By Jenny Brown, July 11, 2008
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.
By Anna Madrona, July 3, 2008
About the only things sprouting up on lawns this summer in central Texas are "Alarm Stage Drought" signs.
By Paige Brady, July 2, 2008
Summer is officially here and, to me, 4th of July celebrations seem like the perfect place to indulge in a bit of frozen fun.
By Paige Brady, June 27, 2008
This comment came in to John Mackey's CEO blog this week and I thought it was worth sharing here -- cool story about Mr. Moore's coffee company and what they are doing (story starts in the 3rd paragraph).
By Josiah Leet, June 24, 2008
I just visited Ron Cottle, one of the better conventional and "emerging organic" growers (and long-time vendor/partner with Whole Foods Market) in Eastern North Carolina and took a bunch of pictures to share. He is just about wrapped-up with organic and conventional blueberries and is just now starting his blackberry harvest (they're awesome!), and in about 8 to 10 days will be full-speed ahead with his organic grape tomatoes.
By Jenny Brown, June 20, 2008
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.
By Kate Medley, August 28, 2007
By Archive, July 18, 2007
Hear from our local foragers on how to find locally grown and produced foods. We'll also share some recipe ideas for those delicious local peaches available this time of year.
By Archive, July 16, 2007
By Archive, August 7, 2006
Learn about the benefits of locally grown foods, find out what’s fresh in our stores and get some quick and simple recipe ideas.