March 2014

Tue
04
Whole Kids Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Whole Kids Storytime
Tuesday, March 4th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free

Bring the little ones and join us for our monthly storytime event. We'll read a few stories in the play area, then have a short activity and a snack for the kids, and coffee for the grown-ups.

Thu
06
Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is fast approaching... Are you seeing the signs yet? Join us to share recipes and inspiration about the upcoming season! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
08
Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking
Saturday, March 8th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free

Did you know that Whole Foods Market holds the Guinness World Records® title for the largest number of wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano simultaneously cracked – 426! Come see what all the fuss is about and join us at 2pm on March 8th for the "crack heard around the world"! Watch our expert cheesmongers "crack" an 85lb wheel of Parm and enjoy some fresh samples.

Mon
10
Get To Know Whole Foods Market Tour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Get To Know Whole Foods Market Tour
Monday, March 10th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free - Registration Required

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 or call 763-416-7300 by noon on Mar 10 and receive a free gift bag for attending.

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Sat
15
Whole Planet Foundation Guacamole 5% Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Whole Planet Foundation Guacamole 5% Day
Saturday, March 15th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

Doing good never tasted so yummy! We're donating 5% of our Made Right Here Guacamole sales from today to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Tue
18
Cheese Night: You Have Got to be Kidding (Fresh Chevre)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Cheese Night: You Have Got to be Kidding (Fresh Chevre)
Tuesday, March 18th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free

Join our cheese experts and explore the world of fresh goat cheese with this month's installment of our Cheese Nights series.

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
22
Whole Planet Foundation Party for the Planet
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Whole Planet Foundation Party for the Planet
Saturday, March 22nd
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

Join us for fun and games all for a great cause! Make a donation to the Foundation during the event and get tickets redeemable for activities like face painting, prize drawings and even a hot dog stand. Tickets are $3 each or 4 for $10.

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As the weather begins to get warmer we often change our eating habits to the lighter side. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to do this! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
29
Whole Planet Foundation Pineapple 5% Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Whole Planet Foundation Pineapple 5% Day
Saturday, March 29th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

We're mad for pineapple - purchase this tropical treat (cored, whole, or pineapple salsa) today and we'll donate 5% to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Mon
31
Get To Know Whole Foods Market Tour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Get To Know Whole Foods Market Tour
Monday, March 31st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free - Registration Required

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 or call 763-416-7300 by noon on Mar 31 and receive a free gift bag for attending.

Events At Nearby Stores

Bean Basics
Wednesday, July 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Beans and lentils are some of the powerful things you can have in your pantry- and on your plate. With a long and illustrious history of feeding hungry gourmets on the cheap, beans and legumes figure into almost every culinary culture on Earth, and with good reason. They’re an excellent source of lean protein, fiber and complex carbs that are low in calories and contain no cholesterol. They’re neutral in flavor, so they can blend seamlessly into dishes, adding a creamy texture and subtle earthiness to everything from appetizer to dessert. In this class, we’ll discuss soaking beans, how to cook them by many methods including braising and pressure cooking, when to use dry vs. fresh beans, and how to pick the right bean or lentil for your dish. Areas of focus include how to make flavorful veggie burgers, how to add beans to desserts and how to make a delicious Moroccan spice blend. This class is vegetarian, with vegan and gluten free options upon request and hands-on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Moroccan Spices Lentil Hummus
  • Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho with Edamame
  • Three Bean Summer Succotash
  • Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Burgers
  • Falafel Waffles
  • Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

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. Beans and lentils are some of the powerful things you can have in your pantry- and on your plate.

Rooftop Yoga at Calhoun Beach Club
Thursday, July 31st
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Calhoun Beach Club, Free

Get your summer “Om” on with rooftop yoga at Calhoun Beach Athletic Club and Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun! The evening starts with energizing yoga on the scenic roof top at Calhoun Beach Athletic Club. Afterwards, refresh and rehydrate yourself with a delicious smoothie prepared by Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun.  All experience levels are welcome. Cost is free, but please RSVP via contact@calhounbeachfitness.com or 612-925-8369. From 5:30-7:30pm; Yoga 6-7pm Namaste!

Get your summer “Om” on with rooftop yoga at Calhoun Beach Athletic Club and Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun!

Artisan Tacos and Salsas
Thursday, July 31st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Salsa has long surpassed ketchup as the most popular condiment. Tacos are a huge reason for this and are no longer just limited to Mexico - they are popular worldwide. We will start by making and canning some homemade salsa and then preparing a few types of world famous tacos to eat with our fresh salsa. Did we mention that you will also get to take home a jar of homemade salsa verde at the end of class! Learn the recipes that helped this simple street food become a culinary powerhouse in our ever popular tacos and salsa class. This class can be gluten free upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Scallop, Shrimp and Sole Tacos with Pea Shoots, Scallions and Avocado

·         Authentic Carnitas with Homemade Tomatillo Salsa Verde

·         Traditional Barbacoa served with Cilantro and Red Onions

·         Delicious Al Pastor Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Jalapenos

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 Jeremy. Salsa has long surpassed ketchup as the most popular condiment.