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Grilled Pizza in 3 Easy Steps

What to Cook During Plum’s Prime Season

Sweet juicy plums are delicious in beverages, appetizers, salads and desserts. They’re wonderful grilled, sautéed, poached, baked or broiled. Experiment by swapping them out for other stone fruits such as peaches, nectarines, cherries and apricots in your favorite recipes.

Fun Foods for the Fourth of July

However you celebrate America’s Independence Day, whether it’s participating in a parade or just waving from the sidelines, hosting a backyard barbeque or picnicking in the park to watch fireworks, food is usually a big part of the party. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes that are fun to serve on the Fourth of July.

Fun Ideas for a Summer Vacation that Recharges and Reconnects

Plan a summer filled with homegrown adventures to reconnect with the kids and feel more deeply rooted in your community. Get started with ideas for frugal fun inspired by Whole Kids Foundation’s mission to support healthy families.

Great Idea: DIY Summer Bars

From top-your-own-pizzas and burger bars to kabob stations to ice cream sundae stands, everyone wins. Guests get to choose what they like and hosts get more time to mingle (and eat, drink, and relax)!

Secrets to Sublime Summer Condiments

You don’t have to settle for summer standards like ketchup, mustard and mayo right out of the jar. Better burgers, hotter hotdogs and tastier sandwiches are just a dollop or squiggle away. Try these simple tricks to elevate the flavor of store-bought condiments, or get really crafty with outstanding recipes for making a few classics from scratch.

Celebrating Cherries

We love celebrating cherries, especially when they’re at their seasonal sweetest. You too can join in on the cheery cherry festivities with our favorite tips and recipes.

Recipes that Celebrate Peaches

Perfectly ripe peaches are exquisite, adding charm and flavor to cold summer soups and beverages, salads, salsas, snacks and desserts. Have you tried peaches on the grill? Now is the time!

Nurture Kids’ Curiosity in the Kitchen

With inquisitive kids underfoot in the summer, they might as well give you a hand in the kitchen! Getting them active in the kitchen may seem like a bit of work up front, but the payoff is well worth it. We have a few recommendations and delicious recipes to get you and your little one off to a good start.

Whole Trade Flowers Help Colombian Children Blossom

In Colombia, families face many obstacles to educational success. Government-funded public schools typically provide only one year of preschool, and many schools operate on a half-day schedule. Working parents with infants and toddlers often struggle to find high-quality child care during those crucial early years. 

Whole Foods Market sources some of our Whole Trade® flowers from Elite Flower in Facatativá, Colombia, where an innovative program provides early childhood education, primary school and scholarships for children of farmworkers.

Ready for Action: Your Summer Survival Kit

Summer is a great time to widen your workout options. Of course, it’s easier to be adventurous when you have the right tools. That’s why Whole Foods Market® is pleased to release our Ready for Action summer survival kit on June 27th. Hurry! It’s only available for a limited time while supplies last.

Explore the Delicious World of Sheep’s Milk Cheeses With Us — It’s Free!

Many cheesemongers believe the greatest cheeses in the world are made with sheep’s milk, and rightfully so. The buttery richness of sheep’s milk is perfectly suited to the cheesemaking process, creating cheeses that are often sweet, nutty and deliciously complex.


7 Things You Never Thought to Grill

Ways to Enjoy Nectarine Season

Nectarines have a smooth skin, juicy flesh, delicate aroma and sweet-tart flavor. And now is the time to experiment with them in salads, salsas, grain dishes, appetizers, desserts, dips, sauces, and beverages!

Convenient Halal Meal Solutions for Ramadan

If you’re observing Ramadan, you may love the idea of making every dish for suhoor or iftar from scratch, but that’s not always possible. Luckily, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals.

A Brewmaster’s Guide to Growlers

What’s the deal with beer growlers? That’s what we recently asked Brewmaster Dave Ohmer of Whole Foods Market Brewing Company at our Post Oak store in Houston, Texas. With more than 13 years of experience in the craft brewing industry, Dave shared his best growler tips.

Gifts Dads Really Want for Father's Day

This Father’s Day make dad proud. From steaks and king crab legs to pints and grooming products, our gift guide is full of wow-worthy ideas. After all, doesn’t he have enough neckties?

Mix it Up with Beer Cocktails

Crisp and refreshing or earthy and flavorful, it’s no wonder that beer has been a mainstay of summer cookouts and parties. In recent years beer has experienced resurgence in popularity, thanks to new craft beers and innovative cocktail recipes.

Brewmaster Dave Ohmer’s Top 3 Picks for Summer Craft Beers

There’s nothing like a cold beer on a hot day! But what makes a beer well-suited to lazy summer days by the beach or BBQ grill? We asked Brewmaster Dave Ohmer of Whole Foods Market® Brewing Company for some recommendations on summer suds.

Our Family’s Getting Bigger

We have a new store concept! You’ll be able to shop for the same high-quality grocery staples, fresh produce, prepared foods and more in a new convenient smaller-store format and value-focused way.

The Sweetness of Dates During Ramadan

Imam Khalid Latif shares his memories of dates and how they taste so much sweeter during Ramadan.

Whole Foods Market Brewing Company: A Match Made in Beer Heaven



African Summer: There’s a Story Behind Every Purchase

Whole Foods Market celebrates brands that are changing how businesses can give back by supporting social enterprise in Africa. We believe that given the opportunity to share and listen, there’s a story in every purchase.

3 Ways to Add Sass to Summer Cocktails

Summer’s hot weather and long evenings practically beg for a fresh take on cocktails. So grab a pitcher, a frosted glass or a plastic tumbler and let’s mix up a batch of delicious.

Great Idea: Father's Day Kabob and Dip Bar

The beauty of the kabob lies in its versatility. Whatever meat, veggie or fruit suits your taste, it has a place on a skewer. Plus, older kids can help thread kabobs. And after grilling, everyone can dip to his or her heart’s content. Sticks and dips — it’s a winning combination!

Cherry Recipes To Enjoy All Summer

Sweet, juicy, heavenly cherries! They’re a favorite summer treat I can’t wait to get my hands on. Since their growing season is so short and they only come around once a year, make the most of them with these tasty recipes.

Grilling from the Garden

Many of us are familiar with grilling late summer vegetables such as corn, peppers and zucchini, but I hope you kicked off grilling season with spring vegetables such as carrots, spring onions, peas in the pod and kale.

Vegan Recipes for Summer

Don’t think of vegan recipes as only salads — there’s a wide variety of flavors and textures to explore. From dips and sauces to main dishes and desserts, there’s something to please every palate.

DIY Beard Oil with Whiskey

Our friends at Aura Cacia shared a recipe for DIY beard oil made with whiskey and plant oils. It’s time to grab your vintage-style whiskey flask and get crafty!

Vegan Recipes: Summer Vegetables Take Center Stage

It’s the time of year when irresistibly fresh, colorful vegetables naturally take up more room on the plate. I’m obsessed with summer produce, perusing recipes and thinking up new ways to serve it. Here are some of the recipes I find most appealing for both dedicated vegan eating or just for a change-up from the usual.

10 Veggies to Grill This Summer

Try out a variety of summer vegetables for your best grilling season ever.

Cooking with Apricots

Fresh apricots have a mild, sweet aroma and are fabulous grilled, sautéed, poached, baked, broiled or glazed.