July 2013

Mon
01
Green Grilling Greatness
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Green Grilling Greatness
Monday, July 1st
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

The Fourth of July is a great occasion for showing how delicious plant-based dishes can in fact hold a candle – and a flame! – to traditional Independence Day favorites. Camille will start with a crunchy-creamy and nutrient-dense “Kale Slaw,” followed by some fresh-off-the-grill barbecued Veggie Kebobs. The main dish will be a grill-ready Spicy Black Bean Burger on a hearty whole grain bun. Finally, Camille will cool things down with some icy, creamy, coco-nutty Pinapple Cool-Lottas.   

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Tue
02
5 Percent Day to Support Best Buddies International
12:00 AM @ Throughout the Store
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5 Percent Day to Support Best Buddies International
Tuesday, July 2nd
12:00 AM
Throughout the Store, Not Applicable

Best Buddies International is a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Support this amazing organization by shopping at our store on Tuesday, July 2! Five percent of the day’s net sales will be donated to Best Buddies as part of a community giving program Whole Foods Market holds four times per year! On your way out of the store, meet representatives from Best Buddies to learn more about how you can get involved with this wonderful organization!

Mon
08
Tango with Mango
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Tango with Mango
Monday, July 8th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Camille will make your taste buds dance in this healthy cooking class dedicated to one of South Florida’s finest fruits. She’ll kick off with her “Collard Me Mango” salad that pairs gorgeous green collard greens with juicy chunks of mango in an easy creamy homemade dressing. Then she’ll demonstrate how you can make summer-perfect mango-fied and protein-rich California Quinoa Salad in your own home kitchen. Class will end on a sweet note with an Indian-inspired, creamy yet dairy-free Mango Lassi.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Wed
10
An Evening with Chef Allen Susser
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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An Evening with Chef Allen Susser
Wednesday, July 10th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

A James Beard Award winner, restaurateur and author, Chef Susser is back in our Lifestyle Center introducing a series of summertime dishes! Enjoy bites of his Thai Steak and Mango Salad, Watermelon Gazpacho, Tomato, Bacon and Muenster Grilled Cheese, and Peach Tartine with Macadamia Nuts.This class serves as a preview to the dishes Chef Susser will be serving at this year’s Taste of the Nation South Florida –  which combines both Taste of the Nation Miami and Taste of the Nation Fort Lauderdale into one epic event.  All proceeds from Taste of the Nation benefit Share Our Strength and its mission to end childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. TOTN South Florida takes place July 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Don’t miss this great opportunity to pick up new culinary skills from one of Miami’s most notable Chefs!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Local Favorites
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Local Favorites
Thursday, July 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Local produce, local bread, local cheese - come and share your stories of the local artisans and products you most enjoy. We'll chat about how you find great local products and how to support those that produce them. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
11
Summer Selects Wine Series
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Summer Selects Wine Series
Thursday, July 11th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Summer has finally arrived, and we’re excited to feature a series of wines all season long, perfect for any backyard get-together! Join our Specialty Team each month as they showcase a different summer wine and discuss ideal pairings to go along with!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Sat
13
The 21st Annual Mango Festival at Fairchild
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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The 21st Annual Mango Festival at Fairchild
Saturday, July 13th
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Contact Fairchild Garden for Pricing Information

Whole Foods Market Coral Gables is a proud sponsor of Fairchild’s 21st Annual International Mango Festival , which will celebrate twenty years of The Mangos of Mexico. Visit the Festival to shop curator choice mango trees and fresh fruit, enjoy mango lectures and smoothies, view the world’s largest display of mangos, take part in the world’s only mango auction and buy mango merchandise and botanical art. There will also be mango culinary demonstrations, a one of a kind mango brunch, a fantastic International Fruit Market and fun activities for the kids!

For more information about the 21st Annual Mango Festival at Fairchild, visit www.fairchildgarden.org/events or call 305-667-1651.

