Showing posts with label whole foods. Show all posts
Showing posts with label whole foods. Show all posts

Friday, October 20, 2017

2 reasons to go to the Bellingham Harvest Fest Block Party - Oct 21

"Bully:The Adjective" is supporting “Knots and Strings”—a labor of love by 3 local Franklin girls.

They are going to be at their own tent (alongside ours) at the Bellingham Harvest Fest Block Party in the Whole Foods lot in Bellingham. They are going to be donating 25% of their proceeds to the Franklin Food Pantry.

When: Saturday, Oct 21  noon to 6:30 PM
Where: Whole Foods parking lot in Bellingham

“Knots and Strings”—a labor of love by 3 local Franklin girls
Knots and Strings”—a labor of love by 3 local Franklin girls
“Knots and Strings”—a labor of love by 3 local Franklin girls 1
“Knots and Strings”—a labor of love by 3 local Franklin girls 1
“Knots and Strings”—a labor of love by 3 local Franklin girls 2
“Knots and Strings”—a labor of love by 3 local Franklin girls 2

More about the Block Party on Facebook

More about Bully: The Adjective

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Food Revolution Petition Update

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Hello Food Revolutionary!

We have some exciting news to share with you.

As a signatory of Jamie Oliver's first Food Revolution petition, we wanted to reach out and update you on this petition and Food Revolution Day 2015.

AN INCREDIBLE 812,000 of you signed the 2010/11 petition to stand up for our united belief that kids need better food at school and better health prospects - THANK YOU! We're so grateful for your support, and delighted you all agree action needs to be taken.

YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE. With your support, this uprising led to a truly global movement, with the launch of Food Revolution Day in 2012. The same year the Ambassador Programme was also launched -  a growing group of thousands of passionate volunteers in over 100 countries. It has also grown an active, empowered and noisy community online and put pressure on leaders who can help us create positive change and begin to reverse the obesity epidemic through improved food education, food quality and security.

While the Food Revolution has continued to grow, we've still got work to do. With 42 million children across the world under the age of five either overweight or obese, the next generation will live shorter lives than their parents if nothing is done to rectify these alarming statistics. That's why for this Food Revolution Day Jamie has launched a global petition calling on leaders and governments of the G20 to make practical food education compulsory at school.

It's essential that we arm future generations with the life skills they urgently need in order to lead healthier, happier, more productive lives and we passionately believe that it is every child's human right. Food education will make a difference to the lives of the next generation. So please continue your support by signing this petition and sharing on facebook and twitter to help spread the word, we can't do it without you.

We've already gathered an amazing 600,000 signatures from over 160 countries, but to create a movement powerful enough to force all G20 governments to take action, we need to get to millions!

Thank you very much for your support.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Whole Foods Market Bellingham's Annual Harvest Fest

We are excited to announce 
the date for our annual Harvest Fest!

Please join us on Saturday, 
October 11th from 12noon – 6pm

We would love to invite you to participate in this epic event!
We are planning our activities now which include camel rides, a petting zoo, bounce house, Farmers' Market, concessions, pumpkin patch and decorating, carnival games and so much more! In the past years, we have welcomed 1500 – 2000 folks on the day of this event. All activities are FREE for families and this encourages a huge crowd! This is an amazing opportunity for you to introduce your product to new customers and solidify your presence as a community supporter to your loyal customers.
Here are some of our favorite pictures from prior years…

Whole Foods Market Bellingham's Annual Harvest Fest

Whole Foods Market Bellingham's Annual Harvest Fest

Whole Foods Market Bellingham's Annual Harvest Fest

Whole Foods Market Bellingham's Annual Harvest FestWhole Foods Market Bellingham's Annual Harvest Fest

Please let me know if you will be able to attend this outdoor event as I am planning the layout as folks respond. I am hoping to have a finalized list of vendors by Monday, September 22nd.

Many thanks,
Chelsey Barton-Karnes
Marketing Team Leader
Whole Foods Market
Bellingham, MA

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Vani Hari aka the Food Babe, Takes On The Industry

Jonathan Fields is running a series of videos called the Good Life Project. He interviews a variety of really interesting folks to find out more about them, what they do and what they think a good life means. In this segment, he talks with Vani Hari, the Food Babe, who is doing some really good work in understanding what we are eating and what that 'food' is really doing to us. Watching the interview is well worth the 35 minutes to find out about Vani's story, what got her into this food research, then you can go to her website or Facebook page for the details on what to do (or not do).

