December 2014

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. 

Fri
05
Meet the Winemaker – Jean Smit
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market - Wine Department
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Meet the Winemaker – Jean Smit
Friday, December 5th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market - Wine Department, FREE!

Join us as we welcome winemaker Jean Smit from Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek of South Africa.  Jean is excited to share his passion for wine while showcasing several selections from his table.  Wine samples will include Chocolate Block, Porcupine Ridge and Wolftrap.

Sat
06
Pop-up Cart –“a la carte”
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Pop-up Cart –“a la carte”
Saturday, December 6th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department

Weekends, Noon – 4pm – Prepared Foods Department – Prices Vary

Take advantage of a hot made-to-order meal for lunch, at a great price! 

 

11/8-9 ($6)

Penne Lane: Build Your Own Pasta Bowl

Choose your protein, garnish, sauce and we’ll sauté your pasta bowl right in front of you!  We have house made meatballs, marinara, alfredo, different cheeses, bacon, caramelized onions, basil, roasted mushrooms…

 

11/15-16 ($6)

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Sandwich

We are serving thanksgiving on a bun!  If you’re like us and can’t wait until that special meal, here’s your chance to curve your craving.  Assemble your own thanksgiving sandwich with our in-house roasted turkey, cranberry mustard or relish, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and lots of other sides to choose from.

 

12/6-7 ($6)

Quinoa for a Day

Order a light and fresh bowl of autumn goodness! We are celebrating the bounty of fall with lots of roasted squash, Brussels sprouts, roasted mushrooms, turkey, smoked tofu, kale and spinach. Top it off with a roasted garlic or fennel vinaigrette.

 

12/13-14 ($5)

Feeling a bit Chili:

Cozy up to a bowl of our vegetarian chili or enjoy a vegan chili dog! We made a chili loaded with vegetables: zucchini, squash, sweet potato, corn, tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos and kale. Enjoy it with a side of quinoa or a piece of cornbread.

 

Sat
06
Make-n-Take Floral Class
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Store Patio
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Make-n-Take Floral Class
Saturday, December 6th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Store Patio, $20 per person

Attention aspiring florists, decorators and do-it-yourselfers, Sarah from our Floral Department is back by popular demand to give you expert advice on making those stunningly beautiful center pieces and holiday bouquets.  Bring your own vase and create for yourself a decorative floral arrangement with a professional touch that you get to take home and show off.  Price does not include vase, please bring your own.  Vases will be available for purchase.

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Sun
07
Pop-up Cart –“a la carte”
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Pop-up Cart –“a la carte”
Sunday, December 7th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department

Weekends, Noon – 4pm – Prepared Foods Department – Prices Vary

Take advantage of a hot made-to-order meal for lunch, at a great price! 

 

11/8-9 ($6)

Penne Lane: Build Your Own Pasta Bowl

Choose your protein, garnish, sauce and we’ll sauté your pasta bowl right in front of you!  We have house made meatballs, marinara, alfredo, different cheeses, bacon, caramelized onions, basil, roasted mushrooms…

 

11/15-16 ($6)

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Sandwich

We are serving thanksgiving on a bun!  If you’re like us and can’t wait until that special meal, here’s your chance to curve your craving.  Assemble your own thanksgiving sandwich with our in-house roasted turkey, cranberry mustard or relish, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and lots of other sides to choose from.

 

12/6-7 ($6)

Quinoa for a Day

Order a light and fresh bowl of autumn goodness! We are celebrating the bounty of fall with lots of roasted squash, Brussels sprouts, roasted mushrooms, turkey, smoked tofu, kale and spinach. Top it off with a roasted garlic or fennel vinaigrette.

 

12/13-14 ($5)

Feeling a bit Chili:

Cozy up to a bowl of our vegetarian chili or enjoy a vegan chili dog! We made a chili loaded with vegetables: zucchini, squash, sweet potato, corn, tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos and kale. Enjoy it with a side of quinoa or a piece of cornbread.

