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October 01, 2012

Slow Food Miami Selected By Whole Foods Market In South Beach

SLOW FOOD MIAMI SELECTED BY WHOLE FOODS MARKET – SOUTH BEACH FOR ‘DONATE YOUR DIME’

Proceeds to Benefit Slow Food Miami Edible Garden Program

MIAMI, FL – October 1, 2012 – Slow Food Miami, a local organization whose work aims to plant a fresher future for our children, announced that it has been selected by Whole Foods Market – South Beach as the recipient in their Donate Your Dime program. This program gives a 10-cent credit for each reusable bag used by shoppers. Proceeds will support Slow Food Miami’s Edible School and Community Garden Program.

Beginning on October 1, 2012 through January 20, 2013, Whole Foods Market – South Beach customers can request that their Donate Your Dime refund go towards the The Slow Food Miami Edible Garden Program. Last year, Slow Food Miami planted over 90 gardens in schools throughout Miami-Dade County and youth centers like AMI Kids and Casa Valentina, and will break ground on its first Edible Hospital Garden at Miami Children’s Hospital in early 2013.

Through fundraisers with partners such as Whole Foods Market – South Beach, Slow Food Miami is able to fulfill nearly all grant applications from schools seeking Edible Gardens. “We are grateful to Whole Foods Market – South Beach for their support in helping us plant Edible Gardens and educate children on the importance of eating fresh food,” said Renee Frigo Graeff, President of Slow Food Miami.

To learn more about Slow Food Miami, its Edible Garden Program and upcoming events, please visit www.slowfoodmiami.org and join the mailing list.

Whole Foods Market – South Beach is located at 1020 Alton Road in South Beach. Telephone: (305) 938-2800

About Slow Food Miami

Slow Food Miami is the local chapter of Slow Food USA, a national non-profit dedicated to creating a world where the food we eat is good for us, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet. We support our local community from the ground up – from the Edible School & Community Gardens we plant to encourage the enjoyment of food that is local, seasonal and sustainably grown; to the local growers and artisan food makers we support for their use of sustainable methods, fair wages and respect for our environment.
 Through culinary, educational events and fundraising we support our Edible School & Community Garden Program. Our events don’t just raise these necessary funds, but also aim to advocate for local farmers & artisans; and raise awareness of, improve access to, and celebrate good, clean and fair food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture & community.

About Whole Foods Market®

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company's motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 69,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 325 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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