April 2013

Tue
02
Transportation
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Transportation
Tuesday, April 2nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Bus, train, bike or feet? Which is your favorite non-car transit?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Thu
04
Flight Night: Red Blends of the US
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Wine and Beer Bar
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Flight Night: Red Blends of the US
Thursday, April 4th
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wine and Beer Bar, $17

A tour of the best Red Blends the United States has to offer.

Fri
05
Tap Takeover: Brewery Vivant
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wine and Beer Bar
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Tap Takeover: Brewery Vivant
Friday, April 5th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wine and Beer Bar, price varies
Mon
08
Food
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Food
Monday, April 8th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What's your favorite way to enjoy locally sourced ingredients?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Tue
09
Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan: Vegan Breakfast and Brunch Foods
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Vegetarian Cooking 101 with VegMichigan: Vegan Breakfast and Brunch Foods
Tuesday, April 9th
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5

VegMichigan is the state’s largest vegetarian organization, and we are thrilled to host them in our Lifestyle Center. This month, join Russ and Dana as they demonstrate a variety of vegan recipes.  For information about VegMichigan, visit http://vegmichigan.org/index.html To register, call (734) 997-7500 or stop by the customer service desk. Space is limited. Please register early to guarantee your seat.

Thu
11
Flight Night: White Wines of France
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Wine and Beer Bar
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Flight Night: White Wines of France
Thursday, April 11th
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wine and Beer Bar, $17

From light and elegant to bold and assertive, explore the wonderful offerings of France.

Sat
13
Muchos Mangos!
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ in the produce department
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Muchos Mangos!
Saturday, April 13th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
in the produce department, Free

This month we celebrate the Ataulfo (aht-ah-uhl-foe) mango! It has a smooth, creamy flesh, and a small, thin pit. It is one of the sweetest mango varieties and adds a fresh flavor and brightness to recipes. Join Alsan this afternoon in the produce department for a taste of this creamy, juicy mango. He’ll have recipe ideas to share. Buy a case, and get a discount.

Mon
15
Home
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Home
Monday, April 15th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Vintage charm. What is salvaged, repurposed or reclaimed in your home?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Tue
16
Bulk Basics: Cooking Grains
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Bulk Basics: Cooking Grains
Tuesday, April 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5

This session will begin with a tour of the bulk department before moving into the Lifestyle Center for a cooking demonstration. Susan will provide an overview of different grain selections and how to cook them. Then, she’ll show favorite dishes featuring quinoa, rice and farro.

Thu
18
Flight Night: Springtime Favorites
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Wine and Beer Bar
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Flight Night: Springtime Favorites
Thursday, April 18th
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wine and Beer Bar

The weather is warming up which means it's time for great seasonal wines.

Sat
20
Earthlings Unite!
12:00 AM @ The Store
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Earthlings Unite!
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 AM
The Store, Free

 

Calling All Earthlings!

We're having an out-of-this-world bash on Saturday, April 20th.

Check with your local store for specific times.

Select your local store to get details.

Sat
20
Out-Of-This-World Earth Day Bash
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ store-wide
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Out-Of-This-World Earth Day Bash
Saturday, April 20th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
store-wide, free

Join us as we celebrate Earth Day! At Whole Foods Market we’re all Earthlings. We know where our food comes from - sometimes we even grow our own. We recycle; we care about how animals are treated; we’re committed to sustainable production; and we care about our community and our planet. At this delicious and informative gathering, we’ll share how we embody Earthling sustenance and sustainability. We’ll offer seasonal samples of some favorite earthling foods. Wander the aisles and we’ll share our favorite tips for sustainability, as well as how we care about our planet.

Sat
20
Earth Day Bash: Seasonal Veggies for Sustenance
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Earth Day Bash: Seasonal Veggies for Sustenance
Saturday, April 20th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, Free

Join Susan as she demonstrates seasonal vegetable dishes that sustain us through the springtime.

Mon
22
Energy
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Energy
Monday, April 22nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What do you do for energy? Wind? Solar? Coffee? Chocolate?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Tue
23
VegWeek Store Tours
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ store-wide
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VegWeek Store Tours
Tuesday, April 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
store-wide, free

Wondering where to start with a plant-based diet?  Celebrate Ann Arbor’s First Annual Veg Week with this informative guided tour of Whole Foods Market.  Join VegMichigan volunteers Vicki and Rebecca who are ready to answer questions and share perfect vegan choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!  Learn quick tips and foolproof solutions for healthy meals fast – and taste a selection of vegetarian foods.  Vicki Brett-Gach is a writer, wife, mom, and enthusiastic vegan.  She writes a food column, Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen for AnnArbor.com.  Vicki is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer, and the owner of Best Resume, LLC. Rebecca has followed a plant-based diet for over three years, and has discovered a vast array of fantastic food choices she never before imagined existed.  She is a devoted animal lover, and spends her free time volunteering at a local animal sanctuary - when she's not trying out new recipes in her kitchen!

