January 2013

Wed
09
Conscious Capitalism Sweepstakes
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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Conscious Capitalism Sweepstakes
Wednesday, January 9th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sales Floor, Free

Help us celebrate the new book by our founder and CEO John Mackey. Stop in to take a look at this exciting new book and enter to win 1 of 3 copies we are giving away on January 17. See official rules in stores, no purchase necessary .

 

Thu
10
Community Support Day For Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
12:00 AM @ Sales Floor
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Community Support Day For Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Thursday, January 10th
12:00 AM
Sales Floor, Free

When you shop with us today 5% of your purchase will be donated to Therapeutic Riding, Inc., affectionately known as TRI. TRI is a volunteer-based, 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization that provides the opportunity for personal growth through the horseback riding experience to Washtenaw County, Michigan area youth and adults with disabilities. Their mission is to develop physical, cognitive, and emotional capabilities and to enhance self-esteem through therapeutic riding. Founded in 1984, TRI receives no government funding and relies on individual and corporate donations, fund raising events, grants and rider fees to meet its operating budget.

Sat
12
Health Starts Here Passport Fair
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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Health Starts Here Passport Fair
Saturday, January 12th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sales Floor, Free

Whole Foods Market celebrates healthy eating for the New Year with a Health Starts Here (HSH) Passport event that showcases good for you foods and recipes. Using the WFM HSH passport as a guide, shoppers can taste nourishing foods in each department and learn how a few simple dietary changes can impact lifelong health. Shoppers who visit all the sample stations and complete the passport can enter to win a Healthy Pantry Makeover.  The winner will receive a $50 Whole Foods Market gift card, along with a list of suggested healthy pantry products recommended by our HSH experts. Whole Foods Market’s Health Starts Here program provides healthy eating education with the goal of empowering customers, team members and stakeholders to make the best health-supportive, delicious food choices to maximize personal health and vitality. HSH focuses on four pillars of healthy eating: real foods that are whole, fresh, natural, organic, local, seasonal and unprocessed; plant based foods; healthy fats from plant sources such as nuts, seeds and avocados; and nutrient dense foods.

Mon
14
Health Starts Here 28 Day Challenge Sweepstakes
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Customer Service Desk
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Health Starts Here 28 Day Challenge Sweepstakes
Monday, January 14th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Customer Service Desk, Free with donation of 2 non perishable items

Clean out your pantry and get ready for a healthier you in 2013! Bring at least 2 non-perishable items to our Customer Service desk during the 14-Day Blast Off  taking place on line. (January 14th-27th) . Your donation makes you eligible to enter our sweepstakes to win two free tickets ($80 value) to attend the 28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge  Class that begins on February 8th and 9th.  All donations will be given to Food Gatherers. On January 28th, we will draw a winner! 

 

Wed
16
Rustic Italian Cooking: Soups with Francesca Giarraffa
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom on Mezzanine
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Rustic Italian Cooking: Soups with Francesca Giarraffa
Wednesday, January 16th
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom on Mezzanine, Tuition: $39 Mandatory Fee: $15 Register with www.wccnet.edu

Prepare and enjoy three traditional soups: "acqua cotta" (Tuscan style vegetarian soup made with porcini mushrooms in a tomato based broth), "zuppa verde" (spinach and swiss chard soup, cooked in a chicken based broth with sauteed leeks), "zuppa di lenticchie" (lentil soup made with bits of Italian sausage in a tomato based broth with fresh herbs). All the soups will be served with homemade crostini and a seasonal salad or vegetable. This class is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., in Ann Arbor. Students may register on-line through www.wccnet.edu

 

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
Thursday, January 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

How you eat can help elevate your exerise. We'll share ideas, favorite recipes, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation from 6pm - 7pm CST.

Fri
18
MyChelle Free Facial’s with Adrianne in the Classroom
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Friday, January 18
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MyChelle Free Facial’s with Adrianne in the Classroom
Friday, January 18th
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday, January 18, Free by appointment. Sign up with the Whole Body Department

Relax and enjoy a free, private facial in the classroom with Adrianne, our MyChelle VISIA and skin care specialist. Adrianne will treat you to 15 minutes of relaxing facial bliss and answer your skin care questions. Appointments are limited. Please call and register with our Whole Body Department at 734-975-4500.

