Thursday, November 29, 2012

Who wants a Brownie!

Make a display on the weekend - while they last sign!  Best brownie!

New SW Region Local Producer Loan Recipient

We are happy to announce the Southwest Region’s most recent Local Producer Loan recipient, The Seaweed Bath Company! Located in Austin, TX, The Seaweed Bath Company sells all-natural seaweed bath products in the Southwest, Southern Pacific, North Atlantic and – coming soon- the Pacific Northwest.

The Seaweed Bath Co. is the vision of Adam Grossman, a long-time psoriasis sufferer, who created his seaweed-based cosmetic products to take control of his own irritated skin without the use of prescribed medications or harsh chemicals.  The Seaweed Bath Co. sustainably hand-harvests wild bladderwrack seaweed off the coasts of Maine and Nova Scotia and combines it with the highest quality natural ingredients from around the world.  Their products are targeted for those who suffer from dry, irritated skin and their mission is to improve the quality of life for these sufferers by offering a constantly-expanding line of high-quality, affordable, all-natural cosmetic products that have soothing, pH-balancing and moisturizing properties.  

Since loan recipients have a unique relationship with Whole Foods Market, we’d really appreciate you keeping The Seaweed Bath Company in mind for things like in-store marketing, promotions, demos, etc.  Please let me know if you need contact information in order to set something up in your store.  Also, please contact Devon Broglie  or Erin Guyer if at any time you are considering discontinuing or significantly decreasing your purchase of this product.

Gingerbread House Kits at Park Lane

Monday, November 26, 2012

5 Weeks of Holiday Giveaways!

Starting the first Monday in December and continuing throughout the month, we are going to be giving away one item per week to one lucky person.

The deal is, you must comment in response to the prompt of the post and include your name and store.

Thats it!
Winners will be chosen at random on Friday's and you will be contacted regarding how to collect your prize.

Happy Holidays!

Cool Beans!

Telling the story in the UK!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chi Chi Chi Chia!

Sandy Huffaker for The New York Times
Janie Hoffman founded Mamma Chia, whose fruit juices with chia seeds are sold nationwide.

NYTimes: 30 Years After Chia Pets, Seeds Hit Food Aisles

With Chia Pets, a mix of seeds and water in an animal-shaped figurine could sprout a plant resembling green hair. Now, chia is becoming a nutritional “it” item. Click here to continue on

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Retro Style Travel Poster Series of Mythical Beasts

Click here to check them out on

Beat Him With His Own Arm!: Wampa Arm Ice Scraper


November 21, 2012 / arm, arm candy, cars, different strokes for different folks, ice, my ice scrapers always used to get brittle and break and i would just stay home and that's why i failed my junior year of college, novelty products, raawr i'm a wampa *bang!* you shot me! i was just f***ing kidding it's just a novely ice scraper WTF?!, star wars, staying warm, sure why not, wampa, here to continue.

Cool sink at Jamie Oliver's - recipes

Friday, November 23, 2012

Must have ingredient!


Why not, Thanksgiving Dinner Pizza!
Mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, dried cranberry and cheese.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Larry David's Animated Thanksgiving Special

MW Front Display Office Wall

Columbus Circle - produce going big

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by friends, family and good food.
Thank you all for your support in the stores this week and especially those of you who are working today to get our customers what they need for this special day.
We appreciate all of you and are thankful for such awesome team members.

Meanwhile at Columbus Circle on TDay Eve...

All Hail the Sweet Potato

From The New York Times:

OPINIONATOR: All Hail the Sweet Potato

If you didn't take the sweet potato for granted, you'd be giving thanks for it.

Click here to read.

Amusing Vintage Photographs of Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Happy Thanksgiving week, folks! Will you be watching the Macy’s parade on Thursday? If so, you might want to check out these fascinating old photos and remember a time when lip syncing pop stars were nil and creepy balloons were aplenty. The parade debuted in 1924 as the “Macy’s Christmas Parade,” featuring Macy’s employees in lively costumes and animals from the Central Park Zoo. In 1927, the very first balloon was thrown into the mix, and the rest is history. Did you know that they used to set the balloons free, and whoever found a deflated one could mail it back to Macy’s in exchange for a gift? Crazy stuff. Anyway, check out our selection of vintage Thanksgiving Day parade photographs after the jump, then hit the comments to name your favorites. CLICK HERE to continue.

Self Serve Vino! at Kensington

Names matter...delish products!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

6 Scenes We Love From Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving movie, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, turns 25 years old. By a ... Read more here at

Common Thanksgiving Mistakes

You should probably read this before cooking Thanksgiving dinner...CLICK HERE to continue on

An email from my daughter (8yrs old)...

Hey daddy this is what I did. My character is Paddington.

Creative Display

Blossom Hill Thanksgiving Produce

Workin' that Holiday Table in Napa

It's All About the Pies

Good morning everyone,

This morning I have evidence that persistence pays off! After pitching the story of the amazing volume of pies our Bakehouse produces, for three years, I was finally able to secure the hit. And boy, was it worth the wait!

Check out the FRONT PAGE of today’s Boston Globe! (Copy/Pasted below) Also, don’t miss the corresponding video on the website!

Huge appreciations to Buck and his awesome team for making the time for the reporter and photographer and for representing the Bakehouse and WFM so well!!

MTLs, let’s call this article out on social media as a great reminder to our fans to come pick up their handmade pie today! As Buck says, “Pie is awesome, man.”

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Heather McCready
Public Relations Manager - North Atlantic Region

Nut Row in Napa

Cranberry Sauce! 5 Different Recipes

Cranberry sauce is my favorite part of Thanksgiving. (Anyone else?) Tart and delicious, it holds the Thanksgiving meal together. The gorgeous red-maroon hue brightens the otherwise brownish plate, and its refreshing flavor improves just about everything it touches. Click here to continue on

All Smiles!

Great cheese demo with Dana the STL of Plantation.

8 Facts About Thanksgiving's History

(Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)

Thanksgiving wasn't always all about the turkey. 

Everyone knows that on the first Thanksgiving, the pilgrims sat down with the Native Americans...Click here to continue on Bon
Thanksgiving wasn't always all about the turkey (Credit: Bettmann/CORBIS)

Everyone knows that on the first Thanksgiving, the pilgrims sat down with Native Americans to enjoy fat roast turkey, marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, Stove Top stuffing, and, of course, the football game. And it has been thus ever since.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pie 101 Crimping

Of all the elements that are involved with making pies, it's the outer ring of crust that causes the most angst for bakers. As the saying goes, people eat with their eyes first, and many of us feel pressured to make crusts that look every bit as well-crafted as the delicious filling inside. When it comes to crust, practice will definitely help, but there are also some small steps to keep in mind for best results: CLICK HERE to continue on

Great PFDS Merchandising