Perfect Cherries: Tips for Picking, Pitting and Preparing

Cherish Cherries

These ruby jewels are at their peak of deliciousness, and Whole Foods Market® is celebrating with our 4th annual Cherry Fest. We’re giving away five pounds of hand-picked cherries each to five randomly selected winners who share what they would do with that many cherries.

Homemade to Save: Bars and Smoothies

Whether it’s poolside nibbles or refreshing drinks on the porch, don’t get burned by the price of summertime snacks. Enjoy delicious homemade savings by making your own smoothies and bars!

17 Ways to Cool Off with Watermelon

Great on its own, try watermelon in fruit and vegetable salads, soups, main dishes, salsas, beverages and more. Here are 17 ways to enjoy watermelon this summer.

10 Recipes for a Rocking Fourth of July

Whether you stake your claim at the perfect fireworks-watching spot early or feast at home before heading to the show, you’ll need some quick-cooking, festive recipes to sustain you until sunset.

We love a classic cookout for the holiday with pasta salads, baked beans and burgers, but grilled marinated chicken is fun picnic fare (napkins necessary) and an iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing lends a traditional, but super simple, vibe.

Here are our picks for a fun-loving Fourth. Don’t forget the popsicles!


Summer Snack Ideas for Kids

Hot summer days require plenty of easy-to-eat, cooling foods to keep your crew energized and hydrated. Healthy Eating guru Mary shares some of her family’s favorite summer snacks.

Veggie Burgers Made Easy

Making your own veggie burgers is easier than it sounds and burger lovers and vegetarians alike will clamor for these flavorful and filling veggie versions of our favorite grillable main.

10 Easy Five-Ingredient Summer Recipes

Enjoy all summer has to offer with these easy, five-ingredient recipes that will get you out of the kitchen in no time.

Pesto Possibilities

Traditional pesto was ground with a mortar and pestle but a food processor works amazingly well. Try your hand at these pesto favorites.

Food52’s Top 5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Summer Potluck

In the summer, you'll find us eating and drinking outside as much as we possibly can. So when it comes to throwing parties, we turn to potlucks to make hosting as stress-free as possible -- and to maximize our time out-of-doors.


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