Jenny Brown

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January 11, 2011 @ Whole Story
What’s a more iconic health food than granola? Meet three of our Local Producer Loan Program recipients who started small businesses devoted to making this yummy treat.
October 8, 2010 @ Whole Story
On Sept, 21, our newest store in Northern California, Coddingtown in Santa Rosa, officially opened its doors!
May 21, 2010 @ Whole Story
At Whole Foods Market, our local producers – and their products – are truly one-of-a kind. And recipients of our Local Producer Loan Program are no different! From kombucha and raw chocolate to vegan ice cream and sticky toffee pudding, their products reflect the variety that makes our stores such wonderful places to shop. Here are a few of the most unique!
March 23, 2010 @ Whole Story
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February 20, 2010 @ Whole Story
The local producers we work with sometimes get national recognition! We wanted to share with you the press that a few of our Local Producer Loan recipients have received lately.
February 4, 2010 @ Whole Story
One of the things that our customers love about Whole Foods Market is that they can find products from all over the world. They also love the extensive selection of local products that each of our stores offers.
November 13, 2009 @ Whole Story
We are excited to announce the latest recipient of a loan through our Local Producer Loan Program: Townshend's Tea Company !
September 27, 2009 @ Whole Story
  Mark and Brian Nicholson are third-generation operators of Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, New York, which grows apples and summer fruits. Red Jacket is a recipient of Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to local producers.
July 31, 2009 @ Whole Story
Okay, so we all know that local products are cool - but they can cool you off, too!
May 21, 2009 @ Whole Story
I am so proud to announce that Whole Foods Market has recently hit a total of $2.5 million in loans through our Local Producer Loan Program! That’s over a million dollars a year for the past two years in financing to help local farmers and food artisans expand their businesses. That’s a lot of change! When we launched the program in 2007, the state of the economy was very different.
March 26, 2009 @ Whole Story
One of my favorite aspects of running Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program is getting to learn about interesting new products. Gluten-free, organic, vegan granola? Check. Wine sorbet? Check. Dairy-free coconut milk ice cream? Check!
March 21, 2009 @ Whole Story
Since you meet them in the aisles of our stores, you probably know that our Whole Foods Market Team Members are passionate about food. What you may not know is that our local vendors are some of the most zealous food people you'll ever find! These folks have devoted their lives - often at great financial risk and always with great personal dedication - to making high-quality, natural food. Pretty incredible!
September 8, 2008 @ Whole Story
It’s not news to anyone (except The New York Times, apparently) that local food has hit grocery stores in a big way, due to ever-increasing consumer demand. Whole Foods Market is no exception.
July 11, 2008 @ Whole Story
The best part of my job as administrator of our Local Producer Loan Program isn’t giving out loans to our small producers – it’s watching loan recipients use those loans to grow their businesses. In the year and a half since we launched the program, Whole Foods Market has provided loans to 29 small producers of products ranging from grassfed beef and honey to wine sorbet and body care products.
June 20, 2008 @ Whole Story
For about a year, we've been giving small, local producers low-interest loans to help them grow their businesses. You can learn more about Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program. Just this week, we finalized our first loan in our hometown, Austin, Texas! Tracy Claros, originally from England, makes and sells incredible English puddings, or cakes, under the name The Sticky Toffee Pudding Company.