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Healthy Tip: Celebrate Cilantro

No doubt there are things in this world we either love or hate: Certain politicians, certain subjects, certain insects, certain movies or movie stars, and certain types of foods, such as garlic, coconut, t

Picnic Season Favorites


We’re More Than Food: Mountain Brook, Alabama

When you think of Whole Foods Market, I bet the amazing food we sell is top of mind. But regular readers of this blog know we are about so much more than food. Check out this video for one example.

Swim into Summer with Top Summer Wines


Grilling for One

I’m back and I’m busting some more cooking myths for the single chef.

Can One Day Change The Future?

On World Environment Day — Saturday, June 5 — as part of its 20th anniversary commemoration, EARTH University is organizing a simultaneous global tree planting called EARTH Plants the Future.

Coosaw Farms

Coosaw Farms was founded in Fairfax, South Carolina, over 30 years ago by Bradley and Louise O’Neal and has since grown to include their two children, Brad and Angela.  Largely known for their Red Seedless Watermelons, Coosaw Farms is now growing Southern Highbrush Blueberries.

Healthy Tip: Keeping It Hot and Cold

I can think of lots of outdoor summer activities I love, but nothing more than a great big barbecue!

My Grilling Secret

People call me “the meat guy” around here and they’re always asking me for advice about cooking meat. Lately, the questions have all been about grilling.

Thrill of the Grilled Cheese

One of my long-time favorite comfort foods is a grilled cheese sandwich. As a child, I loved a New York Cheddar grilled sandwich served with tomato soup.

Uniquely Local

At Whole Foods Market, our local producers – and their products – are truly one-of-a kind. And recipients of our Local Producer Loan Program are no different! From kombucha and raw chocolate to vegan ice cream and sticky toffee pudding, their products reflect the variety that makes our stores such wonderful places to shop. Here are a few of the most unique!


Strange in a Delightful Sort of Way


Recipes Worth Firing Up the Grill For

The cookout season is upon us, and we can’t wait to fire up the grill and get ready for summer entertaining! If you’re in need of a refresher on tips and general grilling how-to info, check out our grilling guide. Here are some recipes for summer get-togethers that will be on our menus all season long:

Pretty, Pretty Peonies

When it comes to celebrating the pastoral perfection of the early summer blooms, peonies often herald the warmer months’ arrival.

Rooting for Radishes

I remember the first time I ever tasted a radish. My mom was eating them raw with her sandwich and offered me a bite. With no warning!

Fresh Goat Cheese Recipes

Its creamy texture and light and tangy flavor make goat cheese a perfect cheese for spring and summer.

Bragging Rights: Best Ever Baked Beans

With cookout season around the corner it’s time to start rounding up great recipes for summer get-togethers. What hot dog and burger cookout is complete without baked beans?

Ready, Set, Grill

Grilling never gets old…and neither do great grilling tips! Here’s an encore presentation of our favorite grilling tips blog post to help you avoid those grill-gone-wrong experiences that are so humbling.

Chesapeake Greenhouse

Chesapeake Greenhouse – Sudlersville, Maryland

How Do You Top Your Dog? Contest

Congrats to Oscar whose comment (#414) was randomly selected to win the $25 gift card. Thanks to everyone who shared their ideas for the best dog toppings!


Support Jane Goodall With Good for All

2010 marks a monumental milestone for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and its founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE.

Peak Pick: Apricots

Early “Apache” variety apricots

Uncover the Secret of Stevia

I’ve said it before: Americans love sugar. In practically everything!


Preparing for Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time for celebration, but the mountains of advice that accompany it can create confusion amidst your joy. Listen in for solid recommendations that support not only mom and baby’s wellbeing, but also that of the environment. Anna Getty is a green living lifestyle educator, mother and founder of Pregnancy Awareness Month.

Celebrate Health with Celiac Awareness

Alice is the founder and president of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). NFCA’s mission is to raise awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance and improve the quality of life for those living with these conditions.

And The Costa Rica Trip Winner is…

Huge congratulations to Arlene from the Philadelphia area who shops at our North Wales store! She is the grand prize winner of the 9-day trip to Costa Rica.

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day

Time to celebrate! World Fair Trade Day is the largest Fair Trade event in North America, with over 65,000 people having participated in 2009.

Grass-Fed Beef Now Nationwide

We are excited to announce that Whole Foods Market now offers grass-fed and finished beef in all of our 281 stores in the United States.

Recipes for a Homemade Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a few days away, and there’s still plenty of time to put together a plan for a sweet brunch honoring your Mom. A couple of general tips for making Mother’s Day brunch a great one:

The People Who Stare at Goat Cheese

The People Who Stare at Goat Cheese would be a great title for a movie. Of course, it would star George Clooney and the superstars of the Goat revolution!

Healthy Tips for Women

Are you looking for solid guidelines for staying healthy and happy naturally? Tune in for a few of the basics about nutrition, herbs and lifestyle habits for women. You’ll also hear some specifics on mood, menopause and weight. Dr. Tori Hudson is a naturopathic physician, professor and women’s clinic medical director.

Springtime Strawberry Soiree

I have a lot of fond memories of really good food, and two of my greatest involve strawberries. The first came one spring day in Louisiana when my grandparents’ neighbor brought over a fresh strawberry pie.

Appreciating our Team Members!

At Whole Foods Market, one of our seven Core Values is: To Support Team Member Happiness and Excellence — an important goal that we put at the forefront of our b

Relax and Save With The Whole Deal This Summer

Hello Summer Savers!

Giving Flowers That Give Back

At our office, we talk about flowers all year long, but this time of year it’s hard to miss all of the excitement reminding us that there is a holiday right around the corner.