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Springtime Gardens

Inspired Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Cooking for One - Bulk Isn’t "A Lot"

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I Rule! Celebrating My First Mother’s Day

This year I celebrate my first mother’s day. And what a wonderful, wild ride this motherhood-thing is. What I’ve learned over the last nine months since my son’s birth is that all the ways I was certain I would do things “when I’m a mom” have gone out the window. Until you actually experience it—the good, the bad and the teething—there is no way to understand what it truly takes to be a mom.
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Meadow Creek Dairy

Meadow Creek Dairy

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The Whole Deal's Meals for One or Two

Getting dinner on the table every night doesn’t have to be a drag. That’s especially true when you follow the weeklong meal plans in The Whole Deal value guide. Here are our simple suggestions for feeding one or two incredibly well, affordably. MONDAY: Veggie Monday
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Let's Respect Farm Animals

Be Generous With Garlic

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Positive Changes for the Industry, for Everyone

In part 3 of this three-part series on our Premium Body Care® standard at Whole Foods Market®, we’re looking at how these standards raise the bar for the natural body care industry as a whole. Prairie Rose Hyde is co-founder and formulator of Alaffia, a sustainable skin care company based on handcrafted, fair trade shea butter. Alaffia is a shining example of both Premium Body Care® standards and the commitment to Whole Trade™ at Whole Foods Market.

Latin Party From Putumayo

Congratulations to Anya from Boulder, our randomly selected winner of the Putumayo CDs!

Putumayo World Music’s latest release is Latin Party, just in time to help make your Cinco de Mayo celebration a real toe tapper. (Read on for a chance to win some Putumayo CDs.) Ethnomusicologist Jacob Edgar, who helps Putumayo in finding music and artists for their new releases, provides this overview of Cinco de Mayo and the Latin Party CD.

Let's Clear The Air With Each Bite

Premium Body Care: The Vendor Connection

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Time Running Out on Costa Rica Trip Giveaway

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Food on Film: Fast Food Nation

Let's Seek Inner Beauty

Recipe Roundup: Best of Asparagus

Our Earth Day Commitment

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Seventh Generation is Protecting Planet Home

Let's Bring Home The Bacon And Ditch The Antibiotics

When you buy beef, what are you concerned about? Take our poll on meat standards and see how your thoughts stack up with others. It’s often easy to forget that the burger, steak or drumstick on your plate was once an animal. How was that animal raised? How was it treated? Where did it come from? What did it eat? What about hormones and antibiotics? Was its growth artificially accelerated to get to market sooner and reduce feed cost?

Team Member Appreciation Day

Millet's Not Just For The Birds

Let’s Choose Growers Who Take the Road Less Traveled

Earth-Friendly Wines For Earth Day

Devon Broglie, winner of Texas’ Best Sommelier Competition in 2006, coordinates wine and specialty goods for our Southwest Region stores. His true passion for wine developed in the late 1990’s as the Manager of Brightleaf 905 restaurant, and during his stint in Spain working the harvest season for the pioneering winery Bodegas Costers del Siurana in the Priorat region of Catalunya.
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Brands Doing Good For Haiti Relief

At Whole Foods Market, we offer a lot of great products, and many of the companies who make them are doing amazing humanitarian works as well. We'd like to take a moment of your time to introduce you to two truly extraordinary vendors of ours: Three Sisters Cereal and Odwalla. These two companies are both doing their part to help with relief efforts in Haiti, each in their own unique way.

Food on Film: Soylent Green

Let's Get More Change With Every Dollar

How to Spend to Save...the Planet

If you want the simple truth, your food choices make a difference to the health of the planet and all its inhabitants. Take our Gyro-Style Lamb with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce over Quinoa recipe, for example. Here’s how you can save so much more than money by shopping for the ingredients at our stores.

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Holding the Bar High in Natural Body Care

In part 2 of our 3-part series on our Premium Body Care® standards at Whole Foods Market®, you’ll hear about why these strict natural guidelines are important. You’ll also learn about Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a national coalition of health and environmental groups that are working to eliminate harmful chemicals from personal care products. Stacy Malkan, co-founder and author, sheds light on the pursuit to make personal care safer and greener.

Surviving The Springtime Fruit Gap

There are lots of things to love about spring but it can be a period of dread in the produce business as we transition from the winter to the summer fruit harvest season. A lot can happen all at once: citrus starts to fade, we start losing variety in hard fruit (apples and pears), and the weather can play havoc on new crop domestic fruit (like berries).

Let's Not Trick Out Our Treats

Healthy Tip: Eating Those Wonderful Whites

Busting Myths about Fresh Pineapple

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Let's Raise Fish That Say No To Drugs

Discover Australian Wines

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Help Is Here For Those Hard To Recycle #5’s

Food on Film: The Garden

Let's Stop Playing With Our Food

Enter Our Pineapple Recipe Contest

Premium Body Care® – A Worthy Challenge

At Whole Foods Market® we are proud of the years of work we’ve put into developing our Premium Body Care® standards. In this first installment of a 3-part podcast series, Lecia Rand, category manager for Whole Foods Market™ and 365 Everyday Value® brand supplements and body care, talks about these top-tier standards which took years to develop and continue to be a worthy work in progress.

Pineapple Perfection

Let's Not Mess With Mother Nature

Your Overwhelming Generosity

Food In Reverse

Let’s think backwards — to take the food movement forward. No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke! Every bite has a story. If you don’t know the story behind your food, are you sure you want to eat it? Whether it’s a steak or a banana, your conscious food choices make a world of difference. Watch the video and check out Let’s Retake Our Plates.

Food on Film: No Impact Man