 

Sat
19
Buy Local and Meet the Local Producers Vendor Fair
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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Buy Local and Meet the Local Producers Vendor Fair
Saturday, January 19th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sales Floor, Free

Buy local! Today meet some of our local entrepreneur vendors and learn their stories. Taste the delicious products they produce locally. Consider the importance of buying locally produced products to build our local economy. The shorter distance between producer and your table also has a positive environmental impact.

 

 

Tue
22
Southern Italian Feast - New Recipes with Francesca Giarraffa
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Southern Italian Feast - New Recipes with Francesca Giarraffa
Tuesday, January 22nd
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $55.00

 

Seafood plays a prominent role in the cuisine of southern Italy due to its proximity to the sea. Francesca prepares a magnificent Swordfish Roll by rolling thin strips of swordfish with olives, herbs and breadcrumbs. This is complemented by a comforting Italian-styled Potato au Gratin. Finish this meal with Baked Apples stuffed with amaretto cookies, brown sugar and cognac. This class is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave, Please register with Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation. Pre-registration required. Call 734-994-2300 x 53203. www.aareced.com.

Wed
23
Italian Sauces and Condiments with Francesca Giarraffa
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Italian Sauces and Condiments with Francesca Giarraffa
Wednesday, January 23rd
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $55.00

Having several versatile sauce and condiment ideas in your cooking repertoire can enhance your pasta dishes, as sides or entrees.  Let our "seasoned," culinary instructor, Francesca, come to the rescue with several favorites! You'll learn to make "Bolognese" sauce (made with ground pork and sirloin, diced vegetables and herbs, cooked in a red wine and tomato sauce and served with tagliatelle pasta), "pasta alla norma" (Sicilian style tomato sauce cooked with onions, garlic and basil, served with penne pasta and topped with fried eggplant and ricotta cheese), "strascinati" (Umbrian style eggless pasta topped with homemade sausage ragu made with chicken stock and tomato puree).  The pasta dishes will be served with a seasonal salad. This class is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., in Ann Arbor. Students may register on-line through www.wccnet.edu

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Super Foods
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Super Foods
Thursday, January 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

You've heard about "super foods" but what's behind all of the hype? Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to discuss just what super foods are, what they can do for you, and how to get more of them in your diet in tasy ways. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Sat
26
Get in the Game Tasting
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Tasting Station
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Get in the Game Tasting
Saturday, January 26th
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tasting Station, Free

Stop at our tasting station to sample some simply tasty ideas for the big game  party next weekend.

 

Mon
28
Small Plates with Misty Callies
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Small Plates with Misty Callies
Monday, January 28th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $45.00

Small plates from around the Mediterranean offer exciting flavors for little effort. Misty will create Tortillitas con Camarones (chick pea flour and shrimp pancakes), Greek-style Giant Beans with roasted peppers and olive oil, Chard Frittata, Marinated Mussels with Spanish Chorizo, and Middle Eastern Herbed Potato Patties with a garlicky yogurt sauce. This class is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave, Please register with Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation. Pre-registration required. Call 734-994-2300 x 53203. www.aareced.com.

Wed
30
Potato Pancakes for the Gluten-Free Gourmet with Wendy Watson
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Potato Pancakes for the Gluten-Free Gourmet with Wendy Watson
Wednesday, January 30th
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $45.00

Enjoy tasting several batches of potato pancakes with different fillings. This is a simple dish but can be made into a variety of dishes by just adding different ingredients. They will contain eggs. A Green Salad with a homemade vinaigrette and a Blueberry Clafouti, adapted from a Julia Child recipe using gluten-free grains, help round out your meal. This class is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave, Please register with Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation. Pre-registration required. Call 734-994-2300 x 53203. www.aareced.com.

Thu
31
Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
Thursday, January 31st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From big game parties to comforting dinners and healthy soirees, winter is a great time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

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