Paige Schilt

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July 28, 2016 @ Whole Story
Back to school season can be a bit of a challenge for parents who care about sustainability. It’s a time when the three Rs—reduce, reuse, recycle — often take a backseat to convenience. But with a little ingenuity, parents can find easy-to-use alternatives that match their Earth-friendly values. Just ask Kirsten Quigley, mother of four and creator of LunchSkins reusable snack and sandwich bags. Back in 2008, Kirsten was organizing a green auction at her kids’ school when she came across some striking statistics: • According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 90% of the plastic...
July 8, 2016 @ Whole Story
For rice farmer Lance Benson, the secret to a great-tasting pot of rice is…soil. “If we can make the soil better, then the resulting crops are better,” he explains. “They produce a higher quality food.” Lance puts soil first on his 300-acre farm in Biggs, California, where he grows intensely flavorful Biodynamic Organic Short-Grain Brown Rice and Biodynamic Organic Sushi Rice for Lundberg Family Farms.
June 14, 2016 @ Whole Story
You know that stalk of celery that’s gone limp in your crisper? The lettuce or beets or meat you kept meaning to eat? Now imagine all the limp celery in all the fridges across the country. About one-third of the world’s food is lost or wasted before it can be consumed, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. That’s not just food going to waste. The land, labor, water and energy used to grow, transport and prepare that food is wasted, too. As the National Resources Defense Council puts it: “Wasting food wastes everything.”
June 10, 2016 @ Whole Story
There’s nothing better than waking up on a weekend morning to the aroma of bacon wafting through the air. But bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore: It adds salty-sweet smoky flavor to everything from salads and sandwiches to cocktails and desserts. Whether you’re getting back to bacon basics or branching out in new directions, know that Whole Foods Market always does what’s best for bacon, and that means:
June 8, 2016 @ Whole Story
Our Global Meat Buyer Theo Weening’s passion for quality meats, comprehensive knowledge of cuts and preparation techniques and his dedication to the art of a centuries’ old craft has made him a highly sought expert. Here are his top tips.
June 2, 2016 @ Whole Story
Whether you’re observing Ramadan or simply looking for convenient and enticing eats, the halal-certified offerings from Saffron Road are a shortcut to delicious meals.
June 1, 2016 @ Whole Story
To help raise awareness about Hemp History Week, Whole Foods Market is having a sale on select hemp foods. In addition, we’ve pulled together our top reasons to get hip to hemp.
May 26, 2016 @ Whole Story
On a mission to breed a healthier chicken, Crystal Lakes Farm looked to heritage breeds. The farm now raises slow-growing chickens that have room to thrive.
May 6, 2016 @ Whole Story
We applaud our vendor partners who have created or shifted to supply chains with a commitment to ethical trade. Shop and save on fair trade coconut oil, chocolate, grains and more. Here’s a preview of what’s in store for you.
April 28, 2016 @ Whole Story
A truly great Mother’s Day gift captures the recipient’s distinct style, tastes and interests. To help you celebrate the mamas, grandmas and maternal figures in your life, we’ve pulled together this shopping guide for all kinds of mothers — from the traditionalist to the DIY diva.
April 14, 2016 @ Whole Story
Every year, our grocery buyers work with trusted suppliers to source classic and innovative products that are kosher for Passover. These Passover favorites meet our trusted Quality Standards — that means no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives — and they include organic, biodynamic, gluten-free and fair trade options.
April 7, 2016 @ Whole Story
With support from the Xerces Society, Grinnell Heritage Farm takes extra measures to make pollinators feel welcome on their organic farm.
March 17, 2016 @ Whole Story
I’m not a fan of artificial fragrances — or the phthalates with which they’re sometimes formulated. So I was very excited when Whole Foods Market introduced its new line of Plant-Active hair care featuring 97% plant-derived ingredients and custom-blended plant aromatics.
March 10, 2016 @ Whole Story
The key to using beauty oils correctly is choosing an oil that suits your skin. We’ve broken down some of the most popular beauty oils by skin type and paired them with favorite products from each category.
March 3, 2016 @ Whole Story
Unhappy with the ingredients in many cleaning products, one dad decided to create his own line of kid-friendly cleaning products.
March 2, 2016 @ Whole Story
With the help of generous customers and supplier partners like Alaffia, Whole Planet Foundation is helping to alleviate poverty in countries where Whole Foods Market sources products.
February 24, 2016 @ Whole Story
Since multitasking cheek-and-lip products are all the rage right now, we asked our friends at Mineral Fusion to share a few tips for applying one of our faves: Mineral Fusion 3-in-1 Color Stick, which adds color to cheeks, lips and eyes.
February 19, 2016 @ Whole Story
From DIY moisturizer to eye makeup remover to belly balm, the Internet is teeming with articles about the beauty benefits of coconut oil. Since I’m already a fan of coconut oil in the kitchen, I decided to put some of the most common tips to the test.
February 19, 2016 @ Whole Story
Hosting an awards viewing party? From wow-worthy bites to scene-stealing sips, we’ve pulled together our best tips to help budget-conscious hosts make a splash with less cash.

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