Wed
24
VegWeek Store Tours
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ store-wide
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VegWeek Store Tours
Wednesday, April 24th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
store-wide, free

Wondering where to start with a plant-based diet?  Celebrate Ann Arbor’s First Annual Veg Week with this informative guided tour of Whole Foods Market.  Join VegMichigan volunteers Vicki and Rebecca who are ready to answer questions and share perfect vegan choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!  Learn quick tips and foolproof solutions for healthy meals fast – and taste a selection of vegetarian foods.  Vicki Brett-Gach is a writer, wife, mom, and enthusiastic vegan.  She writes a food column, Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen for AnnArbor.com.  Vicki is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer, and the owner of Best Resume, LLC. Rebecca has followed a plant-based diet for over three years, and has discovered a vast array of fantastic food choices she never before imagined existed.  She is a devoted animal lover, and spends her free time volunteering at a local animal sanctuary - when she's not trying out new recipes in her kitchen!

 

Thu
25
Flight Night: Italian Reds
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Wine and Beer Bar
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Flight Night: Italian Reds
Thursday, April 25th
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wine and Beer Bar, $17

From the Alps to the tip of the boot, Italy has one of the largest varieties of wines in the world.

Thu
25
Do Something Reel Film Festival: Love of Beer
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ In the Gulo Room at Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 West Stadium, Ann Arbor
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Do Something Reel Film Festival: Love of Beer
Thursday, April 25th
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
In the Gulo Room at Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 West Stadium, Ann Arbor, Admission $5. All proceeds benefit Slow Food Huron Valley

Whole Foods Market and the Do Something Reel Film Festival  join with Wolverine State Brewing Company to present the movie The Love of Beer and benefit Slow Food Huron Valley.

                 

From farm to consumption, women are fighting their way to become some of the most influential people in the craft beer world.  The Love of Beer follows inspirational women as they struggle to end stereotypes, handle their rising fame, and raise families in a 21 and over lifestyle.  They’re not doing it for feminism or equality—they’re doing it for the love of beer.

 

E.T. Crowe, a.k.a. the Ann Arbor Beer Wench, is part owner of Wolverine State Brewing Company and passionate about the role of women in the world of craft brewing. Following the movie, she will share her perspective on the state of the craft brewing industry in Michigan, as well as give a quick lesson in "why lagers?" Participants can enjoy complimentary samples of some Wolverine flagship brands: Wolverine Premium, Dark and Amber Lagers; and The Gulo Gulo, the company's ground breaking India Pale Lager. E.T. will be available to lead brewery tours and answer questions.

 

Tickets are available at the door. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Slow Food Huron Valley. Seating is limited.  No age restriction for viewing the movie; must be 21 or older to sample or purchase beer. Cash bar. Beer not included in admission.

 

Doors open at 6:30pm.

 

 

                       

 

                

 

 

Fri
26
Tap Takeover: Midland Brewing
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wine and Beer Bar
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Tap Takeover: Midland Brewing
Friday, April 26th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wine and Beer Bar, price varies
Sat
27
Muchos Mangos
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ in the produce department
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Muchos Mangos
Saturday, April 27th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
in the produce department, free

This month we celebrate the Ataulfo (aht-ah-uhl-foe) mango! It has a smooth, creamy flesh, and a small, thin pit. It is one of the sweetest mango varieties and adds a fresh flavor and brightness to recipes. Join Alsan this afternoon in the produce department for a taste of this creamy, juicy mango. He’ll have recipe ideas to share. Buy a case, and get a discount.

Events At Nearby Stores

Health Starts Here Passport Fair
Saturday, January 10th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tasting stations throughout the store, Free

Whole Foods Market celebrates healthy eating for the New Year with a Health Starts Here Passport event that showcases good for you foods and recipes. Using the 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 Health Starts Here 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. Health Starts Here 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.

Whole Foods Market celebrates healthy eating for the New Year with a Health Starts Here Passport event that showcases good for you foods and recipes.

Community Support Day for Ann Arbor’s The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan.
Thursday, January 15th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Storewide, 5% of your purchase today will benefit the Women's Center of SE Michigan

Today 5% of your purchase will be donated to Ann Arbor’s The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan. The mission of the Women's Center promotes self-determination for women and families by providing professional services that build confidence, strengthen connections, and create positive change. For over 14 years the nonprofit Women’s Center has functioned as a safety net for people who are struggling to get back on their feet. Our financially-accessible, women-specific services are uniquely situated to help women in transition who are often without friends, family, or other supports. 

 

Today 5% of your purchase will be donated to Ann Arbor’s The Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan.

Mighty Bowls of Goodness in the Bulk Department with MaryAnn
Saturday, January 17th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bulk Department, Free

Bowls are an easy way to layer nutritious whole foods into a satisfying, simple to prepare meal. Grains and beans from our bulk aisle make a great base with countless variations available.  MaryAnn will have samples and a recipe guide to help you build your own.

 

 

Bowls are an easy way to layer nutritious whole foods into a satisfying, simple to prepare meal.