New Whole Foods Market in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. to Open July 27

Store features more than 1,000 local products, including produce offerings from more than 10 New Jersey farms

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – WEBWIRE

Whole Foods Market will open its new 47,790-square-foot store, located at 500 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. on Wednesday, July 27. The store’s design evokes a casual, modern feel with a traditional material palette in hues of black, white and tan with pops of color. The new location’s product assortment features more than 1,000 local items from the Tri-State area and local produce from New Jersey, hand-picked by Chris Manca, Local Forager for Whole Foods Market’s Northeast region.

Features of the Woodcliff Lake store include:

  • An array of organic, conventional and Sourced for Good produce, plus offerings from more than 10 New Jersey farms, including the launch of greenhouse-grown baby spinach and pea-shoots from Element Farms, microgreens from Aero Farms and peppers, eggplants, tomatoes and blueberries from D’Ottavio Produce.
  • Full-service seafood counter featuring a wide array of shellfish, whole fish, fresh fillets and ready-to-grill selections. Local options include oysters from West Robins Oyster Company, scallops from Lund’s Fisheries and seafood cakes from Lagniappe Foods and smoked salmon from Catsmo Artisan Smokehouse. All offerings are either sustainable wild-caught or Responsibly Farmed.
  • Specialty department dedicated to celebrating artisan producers and cheesemakers. Local items include fresh pasta from Severino Pasta, mozzarella cheese from Lioni and assorted chocolate bars from North South Confections. The cheese counter is overseen by trained cheesemongers who can offer recommendations for any occasion and create custom boards.
  • Full-service meat counter, with butchers available to cut steaks to order or debone poultry. Featured department offerings include made-in-house sausages, dry-aged beef and custom-cut steaks. Local options include Feltman’s Coney Island hot dogs, sausages from Brooklyn Cured Sausage and pork from Briarwood Farm.
  • A Prepared Foods section with hot and cold food bars, a pizza station, sushi by Kikka, a sandwich station, made-to-order and by-the-slice pizzas and a Chef’s Case with seasonal entrées and sides.
  • Bakery offering made-from-scratch bread as well as everyday favorites, such as Whole Foods Market’s Berry Chantilly Cake, brown butter cookies and vegan croissants and scones. The department also offers a wide variety of special diet items, including gluten-free and dairy-free cakes from By the Way Bakery, sugar-free cheesecakes from Junior’s Cheesecake and keto cookies from Fancypants Baking Co.Local offerings include fresh-milled wheat breads and bagels from One Mighty Mill, pistachio and walnut baklava from ibakefresh, cookies from Chris’ Cookies and vegan and gluten-free breakfast and dessert options from Abe’s.
  • Whole Body section featuring bulk soaps and bath bombs from Pacha Soap Co.

Customers who stop by the Woodcliff Lake store on opening day can enjoy giveaways, free samples and live entertainment from western swing band The Brain Cloud. The first 200 shoppers receive a Whole Foods Market tote bag and a $10 gift card. Additionally, morning refreshments from local suppliers Paper Plane Coffee Co. and Abe’s Muffins will be served from 8 – 9 a.m. ET. Customers can find more details on opening day events by visiting

All food at Whole Foods Market must meet the company’s rigorous Quality Standards, which prohibit hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup and more than 230 flavors, colors, sweeteners and other ingredients commonly found in food. In addition, all beauty and body care products must meet the company’s body care standards, which ban more than 180 commonly used ingredients, including phthalates and parabens.

To give back to the Woodcliff Lake community, Whole Foods Market will donate $10,000 to the Woodcliff Lake Educational Foundation’s Run for Education event. Whole Foods Market will also support the Woodcliff Lake Parks and Recreation’s Youth Triathlon and Oktoberfest events. Whole Foods Market will also make weekly food donations to the Tri-Boro Food Pantry, along with a $10,000 monetary donation. In addition to this, Whole Foods Market will also make weekly food donations to Table to Table, along with a $5,000 monetary donation.

Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, including deep discounts on select popular products each week and an additional 10% off hundreds of in-store sale items. Grocery pickup and delivery will be coming soon to Whole Foods Market Woodcliff Lake. For more information and hours of operation, please visit

About Whole Foods Market

For more than 40 years, Whole Foods Market has been the world’s leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first certified organic national grocer, Whole Foods Market has more than 500 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, please visit

Whole Foods Market introduces Resolution Renovator to overhaul New Year’s resolutions for 2022

National grocer teams up with well-being motivators Cody Rigsby, Gabby Bernstein and Radhi Devlukia-Shetty to help consumers set small intentions with big impact


Today, Whole Foods Market unveils the Resolution Renovator, an online hub that helps people rethink rigid New Year’s resolutions. According to a survey from Whole Foods Market and Wakefield Research, nearly two-thirds (65%) of Americans agree that New Year’s resolutions put extra pressure on them at the start of the year. In addition, many doubt their resolutions will be successful, giving themselves less than a 50% chance, on average, at achieving their resolutions. With the Resolution Renovator, Whole Foods Market is helping consumers set attainable affirmations and intentions at the top of 2022, instead of unrealistic resolutions that are often out of reach.

