Shop at Whole Foods on December 10 to fight hunger

Whole Foods Market Pittsburgh in Shadyside, photo via www.absolutagronom.seOn designated days throughout the year, Whole Foods Market Pittsburgh holds community giving days, also known as “5% Days.” On these days, five percent of their net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. Customers help support the selected organizations simply by shopping at the Pittsburgh store in East Liberty/Shadyside.

On Wednesday, Dec. 10, Whole Foods Pittsburgh has chosen Just Harvest to receive this donation.

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Stocking up for holiday dinners, New Year’s celebrations, and super bowl parties? Shop Whole Foods on December 10 and help contribute to our efforts against hunger!

Need some shopping inspiration or holiday gift ideas? Now that the farmers market season is over you can find two of our Fresh Access vendors – Clarion River Organics and Mediterra Bakehouse – on Whole Foods Pittsburgh’s shelves along with other great local goods.

Clarion River Organics – Want to make some sauerkraut for a Steelers game or cook up a batch of hearty, winter veggies?  Look for this 10 family farm-cooperative’s locally-grown (in Sligo, PA), organic cabbage and sqaush. Need a stocking stuffer, Chanukah, or Kwanzaa gift for someone with a perpetual pepper-tooth? (Like a sweet tooth, but a hankering for hot pepper-y foods.*) Whole Foods also carries their hot pepper sauce.

Mediterra Bakehouse – Invited to a holiday dinner? Why not bring some artisinal bread to go with the meal and to thank the host? You can’t go wrong with Mediterra’s yummy loaves, available in Whole Foods Pittsburgh’s bakery section. Buy a couple on Wednesday and then freeze ’em ’til you need ’em.

La Prima Espresso Co. – Need some coffee to get you through the holidays? This Pittsburgh-based company offers two Grow Pittsburgh blends – bold and smooth – and donates $1 of every purchase to our awesome urban gardening allies Grow Pittsburgh. They also offer a Rachel Carson blend, with a $1 of every purchase donated to the Rachel Carson Homestead. These blends can only be found at Whole Foods Pittsburgh and the East End Food Coop.

PA Preferred. Made in PA. It makes a difference.Just remember – when you shop, buy local. Look for the produce in the sections marked From Around Here (that’s locally grown within 100 miles) and From PA to support our local farms. Or purchase items with the PA Preferred label, which means they were grown, harvested, and processed (if necessary) in PA.

Whole Foods Pittsburgh supports PA Preferred with the following:
Country Acres Cider
Mesomex Artisan Sauces
Turner Dairy Farms
Hunstenger Farms Potatoes
Vesper Bros Sauce
Rossell’s Sugar Camp Syrup
BumbleBerry Farms Honey
Phillips Mushroom Farms

Buying local means your food is fresher, your purchase supports Pennsylvania farms and jobs, and short shipping is better for the environment!

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