Darrah Horgan with Whole FoodsToday’s Around Atlanta segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio features an interview with Darrah Horgan, regional marketing coordinator for Whole Foods Market. Started in 1980 by a group of friends in Austin, Texas who just wanted access to good, clean food, Whole Foods Market now has 388 stores in the United States and United Kingdom.

Currently, there are eight stores in metro Atlanta, with that number expected to grow. The metro Atlanta stores include two Harry’s Farmers Markets in Marietta and Alpharetta, as well as Whole Foods Market locations in Buckhead, Briarcliff, Sandy Springs, Merchant’s Walk, Ponce de Leon and Johns Creek. Each location is unique and reflects the community in which it is located through its own events, offerings and outreach opportunities.

At a Whole Foods Market, buyers can expect to find the highest quality natural and organic foods. If you’re aiming to eat healthy, clean or organic, the team at Whole Foods has already done all of the homework for you, as everything in the store is free of preservatives and artificial colors, sweeteners and flavors.

Each Whole Foods Market provides a variety of events and educational resources to help customers pursue a healthy lifestyle. The stores have healthy eating educators who desire to support each person’s journey towards becoming a healthy eater. By offering tips, in-store demonstrations, tours and a 28-day challenge, they provide a variety of ways for shoppers to become educated about the foods they’re consuming.

Whole Foods PonceOverall, the average consumer is becoming more educated on how to eat better, but it is still a challenge for those who aren’t good cooks, who are shopping on a budget, who face time constraints or who are cooking for just one or two people. With the educational opportunities provided by the healthy eating educators at Whole Foods, everyone can learn how to head down the right path.

Another unique aspect and perhaps one of the most popular features of a Whole Foods store is its prepared foods section. From a salad bar and hot bar to the chef’s case and value meals, Whole Foods is your one-stop shop for on-the-go meals. Whether you need a quick bite for lunch or a fully cooked meal to feed your family for dinner, Whole Foods has a variety of options that are considerably better for you and your family than what can be found at the local drive-thru.

To learn more about all of the products, educational opportunities and events that Whole Foods Market offers, listen to the full podcast above. Then, to find the store nearest you, learn more about healthy eating or see the event calendars for each location, visit www.WholeFoodsMarket.com.


The “Around Atlanta” segment is designed to showcase the best of metro Atlanta – the communities, attractions and special events that make this city great. To submit your event, community or attraction to the Around Atlanta edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, contact mRELEVANCE at 770-383-3360.

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