathala — our beer experts in New York City and San Francisco — think there are more exciting things brewing. Ahead, they spill on what they're sipping right now. (Remember: While a few craft brews are available everywhere, many are meant to be enjoyed locally. If you don't find the exact beer we've mentioned below in your store, ask a team member to suggest something similar from your area.)

1. Fruity IPA's

Fruity brews may seem summery, but don't count them out. A vibrant, wet hop beer has a juiciness to it that mimics flavors of apricots, peaches, and other fruits depending on the hops

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