Mon
15
Strawberry Fields
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Strawberry Fields
Monday, July 15th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

There’s no such thing as summer without strawberries, and these vitamin C- and fiber-rich juicy gems make the perfect centerpiece for a host of season-ready recipes. In this class, Camille will show how you can make your own Strawberry Salsa, the perfect accompaniment for easy and crunchy home-baked organic sprouted corn chips. Next she’ll demonstrate how ripe, ruby-red strawberries add excitement to your nutrient-dense green salads and make a delectable base for creamy and healthy homemade dressings. Finally, she’ll showcase a healthy spin on Strawberry Shortcake – a delicious and traditional way to cap off any summer night.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Wed
17
Vendor Spotlight on Sam Adams
7:00 PM @ IN our Lifestyle Center
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Vendor Spotlight on Sam Adams
Wednesday, July 17th
7:00 PM
IN our Lifestyle Center, FREE

In a month where backyard barbeques and beachside get-togethers are the highlight of everyone’s weekend, join our Specialty Team to sample some of Sam Adams’ very best seasonal brews! We’ll provide the cheese and snacks – all you need to bring are your friends!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Sat
20
Back by Popular Demand – The Coral Gables Kids Club!
12:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Back by Popular Demand – The Coral Gables Kids Club!
Saturday, July 20th
12:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center , FREE

This class is intended for children age 6 – 11. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Kids love a cold treat – especially during the scorching summer months. But that can be a good thing when they’re chowing down on fruit-based “Nice Creams” made in your blender with whole, plant-based ingredients! In this Healthy Kids Club, young guests will create their own delicious and healthy sundaes, using a variety of creamy fruit “nice creams” as starters and tacking on a host of natural toppings. Camille will show how parents and kids can easily make these healthy desserts together in their own home kitchens. In keeping with the theme of frozen treats, Camille will lead youngsters in a rousing game of Pin the Cherry on the Ice Cream Cone, followed by a create-your-own Popsicle Stick Photo Frame workshop!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Mon
22
Fitness Foods
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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Fitness Foods
Monday, July 22nd
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

Summertime is on, which means that bulky clothes come off as we meet the summer heat! We all want to choose the right fuel to propel us through our workouts, and the best foods to help us recover with ease and deliciousness. When it comes to eating for fitness, timing is everything. To this end, Camille will lead a discussion about what types of foods make sense to eat and when. She’ll show how to make an easy, stress-busting Maca Pudding, made with a prized superfood harvested from the Andes Mountains. We’ll sample smoothies that include foods known for their inflammation-fighting properties, like berries, chia seeds, tart cherry juice and raw acai pulp. Finally, we’ll replenish with a nutrient-dense, protein-and complex-carbohydrate-rich pilaf that combines quinoa, kale, and sweet apricots, among other delicious plant-strong ingredients.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Wed
24
Healthy Eating Store Tour
6:00 PM @ Throughout the Store
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Wednesday, July 24th
6:00 PM
Throughout the Store, FREE

Learn more about our ANDI scoring system, what to look out for in reading labels, and get tips on how to incorporate more nutrient-dense foods into your diet by joining Camille on one of our Healthy Eating Store Tours!

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421. Please meet at our Customer Service desk promptly at the time listed.

Thu
25
Twitter Chat: Summer Parties
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer Parties
Thursday, July 25th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Before summer fades into fall, be sure to make time for one last summer hurrah - or maybe even two or three. Let's chat about your favorite dishes, entertaining tips, and libations for sending summer off just right. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
27
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social!
2:00 PM @ Throughout the Store
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Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social!
Saturday, July 27th
2:00 PM
Throughout the Store, FREE

Whether you’re a hot fudge and sprinkles kinda person or a Rocky Road with caramel fan, there’s something for everyone at our sweet summertime all-store sampling! Enjoy a refreshing treat in each department, and make sure to select your favorite by dropping off a ballot at Customer Service – you just might win a $50 Whole Foods Market Gift Card!

Pre-registration is not required.

