Elizabeth Smith

A University of California, Santa Barbara graduate, Elizabeth Leader Smith joined Whole Foods Market in 2007 with experience in marketing, public relations and backpacking throughout foreign lands. She has contributed to the company’s community relations, events and media relations efforts in Austin, Texas and currently supports the global communications team as a writer — all of which she’ll tell you may be the best jobs in the world. Her passion for sharing the Whole Foods Market story continues to be fed with each new ingredient, inspiring producer and delicious recipe she unearths. Elizabeth now lives in the United Kingdom where she explores picturesque villages, tries her best to say “aubergine” instead of “eggplant” and loves it when her daughter calls her “Mum.”

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June 1, 2013 @ Whole Story
From vacation spots to haircuts to romances, summer is all about trying new things. So why not try some of our latest products too? Every month, we’re pleased to add many new products to our shelves that have passed the testing and tasting and met our strict Quality Standards.
May 30, 2013 @ Whole Story
Imagine tasting your way through your local community, meeting local artisans and growers, hearing their stories and then helping bring their products to market to share with others. Now imagine this is your job.  A forager is someone who searches widely for food or provisions. Whole Foods Market® has local foragers across the nation helping us source from more than 6,500 local vendors. From country farms to urban bakeries, these on-the-go team members seek out the best local products, so we can bring more great stuff to our customers.
May 24, 2013 @ Whole Story
Today about 25 percent of the produce sold at our stores comes from local farms, and storewide anywhere from 10-30 percent of the products on our shelves come from local producers depending on availability, store size and the needs of the community.
May 21, 2013 @ Whole Story
Our selection of meat and poultry is renowned for great taste and superior quality. We believe this has a lot to do with the care that goes into raising the animals and the true partnerships we develop with the farmers and ranchers that supply our stores.
May 13, 2013 @ Whole Story
When you visit our meat counters, you get quality meats that meet our strict animal welfare standards. This dedication to animal welfare at farms and ranches and the level of transparency in our stores help you make informed choices about the meat you eat.
May 12, 2013 @ Whole Story
The right combination of spices can give your meal a Southern kick, island flare or Texas twist. Try them with beef, tofu, fish, pork chops, chicken breasts and vegetables.
May 7, 2013 @ Whole Story
Hip hip hurray Saturday is World Fair Trade Day! We’re celebrating by stretching the festivities from Friday to Sunday with a three-day sale on hundreds of Whole Trade® products.
May 3, 2013 @ Whole Story
If you’re also on the lookout for products to try, you’ll be happy to know that Whole Foods Market adds many new items to our shelves every month. Dig in to these most recent additions.
April 22, 2013 @ Whole Story
Your office likely already has the bin in the kitchen for cans and glass and near the photocopier and fax machine for recycling paper. That’s a great start…but it’s only the beginning of what’s possible. What does your office do with plastics, food waste and technotrash like CDs, PCs and cell phones?
April 21, 2013 @ Whole Story
Whether we’re at home, the office, school or in between, decreasing waste (food, energy and trash) needs be top of mind wherever we go…and however we get there. That’s the only way we’re going to reach our destination of bettering the planet.
April 16, 2013 @ Whole Story
Energy waste is a big problem with some simple solutions that we can all do to help the Earth. Plus, wasting less energy at home also makes cents!
April 11, 2013 @ Whole Story
Reaching for earth-conscious cleaners doesn’t mean wiping out your savings. We scoured our shelves for the three must-have products with high marks for safety—yours and the planet’s. These hardworking cleaners go from floor to skylights and everything in-between with cash to spare so you can grab a few rolls of 100%-recycled-paper towels.
April 7, 2013 @ Whole Story
From ingredients to quantity to producer pratices, our choices at the grocery store count. We’ve collected nine of our favorite Earth Month tips for food choices. Take a look, get inspired, and share your ideas too.
April 5, 2013 @ Whole Story
Food choices count, so celebrate Earth Month by eating your way to a greener planet. Here are six simple ways to make food choices that positively impact our environment.
April 3, 2013 @ Whole Story
As an adventurous home chef with a love for experimenting with new recipes and new foods, I’ve had to acquire a sharp set of money-saving skills to get the most out of my budget and my pantry. I’m proud when I use what I have in my kitchen in inventive (and tasty) ways, and happy that Whole Foods Market® can help me. Here are my top 12 ways to minimize food waste.
April 2, 2013 @ Whole Story
Home is where the heart is, so show the Earth you care there! From your backyard to your bathroom to your closet, we’re sharing 11 of our favorite Earth Month tips for the home.
March 29, 2013 @ Whole Story
My three-year old has picked up the phrase, “that is my favorite and my best” and uses it with a gravity that only someone her age can pull off. Strawberry ice cream, white cats and her sparkly tutu have all recently earned her accolades. As a grocery store that’s in the business of selling the highest quality foods we can find at the most competitive prices possible, our search for quality is a never-ending process. So it’s fair to say that we have a lot of “favorites” and “bests” on every aisle and make it our job to bring in more each month.
March 12, 2013 @ Whole Story
The Do Something Reel™ Film Festival continues this month with Bonsai People – The Vision of Muhammad Yunus, an uplifting documentary about one man’s extraordinary humanitarian work and his influence around the globe.
March 11, 2013 @ Whole Story
At Whole Foods Market®, we’ve got Kosher cooking basics from salt to olive oil and holiday essentials from gefilte fish to grape juice. You’ll also find less traditional but no less important Kosher finds too.
February 26, 2013 @ Whole Story
Traditional Easter confections with neon-colored candies and bland bunnies disappoint my kids no matter how excited they (okay, we) are for our baskets. Here are some recommendations from experts at Whole Foods Market®, SAVUER and Kiwi magazine so we can easily build a better basket without well…laying an egg!

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