Heather Kennedy

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July 15, 2013 @ Whole Story
Read on for Heather’s travel notes from Ticino and find out how you could win an all-inclusive foodie trip for two! Have you heard of the Ticino region of Switzerland? As the only Italian-speaking canton (district) of Switzerland, Ticino provides a unique culture and history to visitors with a perfect blend of Swiss alpine beauty and Italian atmosphere. At Whole Journeys, the new travel division of Whole Foods Market®, we knew we wanted to include this unique area in our tour offerings.
May 10, 2013 @ Whole Story
Summer presents a wonderful chance to say thanks to your family with a well-earned vacation. While travel may seem like an extravagant gift at first, it provides memories for a lifetime and a reflective space to nurture body, mind and soul.
July 1, 2012 @ Whole Story
Honey bees are often the unsung hero of the food world. Through pollination they are responsible for a third of the food we eat. Yet bee colonies in the US are declining at rapid rates – 30% a year!
April 18, 2012 @ Whole Story
Originating in Indonesia, tempeh (say, “TEM-pay”) is traditionally made through a natural culturing and incubation process that binds soybeans together in a cake form. It’s become increasingly popular in the US over the last several years. 
March 17, 2012 @ Whole Story
Kristy and Coulter Lewis developed a “Pure Pop” bag made from recycled and compostable paper for their mom and pop popcorn business. Learn about other upgrades to their microwave snack.
February 18, 2012 @ Whole Story
Two moms from Asheville, NC shared a common interest in brewing kombucha. They combined their talents and Buchi was born. Learn more about this Local Producer Loan recipient.
January 23, 2012 @ Whole Story
Learn how Local Producer Loan Recipient Good On Ya uses their “Every Ingredient Matters” motto to guide them in creating deliciously nutritious protein-fiber-energy-snack bars.
December 23, 2011 @ Whole Story
Working on the Local Producer Loan Program gives me tons of opportunities to hear about local food systems across the country.
November 2, 2011 @ Whole Story
In the infamous words of Julia Child, “With enough butter, anything is good!” And that couldn’t be more true when it comes to our most recent Local Producer Loan recipient, Epicurean Butter.
October 20, 2011 @ Whole Story
Every product has a story, and Brad’s Raw Chips is a classic tale of success! Over four years ago, founder and creator, Brad Gruno discovered the health benefits of eating raw.
October 6, 2011 @ Whole Story
To celebrate the $5 million mark, we’re giving away a basket filled with culinary treasures from several of our loan recipients! Comment about your favorite local product for a chance to win.
September 22, 2011 @ Whole Story
Meet Local Producer Loan recipient Tiny But Mighty — a Midwest company taking popcorn to another level with their heirloom corn passed down the family for generations. Seriously!
September 8, 2011 @ Whole Story
The goal of the Local Producer Loan Program is to find and support unique, local products. We’ve definitely hit the mark on “unique” with Soy-Sen-Zay Edamame Dips.
August 26, 2011 @ Whole Story
Our latest Local Producer Loan supports Thistle Farms, a women’s residential recovery program where they make natural bath and body care products as a social enterprise.
August 11, 2011 @ Whole Story
As a child I always loved chocolate milk and ice cream bars. Who didn’t? Now that I’m “more mature” the kid in me is always on the lookout for the perfect sweet treat that’s tinged with childhood nostalgia while still appealing to my adult taste buds.
July 28, 2011 @ Whole Story
You don’t have to be a raw foodist to enjoy amazing macaroons, tarts and grawnola from our latest loan recipient. Learn how we’re helping them expand.
July 8, 2011 @ Whole Story
With a low interest loan from our Local Producer Loan Program, the father and son team at Thompson Farms are working to increase their Animal Welfare Rating to the highest level possible.