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Cooling Off With Local

Strawberries with Balsamic Okay, so we all know that local products are cool - but they can cool you off, too!


Share Your Best Meal of The Week

Looking for some great ideas for getting a good, simple meal on the table this week? These "Best Meals" from readers and team members are sure to help. Don't forget to share your "best meal" in the comments below. We're always inspired by what other people are cooking, right? Remember, "best" is highly subjective: healthy, super quick, inexpensive, fabulously delicious - or a combination of all that and more. Note: Images are of similar recipes from our website, not specifically the reader's best meal.


Value Guru Capitalizes on Bits & Pieces

Holiday CheeseI know food lovers who create incredible meals out of what appears to be a chaos of abundant ingredients covering every kitchen surface, coaxing from each ingredient the very best it has to offer and…leaving

We LOVE This Grower!

Joe and Karen Soghomonian

Pick a Peck of Peppers

PeppersSummer is prime season for all kinds of peppers. Hot, mild or sweet, you can find all the colors of the rainbow! Peppers are usually separated into those that have capsaicin - the heat component - and those that do not. Hot, Hot, Hot

Klondike Cheese

And the Award Goes To...

Time to toot our own horn a bit. We're very honored to be recognized with the following:


The Quality of our Wild Alaska Salmon

No doubt about it: wild Alaska salmon is delicious! You'll find it fresh for a few short months each summer and we are busily stocking our seafood departments with the tastiest varieties found throughout Alaska.

Siggi's Skyr Going Nationwide

Siggi\ I get to see a lot of cool products in my job. One of the coolest products we are currently carrying at Whole Foods Market is Siggi's Skyr. Not only is it a great yogurt but the back story is awesome.

Cheese Travels: Roth Kase

Summer's Best Soft Fruits

Soft Fruits

Variety Best for B Vitamins

Greek Yogurt

"Yes" in My Community Backyard

Community Garden

Whole Planet Travels to Argentina

In this final installment of Dispatches from the Field, Steve visits the Pro Mujer

Adventures in Brewing

Widmer Hefeweizen

Make it Natural: Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream! One of our favorite things about summer is enjoying frozen treats and it's really hard to beat a scoop of homemade ice cream.

Going Above and Beyond on Organic Certification


Introducing the Non-GMO Project

Non GMO Project

Supporting Organics Organically

Organic FoodI was pretty disappointed late last week to learn that there was a smear campaign afoot, by a group claiming that Whole Foods Market is working to "undermine" the integrity of the organic food label. What?!

Cooking with Wild Alaska Salmon

Salmon Growing up in Hawaii, I had access to some of the most delicious, freshest fish imaginable. Unfortunately, salmon was not one of them! I only had access to previously frozen or canned salmon. So, at the time, salmon had too strong of a flavor - kind of fishy and mushy.

Go Local with Hosea Rosenberg

In the Mood for Mint

MintHot weather brings cooling herbs and the "coolest" by far is fresh mint. If you planted some in your garden this year, it's probably going crazy growing about now!

Crave Brothers Cheese

Whole Planet Travels to Paraguay

On this leg of his trip through South America, Steve explores Paraguay and opportunities for building a microcredit program in the country where Whole Foods Market sources its organic sugar cane.  Steve experiences the hospitality of folks who remember Phillip Sansone, Executive Director of the Whole Planet Foundation, from his days as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay over 30 years ago.

What's In Your First Aid Kit?

After his recent graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, Reid Schwartz is busy learning the ropes on the Whole Foods Market Global Public Relations Team. When not investigating natural first aid, Reid enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and finding new and exciting things to do in Austin.

Whole Foods + Pride

Natural foods chef Juan Pablo Chavez works as a demo coordinator in our Union Square store.

On the Waterfront...in Alaska!

Pacific Northwest native Mark Curran, our Facility Team Leader for Select Fish in Seattle, has been in the seafood business for 25 years, getting his start at the Pike Place Market in 1984.

Summer Melons

Melons Thanks to warm weather all over the U.S., domestic production is reaching peak output. This time of year is perfect for picnics and other outdoor events, and few items pair better with sunshine and outdoor eating than melons.

Summer Fun, Not Sore Muscles

Summer FunDon't let sprains, strains and pain get in the way of your summer fun! Discover homeopathic, herbal and lifestyle recommendations for supporting the muscles, joints and whole body before during and after your activities. Dr.

The Value Guru Takes a Few Shortcuts

Summer's outdoor activities often mean I return home exhausted and hungry in the way that one's brain doesn't function well enough to put a complete meal together from scratch. This is when I grant myself full permission to take urban shortcuts vs. the scenic route, so to speak, in the kitchen. Pizza

Get Moving

Biking Did you know that over 50% of adults in the U.S. don't get regular physical exercise? Yep, so says the CDC. If you aren't exercising, I guess you can take some small comfort in knowing that you aren't alone. But better than that, get off your duff and do a little something!

Watsonia Farms

Joe & Jerry Watson, Monetta, SC

Whole Planet Travels to La Paz, Bolivia

In this installment of Dispatches from the Field, Steve and Philip brave oxygen deprivation and "Death Road" (renowned as the most dangerous road in the world) to reach folks in the rural communities of Bolivia with Pro Mujer to provide financial services coupled with health and education.

For the Love of Beer

Beer Glasses

Great Recipes for a Great 4th Celebration

Happy July 4th! Round up some friends, roll out the grill and celebrate summer with some fantastic food. Whether you want to stick with a classic grilling menu or try some new flavors, we've got you covered with great recipe ideas. Burgers for All

Summer = Grilling = Wine

Summer Wines After a long winter (well, not so long in Austin, TX) there is nothing like the first time you fire up the grill and invite friends and family over to enjoy great food and wine.