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Ethiopian Heritage Festival

Get a taste of Ethiopian culture through music, food and dance at this Washington, DC celebration with Emma Green who explores street festivals across the US.

Viva Vitamin Angels!

Howard Schiffer

September’s Organic Fruit

There is no month that comes close to besting September for flavor and variety when it comes to grapes and raspberries. Learn why some of the last offerings of summer are the most spectacular.

Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are in abundance. Take some home and try one of our best bell pepper recipes tonight!

Raising Picky Eaters

Let’s teach kids a new way to be picky. Pick whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies along with healthy proteins.

Plentiful Potato Salad Recipes

Perfect for packing and sharing, this Labor Day finish out the picnic season with one of these potato salad recipes.

School Lunch Success in Austin, TX

Want to make an impact on what your kids are eating in their school lunchroom? Get inspiration from a school district in Texas!

Local Loan to Thistle Farms

Our latest Local Producer Loan supports Thistle Farms, a women’s residential recovery program where they make natural bath and body care products as a social enterprise.

Wallaby Yogurt

Watch how Beretta Family Organic Dairy, a pasture-based dairy supplying milk to Wallaby Yogurt, cares for their cows. Answer a question about their dairy for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Gluten-Free Italian Cornmeal Cake

This tasty, moist cake with light almond-orange flavor is elegant, yet so simple to make that you won’t wait to make it for guests or a party.

Turn Recyclables Into a Garden

Looking for a kid-friendly DIY gardening project? Turn your recyclables into a windowsill container garden in just a few steps!

Get Snack-Happy and Win!

Comment on this blog post about your favorite healthy snack for a chance to win a $100 gift card from us plus a set of snack-packing essentials and a $25 gift card from The Container Store.

Children’s Body Care

Portable Pasta Salads

Favorite Recipes for Labor Day

Labor Day is the perfect time to relax and share flavorful summer dishes with friends. Our favorite recipes feature late-summer produce, seafood, and grilling superstars. What will be on your picnic table?

Healthy Family Dinner Planner

Like with sports, practice means success in preparing healthy meals on a budget. This family dinner planner will earn cheers while saving you a pretty penny.

Grow Mushrooms and Help Kids

Mushrooms grow in recycled coffee grounds in just 10 days! Learn how you can help Back to the Roots donate mushroom growing kits and sustainability curriculum to an elementary classroom of your choice.

Nutrients and Multivitamins for Kids & Teens

Nutritionally balanced kids can make for nutritionally balanced adults. Learn how to build a healthy foundation with your kids and teens.

Positive Eating Habits for Kids & Teens

Healthy eating starts at home! Kick off the new school year with these ideas for setting the stage for nutritional and educational success.

Food Solutions: Breakfast through Dessert

The Value Guru shares her cheat sheet of daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert ideas that make the grade for flavor, quality and value!

The Final Treat of Summer

Produce expert James shares his love for figs, explores the unique way they grow, guides us in selecting the best tasting ones and divulges his favorite ways to serve.

Take a Grape Escape

It’s peak season and whether you enjoy them by the bunch or sliced into your favorite dish, table grapes are deliciously juicy and perfect in the summer heat.

Cheers to 50 Years with R.W. Knudsen Family!

Happy Anniversary to R. W. Knudsen Family! Join us in celebrating by reading about the company’s history and delicious juices.

Children and Focus

Learn about diet, EFAs, DHA and herbs and how they might support your child’s focus this school year.

Loving Natural Makeup

As you’re purchasing new school supplies and clothes, don’t forget that changing your makeup colors is a fun and easy way to update your entire look.

Building Bunches of Nutritious Lunches

Don’t get stuck in a (lunch)box — here’s a toolbox of tricks for packing nutritious and delicious lunches!

Organic Chicken and Heirloom Tomatoes

Our stores are featuring organic chicken and heirloom tomatoes right now. Learn about some delicious meals that result when you pair them together.

Packing Healthy Lunches with The Container Store

We’ve teamed up with The Container Store to offer healthy lunch ideas, packing tips and a $100 gift card giveaway to stock up on the perfect containers!

Local Producer Loan: Gelateria Naia and Cocoa Metro


Tuscarora Organic Growers

Tuscarora Organic Growers is a democratically-operated cooperative of more than 40 farms that was founded in 1988 in Hustontown, Pennsylvania. Growers are held to strict standards, spelled out in an 18-page set of guidelines covering harvest, grading, packing, storage and food safety. All of the partner farms are certified organic.

Herbs for Children's Health

Summery Bean Salads

In addition to being nutritious, inexpensive and versatile, beans provide a perfect canvas for quick, beat-the-heat summer meals. Try these summer bean salad recipes.

School Gardens Grow Healthy Kids

Our recently launched Whole Kids Foundation® has partnered with FoodCorps to help implement a School Garden Grant Program.

5 Questions to Ask About Your Child’s Health

Which facts about kids’ and teens’ health are most important? Learn what questions to ask about children’s health…and beyond!

O Canada!

Going north? Visit some of our Canadian stores in Vancouver and Toronto.

What Makes Organic Chicken Organic?

Raising organic chicken is no simple undertaking. Learn what’s involved and how our organic chicken suppliers raise their birds.

Try Something New in August

Stuck in a shopping rut? Try some of these new products picked by our Grocery Team, then rate them and let others know what you think.

Foraging at the Market

Harvindar Singh, Whole Foods Market’s Local Forager for the Northern California area, hands me a fresh cup of locally roasted coffee just as I greet him at the center of the Friday morning Oakland, CA farmers market. It’s a good, bold roast and takes the chill out of the air. Before I’ve even taken a sip, we are on the move.

Sambazon's Brazil Contest Wrap Up

August is Heirloom Tomato Time


Garden Project: Healing Place

Hats off to Jalapeños!

Whether you enjoy them fresh, roasted, stuffed, pickled, canned, jarred or dried, jalapeños add a kick of flavor to these favorite recipes.