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The Time is Ripe for Raw Foods

Summer is the time when fresh, tasty produce abounds. Now is the time to take a cue from the raw foods movement, and set a goal to eat fruit and vegetables every day. We show you how with recipes and ideas.

Easy Ways to Preserve Summer Fruits & Veggies

Get your DIY on! We’ve got the simplest techniques and recipes for preserving the season’s produce, no canning required

22 Ways to Get (And Stay!) Healthy from Swimmer Kirsty Coventry


Mini Sesame Chocolate Chip Cookies: Freshly Made

From tracking down the perfect kitchen to making sure there are enough lemons to dress the set, Marie Guggedahl deems no detail too small when it comes to Whole Foods Market’s cooking series, Freshly

How to Plan a Cool Summer Party Without Breaking the Bank

Summer entertaining shouldn’t blow your budget. From shopping tips to menu ideas, here are our best money-saving solutions for your next party.

Get to Know Pluots

Stone fruits are often one of the highlights of summer. But don’t just gorge on peaches and nectarines — look past the usual suspects and try something new. On our radar? Pluots!

4 Lesser-Known Summer Veggies You Should Be Cooking With Right Now

Looking for some seasonal explorations? We’ve got tips and recipes for some of summer’s most uniquely delicious veggies.

Favorite New Recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Almond Pesto

We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share one of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.


Purchase Salad Greens and Help Bring Salad Bars to Schools

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say “eat greens first” or “eat as close to nature as possible” …. It’s no secret that a well-made salad heaped with greens is a great way to fuel your day with micronutrients. Then again, those statements are two of our three tenants of healthy eating at Whole Kids Foundation. So I read, write and hear those sayings every day for work.

Get to Know Moringa

What’s hot? Moringa! The moringa is a tree native to the southern Himalayas, and grown in places like India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Africa as a food source. In the U.S, this superfood is available as a powdered supplement or liquid shot and can be added to smoothies, salads and soups.

5-Ingredient Summer Meals

Eating well in the summer doesn’t have to be complicated. Our favorite 5-ingredient summer meals have few ingredients, but tons of flavor.

New Approaches to Ending Food Waste

You know that stalk of celery that’s gone limp in your crisper? The lettuce or beets or meat you kept meaning to eat? Now imagine all the limp celery in all the fridges across the country. About one-third of the world’s food is lost or wasted before it can be consumed, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. That’s not just food going to waste. The land, labor, water and energy used to grow, transport and prepare that food is wasted, too. As the National Resources Defense Council puts it: “Wasting food wastes everything.”


Crazy Cool Ice Cream Hack: Homemade Chocolate Shell

Dress up your dessert with this crazy ice cream hack. This video from our Freshly Made series will show you how to make a homemade version of store-bought chocolate shell.

Bacon: Stand Alone Success or Recipe Rockstar?

Meet the star of your next recipe — bacon! Discover tasty new ways to enjoy this breakfast staple morning, noon and night.

Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Recipes for Summer

Coming Soon: At the Fork, A New Documentary

Filmmaker John Papola and his wife Lisa, in partnership with Whole Foods Market and the Humane Society of the U.S., explore America’s farms in the new documentary At the Fork.

How Swimmer Kirsty Coventry Eats to Stay Fit

We are thrilled to ask Kirsty Coventry, one of the world’s highest achieving female swimmers and one of Africa’s most successful athletes, about all things food and fitness. Kirsty hails from and swims for Zimbabwe and lives and trains in North Carolina.

Best Meat Tips from an Expert Butcher

Our Global Meat Buyer Theo Weening’s passion for quality meats, comprehensive knowledge of cuts and preparation techniques and his dedication to the art of a centuries’ old craft has made him a highly sought expert. Here are his top tips.

Top Summer Kitchen Tools

Say summer, and my mind goes straight to outdoor grilling and enjoying glorious warm-weather produce. And while we’re still at the beginning of the summer, now’s the moment to make sure you have the best tools for making the most of these peak-season flavors that we anticipate so eagerly. Whole Foods Market is thrilled to partner with kitchenware pros Sur La Table to bring you the scoop on essential summer tools.

How Not to Kill Your Succulent



5 Money-Saving Tips for Stone Fruit

Plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots…rock out to summer’s greatest hits: stone fruit. Here are five of our favorite tips for enjoying the season’s juiciest fruit for a song.

Kale: History, Varieties and Tips with Kristen Beddard

Not surprisingly, we are fans of cooking with kale. So when we got the opportunity to chat with writer (and kale expert!) Kristen Beddard about all things kale, she did not disappoint.

Bringing Ramadan to America’s Mainstream

Can you think of a major religious holiday that combines the devout abstinence of Lent, the sincere atonement of Yom Kippur, the immense gratitude of Thanksgiving and the celebratory nature of Christmas combined together for 30 consecutive days every year? Welcome to Ramadan.

What to Drink this Summer

This summer, there’s a wine for every occasion. Here are our top 10 wine picks for all your favorite summer traditions.

Build a Better Entrée Salad

Here’s how to make a filling main dish salad with smart choices whether you're a vegetarian, vegan or omnivore. Plus, check out some of our favorite healthy salad recipes.

Favorite New Recipe: Grilled Chicken Salad with Tomatoes and Oregano

We asked Molly Siegler, our food editor, to share one of her favorite new recipes coming out of our test kitchen.

Get to Know Sesame

While sesame has been a popular ingredient all over the world for many years, here in the U.S. we’ve been relegating it to top our hamburger buns. No more! Here are some of our favorite ways to use sesame.

Mastering the Melon: Tips and Recipes for a Fresh Look at Watermelon

Make the most of watermelon season with fresh tips and brilliant new recipes.

Nutrition Expert-Approved Summer Staples

I checked in with our creative nutrition pros for their must-haves to make the most of peak summer produce. Here is what they are eating right now:

How Carli Lloyd Eats to Stay Fit

We’re thrilled to partner with soccer champion Carli Lloyd to talk all things food, fitness and fun. We recently quizzed the athlete on her nutrition before and after her workouts, be they practice sessions or 90-minute soccer games.

A Basket Full of Thoughts about June

Editorial Director Kara Chiles strolls the store and scribbles a shopping list of the month’s in-season temptations.

Make It a Sparkling Summer with Prosecco Cocktails

Add some pop to your summer entertaining with prosecco cocktails featuring the season’s finest flavors including strawberries, blackberries and nectarines.

Hemp, Hemp, Hooray! 8 Reasons to Celebrate Hemp History Week

To help raise awareness about Hemp History Week, Whole Foods Market is having a sale on select hemp foods. In addition, we’ve pulled together our top reasons to get hip to hemp.