December 2014

Mon
01
Twilight Farmer’s Market: Gift Giving Edition
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Outside Parking Lot
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Twilight Farmer’s Market: Gift Giving Edition
Monday, December 1st
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Outside Parking Lot, Free!

Shop local for the holidays with 20 local vendors at our outdoor farmer’s market! We’ll feature local produce, homemade baked goods, ready-to-eat food, handcrafted holiday gifts, a gift-wrapping station and live music.

Tue
02
Mom’s Morning Escape
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ In the Bakery Department
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Mom’s Morning Escape
Tuesday, December 2nd
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
In the Bakery Department, Free!

Calling all Moms (and Dads)! Treat yourself to a free coffee or tea and pastry, then relax with a free 5-minute chair massage. (Please check-in at the Customer Service desk to pick up your Mom’s Morning Escape Voucher upon arrival).

Wed
03
Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ In the Prepared Foods Department
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Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 3rd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Prepared Foods Department, Free with adult

Feed your little ones for free every Wednesday this month. For each adult who dines off of our salad/hot bar, your child will receive up to ½ pound in free food!

Only available at the salad/hot bar. Child must be present. One free meal per adult, spending at least $10 in ready-to eat food.

Thu
04
Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
Thursday, December 4th
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. 

Sat
06
Top 10 Wine Tasting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ In the Wine Department
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Top 10 Wine Tasting
Saturday, December 6th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In the Wine Department, $5. No registration required.

Find that perfect holiday gift or entertaining wine with our Certified Sommelier Amy. Taste a variety of wines including: imports and domestics, sweet to dry and light to full-bodied paired with hand-cut cheeses and accoutrements.

Sun
07
Reusable Bag Swap with Lost Angels
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ In Front of the Store
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Reusable Bag Swap with Lost Angels
Sunday, December 7th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In Front of the Store, Free! No registration required.

Save the environment and help a local charity! Bring in a used, reusable shopping bag and we’ll give you a brand new one for free! Every day save $.10 off your bill or donate it to a local charity when you use a reusable bag! This month, your dimes will benefit Lost Angels! Limit one per customer. While supplies last.

Sun
07
Smoothie Sunday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ In the Bakery Department
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Smoothie Sunday
Sunday, December 7th
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
In the Bakery Department, Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!

Drink to your health with our fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies. These unique, no-added sugar recipes will delight your taste buds and add more nutrients to your diet. For two hours only shoppers will be treated to Buy 1, Get 1 50% off smoothies!

Tue
09
Cheese Nights: Perfecting Your Holiday Cheese Plate
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Specialty
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Cheese Nights: Perfecting Your Holiday Cheese Plate
Tuesday, December 9th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Specialty, Free! No registration required.

Our cheese buyer Heather will teach you how to create festive holiday cheese arrangements with a selection of our alpine cheeses fondue style and on the raclette, paired with our “Top 10” winter wines.

Wed
10
Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ In the Prepared Foods Department
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Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 10th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Prepared Foods Department, Free with adult

Feed your little ones for free every Wednesday this month. For each adult who dines off of our salad/hot bar, your child will receive up to ½ pound in free food!

Only available at the salad/hot bar. Child must be present. One free meal per adult, spending at least $10 in ready-to eat food.

Thu
11
Gluten-Free Holiday Store Tour
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Store-wide
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Gluten-Free Holiday Store Tour
Thursday, December 11th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Store-wide, Free! Pre-registration required.

Join our Grocery Team Leader Kristi as she shares her gluten-free Thanksgiving favorites. Sample, taste and ask questions to satisfy your special needs diet!

 

Pre-registration required.

 

 

NOTE: Our store is not a gluten-free facility. Please be aware that your food items will be produced in an area where gluten products are prepared. Trace elements of these ingredients may exist.

 

 

 
Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
Thursday, December 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From large celebrations to comforting dinners and small cocktail soirees, the holiday season is THE time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation.

Sat
13
Food Drive Benefiting the Village Presbyterian Church Community Food Pantry
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ In Front of the Store
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Food Drive Benefiting the Village Presbyterian Church Community Food Pantry
Saturday, December 13th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In Front of the Store, Free!

Help us feed our local community by donating items during our food drive.

You can also help all month long by donating at any register to help feed a Tampa Bay family of 4 this holiday season.

Sat
13
Taste of the Holidays
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Taste of the Holidays
Saturday, December 13th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Store-wide, Free! No registration required.

Throwing a holiday party or feeding an army? Let us do the cooking and give you all the credit! Sample delicious items from our holiday catering menu and find new holiday favorites for your dining room table! Like what you taste? Visit our holiday ordering table located at the entrance to place your catering order.

Place your order online, call 813-264-3600 or order in-store!

See our full holiday catering menu at wfm.com/shop

 
Sun
14
Smoothie Sunday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ In the Bakery Department
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Smoothie Sunday
Sunday, December 14th
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
In the Bakery Department, Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!

Drink to your health with our fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies. These unique, no-added sugar recipes will delight your taste buds and add more nutrients to your diet. For two hours only shoppers will be treated to Buy 1, Get 1 50% off smoothies!

Wed
17
KID’S CLUB: Frosty Favorites
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ On the Patio
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KID’S CLUB: Frosty Favorites
Wednesday, December 17th
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
On the Patio, FREE!

Bring your creative little ones to make and decorate winter crafts and treats. Materials needed: Please bring an empty coffee creamer bottle.

Pre-registration required.

