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Celebrating Cherries

By Jennifer Cheng, June 22, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jennifer Cheng


We love celebrating cherries, especially when they’re at their seasonal sweetest. You too can join in on the cheery cherry festivities with our favorite tips and recipes.

How do you pick the best cherries? Here are some tips that we like to follow when we choose them for you:

  • Check the stems: fresh cherries have green stems
  • Give them a feel: cherries should be firm, no soft spots or bruising
  • Look for good color: depending on variety, ideally they should be deep, bright red to mahogany
  • Give them the once over: fruit should be free of insect damage and pitting (little indentations caused by dehydration)...
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Recipes that Celebrate Peaches

By Alana Sugar, June 22, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Alana Sugar

Grilled Chicken Salad with Peach-Pecan Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Salad with Peach-Pecan Vinaigrette

Perfectly ripe peaches are exquisite, adding charm and flavor to cold summer soups and beverages such as Peach-Berry Iced Tea, salads such as Arugula Salad with Peaches...

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What to Make This Week

By Megan Myers, June 21, 2015  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Megan Myers

Hello, summer! This is the time to enjoy as much time as possible under the warm sun, and that means not slaving over a hot stove each night! To help you serve dinner without fuss, we’ve collected recipes for every night of the week.

Grilled Salmon with Cherry Couscous

Grilled Salmon with Cherry CouscousHealth Starts Here


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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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