December 2013

Mon
02
Budget Tour
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Budget Tour
Monday, December 2nd
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Eating healthy doesn't need to be expensive! Join us on this tour to learn how to shop healthy while you're on a budget. 9 a.m.

Wed
04
Health Starts Here Dressings Tasting
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Health Starts Here Dressings Tasting
Wednesday, December 4th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free


Health Starts Here dressings have no added oils and are great to use as dips or to top your salads with. Join us at this demo to taste the varieties of Health Starts Here dressings we carry. 11 a.m.  

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What delights you during the holiday season? Cookies? Candies? ...Gifts? Join us to share ideas and recipes that will keep all your loved ones happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
06
Gluten-Free Diet Class
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Gluten-Free Diet Class
Friday, December 6th
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Learn how to avoid gluten during the holidays and to make some of your favorite holiday recipes with gluten-free ingredients. Join us as Wellness Coach, Kim Rice, walks you through helpful tips on how to survive social events and holiday gatherings. Attendees will receive a ticket at the beginning of the class for a raffle of a gift basket to one lucky customer! 5:30 p.m.

Mon
09
One Pot Meals
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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One Pot Meals
Monday, December 9th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

One pot meals make eating healthy easy to do! Join us to learn easy one pot meal ideas to incorporate into your weeknight meals. 11 a.m.

Tue
10
Cheese Nights
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Cheese Nights
Tuesday, December 10th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Taste and Learn with the Experts. Just in time for the holiday celebrations, join us to learn how to create a cheese board. Register by emailing FremontEvents@wholefoods.com or simply drop-in during the event.

Tue
10
Almond Milk and Cookies
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Almond Milk and Cookies
Tuesday, December 10th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, $5 per person

Enjoy milk cookies the healthy way! Join us to learn how to make fresh almond milk and enjoy healthy cookies to go along with it. This class includes a free mason jar to take your almond milk home in. Registration fee is $5.

Thu
12
Edible Holidays Around the World
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Edible Holidays Around the World
Thursday, December 12th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, $25 per person

Edible Holidays Around the World. 6 to 8:30 p.m. $25 per person. Includes two drinks and a four-course dinner. Sip wine and beer as you watch cooking demos and enjoy a four-course meal with Mexican tamales, Indian crab masala, Chinese sticky rice and American beef roast and made from scratch pie. Purchase tickets on Evenbrite at http://bit.ly/1av6ZqG.

Thu
12
Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
Thursday, December 12th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

No holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join in on the chat to discover our recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with us through our favorites. See the list here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine Follow #WFMwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. 

Fri
13
Drake's Tap Takeover
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Drake's Tap Takeover
Friday, December 13th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Prices vary.

Drake's tap takeover and pairing. Drake taps will be: Jolly Roger, Abominable Jolly, Drake's Hefe and Denoggonizer.There will be a cheese pairing along with the beers.

Sat
14
Holiday Meal Tasting
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Holiday Meal Tasting
Saturday, December 14th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Holiday Meal Tasting. 12 to 2 p.m. We do the cooking, you take the credit. Stop in to sample a deliciously prepared holiday meal available for order.

Sat
14
Better Bites
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Better Bites
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Better Bites
Saturday, December 14th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Better Bites, Free


Better Bites 1 p.m. Eat a Rainbow. Join Rebekah to learn the benefits of eating a wide variety of colorful foods. Kids will learn how to make rainbow skewers with a yogurt dip, too! Register by sending an email to FremontEvents@wholefoods.com.

Sat
14
Vegan Diet Class
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Vegan Diet Class
Saturday, December 14th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Learn healthy vegan recipes to keep you satisfied during the holiday season. Anjali Shah, food blogger of Picky Eater, will be showing us how to incorporate vegan recipes into the holiday season. Attendees will receive a ticket at the beginning of the class for a raffle of a gift basket to one lucky customer! 4 p.m.

Mon
16
Healthy Holiday Desserts
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Healthy Holiday Desserts
Monday, December 16th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Wanting to satisfy that sweet tooth without compromising on health? Look no further! Join us and learn ideas for healthy dessert options during the holiday season. 4 p.m.