 

Tue
09
Cheese Nights – Alpine-style Cheeses
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Wine & Cheese Department
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Cheese Nights – Alpine-style Cheeses
Tuesday, December 9th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wine & Cheese Department, FREE!

As we dip into colder temperatures there is nothing like a pot of fondue to warm up your evening.  Join us in the Specialty Department for this month’s Cheese Nights where we discuss and taste traditional Alpine-style cheeses.  You’ll get to learn about and taste a selection of cheeses from Le Gruyere Reserve, Mt. Vikos Halloumi, Emmi Roth Kase Pavino and Fond O’ Foods Berliner Der Kase.

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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.

Thu
11
Marky’s Caviar Tasting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Marky’s Caviar Tasting
Thursday, December 11th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, In lieu of charging for this class we are asking that every participant donate One New Unwrapped Toy for Toys for Tots

Marky’s is the first company to require DNA batch tests for each of their species of caviar.  This analysis of the sturgeon roe enables them to ensure the origin, health and bring you high-quality caviar.  Join us for an informative evening and tasting with the experts from Marky’s.

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Thu
11
Holiday Cookies & Sweets
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Holiday Cookies & Sweets
Thursday, December 11th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, In lieu of charging for this class we are asking that every participant donate One New Unwrapped Toy for Toys for Tots

Get that sweet tooth in check with this baking class on holiday cookies and sweets.  Join Chef Lenning as he shares some of his favorite cookie no-bake and baked recipes.  Learn how to make the most of your time with these easy-to-do sweets that you can prepare ahead of time and bake as needed.

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Sat
13
Pop-up Cart –“a la carte”
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Pop-up Cart –“a la carte”
Saturday, December 13th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department

Weekends, Noon – 4pm – Prepared Foods Department – Prices Vary

Take advantage of a hot made-to-order meal for lunch, at a great price! 

 

11/8-9 ($6)

Penne Lane: Build Your Own Pasta Bowl

Choose your protein, garnish, sauce and we’ll sauté your pasta bowl right in front of you!  We have house made meatballs, marinara, alfredo, different cheeses, bacon, caramelized onions, basil, roasted mushrooms…

 

11/15-16 ($6)

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Sandwich

We are serving thanksgiving on a bun!  If you’re like us and can’t wait until that special meal, here’s your chance to curve your craving.  Assemble your own thanksgiving sandwich with our in-house roasted turkey, cranberry mustard or relish, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and lots of other sides to choose from.

 

12/6-7 ($6)

Quinoa for a Day

Order a light and fresh bowl of autumn goodness! We are celebrating the bounty of fall with lots of roasted squash, Brussels sprouts, roasted mushrooms, turkey, smoked tofu, kale and spinach. Top it off with a roasted garlic or fennel vinaigrette.

 

12/13-14 ($5)

Feeling a bit Chili:

Cozy up to a bowl of our vegetarian chili or enjoy a vegan chili dog! We made a chili loaded with vegetables: zucchini, squash, sweet potato, corn, tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos and kale. Enjoy it with a side of quinoa or a piece of cornbread.

 

Sat
13
Make-n-Take featuring Painting with a Twist (Kid’s Club Event)
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM @ Whole Foods Market - Lifestyle Center
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Make-n-Take featuring Painting with a Twist (Kid’s Club Event)
Saturday, December 13th
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Whole Foods Market - Lifestyle Center, $25 per person

Who said building a Snow Man couldn’t be done in Central Florida?  Well they can be if you consider placing a paintbrush to canvas as the means to some fun filled holiday magic! Our friends from Painting with a Twist are back for this Kid’s Club afternoon event.  Parents drop the kids (ages 6 & up) off or join in the fun as a Professional Artist walks them through a step-by-step adventure into creating their very own masterpiece.  Space is limited so register today at:  https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewevent.aspx?eventID=324100

Sun
14
Pop-up Cart –“a la carte”
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Pop-up Cart –“a la carte”
Sunday, December 14th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department

Weekends, Noon – 4pm – Prepared Foods Department – Prices Vary

Take advantage of a hot made-to-order meal for lunch, at a great price! 

