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The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
May 21, 2011
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Watch Haitian mangoes being harvested from family trees and learn how Whole Trade ensures the farmers are getting the most for their crop.
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.
March 30, 2011
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To provide the highest quality, local and organic meat choices, we visit producers to see first-hand their passion for how they raise their animals. Learn more about these real relationships.
October 12, 2010
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Whole Foods Market offers a quick introduction to the basics of organic farming. Learn some of the principles of organic agriculture, as well as hear from several farmers who choose to farm organically.
August 16, 2010
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One of the best things about late summer is all of the wonderful fruits available: peaches, grapes, melons, berries, the list goes on and on. But as we head into the fall and the back to school season, you may be on the hunt for a tasty apple to add to those lunch boxes. It's a tricky time of year for apples as the selection of domestic fruit is limited and the new season has not quite started (unless you are fortunate enough to have a local supply that is already underway!).

March 21, 2010
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Gluten-Free Bakehouse

January 16, 2010
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Cypress Grove Chevre

January 2, 2010
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Rogue Creamery is known for it's award-winning artisan cheeses such as "Rogue River Blue" that won "Best In Show" at the American Cheese Society's annual competition in 2009. Learn about the unusual path that co-owners Cary Bryant and David Gremmels traveled to become master cheesemakers.
October 14, 2009
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What school won the healthy lunch coaching session from Chef Ann Cooper? Drum roll, please...it’s the Albert Einstein Academies in San Diego. Congratulations!
October 9, 2009
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Cowgirl Creamery

October 7, 2009
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If you're a coffee drinker, why not do some good in the process of getting your morning cup? With every purchase of Allegro Coffee Company's Kanyovu light roast coffee, shoppers support efforts to reforest the area around Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park, a preserve in the region where the coffee is grown, ultimately sustaining the area for local farmers and restoring habitat for endangered chimpanzees.
September 27, 2009
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Mark and Brian Nicholson are third-generation operators of Red Jacket Orchards in Geneva, New York, which grows apples and summer fruits. Red Jacket is a recipient of Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to local producers.

September 19, 2009
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Featuring: Here We Grow

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 26, 2009
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Klondike Cheese

July 12, 2009
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Crave Brothers Cheese

May 8, 2009
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Virtual Value Tour

June 25, 2007
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Whole Foods Market partnered with Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to present the first-ever Peter Roberts Memorial lecture to celebrate CIWF's 40th Anniversary. Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey presented "Food for the Future" at The Institution of Engineering and Technology on June 5, 2007, the evening before the Company opened its flagship store in London. The lecture, named in honor of CIWF Founder Peter Roberts, was followed by this Q&A and discussion panel. To view the lecture, please see the preceding video post.
June 25, 2007
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Whole Foods Market partnered with Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) to present the first-ever Peter Roberts Memorial lecture to celebrate CIWF's 40th Anniversary. Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey presented "Food for the Future" at The Institution of Engineering and Technology on June 5, 2007, the evening before the Company opened its flagship store in London. The lecture, named in honor of CIWF Founder Peter Roberts, was followed by a Q&A and discussion panel.
June 24, 2007
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John Mackey and Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, discuss their thoughts and ideas concerning the past, present and future of food. To view John's preceding presentation, please view the last post.

 

Please note: The Berkeley website no longer makes this interview available. For a written description of the event, go here.

 

June 23, 2007
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The co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, offers a presentation of the past, present, and future of food. Mackey then joined Pollan in conversation, continuing in person the exchange of views the two have been conducting since the publication of Pollan's 2006 book, The Omnivore's Dilemma.