African Summer: There’s a Story Behind Every Purchase

Whole Foods Market celebrates brands that are changing how businesses can give back by supporting social enterprise in Africa. We believe that given the opportunity to share and listen, there’s a story in every purchase.

Allegro Coffee’s Café UBUNTU on Sale This Weekend

What’s in a name? For Allegro Coffee’s Café UBUNTU quite a lot, actually. In Kenya ubuntu means “I am because we are.” If you think that’s a little deep for coffee, read on to find out the notable backstory of this African blend.

The Perks of Good Coffee

Grab your mug; Sunday is National Coffee Day and we’re celebrating!

The Newest Coffee Shop

Alaffia: Body Care that Empowers Women

AlaffiaOlowo-n’djo Tchala is the Founder and Director of Alaffia. Alaffia is a US-based company that makes body care products using shea butter sourced from West Africa.

Reaping Community Change

Daniel Nyamangah

Daniel Nyamangah, originally from Kenya, is a leader in San Diego's Refugee Entrepreneurial Agriculture Program (REAP).

How Alaffia Helps Women and Children in West Africa

Congratulations to giveaway winner Denise C. from New Hampshire! Thanks to everyone who entered - we loved hearing what Alaffia's products and story mean to you!   Olowo-n’djo Tchala is the Founder and Director of Alaffia. As one of our Whole Trade® vendors he is committed to making sure employees and suppliers receive better wages and working conditions.

Gaia Herbs

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gaia Herb Farm is one of the largest organic medicinal herb farms in the United States. Watch their story.

Project Green Challenge Plants Seeds

Raychel Santo is a sophomore double-major in Public Health Studies and Global Environmental Change & Sustainability at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Originally from Dayton, Ohio, her passion for everything “green” began with her discovery of the sustainable food movement in her last few years of high school.

Last fall Raychel participated in the Teens Turning Green Project Green Challenge and was selected as one of the 12 finalists to attend Green University. Here she shares the story of her experience.

Customer Stories: Part of the Family

Every day, our store team members go out of their way to make sure our customers are part of the family. Read real life examples and see some cool store-inspired wedding decorations.

Brazilian Day

Join the parade for one of Manhattan’s largest and liveliest festivals. Check out the ritualistic street cleansing, capoeira, sugarcane juice and more in this episode of Fest-a-Nation.

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