September 2013

Sun
01
WHOLE KIDS FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Donations accepted via our Customer Service Department
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WHOLE KIDS FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Sunday, September 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Donations accepted via our Customer Service Department , Anything you can give is greatly appreciated!

Whole Kids Foundation is an organization devoted to improving children's nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools and educators we work to provide children access to fresh, nutritious meals.  Express your voice support with a donation of $1, $5, or more to help children and families make healthy food choices for life . 

Every dollar raised goes straight to programs like “Move Salad Bars to Schools”,  an initiative to fund and grant 6000 salad bars to schools across the nation by 2013, as well “School & Community Garden Grants” which grants community gardens to local schools where  learning about the process of growing food helps children develop a deep understanding of the connection between healthy eating and a healthy body.

Wed
04
GREEN SMOOTHIE HAPPY HOUR
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Center
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GREEN SMOOTHIE HAPPY HOUR
Wednesday, September 4th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Healthy Eating Center, FREE!

Join us for a demonstration while you learn how to make this delicious & healthy breakfast smoothie that is not only packed with vitamins and minerals, but scores high on the ANDI scale! Enjoy for an energizing start to the day or a quick pick-me- up after a workout. Samples and recipe provided! (10am -11am instruction, demo, sampling/11-12 sampling  only)

Thu
05
HEALTHY EATING KIDS TOUR
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meet at the Customer Service Booth
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HEALTHY EATING KIDS TOUR
Thursday, September 5th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet at the Customer Service Booth, FREE!

Join us on this tour created just for kids with an educational focus on healthy snacks & foods perfect for school that are tasty, fun to eat, nutritious, and quick & easy! Kids receive a fun goody bag as well our favorite samples perfect for the lunch box. Space is limited. Call 408-266-3700 to RSVP with Customer Service. Must be present at tour to receive goodie bag. (No take home bags for kids not attending tour). One goodie bag per child in attendance. Parents must be in attendance for children to take the tour.

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
Thursday, September 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Let's get excited about the bounty of fall flavors and discuss all the great ways to enjoy the season's freshest produce! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
06
YOUR SALAD COUNTS!
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ All Items on our Salad Bar count!
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YOUR SALAD COUNTS!
Friday, September 6th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
All Items on our Salad Bar count!

5% from your salad bar purchase today will be donated to bring salad bars to our local schools!  Help us reach our goal of giving 20 New Salad Bars to our communities! Bonus: You will feel great inside and out!

 

Fri
06
BUILDING A HEALTHY LUNCH TOUR
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Meet at the Customer Service Booth
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BUILDING A HEALTHY LUNCH TOUR
Friday, September 6th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Meet at the Customer Service Booth, FREE!

Are you trying to eat a healthier lunch but not sure where to start? Join us on this tour where you will travel thru each department learning about and sampling the best foods that pack the biggest nutritional punch, gain valuable tips as well as simple changes that can make a great impact on your health. Samples & great lunch recipes provided. RSVP by calling 408-266-3700

Wed
11
BETTER SALAD WITH CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Center
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BETTER SALAD WITH CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES
Wednesday, September 11th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Healthy Eating Center, FREE!

When it comes to nutrients, the cabbage family (which includes arugula) is king. Versatile as well as delicious, cabbage can be eaten raw or cooked. Join us while you learn how to make a delicious Cruciferous Herb Salad great lunch or a light dinner. Samples and recipe provided! (6pm -7 pm instruction, demo, sampling/7-8 sampling only )

Thu
12
HEALTHY EATING KIDS TOUR
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Meet at the Customer Service Booth
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HEALTHY EATING KIDS TOUR
Thursday, September 12th
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Meet at the Customer Service Booth, FREE!

Join us on this tour created just for kids with an educational focus on healthy snacks & foods perfect for school that are tasty, fun to eat, nutritious, and quick & easy! Kids receive a fun goody bag as well our favorite samples perfect for the lunch box. Space is limited. Call 408-266-3700 to RSVP with Customer Service. Must be present at tour to receive goodie bag. (No take home bags for kids not attending tour). One goodie bag per child in attendance. Parents must be in attendance for children to take the tour.