Wed
18
Dairy-Free Diet Class
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Dairy-Free Diet Class
Wednesday, December 18th
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Join us to learn tips on how to stay dairy-free during the holiday season! Healthy Eating Specialist, Joy Chen, will be sharing healthy tips on how to go dairy-free even during the holidays. Attendees will receieve a ticket at the beginning of the class for a raffle of a gift basket to one lucky customer! 5:30 p.m.

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
Thursday, December 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the big feast! Whether you're looking for a main course, sumptious sides or delicious desserts you're sure to find it during our chat. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
20
Sierra Nevada Firkin Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Sierra Nevada Firkin Night
Friday, December 20th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont

Firkin night with Sierra Nevada. Sierra Nevada beers will be featured on the tap lines along with a Firkin that is to be named.

Sat
21
DIY Cider Social
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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DIY Cider Social
Saturday, December 21st
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, $5 per person

Warm and Toasty Social benefitting the Feed For More program. Flex your DIY creativity muscles! Join us to make your own cider sachet and enjoy a hot cup of homemade apple cider. $5 includes cider and supplies to make a sachet. 12 to 2 p.m.

Sat
21
Hot Chocolate Happy Hour
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Hot Chocolate Happy Hour
Saturday, December 21st
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, $3 per cup

Hot Chocolate Happy Hour benefitting the Feed For More program. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate filled with toppings of your choice to support a great cause! $3 per cup. 3 to 5 p.m.

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Join us to chat about ways to remember what's passed and ideas for celebrating what's to come! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
27
Budget Tour
7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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Budget Tour
Friday, December 27th
7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

Eating healthy doesn't need to be expensive! Join us on this tour to learn how to shop healthy while you're on a budget. 7 p.m.

Tue
31
365 Day!
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Fremont
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365 Day!
Tuesday, December 31st
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Free

365 Day! 3 to 5 p.m. We pick our favorite 365 products and sample them on the 365th day of the year. Fill out the 365 punch card and complete it for a reusable bag with a 365 sample!

Events At Nearby Stores

National Creme Bruelee Day - July 27
Sunday, July 27th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery,

Get your spoon ready for some crack-a-lackin' - July 27 is National Crème Brûlée Day!

Although the English referred to this sweet little ramekin full of love as "burnt cream," the name crème brûlée just sounds so much better, no?

The origins of this dish are a bit hazy, but the name first appeared in Francois Massialot's cookbook in 1691. "Trinity Cream" or Cambridge Burnt Cream became a traditional dessert at Trinity College in Cambridge during 1879 when a version of crème brûlée was served with the college arms branded into the cream top. Now that's some serious college pride.

A five-ingredient French delicacy, rich vanilla custard is topped with a hard "burnt sugar" top. Check out our own wonderful crème brûlée tutorial with step-by-step photos.

But have a mind with that torch - you don't want to end up a crispy critter.

Get your spoon ready for some crack-a-lackin' - July 27 is National Crème Brûlée Day!

National Lasagna Day - July 29
Tuesday, July 29th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

Today's foodie forecast: layers and layers of flavor - July 29 is National Lasagna Day.

What do you do with flat, chewy pasta and curly edges? Slap some cheese, tomato sauce and your choice of meat or veggies in between, throw it in the oven and scarf down this tremendously tiered dish.

Several origin stories surround lasagna, and a couple point to Ancient Greece as the birthplace of this cheesy comfort food - includng one that the name stems from the type of serving dish, lasonon, used to bake lasagna. Now characteristic of central Italy, lasagna has many flavorful variations, depending on the region.

Whether you're a meat lover or vegetarian, ragù purist or Béchamel enthusiast, there's a type of lasagna for everyone. You can even wrap it like a roll-up if you like your lasagna on the go.

And if you love lasagna as much as Weird Al Yankovic, la-la-la-la-la-lasagna the night away.

Today's foodie forecast: layers and layers of flavor - July 29 is National Lasagna Day.

Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
Tuesday, July 29th
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino Parking Lot, Prices Vary

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul. Check out all your favorite gourmet food vendors in one place - creating markets like you've never seen before.  Every Tuesday evening from 5-9pm Whole Foods Market Cupertino will be hosting an Off the Grid in our parking lot for everyone to enjoy!

For more information about Off the Grid click here

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul.