By Brooke Andersen, June 9, 2015
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.
By Allison Burch, September 22, 2014
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.
By Elizabeth Leader Smith, September 25, 2013
Grab your mug; Sunday is National Coffee Day and we’re celebrating!
The Newest Coffee Shop
By Olowo-n'djo Tchala, April 28, 2013
Olowo-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.
By Emily Wright, April 25, 2013
Daniel Nyamangah, originally from Kenya, is a leader in San Diego's Refugee Entrepreneurial Agriculture Program (REAP).
By Olowo-n'djo Tchala, May 1, 2012
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.
By Kate Medley, March 8, 2012
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.
By Raychel Santo, February 19, 2012
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.
By Rachael Gruver, January 21, 2012
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.
By Allison Burch, January 6, 2012
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.