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Got plans for Father's Day on June 21st? We do! We plan to give away a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card to one lucky winner. Simply post a comment below telling us how we can help make Father's Day special this year and you'll be entered to win. Need some inspiration? We asked some Whole Foods Market Dads what product recommendations they have for making Father's Day super special. Now it's your turn. Post a comment to let us know what products will put Dad's day over the top for you. Everyone who enters a comment on this post between now and June 14th will be entered to win a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card, selected by random drawing. The winner will be announced in this blog on June 16th. Good luck!

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Yvonne Jones says …

Since the role of dad has actually been played by a beloved uncle for most of my life, I'd treat 'Uncle Dad' to his new favorite thing--Laloo goats milk ice cream. I served it for dessert on Memorial Day and he and the whole family can't stop gushing about it.

Susan says …

My husband loves to try new kinds of cheese, so some selections from your cheese shop are definitely in order for Father's Day, paired with fresh bread from the bakery and organic crackers. Maybe we'll celebrate early....

Terri Peters says …

This will be my husband's 2nd Father's Day, but my son had just been born at Father's Day last year. One year later, he is at such a fun age. Sometimes I feel bad that I get to be at home with my son all day while my husband is at work - he works so hard so that I can be at home with our little one! We live in Baltimore, and our son and I spend our days biking and walking all around the city having fun! A $100 Whole Foods gift card would allow us to have a cookout to celebrate my husband and everything he does for us! My son and I could walk to our local Whole Foods store and stock up on all of Daddy's favorite things - lamb, steak, fresh veggies, fancy cheeses - a feast fit for an amazing husband and father!

Jason says …

Thanks for asking. I'm a dad to two great kids, ages five and 14 months, and I would like enough tri-tip, corn, mixed greens, wild rice, and great beer to host a BBQ for my dad, father-in-law and family. While we can't choose our family, we can choose what to feed them, and I'd love to toast this crazy, happy, teary, mess of a life with those that I love and who love me back. We only live once (I think), so let's make the best of it.

Jaden says …

We just got a Big Green Egg - but we're missing all the cool grilling tools like heavy duty tongs and thermometer!

Mindy Kittay says …

I know my Dad would love a lobster tail, steak and baked potato with all the trimmings! It would be even better if it were from Whole Foods!

Kathleen Turner says …

My dad LOVES Whole Foods and it would absolutely make his day if he received a gift card this father's day. :)

James Holmes says …

Steaks and Seafood and Beers from Africa (Black Mamba would be ideal) and he loves the goat cheese quesidillas and the cane sugar sodas (okay those are more for me and my brother) but if we are happy then he is happy (or at least that is what he says). Thanks

Amy machado says …

Hi everybody.. I really think that men need to pamper themselves more and I know that my husband sure works hard as a mechanic and could probably use some of your nice lotions (manly smells ^_^) and he would also probably enjoy some great multivitamins fromyour store- they'd keep him energized and healthy. Other than.. he's also very happy with your awesome cracker and cheese aisles. Great snacks!! Thank you so much for providing such beautiful products.

Karen Dinsfriend says …

I know my Hubby would LOVE either great Fish or great Fruit for Father's Day. No fruity Wine....

Margo says …

My husband is the most wonderful father to our son. One of my wonderful memories is going as a family to Whole Foods (my 2 yr old son loves the food samples!) to pick out ingredients for a restaurant-style dinner at home. With the help of the Whole Foods staff and their instructions, we've made lamb chops, scallops, and other dishes with ease! I hope to make a similar meal on Father's Day to show my husband how much we love him!

Dora Berry says …

My dad has been sick for almost all of his life with Hepetitis C. The homeopathic products, herbs, and vitamins that he gets from whole foods helps him on an everyday basis. Any help at all with his "medicine" would make him feel a whole lot better, his body and his pocket. Plus my dad just loves the fresh veggies, cheeses, and meats he gets from his local Whole Foods. My dad deserves it all.

jennifer jernigan says …

i'm thinking a gift card would be awesome!!! <3

Erik Perez says …

The best way to make father's day memorable is to just spend time with dad, the family and friends and enjoy a nice bbq--Whole Foods does have the BEST grilling meats and veggies to go with it!

