When you purchase a product from a small family farm, you’re not just supporting that farm, you’re helping to keep entire communities vibrant and alive. Rural farming communities have been in decline for generations, and the time has come to put the focus back on the farmer. The choices we make in the grocery store […]
At Whole Foods Market, we’ve always been dedicated to supporting Organic agriculture. In fact, we helped to develop the very first USDA Organic standards! But we didn’t stop there. Every year each one of our more than 500 stores is visited by a third-party certifier who ensures that we are properly storing, handling and merchandising […]
Whether it’s traipsing around an oyster bed, sailing out to the fishing grounds, or keeping up with the latest academic research, our Quality Standards team is always striving to push our standards higher while staying ahead of industry trends and customer demand. Click here to learn about our Quality Standards for seafood. Fish Processors of […]
Just like with land-based agriculture, there are many different practices used in aquaculture, though consumers often only hear about the ones that have negative impacts. Our strict standards for farm-raised seafood require practices that support healthy marine, coastal, and inland ecosystems. But that’s only part of the story. It’s the people behind the products that […]
Since 1921, Weleda has been promoting a harmonious connection between plants and people. In this piece, we visit one of Weleda’s six biodynamic gardens to see how they grow the plants that power their body care-products, and learn how their sourcing philosophy aligns with Whole Foods Market’s!
It’s hard to overstate the effect that Denise Breyley has had on the food scene in the Pacific Northwest; from mentoring emerging brands to chasing down all the latest trends, Denise has been an unwavering champion of artisanal, local food. After an illustrious 28-year career at Whole Foods Market, Denise recently retired from her role […]