May 2013

Wed
01
Grill Giveaway!
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Grill Giveaway!
Wednesday, May 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Enter to Win May 1- May 25
Drawing Saturday, May 25, 3 p.m.

Ladies & gentlemen, it’s May and time to light up your grills! Don’t have one? Enter to win our George Foreman Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill! (Perfect for year-round grilling!) The winner will be drawn at 3 p.m. on May 25 and if present in the store, you get a bonus prize – a $50 Gift Card!

Wed
01
Attention Gardeners: Local Organic Plants-In Stores Now!
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Attention Gardeners: Local Organic Plants-In Stores Now!
Wednesday, May 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Carmel

These organic vegetable and herb bedding plants come direct to our stores from Stranger’s Hill in Bloomington, Indiana. While you’re here, don’t forget to pick up organic potting soil, a variety of flower, herb and vegetable seeds, gardening gloves, Bio-Pots, rain barrels (we have the best price in town!), composters & more!

Again this year, we have berry bushes from Tennessee and new this year- Apple Trees! They are all grown to suit Indiana’s climate zone. For blueberries, it is recommended that you purchase two plants for cross-pollination purposes (so they will produce fruit). In addition, you can purchase bags of soil-enhancing planting mix perfect for berries.

Local Organic Herbs and Vegetable Bedding Plants 3 for $10
Berry Bushes 2 for $30
Local Upcycled Rain Barrels $69.99 ea

New this year! Apple Trees $18.99 ea

Sat
04
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Breakfast Foods
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Breakfast Foods
Saturday, May 4th
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Are you new to eating gluten-free & dairy-free? Join our guru, Sandy Haney, as she walks you through recipes and dishes up samples and tips! Come sample a French Toast Casserole, Julian’s Yukon Gold Potato Pancakes, Sol Cuisine’s Breakfast Patties (vegan & 80% less fat than pork sausage) and Glutino Toaster Pastries! RSVP at 569-1517.

Tue
07
Healthy Eating Store Tour
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Tuesday, May 7th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

A plant-based lifestyle may decrease the risk of heart disease & other diseases AND plants typically have less calories & fat than processed foods. Join Sarah Smith to learn about eating whole foods, plant-based & nutrient-dense. We’ll cover a range of healthy-eating topics such as organic vs. conventional, greens, label-reading, enriched vs. whole grains, processed vs. unprocessed foods, hydration, fiber & more! RSVP at 569-1517.

Thu
09
Mom-O-Rama
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Mom-O-Rama
Thursday, May 9th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

The first 50 moms receive goodie bags! Come celebrate your mom-ness with tasty samples including a Sparkling Juice bar, try Frangipani products (from a local woman-owned Skin Care line!), enter to win prizes, take a 15 Minute Meals Store Tour at 11am and 12pm, enjoy free 5 minute massages, connect with local mom’s groups, pick up resource pages including: when to buy organic, green cleaning tips, smart snacking guide & more!

Fri
10
Sip, Swirl & Save in May
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Sip, Swirl & Save in May
Friday, May 10th
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel

Classic European Selections from Henroit
Friday, May 10, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Spring & Summer Top 10 Selections
Friday, May 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Wander by our outdoor tastings, chat with our resident expert Barry Sinclair, and let your palate explore the flavors of our favorite wines or brews. Take advantage of sales and our 10% discount whenever you buy 6 or more bottles. Cancelled if inclement weather. (Drop by event. No RSVP needed.)

Tue
14
Favorites Made Simple & Healthy
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Favorites Made Simple & Healthy
Tuesday, May 14th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Feel like you’re drowning in fancy recipes? Join Melissa Schollaert, Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor, for tips on how to keep things simple and healthy. She’ll be whipping up a Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie, Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons and a new Quinoa Veggie Burger from our frozen department. RSVP at 569-1517.

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Light Up the Grill
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Light Up the Grill
Thursday, May 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Fee

The weather is warming up and that means it's time to head outside for some cooking over the coals or gratesl. Let's chat about our favorite foods to kiss with flame, tips and tricks for seasoning, and more. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
17
Bike to Work Day Carmel
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Held at the Monon Center’s Central Park, just north of 111th St. on the Monon Trail
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Bike to Work Day Carmel
Friday, May 17th
6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Held at the Monon Center’s Central Park, just north of 111th St. on the Monon Trail, FREE

Support our efforts to green Carmel and celebrate National Bike To Work Day this morning with free refreshments from Whole Foods Market! Fuel up for your ride, or if you can’t ride your bike to the Monon Center, you can drive & park your car there while you ride to and from work!

