Jessica Johnson

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December 11, 2011 @ Whole Story
From Costa Rican lilies to Ecuadorean roses, our Whole Trade flowers(R) are grown to meet our commitment to ethical trade, the environment and the highest quality.
December 13, 2010 @ Whole Story
Whole Trade lilies bring holiday cheer to you and to others. Learn how Plantas y Flores grows flowers meeting our Whole Trade commitment to ethical trade, the environment and quality products.
October 16, 2008 @ Whole Story
Imagine a world where honey bees are your family’s livelihood. The hives are tucked deep in the jungles of Chiapas and Quintana Roo, and have been tended by Mayan communities for generations. Although there is a centuries-old beekeeping tradition there, honey production has only recently been recognized as a viable and stable income opportunity in the global market.
September 16, 2008 @ Whole Story
If you aren’t on a vegan diet, chances are you didn’t know that all sugar isn’t considered vegan. It doesn’t come from an animal so what’s the issue? Bone char. Bet you didn’t know that many sugars are processed with bone char either. Bone char, usually made from the bones of cows, is used in the decolorization process for sugar – meaning it whitens the sugar through a filtration process. Standard sugar packages won't explain all of this, but the process is unacceptable to many vegans and they avoid sugar as a result.
August 12, 2008 @ Whole Story
When I was in Brazil this past year for a food industry show, I met a brother and a sister who lived and worked on their family’s biodynamic aloe vera farm. I learned that on this farm the siblings made cleaning products from the aloe vera that they grew. aloevera_0.jpg
July 4, 2008 @ Whole Story
I love working with family-owned businesses, especially those that truly believe in what they do. Maine Root Soda Company, based right here in Austin, TX, is one of those companies. rootbeer_0.gif
June 13, 2008 @ Whole Story
My name is Jessica and I am the Whole Trade Guarantee Specialist. In my role I have the opportunity to promote social responsibility through the ethical sale and trade of commodity products. We donate 1% of all Whole Trade Guarantee sales to the Whole Planet Foundation, which funds micro-credit loans to women all over the world to help end world poverty.

In 2006, Jessica Johnson joined Whole Foods Market where she initially focused on non-perishable categories. In 2010, Jessica became a National Floral Buyer on the Whole Foods Produce Team where she focuses on imported flowers from such countries as Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica. The standards, mission and values initially drew her in and inevitably keeps her coming back every day. She loves that she gets to promote producers in Third World countries under the Whole Trade program. Jessica loves travel, live music and good food. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Corey, and dog, Telula.