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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog

Severino Pasta Company

Joseph and Anna Maria Severino learned the art of pasta making in Italy 35 years ago and have developed quite a local following for their authentic pastas.

Summer Skin Care

Win a Lemonade Stand Gift Basket

It’s lemonade time! Get ready for summer’s best squeeze and enter to win a pucker-perfect lemonade stand gift basket.

The Mighty Mung Bean

These delicate, slightly sweet legumes range in color from green to yellow to black. Get ideas for cooking the beans and using the sprouts in favorite dishes.

London Calling!

Traveling to London this summer? Visit must-see destinations…all just a hop, skip or a tube stop from a neighborhood Whole Foods Market.

Summer’s Best Backyard Grilling

Fire up the grill and get ready to dive into easy solutions for capturing every delicious bite of summer. Find the best of summer in your own backyard.

Summer’s Best Burgers

Summer’s best burgers are here! Make your own or stop by our meat counter to check out our selection of grill-ready burgers.

Jazz: To Tell Your Story

Find out which jazz legends are featured in this latest release from Putumayo and leave a comment for a chance to win a 4-CD jazz collection.

Apricots and The First Sign of Summer

Produce expert James explains how the weather can affect the apricot crop — one of the early harbingers of summer — and shares tips for selecting apricots in our stores.

Memorable Memorial Day Recipes

Memorable Recipes. Consider making these grill-friendly entrees, wonderful side dishes and delicious, light desserts part of your Memorial Day weekend plans.

Grill Sausage for Memorial Day

Whether you choose pork, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, seafood or vegetarian options, celebrate sausage in all its diversity with these memorable crowd-pleasing recipes.

Tea Bread with Whole Trade Mangoes

The combination of fresh mango and rehydrated dried mango gives a sweet moist texture to this tropical-flavored quick bread, inspired by Haitian micro-credit projects.

Equitable Pay Through Whole Trade Mangoes

Watch Haitian mangoes being harvested from family trees and learn how Whole Trade ensures the farmers are getting the most for their crop.

Snacks Fit for a Summer Cooler

Step by Step Improving Animal Welfare

Learn how our meat producers work to enhance the living conditions for animals on their farms, which increases their 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating.

Best Grilling Tips

Need a refresher on grilling techniques before BBQ season hits? Get some tips on how to grill everything from pineapple to pork chops!

Share the Love for Chèvre

Better Body Care & Cosmetics for Women

Go for Goat Cheese

If you love cheese but you’ve yet to venture beyond the world of cows, you’re in for an interesting, tasty and nutritious surprise. From mild and creamy to tangy and earthy, find out why you should go for goat cheese.

Metairie Team Helps Save Starving Kitten

Customer service specialist Rachael shares how one customer found exactly what she needed at our Metairie store in Louisiana — compassion and help in saving a starving kitten.

Cooking for Solutions

Celebrate seafood sustainability with Cooking for Solutions and maybe win tickets to explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Mom Gets Over Fear of Finger Foods!

Learn how team member and first-time Mom Christine rises to the challenge of making healthy meals that appeal to baby and Daddy. This time, she tackles finger foods.

Cooking for One: Summer Faves

Team Member Jaye shares her secrets for creating delicious summer meals for one while not heating up the kitchen.

Strawberry Jamboree Recipe Round-up

Strawberries might be more versatile than you ever dreamed. From luscious desserts to chilled soups and spicy salsa, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite strawberry recipes.

Summer Meals for Four on a Budget

Discover easy livin’ and cooking with summer meals for 4 on a budget. Our Value Guru shares meal-planning solutions for summer-fresh savings.

Early Summer’s Perfect for Strawberries

Strawberries are available throughout the summer and fall, but the absolute best flavor and value of the year is literally just around the corner. Celebrate the bounty of the strawberry fields.

Preparing for Healthy Pregnancy

Win Summer’s Best Grilling Basket

Ready, Set, Summer! Celebrate the season’s best and become the grill master of your dreams! Tell us your favorite way to make summer sizzle for a chance to win our Summer’s Best Grilling Basket.

Complement with Coconut

Add flavor to many of your favorite recipes with a splash of coconut milk or a sprinkle of coconut over top. From sweet to savory, try these ideas for complementing with coconut.

Rare Bird Preserves

Watch how these artisanal preserves are thoughtfully crafted in the French tradition, with only the freshest seasonal fruit and their own naturally extracted pectin.

Summer 2011’s Most Refreshing Drink

Exclusive to Whole Foods Market, refreshing Santa Cruz Organic Cherry Lemonade puts the cool into summertime.

Meet Mary, a Goat-Cheese Pioneer

The origin of Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog is truly an American Goat Tale. Here’s the story of Mary Keehn, a pioneer of artisan goat cheese in the U.S.

Ten Ways to Eat Fresh Peas and Beans!

Perk up summer meals with fresh peas and green beans. Try these top ten ideas for quick, tasty, nutritious side dishes and appetizers.

A Very Natural Partnership: Vital Farms

Learn how Jason Jones, owner of Vital Farms, partnered with us to expand his egg business into providing the best quality pastured chicken raised to the highest animal welfare standards.

Talk Strawberry to Us and Win

Tell us what you would do with a kitchen full of strawberries and you might win a gift card big enough to rock your own organic Strawberry Jamboree!

Health Tips for Women of all Ages

Whole Trade™ Haitian Mangoes

Enjoy a great-tasting mango while helping combat poverty and support small farmers in Haiti. There’s a limited supply, so check with your local store today!

Live It Up with Limes

Cuisines from Central and South America, India, Asia and all points in between rely on limes to add zesty sweet flavor to meals. Try some of these ideas for seasoning your dishes with lime.

Celebrate Hemp History Week

Celebrate Hemp History Week by trying some great tasting products that contain hemp and learn more about what hemp really is and what it is not.

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Celebrate Mom on her special day with a scrumptious brunch starring easy-to-make treats that feature the bountiful fruits of the season.