Whole Foods Market — Worcester Rd
Framingham, MA Hours and Location
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America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™
Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.
Standards that aren’t standard anywhere else.
We don’t sell just anything. The products we sell must meet our rigorous standards. From basic ingredients to farm animal welfare, seafood sustainability, body care, cleaning products and more, trust us to do the research so you can shop with peace of mind.
Food Ingredient Quality Standards
We have Quality Standards in place every day, in every aisle. We don’t allow hydrogenated fats or artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners — and that’s just for starters.
Produce and Flower Standards
Our Responsibly Grown rating system was developed to address some of the serious challenges facing agriculture today—from pest management and farm worker welfare to water conservation and the protection of pollinator populations.
Animal Welfare and Meat Quality StandardsOur meat comes from animals raised with no antibiotics, ever. The farmers and ranchers we partner with are committed to animal welfare standards.
Seafood Quality Standards
All of the fresh wild-caught seafood we sell is rated for its ecological sustainability. And our farmed seafood standards prohibit antibiotics, pesticides in the water or feed, or algaecides on the nets—and the fish are never genetically engineered.
Body Care Quality Standards
Currently, there are 50 ingredients common in conventional body care products that are not allowed in any body care products we sell. That includes phthalates, microbeads, triclosan, BHT, BHA, aluminum chlorohydrate, and many more.
Dietary Supplement Standards
Our dietary supplement standards prohibit artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and hydrogenated oils.
Organic Body Care Standards
Since there aren’t mandatory government standards for the "organic" label claim on body care products, we set our own high standards. In our stores, any body care product making an organic claim is required to have certification.
Premium Body Care Standards
A select number of products carry our Premium Body Care symbol, which indicates they are the most exceptional personal care products available. They meet the strictest standards for quality sourcing, environmental impact, results and safety.
Organic Food Standards
All organic food products sold in the US are required to meet strict USDA Organic Standards, which ensure they are grown in environmentally friendly ways, without toxic or persistent agricultural chemicals. The European Union and Canada have similar definitions of organic.
Cleaning Product Standards
There aren’t mandatory requirements for listing ingredients on cleaning products, so we developed our Whole Foods Market Eco-Scale™ rating system based on environmental impact, safety, efficacy, source, labeling and animal testing.
Our Quality Standards
We carefully evaluate each and every product we sell.
We feature foods that are free of artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats.
We are passionate about great tasting food and the pleasure of sharing it with others.
We are committed to foods that are fresh, wholesome and safe to eat.
We seek out and promote organically grown foods.
We provide food and nutritional products that support health and well-being.
365 Everyday Value
Value priced plus high quality
Our 365 Everyday Value® products can fill your pantry without emptying your pocketbook. With value prices every day of the year, our products are formulated to meet all our quality standards, come in both natural and organic selections, and will change the way you shop at Whole Foods Market®. That's because we have it all — from whole grain flours and shade-grown coffee to organic milk and frozen veggies. We make it easy to stock up on the best products for the best price.
Engine 2 Plant-Strong® Products
Healthy foods for every day
Our exclusive Engine 2 products help you eat plant-strong®, all day long – even when you’re short on time. We strive to create products that adhere to these healthy guidelines: