Chris Ford


Born and raised in Maryland, Chris Ford starting selling musk melons from his grandfather’s garden out of a wheelbarrow on the roadside as a teenager and a passion for produce was born. His natural foods career began in 1993 while working at Alfalfa’s Market in Boulder, CO and after a variety of other positions including purchasing and distribution, migrated further west to California to work on an organic farm. Chris joined the Whole Foods produce purchasing team in 2006 and is driven to seek out the best fruit from around the world for our guests. Chris is a long time supporter of Slow Foods, loves to cook and travel and lives in Seaside, California with his wife Lisa and their 6 month old son Chase.