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Conversations Changing the World

Learn what Whole Planet Foundation is doing to help alleviate poverty by watching this video shot in the field, this time from Indonesia.

Last Chance to Win Our “Green”

You’ve got until May 10th to leave a blog comment for a chance to win a slew of “green” household cleaning products. Do it now!

Behind the Rind Starring Humboldt Fog

Pozzi Ranch Pasture Raised Lamb

Joe at Pozzi Ranch Lamb talks about raising lamb on pastures, protecting natural resources and supporting family farms. Learn more and find out where Pozzi Lamb is locally available.

Simple Spring Meals for Four

Enjoy the sublime flavors of spring! Find out how to prepare a week of budget-friendly suppers and even have tasty leftovers for lunch.

Spring Peas

Produce expert James expounds on his love of growing and eating spring peas. Learn more about starting your own little patch of happiness.

Flowers for Mom

A bright and cheerful array of flowers, made just for Mom, is definitely one gift that’s as unique as she is! See how our floral team mixes and matches their favorite blooms.

Spent on Spinach? Try Swiss Chard!

Mild, tender and really yummy, Swiss chard is similar to spinach when it comes to taste and ease of preparation, and it’s full of good nutrition. Try these favorite Swiss chard recipes.

Choosing The Fork Over the Knife

Can lifestyle diseases be reversed through diet? The feature film Forks Over Knives examines that question. Watch the trailer and find a premiere screening event near you.

Rumba, Mambo and Cha Cha Cha

Putumayo explores retro-flavored Latin dance music with timeless genres from the Cuban family tree. Enter to win a 12-CD collection from their Latin series.

Red-Rated Swordfish & Tuna No More!

We’re no longer selling red-rated swordfish and tuna as of Earth Day. Find out more!

Win a Gift Basket of Cleaning Products

Do you need a spring-cleaning makeover? Learn about some great choices and add a comment by May 10th for a chance to win a slew of “green” household cleaning products!

Green Up Spring Cleaning with the Eco-Scale™

Unsure how to get the greenest clean? Choosing household cleaning products just got easier with our new Eco-Scale™ Rating System!

Earth-Friendly Project: Bird Feeder

Looking for an eco-friendly project for the kids? Try this simple bird feeder made from a recycled milk (or non-dairy beverage) carton.

Spring in our Stores

The first signs of spring are finally here, and we’re breathing a sigh of relief at our store in Wayland, MA. Spring means the end of snow, cold, and the gloomy pall that can overtake the winter months. Finally, we can put away our boots and scarves and get a much needed dose of sunlight. Spring also means the arrival of Easter and Passover, two holidays we get excited about at Whole Foods Market. We also start setting up our grilling and gardening displays for all of the early birds that want to get a jump on burgers and bulbs.

Strauss Veal for Earth Day and Easter

Lori at Strauss Free Raised® talks about their passion for pastured calves and how Whole Foods Market has helped them do things differently.

Step-Rated Hams Available for Easter!

Want to eat well knowing that the pigs were raised to the highest animal standards in the industry? Try a 5 Step™ rated ham, available for the first time exclusively in our stores.

Add Black Beans to Everything

From soups to salads and dips to desserts, black beans’ quality plant protein, dietary fiber, hearty texture and earthy flavor make them a filling and tasty favorite.

Hip-Hop Hooray for Easter Goodies

Hop on over to our stores and get some goodies to fill your Easter baskets. These are sweet treats that every bunny will be happy to eat.

Spring Romance: Discover 2009 Bordeaux

Ready for a Spring fling? Find out why The Wine Guys feel sure you’ll fall in love with the 2009 Bordeaux vintage.

Recipes for Spring Celebrations

We love bringing the family together around the table to celebrate the freshness and richness of spring. Here are some of our favorite recipes for spring gatherings. Happy feasting!

Earth-Friendly Project: DIY Bird Biscuit

Got hungry birds? Make a DIY bird biscuit and hang it anywhere that birds can reach it! Kids will love this earth-friendly project.

Eating Green for Earth Month

Eat your way to a greener planet! Here are some simple ways to make food choices that positively impact our environment and celebrate Earth Month.

