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DIY Eye Makeup Remover

I’m especially wary of eye makeup remover with mineral oil or other petroleum by-products. Thankfully, this simple DIY recipe will dissolve even the most stubborn makeup with just three plant-based ingredients.

Fiesta Foods for Cinco de Mayo

Even if you can’t claim any Mexican heritage, Cinco de Mayo is the perfect warm-up to the start of the grilling and patio-party season.

Strawberries: a Star of Springtime

Strawberries are best in the spring, particularly in May and June. You’ll want to enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, beverages and desserts. Strawberries are sensational in a wide range of foods.

Pick the Perfect Flowers for Mom

For all she’s done, mom deserves flowers that will really wow her. With so many choices it’s hard to pick out just the right blooms. Fear not! Here are some ideas for all types of moms.

Should I Take a Multivitamin?

Jody Villecco makes sense of recent media reports on the value of taking a multi-vitamin.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Remember how much mom loved the macaroni necklace that you made her as a preschooler? She loved it because it was a sincere meaningful gift, given with love and appreciation for being the most important woman in your life. This Mother’s Day, capture the spirit of those small gifts given with lots of love. Whether you’re crafting from scratch, adding a handcrafted touch to store-bought, or carefully choosing a meaningful present, Whole Foods Market has some great ideas to help you give a gift filled with love and appreciation.

The Millennial’s Guide to Mother’s Day

There's a lot of room for thoughtfulness and personalization that so often gets left out of Mother’s Day. So, this year I decided to steer slightly away from tradition and focus on making a meaningful day that both mom and I can share in.

10 Recipes for a Gluten-Free Brunch

When I host a brunch, I like to serve dishes that will please everyone in the crowd. It doesn’t make sense to do double the cooking when there are so many delicious gluten free, vegetarian options!

Menus for Mother’s Day

To help make Mother’s Day a little more relaxing for everyone involved, here are four menus that are fitting for a variety of celebration styles.

A Spotlight on our 2014 Supplier Award Winners

Last night, we revealed the winners of our coveted annual Supplier Awards, our company’s highest honors for producer partners that embody our mission and core values. Out of thousands of Whole Foods Market suppliers nationwide, fewer than 50 have received one of these distinguished awards.

Two all-star producers earned our top “Supplier of the Year” award for outstanding all-around performance:


The Contained Food Garden

Growing food crops in containers is easier than growing them in a big backyard. You won't harvest as much, but then, you won't work nearly as hard, either.

Fresh Peas

Fresh peas come in and out of season very quickly. If you’ve never had fresh peas, you’re going to love our easy-peasy ideas and recipes.

Down to EARTH: Win a Trip to Costa Rica

If you ask us, the best way to celebrate Earth Month is by visiting one of the most beautiful places on the planet: lush, tropical Costa Rica. And we’re giving two lucky winners a chance to do just that. Read on!

Celebrate Earth Day with pivot

Dark Rye is the Whole Foods Market mixtape — raucous and always delicious — and hey! We’re on TV! Dark Rye airs on pivot on Wednesdays at 11:30pm ET/8:30pm PT


Feasting After Easter: Best Uses for Leftover Ham and Lamb

Whether you’re after a quick way to spice up a main dish or ready to invite the guests back for something special, we’ve got lots of recipes for using up the leftovers from your spring celebration.

Celebrating School Gardens for Earth Month

In honor of Earth Month, Whole Kids Foundation® and Whole Foods Market® stores are throwing spring garden parties at 75 schools.

Foraged Spring Veggies

6 great ways to make use of spring’s foraged bounty.

Tricky Recycling Made Easy

From batteries to #5 plastics, there are some recycling challenges out there. But we’re trying to make it easier for you. Here are a few of the things Whole Foods Market stores across the country accept and responsibly dispose of for you.

On pivot: Dark Rye’s Childhood Episode

This week’s Dark Rye episode on pivot network brings you “Childhood” through the minds of some of our favorite experts in childishness. See it tonight, Wednesday April 16, on pivot network at 11:30pm ET/ 8:30pm PT. Find pivot in your area: getpivot.tv.

Celebrate Spring with Pretty Vegan Dishes

Spring celebrations often mean a table loaded with eggs and ham and brisket, and while these seasonal classics are delightful, they’re not so great if you’re vegan.

Luckily spring is also bursting with fruits, vegetables and herbs that add a vibrant, fresh touch to any celebration. So whether you’re setting a vegan table or just love your veggies, these recipes make the most of springtime produce.

Sensational Smoked Salmon

Although smoked salmon has a long history with bagels and cream cheese, it’s a simple delicacy you can enjoy anytime – even snack time! It adds elegance and flavor to omelets, salads, sandwiches and spreads.

Well-Known Names, Well-Crafted Songs, Well-Suited for April

Elder statesmen, up-and-comers, megastars — all are well represented in this April’s new music picks.

The Cultured Garden

Long-term, benign neglect in the garden leads to more than just an untidy space. It can evolve into pest and disease problems that destroy your plants fast. Here are a few suggestions to help you avoid that kind of heartburn.

8 Pretty, Tasty Cakes for Spring

Whether you’re enjoying a sweet ending to a weeknight meal or you’re making a centerpiece dessert for a special spring celebration, these scrumptious treats will bring a smile to the faces of everyone at the table.

How to Choose the Perfect Blush

If you’re feeling a bit blah from the dark days of winter, a good blush can refresh your look and highlight your natural features. Here are a few tips for choosing a blush that’s right for you.

Easter Baskets Every Bunny Loves

Our Kosher for Passover Picks

Looking to add a little variety to your Passover meals this year? We have a variety of delicious new kosher options that you can’t find anywhere else — from yogurt and granola to tomato sauce and olive oil.

New Twists on Spring Favorites

Springtime features some classic dishes (baked ham, hard-boiled eggs and asparagus every which way) and it also welcomes preparations that are completely forgotten until the weather warms up again.

Excellent Eggs

From creating creamy sauces to adding lift in a soufflé, eggs truly are incredible. There’s a lot of information out there about these versatile staples, and your brain might get scrambled trying to remember it all, but we’ve got the key tips.

7 Passover Desserts

Creative, Passover-friendly desserts.

10 Healthy Spring Recipes

The fresh fruits and vegetables sprouting up this season beg to be eaten as simply as possible. These dishes feature whole, nutrient-dense foods with a focus on plant-based goodness. What a healthy way to celebrate spring!

All About Brisket

We embrace the lean, adaptable slab of brisket as a springtime favorite, but look to it year-round to inexpensively feed a crowd.

All About Ham

Master ham’s versatile nature and experiment with rubs, glazes, baked dishes and more as spring’s gatherings beckon.

Enter the Whole Kids Foundation Photo Contest

Whole Kids Foundation® wants to see how your family celebrates our wonderful planet. Enter their Earth Month photo contest on Facebook.

Deviled Eggs – 19 Ways

Deliciously creamy, savory and sometimes a little sweet, deviled eggs are a favorite for parties, brunches, picnics and more. While traditional recipes are always popular, you can get seriously creative with deviled eggs.