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Celebrate Mom and Enter to Win

By Mara Fleishman, April 28, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
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Mother's Day is coming up on May 10. Looking for ideas on how to celebrate this special day? Follow Mara Fleishman, a Team Member and mom of two, around the store to find out her favorite picks for celebrating being a mom Mother's Day and every day. Then, share with all the moms reading this blog your tips on celebrating yourself and motherhood! Post a comment to let us know your product recommendations. You'll be entered for a chance to win a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card and a FEED 100 bag, one of Mara's top picks. Please post your comments by midnight Wednesday, May 6. The winner will be selected by our panel of Team Member moms and posted in this blog on May 8. Stop by participating Whole Foods Market stores for more great product picks from Team Member moms. Just look for signage throughout the store.
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bmk says ...
I think a nice luncheon with some Whole Foods premade, Sonoma Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, Fruit and a yummy cake from the bakery would be a perfect way to spend the day. Add a box of 365 truffles for Mom with some organic bath products and you have the whole package!
04/28/2009 8:24:14 AM CDT
Ellen Wexler says ...
Whole Foods ~ You are so wonderful and I am so grateful to have you nearby. To be able to shop conscientiously without worry is a joy. Thank you for the chances to win, too. Things are tough financially so every opportunity to "win" is a real treat.
04/28/2009 9:17:01 AM CDT
susan troche says ...
One of my current favorites is the 365 sparking italian flavored mineral waters, especially the lime and citrus flavors. I pour a nice cold one into an oversized wine glass and sit on the patio and relax a bit. I buy these waters by the case for parties - it's an inexpensive way to add elegance.
04/28/2009 9:19:20 AM CDT
B Pashkoff says ...
The meat department rocks! Grab some of the specialty hamburgers such as onion or bacon and cheese and throw them on the BBQ. Also I can't live without the sourdough bread baked fresh. Yummy! Tirimisu and the Raspberry mouse cake from the bakery are to die for.
04/28/2009 9:21:49 AM CDT
Katie says ...
One of my favorite stops at the Whole Foods store is the tea isle. Everybody loves tea! It's something the whole family can enjoy, even mom! My mom's favorite is the Stash brand Green & White Tea. It gives you a pick-me-up during the day while providing you with tons of antioxidants and other incredible health benefits! Cheers!
04/28/2009 9:25:24 AM CDT
Nanette says ...
as a single working mom of two i often don't have the energy or time to cook a real meal - one time about a year ago i picked one of those Whole Foods Meals for Four under $15 flyers and bought all the ingredients for the spinach & cheese lasagna. I made it with the two kids and they loved it, and now it's always a wonderful standby, family togetherness, fun event. I also LOVE the cases of Silk chocolate soy milk for lunchboxes, convenient and easy and my kids love getting it every day.
04/28/2009 9:25:38 AM CDT
Jeff says ...
Great Idea! I think I’ll throw in some curry chocolate, a hemp shirt and organic honey. No, I don’t work for WFM but I do live in Austin and we visit the mother ship regularly. I know what she likes!
04/28/2009 9:26:49 AM CDT
JoCarol says ...
I am all about The Greek Gods Yogurt in Fig. It is such a treat after a long day! Sweet and tangy all at once, it has become a staple in my house!
04/28/2009 9:27:32 AM CDT
Megan says ...
I definitely think a cheese platter would be a great idea. There are so many different kinds to choose from, and the people working there are super helpful. They've let me sample different cheeses before buying them and using them in recipes. Some different soft cheeses and crackers or fresh bread is perfect for Mother's Day.
04/28/2009 9:27:37 AM CDT
Karen G says ...
If you ask my son what his favorite store is - his immediate response is Whole Foods. He has several food allergies and loves the wide variety of dairy-free choices. Some of his favorites include Ricera Yogurt, Earth Life Butter, and your vegan fresh-baked cookies! He also loves all of the Enjoy Life products from snack bars to chocolate chips to granola cereal - all allergen free! My other son loves the Spinach Feta pizza as well as the spinach hummos. His favorite though is the olive bar! My husband loves the Kirk's Natural Coco Castile soap. He comments that his skin feels smoother than ever. We are definitely Whole Foods fans!
04/28/2009 9:27:44 AM CDT
Jenny Gomeringer says ...