Wed
17
Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ In the Prepared Foods Department
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Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 17th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Prepared Foods Department, Free with adult

Feed your little ones for free every Wednesday this month. For each adult who dines off of our salad/hot bar, your child will receive up to ½ pound in free food!

Only available at the salad/hot bar. Child must be present. One free meal per adult, spending at least $10 in ready-to eat food.

Thu
18
Taste of the Holidays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Taste of the Holidays
Thursday, December 18th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Store-wide, Free! No registration required.

Throwing a holiday party or feeding an army? Let us do the cooking and give you all the credit! Sample delicious items from our holiday catering menu and find new holiday favorites for your dining room table! Like what you taste? Visit our holiday ordering table located at the entrance to place your catering order. See our full holiday catering menu at wfm.com/shop

 

 
Thu
18
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
Thursday, December 18th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the second big feast of the holiday season! 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
19
Cheers to the Holidays Wine Tasting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ In the Wine Department
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Cheers to the Holidays Wine Tasting
Friday, December 19th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Wine Department, $10. Please Pay at Customer Service

Bring a friend while you clink your glasses around our store, sampling 50 of our favorite beers and wines. Our Certified Sommelier Amy will be on hand tohelp you find the perfect wine for your holiday feast. Nibble on tasty appetizers, sample our favorite holiday treats and join our Seafood department for a stone crab claw cracking. You won’t want to miss one of our biggest wine events of the season!

Sat
20
Food Drive Benefiting the Village Presbyterian Church Community Food Pantry
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ In Front of the Store
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Food Drive Benefiting the Village Presbyterian Church Community Food Pantry
Saturday, December 20th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In Front of the Store, Free!

Help us feed our local community by donating items during our food drive.

You can also help all month long by donating at any register to help feed a Tampa Bay family of 4 this holiday season.

Sun
21
Smoothie Sunday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ In the Bakery Department
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Smoothie Sunday
Sunday, December 21st
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
In the Bakery Department, Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!

Drink to your health with our fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies. These unique, no-added sugar recipes will delight your taste buds and add more nutrients to your diet. For two hours only shoppers will be treated to Buy 1, Get 1 50% off smoothies!

Sun
21
Pictures with Santa
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ In Front of the Store
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Pictures with Santa
Sunday, December 21st
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
In Front of the Store, Free! No registration required.

Meet the jolliest fellow of all as Santa makes a special stop at our store. Bring your cameras!

Wed
24
Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ In the Prepared Foods Department
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Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 24th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Prepared Foods Department, Free with adult

Feed your little ones for free every Wednesday this month. For each adult who dines off of our salad/hot bar, your child will receive up to ½ pound in free food!

Only available at the salad/hot bar. Child must be present. One free meal per adult, spending at least $10 in ready-to eat food.

Sat
27
Double Discount Wine Sale
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ In the Wine Department
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Double Discount Wine Sale
Saturday, December 27th
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
In the Wine Department, Save 20% on a case of wine

Just in time for the new year, purchase a case of wine and receive double the discount! During this once a year sale, mix and match any 12 bottles of your favorite wines and get 20% off your purchase (excluding Three Wishes wines).

Free samplings every afternoon of the sale! See a Specialty team member to pre-order your cases.

Sat
27
Bubbly Brunch Pop-Up
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ In the Prepared Foods Department
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Bubbly Brunch Pop-Up
Saturday, December 27th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
In the Prepared Foods Department, Pricing Varies

Ring in the New Year with made-to-order eggs and mimosas during our brunch pop-up.

Sun
28
Smoothie Sunday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ In the Bakery Department
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Smoothie Sunday
Sunday, December 28th
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
In the Bakery Department, Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!

Drink to your health with our fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies. These unique, no-added sugar recipes will delight your taste buds and add more nutrients to your diet. For two hours only shoppers will be treated to Buy 1, Get 1 50% off smoothies!

Wed
31
Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ In the Prepared Foods Department
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Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
Wednesday, December 31st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Prepared Foods Department, Free with adult

Feed your little ones for free every Wednesday this month. For each adult who dines off of our salad/hot bar, your child will receive up to ½ pound in free food!

Only available at the salad/hot bar. Child must be present. One free meal per adult, spending at least $10 in ready-to eat food.

Events At Nearby Stores

COOKING CLASS: Seasonal Soups
Tuesday, December 30th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Clearwater, FREE

Conquer leftovers and beat the winter chills with one dish – a bowl of hearty soup! Get ready to nourish your family with a pot of homemade soup as Katy, our healthy eating specialist, teaches the basics with these budget-friendly, healthy recipes.

Conquer leftovers and beat the winter chills with one dish – a bowl of hearty soup!

Healthy in a Hurry
Saturday, January 3rd
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa Sales Floor, FREE

Do you think that eating healthy means spending hours in the kitchen? Looking for some great ideas to simplify your routine and introduce some fresh, easy recipes into your lifestyle. Join us every Saturday for a sample of a new recipe every week that will help keep you on track!

Do you think that eating healthy means spending hours in the kitchen? Looking for some great ideas to simplify your routine and introduce some fresh, easy recipes into your lifestyle.

Healthy Eating Store Tour
Monday, January 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Clearwater, FREE

Want to know where to find the healthiest options around the store? How do you shop Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, etc.? Katy, our Health Starts Here team member wants to help. Join Katy on a store tour as she covers the four pillars for healthy eating. 

Want to know where to find the healthiest options around the store? How do you shop Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, etc.? Katy, our Health Starts Here team member wants to help.