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Healthy eating out? There is an app for that!

Eating healthy with home cooked meals is one thing. Trying to eat healthy when eating out can be something quite challenging. Fortunately, there is an app for that. If you have a smart phone, you can use this new app to help make healthy choices.
Launched in the early 1990s, Healthy Dining began as a book publisher of healthful menu options offered at restaurants in the Southern California region. Today, the company operates a website, Health Dining Finder, that allows users to search for nearby restaurants and view a list of dietitian-approved menu options with nutrition information and a selection of kid-friendly items backed by the National Restaurant Association's Kids LiveWell program. And as of late November, the "Healthy Dining Finder" app is available in a GPS-enabled mobile format, delivering access to better-for-you food at 60,000 full-serve and quick-serve restaurant locations. Users can filter results by price and distance, as well as alphabetically.

Read more:

The app webpage can be found here

They provide assistance to restaurants in menu preparation to provide healthy choices

Their "Road to Health' blog offers good articles in this space

Friday, October 18, 2013

Candy alternatives for Halloween

We have shared recipes and other good postings from Lisa Leake who writes at the 100 Days of Real Food. Here she spends about 5 minutes with a bit on her local TV morning show talking about how to avoid giving out candy for Halloween.

 For more from Lisa visit and subscribe to 100 Days of Real Food

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Could there be an Incredible Edible Franklin?

Pam Warhurst explains how they started:
We tried to answer this simple question: Can you find a unifying language that cuts across age and income and culture that will help people themselves find a new way of living, see spaces around them differently, think about the resources they use differently, interact differently? Can we find that language? And then, can we replicate those actions? And the answer would appear to be yes, and the language would appear to be food.

Food, ah yes. We all need to eat to live. This TED Talk describes how the community of Todmorden is working to change what they eat and how they eat. The Incredible Edible Todmorden is a story worth replicating.

We have the basics of this underway already in Franklin with the Community Garden. We just need to get more folks involved.

For more information on Todmorden, visit their webpage here

Friday, February 22, 2013

Reading for Friday: Focus on food

Misleading Food Product Roundup II: Don’t Be Fooled

Today I am once again posting a "roundup" of the misleading food products I frequently share on Facebook...just in case you missed some of these or need a friendly reminder (or simply don't use Facebook)

The horsemeat scandal–an object lesson in food politics

The unfolding drama around Europe’s horsemeat scandal is a case study in food politics and the politics of cultural identity.
Cultural identity?  They (other people) eat horsemeat.  We don’t. 

Mrs. Fields Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever wish you could have your favorite Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies now that you’re gluten free? Now you can, with this easy gluten free copycat recipe. Mrs. Fields Who?

A Campaign to Build School Gardens

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Whole Foods - 5% day benefits Hockomock Area YMCA

Whole Foods Market Bellingham has selected the YMCA Healthy Futures Initiative for their Community Giving or 5% day, on Monday December 5th from 8 AM – 9 PM. Five percent of the day’s net sales will be donated to the Hockomock Area YMCA Healthy Futures Initiative to reduce inactivity and poor nutrition in the fifteen communities served. 
In Massachusetts 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese and 3 in 5 adults fall into those categories. Research now is showing numbers are rising in our youngest kids too. It is imperative that we partner together to improve the health of our children such as through this upcoming Whole Foods Market 5% Day, helping ensure that we can meet all the needs within our communities.

“Our YMCA is committed to improving the health of kids and families by making the healthy choice the easy choice. The Healthy Futures Initiative strives to support the community through the development of programs, projects and policies that create sustainable change,” says Lauren Marciszyn, Youth and Community Wellness Director.

We hope many people will show their support by saving their shopping for Monday, December 5th and participate in the various activities scheduled throughout the day.  
Activities include free classes for youth ages 1 – 4 years old between 10 AM – 12 PM, shopping while you dine from 12 – 2 PM for all who provide a shopping list (lunch must be purchased), and an Elegant Evening with Ming Tsai from 6 :30 – 8 PM. The Elegant Evening features massage therapists, hears, make-overs, tastings and an appearance by Ming Tsai.

More information can be found at special events or directed to