Mon
20
Vegan Summer Foods
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Vegan Summer Foods
Monday, May 20th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Veg-curious? Two local vegans, Sarah Smith & Christopher Ensminger, share their tips & recipes. Enjoy samples of Gardein Burgers (perfect for Memorial Day Grilling!), Mac & Cheeze Spirals and Creamy & Tangy Mock Tuna Salad. RSVP at 569-1517.

Fri
24
Sip, Swirl & Save in May
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Sip, Swirl & Save in May
Friday, May 24th
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel

Classic European Selections from Henroit
Friday, May 10, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Spring & Summer Top 10 Selections
Friday, May 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Wander by our outdoor tastings, chat with our resident expert Barry Sinclair, and let your palate explore the flavors of our favorite wines or brews. Take advantage of sales and our 10% discount whenever you buy 6 or more bottles. Cancelled if inclement weather. (Drop by event. No RSVP needed.)

Sat
25
Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
Saturday, May 25th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Take advantage of fantastic Memorial Day Weekend sales and enjoy samples throughout the store. Starting at 11am on Saturday select bags of our in-house made tortilla chips
will contain surprise gift cards ranging from $5-$50!

Thu
30
Vegetarian Sushi
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Vegetarian Sushi
Thursday, May 30th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Do you love sushi, but are looking for options without raw fish? Learn how easy (and cheap) it is to make your own! Our Raw Foods Chef Audrey Barron will be demonstrating and sampling delicious Macadamia Mango Nori Rolls, Avocado Asparagus Summer Rolls and a Kombucha Fruit Chiller! RSVP at 569-1517.

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
Thursday, May 30th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Cool, crisp whites, reds to pair with your favorite steak - wine is made for summer food. Join us as we chat about pairing wines with both weather and favorite summer foods. Follow #wfmwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Events At Nearby Stores

Beer and Wine Tasting
Saturday, September 20th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Eighty Sixth St. , Free/ Sampling Event

Wander by our outdoor tastings, chat with our resident wine expert Kristen or beer expert Emily, and let your palate explore the flavors of our favorite beers and wines. On site we will have People’s Brewing Company serving up some delicious sample beers. Take advantage of sales and our 10% discount whenever you buy 6 or more bottles of wine - mix & match to your liking! Cancelled if inclement weather. (Sampling event. No RSVP needed.)

Wander by our outdoor tastings, chat with our resident wine expert Kristen or beer expert Emily, and let your palate explore the flavors of our favorite beers and wines.

Recycling Fair
Saturday, September 20th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Eighty Sixth St. , Free (donations appreciated to off set disposal of electronics)

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Are you holding onto items because you don’t know where to recycle them? This event is for you! We’ve partnered with two local (job-creating & environmentally minded) non-profits: RecycleForce and My Sister's Place Urban ReCycle to help you, our community & the environment. Global Gifts will also be on site with some of their great recycled gifts!
Accepted items:

- All Electronics (Anything with a cord – all computers & equipment*, game systems, TVs*, VCRs, DVD/CD players, phone systems, power cables, surge protectors, electronic wiring & motors, microwaves, printers, scanners, satellite components, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, thumb drives & more!)
- All Metals, Plastics & Glass
- Rechargeable Batteries
- Paper, cardboard, phonebooks
- Bikes & accessories
- Cell Phones+
- Toner Cartridges
- #5 Plastic & Brita Water Filters+
- Wine Corks+
- Clothing (Clean, dry clothing in bags preferred. Fabric, textiles, clothing (men’s, women’s & children’s – worn out, torn, stained, seasonal), shoes, purses, belts, hats, sewing supplies, yarn, art & craft supplies, latex paint, sports & promotional banners)

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Whole Kids Foundation Cooking class for KIDS!
Sunday, September 21st
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Whole Foods Market Eighty Sixth St. , $1

Bring in the little ones in for a fun and exciting cooking class with our demo specialist Sarah. She will cover some simple and healthy kid friendly snacks! Each attendee is guaranteed a great time and delicious snacks! We are just asking for $1 donations, and all proceeds to go the WKF. Yes, parents you can come too! 

Bring in the little ones in for a fun and exciting cooking class with our demo specialist Sarah. She will cover some simple and healthy kid friendly snacks!