As the go-to destination for holistic well-being, Whole Foods Market has teamed up with motivators who embody positivity in three key areas – mind, body and spirit: plant-based recipe developer and well-being enthusiast Radhi Devlukia-Shetty, representing Mind; Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby, representing Body; and motivational speaker and New York Times bestselling author Gabby Bernstein, representing Spirit. Each of these Wellness Motivators will offer curated affirmations and intentions within the Resolution Renovator, to help guide mindful living in 2022.

“At the top of the year, when many of us are setting new goals, the most important thing to remember is to root them in joy and love for yourself,” Rigsby said. “Our goal with Whole Foods Market’s Resolution Renovator is to move away from potentially stressful New Year’s resolutions in favor of motivational intentions that allow ourselves some much-needed grace.”

Now through Jan. 26, consumers can visit the Whole Foods Market Resolution Renovator to receive tailored affirmations and intentions from the Wellness Motivators. Users will choose the area they’d like to focus on this year – mind, body or spirit – and then answer a series of questions that reveal their affirmation and intention, replacing the typical New Year’s resolution.

After completing the Resolution Renovator questionnaire, consumers will be entered for a chance to win a 2022 Well-Being Bundle composed of the motivators’ top picks from Whole Foods Market, with 25 winners each day. The Well-Being Bundles feature three hand-selected products from Whole Foods Market that each motivator uses as part of their own daily well-being journey.

Three grand prize winners will also receive an exclusive, personalized video from one of the Wellness Motivators with an inspiring message tied to their 2022 affirmation and intention.

For more New Year’s inspiration, including well-being tips, nourishing meal plans and self-care guides, visit

For complete rules and regulations, please visit

The Whole Foods Market Resolutions Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+ between November 9 and November 16, 2021, using an email invitation and an online survey. The margin of error for this study was +/- 3.1 percentage points. 

About Whole Foods Market

For 40 years, Whole Foods Market has been the world’s leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first certified organic national grocer, Whole Foods Market has more than 500 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, please visit

Whole Kids Foundation and Axis Capital Partner with Local NonProfit on School Garden

Atlanta NonProfit Welcomes Home Depot, Whole Kids Foundation and Axis Capital as Partners in 2021 School Garden Project.

By: Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.

ATLANTAOct. 13, 2021PRLog — The Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation (LHTYF) will partner with Home Depot, Whole Kids Foundation and Axis Capital to present the 11th Annual Gardens Are For Kids™ project at Bob Mathis Elementary School in Dekalb County, GA. The project is one of LHTYF’s core educational programs designed to educate children on food origins and empower them to make healthier food choices.

The Gardens Are For Kids™ program focuses on donating a vegetable garden to assist schools located in food deserts with an interactive gardening experience. The goal of the program is to teach children the importance of fresh foods for a healthy diet so they can ward off obesity, diabetes and hypertension.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines Food Deserts as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 children and adolescents in the U.S. have obesity. The CDC states that many factors can contribute to excess weight gain including behavior, genetics and certain medications. But societal and community factors also matter: childcare and school environments, neighborhood design, access to healthy, affordable foods and beverages, and access to safe and convenient places for physical activity affect our ability to make healthy choices.

National School Lunch Week is celebrated the week of Oct 11-15 this year and now is the perfect time to acknowledge that schools have had a challenging year.  “In 2021, schools are facing staff shortages, food supply issues, and the threat of COVID-19. With these unique challenges, teaching children about gardening is a welcomed diversion,” said Lori A. Manns, President of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.

LHTYF’s garden project is provided free to Atlanta area schools annually and made possible by the generous support of sponsors and community support. For more information about LHTYF, visit or (800) 551-3775.

About Bob Mathis Elementary School

Bob Mathis Elementary School is located in DeKalb County,  GA and is known for its sound educational program and the strong community that supports the school.  Bob Mathis Elementary’s mission is to maximize students’ potential by preparing them to be academically and socially successful in a global society.

About Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.

LHTYF was established in 2010 to teach kids healthy lifestyle habits and encourage active involvement of parents in the metro Atlanta area regarding the health and wellness of their children. The mission of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation is to educate, activate, motivate and empower youth in the areas of academic achievement, health, nutrition, fitness and total wellness. LHTYF exists to educate children on healthy lifestyle habits so they are more likely to avoid obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

Thorwaldson Whole House Fans Announces First Automatic Window Control

Kurt Shafer, Founder of Thorwaldson Whole House Fans, has been shipping whole house fans all over the world since 2008. His fans are used all over America and in Australia.

He was asked by a local dealer of whole house fans to create an automatic window opener for the dealer’s clients who want to use their smart phone remote controls to turn on their whole house fans before the owner gets home. That has required that the homeowner leave one or more windows open when they leave the house. If they have a 2 story home that might be OK, but in a one story that can be a security problem.

Now, with the Thorwaldson Model AutoWin the homeowner can know that their windows are locked when they leave their home. The AutoWin is a motorized actuator that holds the window securely closed until it is actuated by a sensor at their whole house fan system. Then it opens the window but not enough to allow a person to enter. It opens just enough for the right air flow to cool their home.

For more information call your whole house fan dealer or installer or call Kurt at 951-296-3611. Or go to