August 2013

Thu
01
Whole Body Product Swap
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Maple Grove
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Whole Body Product Swap
Thursday, August 1st
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Maple Grove

Products with our Premium Body Care symbol have met the strictest standards for quality, sourcing, environmental impact, results and safety. Bring in a conventional national brand facial wash or facial lotion and swap for a FREE comparable 365 Everyday Value facial wash or facial lotion in our Whole Body Department. 

Thu
01
Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The calendar may indicate that summer's coming to a close, but the weather sure isn't! Join us for a fun online discussion where we share our best tips and tricks for the grill, as well as favorite foods to cook over live fire! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
03
Local Fest
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Maple Grove
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Local Fest
Saturday, August 3rd
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Maple Grove, Free

We love local! Learn more about our local vendors, including some who are making their debut at our Maple Grove location with samples throughout the store.

Tue
06
Get to Know Whole Foods Market Tour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Maple Grove
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Get to Know Whole Foods Market Tour
Tuesday, August 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Maple Grove, Free

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers. Join us for this informative tour that aims to answer both questions, including samples and meal ideas storewide. Space is limited for each tour - sign up at the customer service desk.

Thu
08
Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As summer vacation comes to an end, let's take a moment to remember the last three months. Join us to swap our very best memories, stories and photos of summer 2013! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
10
Eco Friendly Cleaner Swap
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Maple Grove
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Eco Friendly Cleaner Swap
Saturday, August 10th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Maple Grove

At Whole Foods Market, we know just how safe, eco-friendly and effective green cleaning can be, and we want you to know too! Our EcoScale rating system has the most comprehensive standards of any “green cleaners.” Bring in a conventional national brand cleaning product and swap it for a FREE Eco-Scale Green Mission Organic Laundry Detergent or Green Mission Organic All Purpose Spray during our product swap event.

Sat
10
Giving Grill
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Maple Grove
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Giving Grill
Saturday, August 10th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Maple Grove

Heading to the concert series at the Shoppes? Or need a quick and delicious meal while running your weekend errands? Stop by our Giving Grill right outside the store, grab a bite fresh off the grill and enjoy. All proceeds from our first series of Giving Grill events will go to The 30-Days Foundation.

Giving Grill

·         Thursday, July 25 – 4:00 – 7:00 pm

·         Sunday, July 28 – 11:00 – 2:00

·         Saturday, August 10 – 11:00 – 2:00

 

Tue
13
Neighborhood Coffee Break
11:30 AM @ Maple Grove
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Neighborhood Coffee Break
Tuesday, August 13th
11:30 AM
Maple Grove

Bring the kids and gather around the play area in our café for a good old-fashioned coffee break with your neighbors…and Whole Foods Market. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, snacks for the kids, and learn more about the store from our marketer (and mother of 2), Jen. This is a casual event, drop in for as long or as little as you like during the hour and bring your questions.

Thu
15
Community Support Day for CROSS Food Shelf
12:00 AM @ Maple Grove
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Community Support Day for CROSS Food Shelf
Thursday, August 15th
12:00 AM
Maple Grove

Shop for a cause during our Community Support Day for CROSS Foodshelf.  We’ll donate 5% of our sales on this date to our partner charity that provides food and clothing to those in temporary need, serving the Northwest Hennepin County communities of West Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Maple Grove, Oseeo & Rogers.http://www.crossfoodshelf.com/

Thu
15
Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Getting kids to think differently about their food choices can be a challenge. Join us for an online discussion to share tips and best practices for inspiring small changes that will ultimately have a big impact on better nutrition! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
17
Kids' Club Kick Off! Back to School Health Starts Here Tasting
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Maple Grove
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Kids' Club Kick Off! Back to School Health Starts Here Tasting
Saturday, August 17th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Maple Grove, Free

Get ready for Back to School with some great tips on sprucing up you lunch box and after school snack ideas in a healthy and delicious way. We’ll have samples and demos to get you ready for the new year.

 

Tue
20
Get to Know Whole Foods Market Tour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Maple Grove
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Get to Know Whole Foods Market Tour
Tuesday, August 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Maple Grove

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers. Join us for this informative tour that aims to answer both questions, including samples and meal ideas storewide. Sign up at the customer service desk.

Thu
22
Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer vacation is officially over and the kids have gone back to school. Join us for an online discussion to share ideas for simple and nutritious breakfasts, sack lunches worth keeping and delicious suppers that are managable on a tight weekday schedule! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
24
Cracking the King of Cheese
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Maple Grove
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Cracking the King of Cheese
Saturday, August 24th
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Maple Grove, Free

We use traditional cutting tools to “crack” and preserve the dense, crystalline structure and crumbly texture in each wheel of the “king of cheese,” Parmigiano Reggiano. We invite you to witness this age-old art and sample a piece taken fresh from the heart. Cracking will begin at 2:30 sharp!

Thu
29
Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Labor Day is just a few days away, so let's make sure summer goes out with a BANG! Join us for an online discussion to share party ideas, recipes and general merriment during the final days of outdoor celebrating! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
31
Labor Day Grilling Event
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Maple Grove
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Labor Day Grilling Event
Saturday, August 31st
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Maple Grove

It’s summer’s last hurrah – make the most of it with grilling tips, samples and ideas throughout the store.

Events At Nearby Stores

Engine 2 Challenge
Wednesday, April 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

Week Four: Super Suppers

At our fourth meet-up, we’ll talk about how to turn beans and savory vegetables into A+ dinners. Anticipate delicious homemade veggie burgers, vegetable steaks and even veggie noodles! Chef Ani and Marketing Specialist Katie will be on hand to answer all of your questions to get your confident and ready to take on the 28 day challenge! Pre-registration is required, and is open only to those taking part in the 28 Day Challenge, but all meet-ups are free.

Enrolling in the 28 day challenge is free, and enrollment will be limited to allow for as much participant support as possible. Attendance at all Engine 2 sessions is recommended but not required.  To register, please pick up an enrollment form at our Customer Service desk or request one electronically by e-mailing Katie at Katie.eiser@wholefoods.com.

 

Week Four: Super Suppers

A Salute to Bacon
Thursday, April 24th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Lovers of bacon, don’t be mistaken- a meal this delicious should never be forsaken. Salty, smoky bacon will play starring role in our menu tonight, infusing every dish from beverage to appetizer to dessert with its strong savory flavor. In this class, we’ll take a look at bacon around the world, how bacon is produced, how to cook it to perfection, what flavors to pair with it and how to pick out the best bacon among the multitude of choices in our nitrate and nitrite free Meat Department. This class has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Maple Bacon Fizz
  • Bacon Jam Crostini
  • Bacon Cauliflower Chowder
  • Orecchiette Carbonara with Bacon and Asparagus
  • Bacon Wrapped Cod with Bacon Braised Greens
  • Vanilla-Infused Bacon Brittle

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Lovers of bacon, don’t be mistaken- a meal this delicious should never be forsaken.

Indeed Brewing Shenanigans Tasting
Friday, April 25th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hennepin, FREE

It’s back for the season!  Indeed’s ode to summer, this delightful wheat ale is brewed with Sorachi Ace hops, regionally produced honey and locally malted red wheat.  Perfect for those warm summer days on their way!

It’s back for the season!  Indeed’s ode to summer, this delightful wheat ale is brewed with Sorachi Ace hops, regionally produced honey and locally malted red wheat.  Perfect for those warm summer