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Whole Foods to Build Rooftop Greenhouse on New Brooklyn Store

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Whole Foods’ new store in Gowanus, Brooklyn will have the capability for year-round production of vegetables and produce due to the integration of a rooftop greenhouse, which will be the first commercial-scale installation in the U.S.. With the growing interest and demand for local food, installing a greenhouse as a part of a retail grocery operation is starting to look like the next big thing, and Whole Foods Market is taking the plunge, in a big way. The grocery giant is partnering with Gotham Greens to operate a 20,000 square foot greenhouse currently being built on the rooftop of their… read more

Finding Good Food

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We all have to eat, so how do you find the best food? With endless items on the shelves and numerous grocery store chains, how do you even begin to find out where your food really comes from? Though strolling through farmer’s markets and dining at local eateries sounds great, it doesn’t always fit into a busy day. Often, we have to grab and go. There are still a few ways to take charge of your available options and find good food. If you are the designated shopper or are on the move a lot, you may want to look… read more

Baking with Whole Foods

Healthier Baking with Whole Foods

1. Replace fats with fruits and vegetables: You can replace some or all of the butter or oil in many recipes with apple sauce, mashed banana, pumpkin puree, or other healthy substitutes. 2. Use whole wheat flour: Brown flour is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber, making it a far healthier choice (white flour loses most of its nutrients during processing). 3. Replace up to half the sugar with molasses: Molasses is a great source of iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Use 1+1/3 cups of molasses for each cup of sugar, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and reduce… read more