Whole Story

The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
March 8, 2012
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Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gaia Herb Farm is one of the largest organic medicinal herb farms in the United States. Watch their story.
October 16, 2011
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Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Gaia Herb Farm is one of the largest organic medicinal herb farms in the United States. Watch their story.
October 8, 2011
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Just as bees play a vital role in ecosystems, Sweet Beginnings plays a vital role in the community, providing skills for people with barriers to employment. Watch their story.
September 23, 2011
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When Jane Elder Kunz inherited her grandparents' farm, she and her husband Fritz decided to create the first organic dairy in Indiana. Take a tour in this video.
August 10, 2011
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Tuscarora Organic Growers is a democratically-operated cooperative of more than 40 farms that was founded in 1988 in Hustontown, Pennsylvania. Growers are held to strict standards, spelled out in an 18-page set of guidelines covering harvest, grading, packing, storage and food safety. All of the partner farms are certified organic.
July 12, 2011
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This blog post previously contained an outdated video about a supplier. We have removed the video to prevent confusion. We have always believed in and fought for the improvement of welfare for farm animals industry-wide, and all the pork, beef, chicken and turkey in our fresh meat cases comes from producers who have achieved certification to Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating system.

July 8, 2011
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With a low interest loan from our Local Producer Loan Program, the father and son team at Thompson Farms are working to increase their Animal Welfare Rating to the highest level possible.
June 21, 2011
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It’s peak season for varietal favorites like Grape, Sun Gold, Red and Yellow Pear, Black Cherry and Sno White. Learn why cherry tomatoes start the season.
May 31, 2011
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Joseph and Anna Maria Severino learned the art of pasta making in Italy 35 years ago and have developed quite a local following for their authentic pastas.
April 4, 2011
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Learn how Howie and Scott, lifelong anglers and longtime friends, combined their love of the sea and their dedication to its preservation in their business of providing wild-caught Florida seafood.
February 5, 2011
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Larry Harding foraged for wild ginseng with his father when he was young, and today he grows ginseng in 80 acres of shaded forest in Maryland.
January 24, 2011
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Produce from our Short Pump (Virginia) store’s Village Community Garden will soon be sold in our store. Find out what magic was created from a free plot of land and a whole lot of heart.
November 23, 2010
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This blog post previously contained an outdated video about a supplier. We have removed the video to prevent confusion.

September 7, 2010
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Icelandic lamb is a wonderfully flavorful, exceptionally lean meat from animals raised with no antibiotics, ever and no added hormones. Pesticides and herbicides are seldom used in Iceland where the climate naturally protects the land. All in all, Icelandic lambs are amazingly robust and live in an idyllic, geographically isolated country' whose strict agriculture regulations protect the integrity of the lamb you are buying.

August 22, 2010
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This blog post previously contained an outdated video about a supplier. We have removed the video to prevent confusion.

July 15, 2010
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This blog post previously contained an outdated video about a supplier. We have removed the video to prevent confusion.

May 25, 2010
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Coosaw Farms

May 13, 2010
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Chesapeake Greenhouse

April 27, 2010
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Meadow Creek Dairy

November 21, 2009
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October 24, 2009
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This blog post previously contained an outdated video about a supplier. We have removed the video to prevent confusion.

October 23, 2009
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Parker Family Farms

August 29, 2009
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Thackery Farms

August 8, 2009
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This blog post previously contained a video about Sweet Stem Farm dating back to 2009, before the implementation of GAP standards. We have taken the video down to prevent confusion. We market this product as GAP Step 2 in our stores, and the farm has been operating at a Step 2 rating since 2010.

July 5, 2009
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Joe & Jerry Watson, Monetta, SC
June 28, 2009
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Snowville Creamery

June 6, 2009
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Ambos Seafood

April 25, 2009
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Linden Vineyards

April 17, 2009
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Bell & Evans

March 6, 2009
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Sweet Grass Dairy

January 26, 2009
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Crystal Organics

January 12, 2009
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This blog post previously contained an outdated video about a supplier. We have removed the video to prevent confusion.

December 8, 2008
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Bottomley Farms

November 28, 2008
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Homestead Creamery

November 13, 2008
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This blog post previously contained an outdated video about a supplier. We have removed the video to prevent confusion.

November 8, 2008
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Farm At Red Hill

October 17, 2008
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This blog post previously contained an outdated video about a supplier. We have removed the video to prevent confusion.