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Spring Berries - A Coast to Coast Tale


Part 1 Lifestyle and Seasonal Allergies

SXSW Gift Bag Giveaway Winner!

Wow! We received nearly 300 comments on our SXSW Food Blogger Bash post.  Thank you to everyone who left us a note; we love hearing from you guys! And without further ado, the winner of the SXSW Gift Bag Giveaway is... Comment #3 from Michele Pineda!

Not All Fats are Bad Fats

Artist Discovery Series: Mishka

Doing it Green in New Jersey


What We're Reading

The New York Times has spent quite a bit of ink lately on how the new administration may affect the way we eat in the U.S. Personally, I find this all very interesting and I wonder what others are thinking about it. With Michael Pollan and Mark Bittman on staff, it seems the NY Times is covering this issue more than others, but I'd love links to other articles that you are seeing out there. Here's what I've read recently:

Coracao Confections

One of my favorite aspects of running Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program is getting to learn about interesting new products. Gluten-free, organic, vegan granola? Check. Wine sorbet? Check. Dairy-free coconut milk ice cream? Check!


Share Your Best Meal of The Week

Oh yeah, this ongoing Best Meal of the Week post is starting to rock. You posted some great recipe ideas on the last post and my meal planning has gotten a lot easier since we started this…thanks! (I assume that many of you are finding it helpful too!) Remember, "best" is highly subjective: healthy, super quick, inexpensive, fabulously delicious - or a combination of all that and more. Here are a few featured Best Meal ideas. Post yours in the comments below.

From Kate, a team member:


Organics for Baby, Beyond Food

Healthy Tip: Get Your Greens

SXSW Food Blogger Bash Recap & Gift Bag Giveaway


Local…and Italian

Since you meet them in the aisles of our stores, you probably know that our Whole Foods Market Team Members are passionate about food. What you may not know is that our local vendors are some of the most zealous food people you'll ever find! These folks have devoted their lives - often at great financial risk and always with great personal dedication - to making high-quality, natural food. Pretty incredible!

Mache, Mache Man...


Peak Pick: Asparagus

The coming of March marks an awakening of sorts here on the Central California Coast. With daylight savings time bringing longer afternoons, more folks are outside - assessing their yards and plotting what early projects can be squeezed in to take advantage of March's generally abundant rainfall. I'm among them, doubly so as this year is the first full spring in our new neighborhood (and my new backyard).


Pregnancy - A Time to Go Natural

Healthy Tip: Watch Your Sugar

No, I did not change my name just so I could write with a level of authority on this subject! I guess you could say that going to a nutritionist named Sugar is like going to a dentist named Payne. Funny how life works. But this isn't about me.

Dubliner Irish Cheddar with Stout

The Greening of Lakewood

Great New Stuff in Stores Now!


We Need Your Best Meal of The Week

Amy read our last "Best Meal of the Week" post and commented: "...I'd LOVE to keep these ideas and know they're coming on a bi-weekly basis! I'm often food-inspired by what I see and smell in the Whole Foods produce section to make a quick/easy/healthy dinner, and I'm sure I'm not the only one." Definitely not the only one! I've been inspired by several of the recipes featured here and we do plan to have this "Best Meal of the Week" post about every couple of weeks. So, join the fun by sending in your best meal of the week and get inspired by this week's features.


Your Recipes...Made Natural

Do you have a favorite recipe that could use a natural makeover? Let us help!
  • Maybe your recipe is chock full of processed ingredients. We'll show you how to swap those out for natural versions.
  • Could the nutrition profile use some lightening up of calories, fat or sodium? Or maybe you want to get more of the good stuff - like fruits, veggies and whole grains. Let us tweak the ingredients to improve the nutrition without losing any flavor.

Share Your Mom's Best Recipes!


Natural Baby Body Care

Quinoa Primavera with Chicken, Spring Peas and Asparagus

Don't Kill Your Television...

...or the Environment


South America's Prime Wines

Sweet Grass Dairy


Healthy Tip: Eat a Rainbow


Peanut Recall Update 3/10/09

**Update on 3/10/09**

Added a few new items to the recall list.

**Update on 3/6/09**

Added a few new items to the recall list.

**Update on 3/2/09**

The FDA has now posted information on their website about PCA's Texas facility testing positive for the same strain of salmonella as their Georgia facility. Here's an excerpt from their statement:


Baby's Favorite Foods Photo Contest


Value Guru and the Mystery Cheeses

Grapes With Integrity


Win a Green Prom!

Windy City Wasabeans