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Happy New Year's Eve!

We hope that you are all having a delightful last day of 2008!

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The ABCs of Supplements

Confused about so many supplements on the shelves? Tune in and let us help! We’re going back to the basics and answering some common questions. Nutritionist Malia Curran talks about various benefits and forms of supplements, things to know about regulation and explains a few terms that are often confusing.

Kwanzaa Recipes

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Bubble Rap

Jen Powell, our Wine Specialist for the Lamar Street Store in Austin, Texas, cut her teeth in the wine industry in Chicago, then moved on to own her own wine shop in New Orleans.  She has a passion for food and wine pairings with a deep love for cooking.  Jen views wine as living art – “Each bottle is like a little painting that you are able to see, smell, taste, touch and if you listen closely, it will speak to you.” As we wrap-up 2008 and quickly appro

Merry Christmas!

Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a joyous and healthy Christmas Day! Need last minute help on your holiday meal prep?  Check out our recipes and tips pages!

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Sweetwater Growers

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Secret Ingredient Successful Appetizer Winner

And the winner is….

Last Minute Christmas Help

It's two days before Christmas (as if you needed me to remind you!). Are you ready? We know this day is coming all year long but it somehow it manages to sneak up on us. To help reduce that last minute stress, here are a few things that just might help.
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Dishing up Some Hanukkah Soul (Food)

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Potato-Wrapped Oysters Rockefeller

Let’s Talk Coffee 2008 Colombia/La Rochela Farm Visit

Darrin Daniel, Allegro Green Coffee Buyer Armenia, Colombia October 2nd thru 6th
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What We're Reading...

Whoa, is it already December 19th?!  The holidays have crept up faster this year than ever before and I haven't even started making all the wonderful homemade gifts I'd been planning on.  My lofty goals of handknit scarves with matching hats and little oil paintings for all my loved ones are seeming more and more out of reach each day.  But I'm still all for homemade and filled with love - so what's a girl to do?  Thankfully, some of my favorite blogs are filled with inspiration for making excellent, creative gifts.
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Kalamata Olive Harvest

Kalamata olives on tree prior to harvest December memories have many meanings to different people. For many of us who deal with food on a daily basis, other than eating it, keeping up with the crops and the seasonal harvests going on around the world is key.
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The Whole Deal™ Tips of the Week

Especially in the midst of a busy holiday season, it's easy to forget the basics.  Every day, Whole Foods Market offers excellent ways to help you shop smarter and within your budget.  Did you know we offer case discounts or that you can ask for samples
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A Warm Cup of Tea

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Peak Pick: Winter Berries

Enjoy a bit of summertime courtesy of Florida, Southern California, Central and South America. Late season domestic raspberry- Oxnard, California
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America's Healthiest Grocery Store

Health magazine asked six prominent health experts to pick the top 10 healthiest grocery stores from the nation's largest chains.  Topping the list? Whole Foods Market!

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Can I Eat That?

null Having food allergies or special diet needs can be especially challenging this time of year. Sometimes I just want to scream "Can we please have a gathering without food?!" Of course, that's not going to happen and I really do realize that "breaking bread" together can be a wonderful experience.

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Voices from Garifuna

Warm Pear Ginger Upside-Down Cake with Amaretto Whipped Cream

A Green Holiday

Imagine a wonderful green Christmas day. The scent of fair-trade hot chocolate fills the air as you sip from a recycled / recyclable cup.

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What We're Reading...

I don't know about you - but the words "potluck" and "cookie swap" incite my usually suppressed sense of competition and I suddenly become compelled to bring not only an amazing dish or dessert, but the most amazing dish or dessert. Our office cookie swap is coming early next week and I am panicked as how to make the most impressive, delicious, praise-winning cookies ever made by man, woman or Martha Stewart.
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What Makes A Company Green?

Kathy Loftus, a limb-dwelling (as in "out on a limb") mechanical engineer with a creative writing and communications bent, joined Whole Foods Market in 2006 to fulfill the Company's desire to create a national vision and mission for an overall energy management strategy.
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Recycling Christmas Lights

The Whole Deal™ on Elegant Entertaining

Many of us throw parties and entertain guests over the holidays.  Maybe it's my inner Martha Stewart - but even at my most casual gatherings, I want my guests to have a good time and be impressed by the food I'm serving.  This week's cu
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Dr. Bronner’s Soap and Whole Trade Guarantee

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Blessing Baskets

“Thank you Whole Foods. Thank you for our new class room!” Those are the words of a song written for Whole Foods Market by students in Ghana Africa.  The school was built because Whole Foods Market customers bought Blessing Baskets. Thank you for helping us weave hope into the world one basket at a time!
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Whole Foods Market Gifts Featured on Ellen

The Ellen Degeneres Show is celebrating 12 Days of Giveaways and lucky audience members today will receive holiday goodies exclusive to Whole Foods Market!

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Bottomley Farms

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Watch & Win: Successful Holiday Appetizer

Happy Holidays Secret Ingredient Viewers! It’s the season for great food and the Secret Ingredient is offering a chance to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card, so you can treat yourself to something special this holiday season. What’s the catch? It’s simple. We want to know what your favorite holiday party dish is and how it adds that special touch to your holiday celebrations.

Boulder Ice Cream

Boulder Ice Cream has been selling ice cream to Whole Foods Market for about ten years! This long-time partner has used its Local Producer Loan Program funds to finance the expansion of an organic line. Glennise Humphrey spoke with us about Boulder’s history and future plans.
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What We're Reading...

The holidays can be a stressful time on many levels - picking out the perfect presents, cooking large elaborate meals with the family and all the travel to get to your loved ones.  This week, we're featuring some sites that provide some great advice on how to keep things safe and stress-free.
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Alaffia Certified Fair Trade Holiday Gift Baskets

The Alaffia holiday baskets were uniquely designed and created for the 2008 holiday season. These are Alaffia basket weavers in Blitta, Togo. Gift baskets include the basket, three body care products and a handcrafted ornament and retail for $34.99.

The Whole Deal™ on our Bakery

Allow me to introduce you to our bakery department.  This beautifully arranged and often deliciously fragrant part of the store is filled with cakes, pastries and breads - perfect for your holiday entertaining needs, as well as your everyday needs. 

Peak Pick: Citrus

Early Winter Citrus
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Powered by Recycled Cooking Oil

After nearly two years of planning and implementation, we are excited to announce that, beginning in January, our Whole Foods Market commissary kitchen in Massachusetts will get 100% of its electricity from recycled cooking oil.  Yeah!
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Holiday Giving Guide

You may not think gift shopping when you go to the grocery store, but Whole Foods Market is known for offering unique, interesting, exclusive treats for those who care about quality, social responsibility and the environment.  Check out this video where we share with you some of our favorite ideas for holiday gift giving!
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Delicious and Simple Holiday Appetizers