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Music of the Andes

Putumayo brings world cultures right into your living room through music, like with the Music of the Andes, a collection of enchanting music celebrating the company’s Latin American roots.

Easy Summer Breakfasts

Food52’s favorite quick breakfasts for sunny summer days.

Get Outside: 5 Tips for a Fun and Safe Hike with Your Dog


Exfoliate to Radiate: Tips for Smoother Skin

Susan “Suki” Wattik is the Associate Global Coordinator for our Whole Body departments and a dedicated devotee of all things body care. We were recently wowed by her knowledge of exfoliation and asked her to offer a few tips for summer skin care.

How is exfoliating your body different from exfoliating your face?


Recipes for a Rad Dad

Do you like to cook for Dad too? I’ve got a few menu ideas for helping to celebrate all the dads in your life.

Save Some Serious Coin with Homemade Cold-Brewed Coffee

Cold-brewed coffee is all the rage and for good reason! It’s light and refreshing, an appealing alternative to hot coffee when the mercury rises. And it’s so darn easy and affordable to make!

A Guide to Marinating: Tips, Tricks and Myths

We’re finally heading into grilling season, so it’s a good time to step away from the fire and take a good look at marinades before proceeding. What do they do best? What don’t they do so well? And how long should foods marinate? Here’s a quick rundown.

Enjoy Fresh Berries in Season

An Incomplete List of Unexpected Gifts for Dad

Take a look at Ryan Ochsner’s list of unexpected gifts for dads who are just so darn hard to buy for and find a great gift idea for Father’s Day.

This Saint Your Typical Dairy

St. Benoît Creamery known for its French-style yogurt with just three ingredients: Jersey cow milk, a special French culture and local fruit or honey. Learn how our Local Producer Loan Program helped this small business grow.

Canola Oil at Whole Foods Market

Canola oil at Whole Foods Market

Canola oil has been the subject of much misinformation over the years, and we’d like to set the record straight.

What is canola oil?

Canola oil comes from a specifically bred variety of rapeseed, which is part of the mustard family along with kale, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Rapeseed oil has been a part of traditional diets in Eastern Europe, especially Poland, India, Japan, China and Canada for thousands of years.


What it Means to be a Master Sommelier: A Conversation with Devon Broglie

Whole Foods Market’s Devon Broglie knows more about wine that anyone you’re likely to meet. Ever. Really! Read on for Devon’s thoughts on what it means to be a Master Sommelier.

Tips for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

What do you need to enjoy a great adventure? Of course, there are the essential essentials. But, there are additional “nice-to-haves” that I’ve learned make the trip that much more enjoyable. Here are a few.

Pretty Up the Punch Bowl with an Ice Ring

The little-known secret to a truly magical punch bowl is an ice ring — a gorgeous floating frozen circle of fruit and water.. It brings a vintage look to your party, adds color pop and an artistic touch, and keeps your punch cold for hours.

Marinade and Dry Rub Ideas

If you’re like me, you’ll grill anything you possibly can – meat, chicken, fish, veggies, fruit, tofu and tempeh – and one thing is certain: Using a marinade or dry rub makes all the difference in the world!

Greenpeace Ranks Whole Foods Market #1 For Seafood Sustainability

Greenpeace ranked us #1 again in their annual ranking of seafood sustainability at US supermarkets! It’s an honor to be recognized by Greenpeace for our seafood industry leadership. We work hard to set the bar high for responsible aquaculture and fishery practices and are committed to supporting the supplier partners who are on the water helping to maintain abundant fish populations and ecosystems for future generations.

Get it on the Grill

Food52’s favorite recipes for the grill, just in time for the warm weather.

Pack a Picnic and Get Outside

In my experience, simple is best when dining al fresco - think finger foods and store-bought shortcuts and prep as much as you can at home. After dining in parks, botanical gardens and beaches, I’m happy to share what I’ve learned.

Get to Know: Chia Seeds

Let’s explore the world of special ingredients together! We’ll do the research and make some mistakes in the kitchen so you don’t have to. Today, experiment with chia, the tiny but mighty seed from Central and South America.


Choose the Best Sunscreen


On pivot: Dark Rye’s Bake Episode

Kale and homemade granola and free-range poultry, sure. But life is not complete until you contemplate dessert. And tea. And noonsies. And after-brunch. What is life, after all, without sweets?


A Bounty of Bell Peppers

Crunchy. Packed with flavor. Beautiful bright colors. I can’t get enough of bell peppers.

Our Farmed Salmon Goes Beyond Industry Norms

Are you concerned that fish farming can be harmful to our environment? We are. That’s why we developed strict standards for aquaculture that go above and beyond industry norms, raising the bar and creating a model for more sustainable fish farming practices. The small handful of salmon farmers we partner with are the leaders in environmentally responsible aquaculture.

May is a Major Music Month

Musical artists from across the spectrum — rock, Latin, alt country, singer-songwriter and pop — are dropping major releases this May! Here are our picks for this month. Look for these great CDs and many more at most of our stores.

Ingrid Michaelson


Companion Planting: It's Good to Have Friends

Even garden plants have BFFs that — when grown in proximity to one another — benefit the other's health and wellbeing. Learn about these blossom buddies and then invite them to spend time together in your garden for the potential betterment of all.

Three DIY Crafts to Make with Mom This Mother’s Day

Some talented bloggers came up with easy DIY gifts that moms will love to make, and love to receive.

WATERSHED: A DVD That Inspires Social Action

The Redford Center's award-winning film, WATERSHED, is on shelves at select Whole Foods Market stores for a limited time.

Kids Play Three Ways in May

Whole Kids Foundation® has new kids’ activities to keep small hands busy and big minds growing. Take a bite out of a good book, get crafty in the recycle bin and learn a new way to pack more nutrition into every bite!

Pineapple: Perfect for Every Meal

Although it’s a tropical fruit, pineapple is loved around the world. It’s often served with fish or meat, but it’s equally delicious with tofu or tempeh.

Festive Beverages for Cinco de Mayo

6 different drinks perfect for any fiesta.

Good Goods Doing Good

I’m on the hunt for high-quality products that make a difference in the world, and Whole Trade makes it easy. Every purchase of a Whole Trade product is like a vote for a better world.