Whole Trade Pineapple Supports Workers

When buying Whole Trade Pineapples, a contribution goes to a farmworkers’ fund. Learn how they voted to spend the dollars to support education and day care for their families.

$4 Million to End Poverty

Thanks! You joined in raising $4 million for Whole Planet Foundation, which will reach 100,000 more impoverished women and their families, helping to lift themselves out of poverty.

A Great Partnership: Pineland Farms Natural Meats

Erick Jensen, President of Pineland Farms Natural Beef based in Maine, describes what it’s like to work with the Whole Foods Market Meat Team.

Save Money with a Kid-Friendly Party for the Planet

Celebrate Earth Month by throwing a party that not only teaches kids how to save our environment but also how to save some green with money-saving party tips from the Value Guru.

Go Natural with your Kosher Passover

Romancing the Artichoke

Produce expert James shares why the unpredictability of artichokes drives him a little crazy this time of year. Learn how this lovely thistle always prevails in winning his heart.

See a Film, Support Future Films

Support green filmmakers! A portion of tickets sales from our Do Something Reel™ Film Festival goes toward grants to help fund new films.

Get Serious About Sunflower Seeds

With antioxidants, fiber and healthy unsaturated fats, be sure to add sunflower seeds to your meals — not just your bird feeder. Enjoy these super suggestions for sunflower seeds.

Responsible Packaging in Whole Body

Did you know that nearly one-third of all municipal solid waste in the U.S. is packaging? Learn about the changes we’re making to our Whole Body product packaging to help reduce our environmental impact. Jim McConnell is Store Supplies and Services Specialist for the Rocky Mountain region and co-chair of the Whole Foods Market Responsible Packaging Task Force.

Eco-Friendly Packaging Changes

Thanks to everyone who recycles plastic, we’re introducing some new eco-friendly packaging in our Whole Body™ department that uses post-consumer recycled plastic. Learn how to find the new stuff!

What’s New in April: Cleaner Spring Cleaning

Tackle your dirty chores without the use of yucky chemicals. Here are some “clean” new products perfect for spring cleaning.

Products from Japan

We do not sell any meat, fresh seafood, produce or dairy products from Japan. Learn more about how we are monitoring food safety and how you can provide assistance to survivors.

Earth-Friendly Project: DIY Fossils

Make a DIY fossil from coffee grounds! This simple earth-friendly project is a fun way to help kids immortalize their favorite small objects.

Are Your Body Care Products Truly Organic?

What you put on your body is as important as what you put in your body! Learn what we’re doing to make sure you can tell if that lotion or toothpaste is truly organic.

Love Cheese? Join Us for the Crack-Off

Stop by for our annual “crack-off” on April 16th. We’ll be simultaneously cracking into 372 85-pound wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano!

Partnering with Panorama Meats

Mack Graves, CEO of Panorama, shares candid thoughts on the relationship between this supplier of local, organic, 100% grass-fed, Step 5 (pasture centered) beef and Whole Foods Market

Choose Good Household Goods

Our exclusive line of household paper and plastic products give you an affordable and earth-friendlier choice when you have to choose disposable.

Day Boat Seafood

Learn how Howie and Scott, lifelong anglers and longtime friends, combined their love of the sea and their dedication to its preservation in their business of providing wild-caught Florida seafood.

Aspire to Eat Asparagus!

Spring is peak season for fresh asparagus. Hot or cold, sautéed or steamed, roasted or grilled, add more to your menus for great flavor along with healthful vitamins and antioxidants.

Artichoke Adventures!

It’s not spring until you eat an artichoke! Check out our top ten ways to enjoy artichokes and add some to your menu tonight.

Old World Clothbound Cheddar

In April, we are featuring Jasper Hill Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, a natural-rind traditional English-style cheddar that will simply amaze you. If you haven’t tried it, stop by for a sample!

Do Something Reel™ Film Festival

Do Something Reel features six provocative films focused on passionate people making a world of difference. Find a screening near you!

Happy Earth Month!

Earth Day is April 22nd and we love taking the whole month of April to celebrate. Here’s a look at some of the fun things we have planned. Together we can make a difference!