Sat
14
SOUTHWEST ONE BOWL MEAL DEMO
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Center
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SOUTHWEST ONE BOWL MEAL DEMO
Saturday, September 14th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Healthy Eating Center, FREE!

Looking for quick, easy & healthy lunch or dinner ideas for Fall? Consider preparing a Southwest One-Bowl dinner meal, which includes chicken, Romaine lettuce and a delicious salsa dressing. Did you know romaine lettuce has the crunch and snap of iceberg but more nutrients like folate, Vitamin C and fiber! Samples and recipe included! (12am -1pm instruction, demo, sampling/1-2 sampling only )

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
Thursday, September 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

We love our pets just as much as you do! So let's take an hour to share tips, best pet practices and show general appreciation for our fine furry friends! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
20
SHOPPING AT WHOLE FOODS ON A BUDGET TOUR
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Meet at the Customer Service Booth
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SHOPPING AT WHOLE FOODS ON A BUDGET TOUR
Friday, September 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meet at the Customer Service Booth, FREE!

Learn tips and tricks for saving money while maintaining a healthy diet. On this tour you will walk away with money saving suggestions that will change the way you shop! Samples of our favorite wallet friendly foods provided. RSVP by calling 408-266-3700

Sat
21
CALIFORNIA COASTAL CLEANUP
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Coastal Cleanup sites available for volunteer
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CALIFORNIA COASTAL CLEANUP
Saturday, September 21st
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coastal Cleanup sites available for volunteer, Free Good Karma!

Visit Coastal Cleanup.org to volunteer at your local community site and help make trash extinct!  Get brownie points by bringing your own reusable cleanup supplies and use alternative transportation or carpool when traveling to the event site.

Wed
25
5% Day Benefitting California Rangeland Trust
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ WFM Blossom Hill
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5% Day Benefitting California Rangeland Trust
Wednesday, September 25th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
WFM Blossom Hill

Support your local community nonprofit simply by doing your grocery shopping today! Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of our total day’s sales to the California Rangeland Trust. CRT’s mission is to conserve California’s working ranches that provide stewardship, open space and natural habitat for future generations.

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
Thursday, September 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Who doesn't love beer and brats? ...And um-pah music?! Join us for a lively chat to celebrate the arrival of fall and all the food and drink it brings! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
28
HEALTHY SNACKS FOR KIDS DEMO
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Center
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HEALTHY SNACKS FOR KIDS DEMO
Saturday, September 28th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Healthy Eating Center, FREE!

A hit with Kids, our Vegan Banana Pudding makes a great snack or dessert for your child. Not only delicious, this sweet treat is a good source of fiber and potassium.  Swing by for a samples, instruction, and  take home recipe!

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Healthy Brunch Recipes Cooking Demo
Friday, April 18th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Spring is the time to brunch! But that doesn’t have to be a reason to forgo your plant-based lifestyle.  Kathleen will show you how to make wholesome, hearty brunch recipes that your guests won’t even suspect to be healthy! On the menu:  Whole Grain Banana Pancakes, Avocado and Hearts of Palm Salad and Asparagus “Quiche.”

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Location: Demo Station

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Spring is the time to brunch!

Bookmobile and Story Time in the Culinary Center
Monday, April 21st
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center, FREE

Bookmobile and Story Time in the Culinary Center

Monday, April 21st 3pm to 3:30pm

Free

Meet our community partners, the Santa Clara County Library, who will be joining us with the District's Bookmobile  to provide Bookmobile service as well as do an interactive family story time. Story time will be followed by light snacks and a take home craft project.

Location: Culinary Center. No Registration required.

Bookmobile and Story Time in the Culinary Center

Monday, April 21st 3pm to 3:30pm

Free

Earth Day E-Cycle Event
Tuesday, April 22nd
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Los Altos, FREE

Not sure what to do with those old televisions and printers hanging around the house? Bring them by today and recycle them at our e-waste event. Our friends from Green Citizen will be here to collect and recycle your unwanted electronic items. We will also have some great events inside the store. Visit our planting station in produce and our craft event in customer service.

Not sure what to do with those old televisions and printers hanging around the house? Bring them by today and recycle them at our e-waste event.