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Free Cheese Night Events: sample a selection of raw milk cheeses

Whole Foods Market will host the second event of a new quarterly series, Cheese Nights, on Tuesday, April 1, from 6 – 7:30. Shoppers will learn about and taste raw milk cheeses at these FREE events.

Whole Foods Market’s Broad Street store to anchor ReFresh Project

Whole Foods Market’s Broad Street store, slated to open Feb. 4, 2014, will anchor the ReFresh Project, a 60,000-square-foot development that aims to stimulate growth in New Orleans’ Broad Street commercial corridor and to improve access to fresh, high-quality food and health-related programs in the community.

Food Trends with Cathy Strange

Global Cheese Buyer Cathy Strange travels the world not only tasting great cheese, but also discovering new flavors and food trends. Catch the latest video about her favorite food finds.

Whole Foods Market commits to full GMO transparency

More than ever, consumers want to know what’s in their food – including whether a product they’re buying contains GMOs. At Whole Foods Market, we’ve taken on an initiative to provide GMO transparency for everything we sell by 2018.

Dark Rye, an online magazine from Whole Foods Market®

From rooftop gardens, basement distilleries and artists’ studios to the coasts of California, the streets of Brooklyn and the forests of rural Sweden, Dark Rye tells stories of people crafting a more sustainable, creative and beautiful world.

Got Muchos Mangos? Have a fiesta!

This April, Whole Foods Market will have an abundance of the oh-so-popular Ataulfo mango (aht-ah-uhl-foe).  Ataulfo mangos are sweet, creamy in texture and free of stringy fibers – great for blending into drinks, sauces or desserts – in short, perfect for a spring fiesta! They can be found throughout the year, but peak availability is from March to June when they are grown in Mexico.

“Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business”

When you think about the word “conscious,” what words come to mind? Aware? Mindful? Awake? What about “capitalism?” Selfish? Greedy? Unethical? Unfortunately there are plenty of people out there who don’t have a very positive perception of business in general. But what happens when you combine the concept of consciousness with capitalism? John Mackey, Whole Foods Market’s co-founder and co-CEO, along with Raj Sisodia, a business professor and co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism Institute, address that concept in their new book.

Whole Journeys - “The Way Travel Should Taste”

Food lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and culture buffs have a new way to connect with worldwide cultures and food traditions: Whole Journeys, a new travel venture from Whole Foods Market.

Engine 2 Plant-Strong™ product line

Deliciously healthful plant-based products pack nutritional punch in the grocery aisle

Greening up the cleaning aisle

Did you know that currently, the U.S. government does not mandate full disclosure of ingredients on cleaning products? If you didn’t you’re not alone. According to 2011 Harris Poll, 73% of Americans mistakenly believe that the government requires full ingredient disclosure on cleaning products.

Whole Kids Foundation™

Whole Kids Foundation’s mission is to improve children’s nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools and educators, the Foundation works to provide children access to healthier choices. Whole Kids Foundation’s key efforts currently include school garden grants, salad bars in schools and nutrition education and inspiration for teachers.

Buffing organic labels clean in the personal care aisle

Any food with “organic” on the label is subject to strict standards and enforcement by the Federal government, but personal care products are not. Shoppers however don’t expect a different definition of ‘organic’ from aisle to aisle, and neither do we. So we’ve taken great strides toward ensuring our shoppers that the word “organic” has the same strong meaning in every department of the store.

Sourcing locally: how small producers thrive and define Whole Foods Market

When Whole Foods Market first opened its doors as a small natural and organic retailer in 1980, local producers were the lifeblood of our business. More than 30 years and 370 stores later, that fact still rings true. We know what it feels like to be a small business with a big vision and understand that local businesses (even those with the highest quality products and a strong business plan) sometimes need a hand to turn their dreams into reality—that’s why Whole Foods Market launched the Local Producer Loan Program. By funding low-interest loans, our goal is to help small producers grow their business and give them a fighting chance in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Seafood: seasonality and sustainability

Making smart choices for your family at the seafood counter can be a challenge. Our seafood experts can help you determine what’s best for you—and our oceans and rivers.

Produce – fresh picks from cherries to cherimoyas

Devotion to quality is what sets Whole Foods Market produce apart. Our produce teams are chock full of information on the latest food trends, responsible sourcing and tips to keep fruits and vegetables tasting (and looking!) great.

Cheese tips, tricks, trivia and Whole Foods Market’s big cheese

Whether you’re a cheese aficionado or you don’t know goat cheese from gouda, Whole Foods Market has cheese offerings for all. We go beyond big box brokering of cheeses and visit our producers to work together to hand-select the best quality, perfectly ripened cheese for our shoppers. If you need some easy-to-digest cheese plate suggestions, we’ve got them. Looking for an in-depth story on aging? We can set you up with our global cheese buyer, Cathy Strange, who can dish on any cheese topic. Hungry for more? Contact us today to figure out how we can meet your cheese story needs.

Meat, poultry and animal welfare

How was that animal raised? How was it treated? Where did it come from? Our customers have long been asking for information on the raising practices on the farms and ranches that provide products to our stores. At Whole Foods Market, we are committed providing shoppers with a new depth of information about how farm animals are raised. We believe when shopping for meat, the more you know the better.

Whole Body: Be Good to Your Whole Body Inside and Out

People are looking for safer, more natural body care products, but there’s a lot of confusion about what “natural” or “organic” labels actually mean and which ingredients to avoid. At Whole Foods Market, we’ve done our homework in the personal care aisles, and we’re happy to share our answers.

Whole Planet Foundation: supporting our global communities

Whole Foods Market, at its core, is dedicated to giving back to the global community. In 2005, we launched Whole Planet Foundation with a mission to empower poor entrepreneurs in developing world communities with an opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty through microcredit. To date, the nonprofit has authorized more than $32 million and committed more than $20 million to through microlending partners in 46 countries (including the U.S.), positively impacting more than a million people worldwide.

Cruising for a food adventure? Make the right turn into Whole Foods Market’s grocery department

When it comes to product innovation, staying ahead of consumer trends and offering shoppers the widest variety of natural and organic products available, Whole Foods Market takes the (organic) cake. No matter their food trip, our customers trust us to meet their lifestyle needs. From high quality organic, vegan, kosher and halal foods to our wide selection of ethically and environmentally responsible choices – Whole Foods Market’s grocery department stocks something for everyone.

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