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Nurture Kids’ Curiosity in the Kitchen

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, June 19, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Breakfast Banana Splits

Breakfast Banana Splits

When I was a young child, my carefree summers meant long morning visits to the public library, leisurely afternoons at the pool, and lots of fun activities in the kitchen. Now that I have two kids, I realize that my mom was carefully choreographing many of those kitchen undertakings. After all with inquisitive kids underfoot in the summer, they might as well give you a hand in the kitchen!

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Whole Trade Flowers Help Colombian Children Blossom

By Paige Schilt, June 17, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

In Colombia, families face many obstacles to educational success. Government-funded public schools typically provide only one year of preschool, and many schools operate on a half-day schedule. Working parents with infants and toddlers often struggle to find high-quality child care during those crucial early years. 

Whole Foods Market sources some of our Whole Trade® flowers from Elite Flower in Facatativá, Colombia, where an innovative program provides early childhood education, primary school and scholarships for children of farmworkers.

Whole Trade Roses

In 1999, Elite Flower created the Fernando Borrero Caicedo Foundation to improve the lives of farmworkers. In 2000,...

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Ready for Action: Your Summer Survival Kit

By Paige Schilt, June 17, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Paige Schilt

Climber on a mountain peak.

If you’ve been stuck in an exercise rut, summer is a great time to widen your workout options. Whether you prefer walking, biking, dancing, stretching or swimming, the important thing is to move your body and have some fun!

Of course, it’s easier to be adventurous when you have the right tools. That’s why Whole Foods Market® is pleased to release our Ready for Action summer survival kit. It's available for a limited time only and when it's gone, it's gone!

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Explore the Delicious World of Sheep’s Milk Cheeses With Us — It’s Free!

By John Stewart, June 16, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by John Stewart

Many cheesemongers believe the greatest cheeses in the world are made with sheep’s milk, and rightfully so. The buttery richness of sheep’s milk is perfectly suited to the cheesemaking process, creating cheeses that are often sweet, nutty and deliciously complex.

Sheep's Milk Cheeses | Cheese Nights, Tuesday, June 23 from 6:00pm — 7:30pm

This season’s Cheese Nights, Tuesday, June 23 from 6:00pm — 7:30pm, we’re going to give sheep’s milk cheeses a much-deserved closer look. Come join us — it’s free! Contact your local store for event details...

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7 Things You Never Thought to Grill

By Alice K. Thompson, June 16, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alice K. Thompson

Grilled Tomato and Broccoli Rabe Salad

Grilled Tomato and Broccoli Rabe Salad

Are your cookouts getting a bit routine? Are the same menus of burgers and steaks or veggies and tofu not packing their usual magic?

The good news is that there’s practically nothing you can’t grill, and the delicious alchemy of fire and smoke can transform even the most familiar ingredients into something new and exciting.

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