Whole Trade Flowers Help Colombian Children Blossom

In Colombia, families face many obstacles to educational success. Government-funded public schools typically provide only one year of preschool, and many schools operate on a half-day schedule. Working parents with infants and toddlers often struggle to find high-quality child care during those crucial early years. 

Whole Foods Market sources some of our Whole Trade® flowers from Elite Flower in Facatativá, Colombia, where an innovative program provides early childhood education, primary school and scholarships for children of farmworkers.

Responsibly Grown and Whole Foods Market’s Commitment to Organics

Recently, a small group of organic growers have raised some questions about our Responsibly Grown rating system, particularly when it comes to how organic certification is represented. I’d like to provide more information and set the record straight.

Cherry Recipes To Enjoy All Summer

Sweet, juicy, heavenly cherries! They’re a favorite summer treat I can’t wait to get my hands on. Since their growing season is so short and they only come around once a year, make the most of them with these tasty recipes.

A Twist on Summer: Stone Fruit on the Grill

Get grilling! The alchemy of summer stone fruit with heat and smoke is as versatile as it is irresistible.

Cooking with Cilantro

Cilantro can be an acquired taste for some, but the more you eat irresistible treats such as Black Bean and Cilantro Quesadillas, Salmon with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Cilantro Chutney, the more it grows on you. You’ll love it in sauces and salsas, spreads and dips, salads and dressings and as a garnish to a wide assortment of foods.

Whole Trade Bell Peppers Ring in Social Change

Crisp, refreshing bell peppers can really spruce up spring dishes. When you buy Whole Trade® bell peppers from Mexico, you’re also helping to make tangible improvements in real people’s lives!

Why I Love Lemons

Lemons’ tartness enlivens beverages, vegetables, soups, salads, main dishes and desserts. When blended with other ingredients such as oils in salad dressing, honey in tea, or butter and seasonings in sauce, lemons brighten up dishes and add balance.

Go for Green Onions

Spring has sprung, and it’s peak season for green onions. The mild flavor of these young tender onions makes them ideal for onion-shy eaters and recipes that call for a gentle onion flavor.

Celebrate Strawberries

From strawberry salads to salsa, desserts to cocktails, it’s no wonder that of all the berries in the world, strawberries are the most popular.

Inspiration for Cooking with Dill

Dill — a wonderful green feathery herb with a subtle licorice or anise-like flavor — can add beauty and flavor to a bounty of foods including vegetables, eggs, cheese, meats and seafood.


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