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Biodynamic 101: What to Know and What to Buy Now

Biodynamic. You might have seen the word on signs and packaged goods in our stores, but what does it mean? Biodynamic agriculture is an ecological approach that views farms as living organisms, with the goal for each farm to be a self-sustaining system. The health and well-being of the farm animals, the farmworkers, the farm and the earth are all viewed as integral parts that make up a whole ecosystem. And like organic farmers, biodynamic farmers do not use toxic persistent pesticides and GMOs.
Here are seven biodynamic offerings we’re loving right now — look for sales on these and more from 4/18 - 5/1/18*.
Wholesome Sweeteners Biodynamic Cane Sugar                         
Interested in introducing biodynamic products into your daily cooking routine? Pantry staples like sugar and rice (check out the sale below!) are good places to start. Get a 24-oz package of Non-GMO Project Verified, organic Wholesome Sweeteners Biodynamic Cane Sugar for $3.99 from 4/18 - 5/1/18*.
Lundberg Biodynamic Short Grain Brown Rice            
It’s grown organically by a 4th-generation U.S. family farm, and it tastes great. Major flavor will take your everyday dishes to the next level. 1-lb bags are on sale for $3.49 from 4/18 - 5/1/18*.
Frey Winery Biodynamic Field Blend Wine
Cacao nibs, star anise and berry flavors collide in this rich Rhône-style Red. Raise a glass to a biodynamic wine grown in California on the first organic and biodynamic winery in the U.S. Save $2 per 750ml bottle from 4/18 - 4/24/18**.
Crofter's Vintage Series Biodynamic Spreads
Apricot, Blueberry, Strawberry
Established in 1989, Crofter’s is a family-owned company located in Ontario, Canada, and they’re making seriously delicious spreads. Their Vintage Series Biodynamic Spreads are made with flavorful and nutritious biodynamic fruit and contains less sugar than many jellies or preserves.  Win-win.  These 10-oz limited-edition varieties are on sale for $3.49 from 4/18 - 5/1/18*.
Lakewood Biodynamic Juices                     
Pure Apple, Pure Pomegranate, Pure Beet, Pure Cranberry, Apricot Nectar, Mango Nectar
Enjoy a big dose of fresh pressed juice from biodynamic produce. Pure Apple is just that — the juice from 10 to 12 organic apples in every bottle. Each variety delivers a similar wallop of real flavor from real fruit. Get a 32-oz bottle of Pure Apple, Apricot Nectar or Mango Nectar for $5.99; Pure Beet for $6.49; Pure Cranberry or Pure Pomegranate for $9.99 from 4/18 - 5/1/18*.
Natural Nectar Biodynamic Brittany Apple Sauce 
Brittany Apple, Brittany Apple Pear, Brittany Apple Cinnamon     
An update on a family favorite! Made from whole Brittany apples from the biodynamic orchards in Nantes, France, these organic sauces have a rich flavor and no added sugar. Get Natural Nectar Biodynamic Brittany Apple Sauce for $5.29 per 22-oz jar from 4/18 - 5/1/18*.
The Republic of Tea Biodynamic Teas   
Heirloom Chamomile, Turmeric Cinnamon                   
Sip your chamomile knowing that it’s grown on a 100-acre biodynamic garden at the base of the Italian Alps and harvested at night when the essential oils are at their peak. (Yes, really.) Or try the turmeric trend with an earthy, full-bodied blend of turmeric and cinnamon grown by a collective of four biodynamic farms in central Sri Lanka. Save on a 36-count tin for $11.99 from 4/18 - 5/1/18*.
Interested in more ways to support biodynamic farms? Look for the Demeter Certified Biodynamic label on products throughout the store, including grocery staples and wine. The label is your way of knowing that a farm meets the Biodynamic Farm and Processing Standards set forth by Demeter International, the world’s oldest ecological certification body.
* Valid 4/18 - 5/1/18. Not valid at Whole Foods Market 365™ stores. U.S. only. While supplies last. No rain checks.
**Valid 4/18 - 4/24/18. While supplies last. Not valid at Whole Foods Market 365™ stores. U.S. only. Wine sale prices not legally available in all stores. No rain checks. Cannot be combined with a case discount where prohibited by law. Must be 21. Please drink responsibly.