Kalina Haynes says …

Money to buy fresh fruit, fish, & some of my dad's favorite items for Father's Day dinner would truly make my dad hop. Like many people he was one of the first to lose his job during the recession. What makes it worse is that he's not that far away from retirement. For more than 5 years he's moved around & from his family to follow jobs; those moves were all so he could bring money into the family. He's truly my hero for that & because he never took unemployment until this last layoff. He's got alot of pride. All he wants to do is make sure his family has a roof & food to survive. On Father's Day he should get the best organically grown fruits, cage free meat, & seafood that he would love to get if he were working full time.

Kevin Duggan says …

Grass fed Beef and delicious blue cheese so I can enjoy a monster blue cheese burger on the grill!

Vicki Davidson says …

Of course we will BBQ it up! I am the cook and don't know but it will definitely involve fresh veggies and some kind of steak for the husband.

clint fellows says …

definitely a gift card!

Mark Olivas says …

i think that you should have a very large Beer Tasting. Showcase the beers with the higher alcohol content. Maybe pair the beer with some cheese and cold cuts. go a step further by focusing on beers that are from the Stores State. I usually try to buy California beers. Luckily we have some great breweries here in California.

Kim says …

I'd love if you could help us connect with Dad's who don't have their kids any more. Those are the dads I'd like to reach out to and send them an email hug. Maybe host a dad's day event at a Whole Foods where anyone can come and make dad's feel welcome and good about themselves. I lost my dad (too young) and I miss him a lot but I could share that love of dad's with those who have lost their children too young. Maybe if Whole Foods can host an event or an online forum on Father's Day or something like that - it would be nice.

Becky says …

Only Whole Foods has exactly what my husband wants for Father's Day. Every time we go there, there are a couple things he LUSTS after that we've been waiting for a special occasion to buy. The first thing he would die for is a RADIUS TOOTHBRUSH. He is always complaining about small toothbrushes! It's hysterical. He will NEED that toothbrush, too, because he DROOLS whenever we pass the pastries at the bakery. He used to live in France and likes a good pastry. Every time we go there is something different and totally creative- he'll look longingly: oooohhh, egg nog cheesecake, or chocolate filled croissants. . . you know, things that would take me three days to whip up in my own kitchen. And the best part is, he won't be making fun of how much high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils are in his dessert!

Megan Johnson says …

dad would love an all out bbq!

Leah Coleman-Bellucci says …

My husband loves to bar-b-que. Steak, Prime Rib, Baby Back Ribs you name it he does it. He is a father and Dad of our 2 girls. We've been loyal Whole Foods shoppers for over 10yrs. There's nothing like antibiotic, hormone free, pesticide free food like the food we have been purchasing and eating from Whole Foods. Whole Foods is the only place we shop for our food. HooRa!

Angela Duggan says …

My husband is an amazing dad to our son and I know he'd love some delicious grilling meats, and BEER!

Katie says …

I'd make my dad his favorite meal - pesto! When I was little he used to joke about how his life had led him to fighting with his four-year-old daughter over the last of the pesto, when he hadn't even known what pesto was until he hit thirty... I'd buy lots fresh basil, plus pine nuts, garlic and olive oil and make him a feast he woudldn't have to fight over!

Joey says …

I'd love to collect some fresh ingredients for a big family barbecue!

meghan says …

our father's day would be perfect with some chicken corn chowder, or tortilla chicken soup from whole foods! we love them at our house!

Jackie Turner says …

Yes, the freshest raw oysters and organic champagne vinigar. Thats the ticket.

Melisa S says …

Santa Cruz Organic Juice would totally make my husband's day. He loves all of their delicious juices.

Elizabeth says …

We will top off our bbq with ice cream and Whole Foods dark chocolate sauce. Yummy!