 

11/8-9 ($6)

Penne Lane: Build Your Own Pasta Bowl

Choose your protein, garnish, sauce and we’ll sauté your pasta bowl right in front of you!  We have house made meatballs, marinara, alfredo, different cheeses, bacon, caramelized onions, basil, roasted mushrooms…

 

11/15-16 ($6)

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Sandwich

We are serving thanksgiving on a bun!  If you’re like us and can’t wait until that special meal, here’s your chance to curve your craving.  Assemble your own thanksgiving sandwich with our in-house roasted turkey, cranberry mustard or relish, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and lots of other sides to choose from.

 

12/6-7 ($6)

Quinoa for a Day

Order a light and fresh bowl of autumn goodness! We are celebrating the bounty of fall with lots of roasted squash, Brussels sprouts, roasted mushrooms, turkey, smoked tofu, kale and spinach. Top it off with a roasted garlic or fennel vinaigrette.

 

12/13-14 ($5)

Feeling a bit Chili:

Cozy up to a bowl of our vegetarian chili or enjoy a vegan chili dog! We made a chili loaded with vegetables: zucchini, squash, sweet potato, corn, tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos and kale. Enjoy it with a side of quinoa or a piece of cornbread.

 

Wed
17
Soups, Stews & Chowders
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Soups, Stews & Chowders
Wednesday, December 17th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, In lieu of charging for this class we are asking that every participant donate One New Unwrapped Toy for Toys for Tots

Tis’ the season for a hot cup (or bowl) of warm soup.  Join Chef Lenning for a heartwarming evening featuring some good ol soups, stews and chowders that are sure to impress and keep you mobile as the weather continues to chill out!

Sign Me Up! 

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. 

Sat
20
Young Yogi Class with Candace (Kid’s Club Event)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Young Yogi Class with Candace (Kid’s Club Event)
Saturday, December 20th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, FREE!

Yoga is so much more than just physical poses that help growing bodies improve strength, flexibility and endurance. Sign up the kids to join Yogi Instructor Candace, as she teaches the little Young Yogis (ages 4 -12) the lessons or "petals" behind the poses. The eight petals of yoga encourage self-care, generosity of heart and action, kindness toward others and so much more.  Registration requires signed permission slip of parent/legal guardian.

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Sat
27
Year's End 20% Off Wine Sale
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Front of Store
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Year's End 20% Off Wine Sale
Saturday, December 27th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front of Store, 20% off Wine & Champagne (12 or more bottles)

Get ready for that New Year’s Celebration with our annual year end Wine & Champagne Sale.  For the final days of the year, you can mix and match any bottles of wine or champagne and receive 20% off your purchase of 12 bottles or more.  Stop by the front of the store as we sample throughout the sale different varietals for you try.

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Kid’s Club: Decorate Your Own Cookies
Saturday, December 20th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Winter Park, Free

Our Bakery Team has some delicious Holiday cookies for you to have but need some help with the decorations!!  Take them home or eat them right away…it’s ok if you get a little messy!

Our Bakery Team has some delicious Holiday cookies for you to have but need some help with the decorations!!  Take them home or eat them right away…it’s ok if you get a little messy!

Kid’s Club: Create your own Holiday Decorations
Sunday, December 21st
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Winter Park, Free

Hey Kids, the Holidays are almost here and we need your help with decorating! We will have all the baking tools you need to make some festive ornaments inspired by Etsy to take home!

Hey Kids, the Holidays are almost here and we need your help with decorating! We will have all the baking tools you need to make some festive ornaments inspired by Etsy to take home!

Easy Entertaining with Terri
Tuesday, December 23rd
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Winter Park, Free

Short on time this season? Who isn’t? Terri has you covered with some great and Easy Entertaining tips and tricks that will help you plan your perfect Holiday gatherings and New Year Celebrations!

Short on time this season? Who isn’t?