By Frances Flower, September 22, 2013
At Whole Foods Market®, we are passionate about our food, our community, and our environment. Just recently, we added a core value to our company mission: practicing and advancing environmental stewardship. So last week when I found out that one of our local beef producers won a Regional Environmental Stewardship award I was super excited to find out more.
By Erin Harper, September 2, 2013
With the kids going back to school it’s a great time to refresh, restock and restart good eating habits. At Whole Foods Market® we’re excited to partner with many innovative small-scale food companies that are working hard to improve the contents of the American lunch box.
By Harvindar Singh, June 19, 2013
I might have the best job ever. I travel in search of new flavors. When I find the good stuff, I help get it on our shelves. I’m the Local Forager for Whole Foods Market.
By Claire Sullivan, June 16, 2013
Find out how traditional food systems are being rebuilt in Hawai'i after generations of exported monoculture crops.
By Molly Siegler, June 14, 2013
Summer is the perfect season to explore local fruits and vegetables. With tasty new offerings springing up every day, it can be hard to keep track of everything you need to try, but we’re here to help.
By Stefanie Garcia, June 9, 2013
The new Whole Foods Market in Detroit is full of hand-selected local products.
By Dwight Detter, June 7, 2013
Learn how supporting local food systems can help communities and the environment.
By Elizabeth Smith, May 30, 2013
Imagine tasting your way through your local community, meeting local artisans and growers, hearing their stories and then helping bring their products to market to share with others. Now imagine this is your job.
A forager is someone who searches widely for food or provisions. Whole Foods Market® has local foragers across the nation helping us source from more than 6,500 local vendors. From country farms to urban bakeries, these on-the-go team members seek out the best local products, so we can bring more great stuff to our customers.
By Elizabeth Smith, May 24, 2013
Today about 25 percent of the produce sold at our stores comes from local farms, and storewide anywhere from 10-30 percent of the products on our shelves come from local producers depending on availability, store size and the needs of the community.
By Erin Harper, April 27, 2013
Here at the Local Producer Loan Program, we interact with mission-driven companies working to change the way the world eats. These are some of the brightest social entrepreneurs in the country with relentless passion for environmental stewardship, socially conscious business practices and community connections.