Whole Story

The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
November 10, 2014
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Putumayo’s latest releases, Café del Mundo and Yoga Lounge, continue the tradition with music that celebrates world artists. These comforting collections feature noted musicians that range from Senegalese brothers to LA-based underground DJs.
October 29, 2014
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Share your family’s Thanksgiving meal traditions or how do you buck tradition and you could win a $250 Whole Foods Market gift card. Whatever your Thanksgiving tradition, you can trust us to have the highest-quality ingredients and Team Members who are excited to help you find just what you need.
December 3, 2013
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While you’re still basking in the turkey afterglow, let us help you plan your next feast!

Read on to find out how you can enter to win a $250 Whole Foods Market gift card to make your holiday celebration more joyful and less stressful. UPDATE: Thank you to everyone that entered. Congrats to our winners: Winnie, Jennifer, Shannon, JK and Rosie!

Click Now, Serve Later

December 1, 2013
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Read on for a chance to win a CD set of Putumayo’s best-selling Christmas collection, available in most Whole Foods Market Stores. Dan Storper is the CEO and founder of Putumayo World Music. UPDATE: Thank you to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Jeffrey!

November 1, 2013
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You’ve waited all year for this meal! That’s why we want to help you stress less and enjoy more of the best.

Read on to find out how you can enter to win a $250 Whole Foods Market gift card to make your Thanksgiving less stressful. UPDATE: Thank you to everyone that participated. Congratulations to our randomly chosen winners: Sue, Wendy T., Alice, Michael S., and Phyllis!

October 20, 2013
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Read on for a chance to win a CD set of Putumayo’s best-selling Latin collection, available in most Whole Foods Market Stores. Dan Storper is the CEO and founder of Putumayo World Music. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that participated! Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Jorge!

August 12, 2013
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My family’s incredible summer (beach days and theme parks and road trips, oh my!) often didn’t translate to very wholesome meals (take-out and eating out and desserts, oh no!). Now that we’re getting back to our routine, balancing healthy choices, busy schedules and the kids’ taste preferences would seem like an impossible feat if it wasn’t for tiny victories. 

June 30, 2013
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The leafy green + veggies + dressing combo is just the tip of the iceberg. So make every salad a super salad with just a little something awesome.
June 25, 2013
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These ruby jewels are at their peak of deliciousness, and Whole Foods Market® is celebrating with our 4th annual Cherry Fest. We’re giving away five pounds of hand-picked cherries each to five randomly selected winners who share what they would do with that many cherries.
April 25, 2013
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Dedicated to deliciousness for all, So Delicious has spent the last 25 years making creamy, non-dairy creations everyone can enjoy, including coconut milk, soymilk and almondmilk frozen desserts, cultured products and beverages. Here’s their story.
April 17, 2013
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Want to learn about responsibly grown bananas, visit with students who are working for a sustainable future and enjoy glorious Costa Rica? Enter for a chance to win!
March 28, 2013
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With more than 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this series. Maybe your store will be featured next!

March 27, 2013
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With over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this eight-store series. Maybe your local store will be featured next!

Read on to find out how you could win a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market®. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congratulations to our randomly chosen winner, Belinda A.!

March 26, 2013
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With over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this eight-store series. Maybe your store will be featured next!

Read on to find out how you could win a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market®. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Ken!

March 25, 2013
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With over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this eight-store series. Maybe your local store will be featured next!

Read on to find out how you could win a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market®. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Cimbria!

March 21, 2013
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With over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this eight-store series. Maybe your local store will be featured next! (Read on to find out how you could win a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market®. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Courtney F.!)

March 20, 2013
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With over 340 stores (and counting!), we’ve got a lot of hidden gems out there. Get the story behind the store in this series. Maybe your local store will be featured next! (Read on to find out how you could win a $50 gift card to Whole Foods Market®. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congrats to our randomly chosen winner, Stephen!)

February 27, 2013
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Our friends at Food52.com are holding a recipe contest! Read on for details.
February 25, 2013
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When I was pregnant with my second child, I craved hardboiled eggs. At first, I ate them plain or with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes. Then I used them as a sandwich filling at breakfast or lunch. Finally I started making deviled eggs for one…well, technically two. My experimentations with deviled egg recipes ranged from using dry mustard to capers to bacon to chives. As many deviled eggs as I ate from one trimester to the next, I never did get sick of them.

February 19, 2013
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Every month, we are pleased to add many new products to our shelves that have passed the testing and tasting and met our strict Quality Standards. (That means they’re free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors - wahoo!) And each month, we choose a dozen or so to call to your attention. Here are a handful of new products — or new varieties of old favorites — that we think you'll especially enjoy.

January 29, 2013
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They say the way to a lover’s heart is through the stomach, and while that looks unappetizing in print, we know it’s true. Would your sweetheart be by your side if you’d plunked down a frozen burrito on your first let’s-do-dinner-at-my-place? Didn't think so.

