Founded in 1978 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market is the leading natural and organic foods supermarket, the first national “Certified Organic” grocer, and uniquely positioned as America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™.
With the largest selection of natural and organic foods, quality standards, exceptional customer service, commitment to sustainability and dedication to its local community, Whole Foods has become the leading natural and organic foods supermarket.
Whole foods is passionate about great tasting food and believes in providing its customers fresh food that is wholesome and safe to eat which is why it seeks out and promotes organically grown foods.
Every year there’s more demand for “sustainable food” and “natural food products.” In developing its standards, Whole Foods researches everything from food additives to antibiotics in meat production, sustainable seafood to organic skin care and if the standards are not met, Whole Foods doesn’t sell it. It’s as simple as that.
Friendly and Fresh Connection
Supporting local farmers, ranchers, growers and producers helps connect the local community to the people who produce the foods we consume. It also helps keep us connected to the growing seasons and to the unique flavors and diversity of local crops and creations.
Small local farms are a valuable component of a community’s character, helping maintain agricultural heritage, preserve land use diversity and moderate development. Local product producers help create products that feature the flavors, smells and textures of a community – and are great for sharing with out-of-towners!
Crop Diversity and Quality
Many farmers producing for local markets choose to diversify, growing a variety of crops instead of just one. This is a boon for biodiversity and your palate, since local crops are harvested at their peak of freshness and flavor.
Boost the Local Economy
Minimizing handling and transportation costs gives farmers, ranchers, growers and producers maximum return on their investment. And most of the money spent on local production stays in the community, helping to boost the local economy.