Anna Madrona

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October 27, 2012 @ Whole Story
I’ll have a side of fries with that alternative energy system!
July 15, 2012 @ Whole Story
Hot list: Five books that are firing our imaginations this summer.
May 11, 2012 @ Whole Story
Would you volunteer to spend a workday afternoon with a shovel and pickaxe in a poison-ivy infested swamp? More than once?
January 12, 2012 @ Whole Story
The less you toss the more you save. Can a few minutes of focus on your fridge contents save money AND the planet?
December 26, 2011 @ Whole Story
With the holidays behind us, has the urge to purge taken hold of you? Here are some tips to clear out the old stuff responsibly.
December 19, 2011 @ Whole Story
Could this be the season’s most beautiful stocking stuffer? Plus this one keeps giving all year long.
December 8, 2011 @ Whole Story
Here are some fresh ideas for those non-fiction book lovers on your list. From food issues to animal compassion, here are the books we would most like to receive (or gift) this holiday.
December 1, 2011 @ Whole Story
Stumped for gift ideas for your favorite cook or foodie? Here are the cookbooks we would most like to unwrap this holiday season.
November 14, 2011 @ Whole Story
They don’t call it Thanksgiving for nothing. Tell us about a Thanksgiving that your particularly thankful for and you could win a $50 gift card.
November 9, 2011 @ Whole Story
Lower your holiday stress by using earth-conscious products to spiff up your home before guests arrive.
October 16, 2011 @ Whole Story
Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to many of the chemicals found in conventional cleaning supplies.
October 4, 2011 @ Whole Story
Help us celebrate the American Cheese Society top picks for 2011 by snapping a photo of your favorite pairing with one of the winning cheeses. You might just become a winner yourself — of a Whole Foods Market gift card and all 10 cheeses.
May 23, 2011 @ Whole Story
Memorable Recipes. Consider making these grill-friendly entrees, wonderful side dishes and delicious, light desserts part of your Memorial Day weekend plans.
May 12, 2011 @ Whole Story
Strawberries might be more versatile than you ever dreamed. From luscious desserts to chilled soups and spicy salsa, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite strawberry recipes.
May 7, 2011 @ Whole Story
Exclusive to Whole Foods Market, refreshing Santa Cruz Organic Cherry Lemonade puts the cool into summertime.
May 3, 2011 @ Whole Story
Tell us what you would do with a kitchen full of strawberries and you might win a gift card big enough to rock your own organic Strawberry Jamboree!
May 1, 2011 @ Whole Story
Celebrate Mom on her special day with a scrumptious brunch starring easy-to-make treats that feature the bountiful fruits of the season.


Former park ranger Anna Madrona helped open the fourth Whole Foods Market store in Texas in 1985, leaving after a few years for, literally, greener pastures. After working in the environmental field as a cartographer, GIS specialist, archeological dig bum, and historic preservation professional, Ms. Madrona returned to Whole Foods Market in the late ‘90s on the start-up team for Whole Foods Market’s dotcom experiment. In her third incarnation at Whole Foods Market, the ever-curious Anna works as a writer and researcher in Austin. She has degrees in agriculture & resources management, geography, and public history. Her current enthusiasms include permaculture and authoring the first book in her koan mystery series.