Kelly K says …

Being a stay at home mom, my husband works very hard for our family. Since my multiple food allergy diagnosis I feel like most of our grocery purchases are always based on me, especially when we go to Whole Foods. A $100 gift certificate would give me an opportunity to take my husband shopping with me and encourage him to splurge on himself and not have to worry about my allergies for that shopping trip!

Jacqui says …

My father likes the root beer and wine from Whole Foods. Maybe I'll get him some of the former for the afternoon and the latter for the evening! =)

Leah Bahu says …

He would enjoy grilling steaks, chicken, vegetables. Some fresh lemonade for him as well.

Micaela | Striving Green says …

Dad needs a day off! So I'll do the grocery shopping at Whole Foods on Father's day.

Ash says …

My dad loves Whole Foods... to the point that I can spot him in the shop every weekend. Nothing can be better than a gift card from Whole Foods on father's day for him.

Ani says …

Really good steaks. That's what my dad would like!

Brandon says …

this is cool i want a gift card

Olivia says …

Our family usually travels to the shore for Father's Day weekend! This Father's Day our two oldest daughters have a dance recital so we won't be able to make the trip. I'd love to plan a surprise backyard luau for my husband after the girls' show to give him a bit of the beach... just without all the sand!

Kristen says …

The kids and I would love a fantastic, Dadolicious, Poparific special Father's Day dessert in that dessert case of yours ... something with lots and lots of chocolate to be served with mint chocolate chip ice cream!!!!

B Pashkoff says …

Barbecue is a tradition at my house for Fathers Day. I head over to the meat department and get the Turkey feta and spinach burgers, pinwheels and an assortment of the special beef burgers. Oh and for my fish only friends the Salmon burgers are great!

Melissa Armstrong says …

What you can do is having some great deals on fish. Hubby & the kids love fish for dinner, especially one that is easy to grill or packet cook on the grill. Throw in fresh veggies...we have a meal!

Brittany says …

I've been planning on going down to my dad's place and cooking him a fun and festive lunch, with lots of fresh, summery foods.

Carrie says …

This fab gift card would help make a perfect Sunday dinner for Father's day.

Lizzie says …

My dad has had 2 heart attacks and he's only 51. He's active, but doesn't always eat right. Heart disease runs in our family, but they're Italian and love their food. I'd love to win the gift card and make a heart friendly meal for my daddy.

Ascena Stoilov says …

hmmmmm... CHOCOLATE! Dark, Organic, Milk, Nuts., he loves Chocolate!:)

Daniel Yoo says …

Oh man I'd love to get this gift card. This father's day is extra special because it is near my dad's 60th birthday. The whole foods gift card would go a long way to helping us make the day extra tasty!

Ana says …

Winning $100.00 from Whole Foods would make his Father's Day so special because of how hard he works to support his family. Our grocery bills are always astronomical because good healthy food is something I will NOT skimp on. He works very hard and we don't get to see very much of him. My husband looves dark chocolate. I always try to buy him some of your yummy chocolates from the chocolate bar to have as a treat when he comes home from his long days at work. Please pick us!!!

Sabine Stetson says …

ANYTHING from Whole Food would be a great gift, because we are living on an extremely very tight budget - wine, cheese, bread, cake, field roasts, nice tea, salads....lotions, bulk items like nuts.....:))))))))) We like anything from Whole Food:) Crossing my fingers and wishing everyone a great Father's Day!

Shannon says …

My dad would be happy with an endless supply of juicy ripe off-the-vine tomatoes sliced with a little salt and pepper on top (maybe accompanied by some good mozzarella and basil, but not required)

Matt Koenig says …

All right, I may be the only "selfish" one on here... it's my first Father's Day, and I would use it to get some organic eggs and REAL syrup to make breakfast for my wife and 7 month old, who had eggs and pancakes for the first time this week! I would also get some good white chocolate and any other of the wholesome yet affordable 365 brand items!!

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