My mom loves spanikopedia so I use the 360 chopped spinich, sweet yellow onion and puff pastry from the freezor section to make it for her!
04/28/2009 9:28:08 AM CDT
Shonda says ...
I am currently in love with the Turtle Mountain So Decadent Coconut Milk Ice Cream. It is the closest thing I have ever found to real ice cream. I haven't been able to let myself buy any other kind of soy or rice milk ice cream since taking my first bite of this stuff. Highly recommended to any vegans or non dairy people out there. Best stuff ever!
04/28/2009 9:30:33 AM CDT
B Borger says ...
Fresh produce is the best and strawberries are my all time favorite! Dip in melted Valrhona chocolate for a fast tasty dessert.
04/28/2009 9:34:09 AM CDT
Jen says ...
The dark chocolate bars are a favorite of mine. Sweet treat that is satisfying and way better than milk chocolate!
04/28/2009 9:37:14 AM CDT
Lori Schneider says ...
I recently discovered the "make-up" department at Whole Foods. I was amazed and awed by the quality and quantity of choices. My favorite item thus far is the hydration mask. I spend a great deal of time outdoors in the dry, Arizona desert. Whether I'm watching an ASU baseball game, hiking Camelback Mountain, or mountain biking, I bring this item along. It's soothing and refreshing!
04/28/2009 9:37:34 AM CDT
Daphne Jerkins says ...
Ahem, where to begin!! I LOVE the 365 hair care products. I have very sensitive skin so the products that I use on my hair need to be pure. {as you wash your hair it always runs down your back-causeing breakouts}. Pure & Awesome! 365 Pickles.....if you love pickles, you will love the Organic Kosher Dills! Soups & Pizza.....I can't go into WF without having lunch....you can't go wrong with their deli sandwiches or hot meals!!
04/28/2009 9:38:14 AM CDT
Elexis Lewis says ...
I think the best products are from the bulk bins...you can have fun cooking with them and they have the least impact on the Earth
04/28/2009 9:39:18 AM CDT
Mary Jo says ...
CASCADE FRESH YOGURT--more live cultures than anyone else. PUFFINS! peanut butter.
04/28/2009 9:41:11 AM CDT
Danetta Amschler says ...
The 365 Tomato Paste! I know that doesn't seem like much, but considering that it's more convenient that the stuff typically sold in other stores - plus it's cheaper AND more full of flavor - I make special trips just for tomato paste. Shhh, don't tell my husband...
04/28/2009 9:42:24 AM CDT
Jackie says ...
I love the fresh produce and meats. Everything is always of the highest quality.
04/28/2009 9:44:30 AM CDT
melissa says ...
Every year for Mother's Day we pack up and head 40 miles north to the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival (a tradition at our house on Mother's Day), then come home and have a nice meal - not prepared by me - on our deck. We'll likely have my favorite chips, Bearitos Blue Corn Chips, with salsa and an organic red wine from Whole Foods, asparagus from our own garden, some locally grown grass fed beef, and - if I am very, very lucky - Kallari chocolate, available only at Whole Foods; the 85% cacao, which is the best, smoothest dark chocolate I have ever had on my tongue!
04/28/2009 9:47:45 AM CDT
Robyn says ...
You have the best stuff for kids - crackers, cookies, juices. I don't have to worry about all the additional junk put in them. I can have my kid's friends over and not feel guilty. Your own 345 crackers taste delicious and are a better alternative then the "other brand". Thanks! Robyn Knutson
04/28/2009 9:47:59 AM CDT
Giselle C. Barrera says ...
I have a HUGE weakness for Uncle Eddie's Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies!!! And my husband loves them too! I also love the pastries. At least 2x a month we get them for breakfast along with the GREAT coffee drinks served at the cafe. We particularly enjoy the HUGE cinnamon rolls! YUM!
04/28/2009 9:48:20 AM CDT
Laural says ...
My absolute favorite product is Burt's Beeswax Milk and Honey Lotion. I'm also a fan of the fresh Chilean Sea Bass from the meat counter.
04/28/2009 9:49:11 AM CDT
HLS says ...
The selection of pre-made desserts is incredible. The individual sizes lets me get everyone their fave.
04/28/2009 9:49:18 AM CDT

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