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Most Definitely a Different Banana


The Great Parmigiano Reggiano Wheel Cracking Extravaganza

Our month-long celebration of all things Parmigiano Reggiano ends in a very big way and you’re invited! This Saturday, February 27th, at exactly 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) cheesemongers in our stores across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. will simultaneously crack into wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano.

Take Your Taste Buds on an International Journey…

...With these recipes inspired by Whole Planet Foundation microcredit clients.

Tulips…The Campaigners for Spring


Parmigiano Reggiano Recipe Contest Winners

We hope you’ll agree that our top picks showcase the versatility of Parmigiano Reggiano and how creative you can be with this amazing cheese.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side (of Rice)

National Recognition for Local Producers

The local producers we work with sometimes get national recognition! We wanted to share with you the press that a few of our Local Producer Loan recipients have received lately.

Revolution Foods Featured in the New York Times


Snow Days and Slow Days

Changing the World, Together

Urgent: Tell the USDA What YOU Think about GMOs in Organics

UPDATE 02/18/10: The comment period has been extended until March 3, 2010  You still have time to have your voice and opinions heard!  The easiest way to send your comments to the USDA is on the True Food Project's Take Action website. ----------------------------------------------------

Storing Late-Season Apples


The Whole Deal's Meals for One

Everyday Shea Helps West Africans Every Day


Parsley - More than Just a Pretty Garnish

Customer Letter Brings Pause to the Day


Part 2: Good Fats for a Good Heart

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are crucial for a healthy heart. Listen and learn about the role and benefits of these "good fats." Then get expert tips for choosing high-quality fish oil supplements. Stuart Tomc has more than 20 years experience in Nutritional Medicine. He is a consultant to the World Health Organization and integrative physicians worldwide.

Breaking News: USDA's New Pasture Rules for Organic Livestock

This just in: The USDA published its final rule on access to pasture for organic dairy animals this afternoon. This enhancement to the National Organic Standards has been in the works for many years, and its announcement is a major victory for organic consumers, the integrity of the organic label, and the lives of organic livestock. While the National Organic Standards already require access to pasture for ruminant animals, this enhancement lays out very specific requirements:

Indulge in Divine For Good


Eagle Creek Growers


Chile Fruit for Chilly Times

Our meat: No antibiotics, EVER!


Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix for V-Day

Get a Free Song from Putumayo

Dan is the founder and president of Putumayo World Music. Their newest release Rhythm and Blues is available in Whole Foods Market stores today.

Part 1: Straight to the Heart

How can you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease? Why is chronic inflammation often the heart of the matter? Get answers to these questions and more as you learn about specific nutrients, food and daily habits to help keep your heart healthy. Malia Curran, MS, MPH is a nutrition consultant and speaker, and sees clients in the Boston region.

Behind the Rind: Parmigiano Reggiano

TOMS' One for One Mission


Celebrate Whole Trade February


Globally Inspired, Locally Produced


The Whole Deal's Meals for Two

Sure two's company but coming up with ideas for feeding two on a budget every day may turn the best of us into someone it's best to avoid. That's where The Whole Deal meal planners come in. Our week long meal plan for two paves the way for delicious, affordable meals and takes the pressure off of you. Sit back and enjoy:

MONDAY: Veggie Monday

Parmigiano Reggiano Recipe Contest

Updated 02/22/10- Our contest may be over, but there is always time to enjoy some Parmigiano Reggiano. Try the six winning recipes or pick from the thousand-plus contest entries in the comments below.

The Many Faces of Minestrone

Together, We Donated $2.7 Million for Haitian Relief

•Update 2/2/2010•

More Mighty Miso!

The first time I tasted miso soup I was 9 years old and having dinner with my family at a Japanese restaurant in San Francisco; I thought I'd a tasted a little bit of heaven and was determined to repeat the experience