January 12, 2013
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Wallaby Organic Greek Yogurt is an extra rich, creamy yogurt made traditionally with no artificial anything. Comment on this blog post for a chance to win a case!
December 30, 2012
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Reap the health benefits of fish and the budget benefits of cooking at home with simple farm-raised salmon suppers. Fast enough for a weeknight and easy enough for a novice cook, these six recipes are…well, a great catch.
December 22, 2012
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Rip Esselstyn, a former firefighter and triathlete, changed the lives of his fellow firefighters with plant-based foods. Check out how he’s turning around convenience foods with options that are plant-based, nutrient-dense and minimally processed.
December 10, 2012
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At Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink. Whether it’s peak-of-the-season fruit, a team member creation from our bakery, or a new grocery discovery, we love celebrating great flavors and products. But we don’t just want to tell you about it; we want you to enjoy it too, which is why we’re giving it away!  Read on to find out how you could win some free stuff. UPDATE: Thanks to everyone that entered. Congratulations to our randomly chosen winner, Lisa P. from North Carolina! 

November 30, 2012
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We’ve got a battle of epic flavor featuring two of our favorite seasonal superstars – Satsuma v Clementine – and we need your help to pick the season’s champion.
November 26, 2012
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Erewhon Supergrains Buckwheat and Hemp Cereal is a delicious, nutrient-dense breakfast staple that you’ll love.
November 12, 2012
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Want to win a case of Imagine Organic Broth? Tell us about your favorite use for chicken broth in the comments on this blog post and we’ll pick one lucky random winner!
November 3, 2012
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Learn about the latest release from Putumayo, designed to take you through the movements of yoga, and enter for a chance to win a CD set.
October 29, 2012
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Want to win a case of Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce? Tell us about your favorite non-traditional pasta sauce in the comments on this blog post and we’ll pick one lucky random winner!
October 28, 2012
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Update: Thank you to everyone who entered! Congratulations to our winner, June, from California!

Halloween is almost here, but that doesn’t mean your everyday makeup has to look like a mask. Natural-look makeup is all about revealing (rather than hiding) your face’s true potential, so your unique inner beauty can shine through.

October 18, 2012
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If you love to cook, and you love to share your cooking with others and you love to write about it, then you should host a Big Feast!

October 5, 2012
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Want to win a case of Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Quinoa bars? Tell us what you’ll be handing out to trick-or-treaters this year in the comments on this blog post and we’ll pick one lucky random winner!
August 14, 2012
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At Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink. Whether it’s a peak-of-the-season berry, a team member creation from our bakery, sausages made in house or a new grocery discovery, we love celebrating great flavors and products. But we don’t just want to tell you about it; we want you to enjoy it too. So, we’re doing a series of summer giveaways through mid-August. Read on to find out how to enter to win.

It might be mid-August, but it’s still time for Late July! Late July Organic Snacks is on a mission to educate people about organics through their taste buds. As a family owned and operated company, they care deeply about the integrity of their products – which all proudly wear the USDA organic seal! This means they meet USDA National Organic Standards requiring that the crops are grown without the use of persistent pesticides. Those standards also don't allow irradiation, genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) and synthetic preservatives.

August 12, 2012
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Thanks to everyone who shared their favorite Arabic musician for a chance to win a CD set of Putumayo's Arabic Beat and Arabic Groove. Congratulations to Andrea Wolf who was our randomly chosen winner!

Read on for a chance to win a CD set of Putumayo’s Arabic-themed titles, available in most Whole Foods Market Stores. Dan Storper is the CEO and founder of Putumayo World Music.

Have you ever wandered the open-air markets in a North African or Middle Eastern city? The music that seems to radiate from the stores and stalls is infectious and prompts a search for the same music to enjoy in your own home.

Memories of a trip abroad can now live on with Putumayo’s newest release, Arabic Beat, a collection that chronicles the musical creativity of Arabic musicians today. The album revels in artists rarely heard in the West: the unsung stars and hit- makers who shape the region’s music.

Inspired by music from across the globe but true to Arabic music’s deep roots, the sounds of raï’s rolling funk and the shimmering pulse of raqs sharki (“belly dance” music) tell the story of a thriving contemporary scene that stretches across the breadth of the Mediterranean.

July 17, 2012
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It takes more than a good-looking ingredient list to make a superior snack; it’s got to taste great too, and Way Better Snacks do.
June 27, 2012
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We want you to celebrate Cherry Fest in a big way too, so we’re giving away a case of cherries to five people who share their cherry ideas!
June 26, 2012
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Whether you enjoying it straight up, mixing the sparkling with your favorite juice, making a evening cocktail or serving it to a President, Mountain Valley Spring Water and Sparkling Water are refreshing additions to summertime.