Mon
29
One-Pot Wonders
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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One-Pot Wonders
Monday, July 29th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

During the high heat of summer, no one wants to turn the stove on three times a day. In this “One Pot Wonders” class, Camille will show how to do a week’s worth of meals in a low-stress “one and done” fashion. Learn to make a 15-minute “Firehouse Chili,” a plant-strong dish hearty enough to feed a troupe of hungry firefighters, with a basic recipe that’s easy to adapt. We’ll then create an “Easy-Peasy Mac & Not Cheesy,” with brown rice pasta, protein-packed peas, and juicy mushrooms, all served on a bed of kale. Finally, we’ll celebrate mango season with a one-pot, no-cook “Mango-Coco Chia Pudding” you can pull together in minutes.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Mon
29
One-Pot Wonders
7:00 PM @ In our Lifestyle Center
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One-Pot Wonders
Monday, July 29th
7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, FREE

During the high heat of summer, no one wants to turn the stove on three times a day. In this “One Pot Wonders” class, Camille will show how to do a week’s worth of meals in a low-stress “one and done” fashion. Learn to make a 15-minute “Firehouse Chili,” a plant-strong dish hearty enough to feed a troupe of hungry firefighters, with a basic recipe that’s easy to adapt. We’ll then create an “Easy-Peasy Mac & Not Cheesy,” with brown rice pasta, protein-packed peas, and juicy mushrooms, all served on a bed of kale. Finally, we’ll celebrate mango season with a one-pot, no-cook “Mango-Coco Chia Pudding” you can pull together in minutes.

Space is limited. To pre-register, please visit Customer Service or call 305-421-9421.

Events At Nearby Stores

Healthy Eating Classes
Wednesday, September 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Healthy Eating Classes Wednesdays in September 6-7pm Free

Most of us would like to make healthier choices, but sometimes it can be overwhelming to figure out exactly what “healthy” means.  At Whole Foods Market®, we’ve pulled together a group of doctors and scientists to help us boil it down to four simple principles. We call these the Four Pillars of Healthy Eating.

 

Wednesday, September 3rd • Focus on Whole Foods: In general, unprocessed whole foods retain more nutrients than processed, packaged foods. Create meals from unrefined ingredients to boost the beneficial nutrients in every bite.

 

Wednesday, September 10th • Eat Plant-Strong®: Plants are the best sources of fiber and phytonutrients. Eat plant-based foods to get your fill of these vital nutrients.

 

Wednesday, September 17th • Choose Healthy Fats: Whole plant foods contain healthy fats with more nutrients than oils and other concentrated fats. Get your healthy fats from whole food sources such as nuts, seeds and avocados.

 

Wednesday, September 24th Consider Nutrient Density: Nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, are essential for good health. Choose foods that have a high concentration of nutrients per calorie, such as colorful fruits and vegetables.

Healthy Eating Classes Wednesdays in September 6-7pm Free

Health Starts Here Classes with Jordan
Wednesday, September 17th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cafe, FREE

Whether you’re starting on the adventure to better eating or just looking for some fresh new ideas, our Healthy Eating Specialist, Jordan is here to help you make it happen. Want to have your own healthy eating or green mission store tour? Contact Healthy Eating and Green Mission Specialist Jordan Wolfe at Jordan.franchini-wolfe@wholefoods.com

 

September 3 • Lunchbox Lesson

Class is in session! Learn how to pack it up and keep it healthy.

September 10 • Healthy Bites

Entertaining for 1 or 10, these healthy appetizers and bite size snacks are dressed to impress.

September 17 • It’s Alive! Raw Food

Our raw food series continues with more enzyme-rich morsels by Jordan!

September 24 • Viewer’s Choice

We’re taking special recipe requests for our Viewers Choice class! Join us for our September 17th class and give Jordan your special request. He’ll pick 2 recipes and put a healthy spin on them for this class.

Whether you’re starting on the adventure to better eating or just looking for some fresh new ideas, our Healthy Eating Specialist, Jordan is here to help you make it happen.

National Cheeseburger Day
Thursday, September 18th
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meat Department, $5 per meal (each meal includes 1 burger, chips and a drink). All sales go to Whole Kids Foundation

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with us! Join us for lunch or dinner and get a cheeseburger with chips and a drink for just $5.

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with us! Join us for lunch or dinner and get a cheeseburger with chips and a drink for just $5.