January 2014

Thu
09
Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
Thursday, January 9th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Many of us start the new year with a variety of resolutions. Join us to learn ways to chart the path to healthy eating! Follow #WFMdish to particpate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Wed
15
Five Percent Day to Benefit Bridgeport Rescue Mission
12:00 AM @ Fairfield Whole Foods
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Five Percent Day to Benefit Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Wednesday, January 15th
12:00 AM
Fairfield Whole Foods

 

Whole Foods Market Fairfield Supports Bridgeport Rescue Mission Food Outreach Program; 5% of All Sales Go To BRM on January 15

 

January 8, 2014 - Whole Foods Market Fairfield is thrilled to announce the recipient of its first five percent day of the year, the Bridgeport Rescue Mission (BRM). On Wednesday, January 15, the Fairfield store will donate five percent of its proceeds to BRM, a non-profit organization that provides tens of thousands of meals to the homeless and needy in the Bridgeport and South Norwalk areas every year.

 

When Whole Foods shoppers stock up on natural grocery items

WFM Fairfield is located at 350 Grasmere Avenue, Fairfield, Ct. 06824 and will be open from 8 am to 10 pm on Jan. 15; five percent of any sales made during open hours will help support BRM.

 

When Whole Foods customers stock up on all natural grocery items, they will help to fuel Common Ground’s 93% college acceptance rate and four straight years of significant test score growth.  When they buy local and organic produce, they will help Common Ground grow more than 6,000 pounds of vegetables for their school lunch program and local farmer’s markets.  When they buy chocolate, they will help more children connect with the natural world through Common Ground’s community educational programs.

 

 

Whole Foods Market Fairfield has held ten five percent days and donated more than $30,000 to local organizations since it opened in June, 2011.

 

“We are very excited to start the new year by giving back to the local community,” said Store Team Leader Jonathan Martin. “The 5% Day is a great way to help the Bridgeport Rescue Mission provide healthy food to people in the Fairfield area who struggle to afford nutritious meals.”

BRM’s food outreach program includes mobile kitchens that visit impoverished neighborhoods in Bridgeport and South Norwalk; pantry box deliveries to families struggling to make ends meet and a Thanksgiving drive that donates thousands of food boxes and coats to families in low-income areas.

“This donation is going to support our mobile kitchen and on-site meal programs and help a lot of hungry people enjoy a good home-cooked meal,” said Donna Romano, Communications Manager for BRM.

 

At this time of the year with many extra people coming in from the cold for hot meals and having to buy more fuel oil to keep our facilities warm in frigid temperatures, a program like Whole Foods 5% day is a tremendous help to Bridgeport Rescue Mission and the people in our care. 

 

Five Percent Days are part of Whole Foods Market’s commitment to support environmental and educational causes in their community.  Three times per year, each store identifies local organizations that align with Whole Foods Market’s commitment, and that make a real community impact.   Often, these days raise $2500 or more for participating organizations.

 

In addition to its food outreach program, BRM also runs emergency shelter services, a guest house for women and children, a new life discipleship program and a clothing program.

Whole Foods Market Fairfield has held ten 5% days and donated more than $30,000 since it opened in June, 2011. Here is a list of all Fairfield Whole Foods Market’s past 5% Events: 

July 2011 – Wholesome Wave Foundation, $8,089

September 2011 – Fuel for Learning Partnership, $2,454

January 2012 – Operation Hope, $2,655

April 2012 – Fairfield American Little League, $2,778

July 2012 – Westport Farmers Market, $2,984

Sept. 2012- Fairfield University - $2,560

January, 2013 Ct Public Broadcasting - $2,739

April, 2014 Ichan School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai - $3,333

July 2013 Autism Speaks - $3,324

September, 2013 - Six to Six Magnet School, $2,908

 

Whole Foods Market Fairfield is also a sponsor of the University of Bridgeport’s Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteer Day on January 20, an event where more than 500 volunteers signed will perform community service at various organizations in the area.  

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
Thursday, January 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Keeping your resolutions going can be difficult. Join us to share and learn how and where to find the motivation to stay on track with your healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
18
Free Chiropractic Screenings
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Store
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Free Chiropractic Screenings
Saturday, January 18th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Store, free

Local chiropractor Dr. Robert Kipp will be at the store giving complimentary spinal posture screenings. Dr. Kipp practices with Southport’s Pro-Health Chiropractic. 

Mon
20
New Year, New You
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Body
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New Year, New You
Monday, January 20th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Body

Join us in Whole Body to enjoy free samples and learn about our natural and quality products that can help you stick to your New Year’s resolution to recommit to health in 2014. Our wide variety cleansing, weight-loss and skin-care products, probiotics, vitamins and protein supplements, and socially conscious products can help you on your path to a whole new you! 

Thu
23
Where Have You Bean?
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Where Have You Bean?
Thursday, January 23rd
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Health Starts Here desk, free

 

Join Sam to learn how to serve a variety of nourishing bowls of hearty soup that are easy to prepare with just a few key ingredients and simple variations. Lunch has never been so simple or healthy! 

Thu
23
Kids Zone: Make Your Own Trail Mix Station
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bulk Section
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Kids Zone: Make Your Own Trail Mix Station
Thursday, January 23rd
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bulk Section, Free

A special treat for the kids that teaches them about how to snack healthy. We will have a trail mix station set up in the bulk section of the store. Stop by and let your child make their own bag of trail mix.

Thu
23
Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we approach the end of the first month of the new year, join in to share and learn ways to keep things delicious and interesting for your long term healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
25
Raw Foods Made Easy
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Raw Foods Made Easy
Saturday, January 25th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Join Raw Food Central for an informative and fun class about eating raw foods and enhancing your life with nature’s best nutrients. You’ll learn about preparing

healthful and delicious foods and about how a raw diet can drastically change your health and wellbeing. Instructor Curtis Griffing is a true advocate for raw food diets and comes to us with over 30 years of successful and passionate raw food experience. Space is limited, please sign up by calling customer service at 203-319-9544.  

Sat
25
Game Day Smack Down
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Game Day Smack Down
Saturday, January 25th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Store-wide, Free

Get Game Day ready! With just one week before the Super Bowl, our product teams will compete to come up with the ultimate appetizer. Who has the best game day snacks? You taste and decide by voting for your favorite! 

Wed
29
Featured Cookbook: Super Natural Every Day: Well Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Featured Cookbook: Super Natural Every Day: Well Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen
Wednesday, January 29th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Sam will prepare super natural delicious recipes from this month’s featured cookbook by Heidi Swanson – available in our Whole Body Department. 

Wed
29
Chinese New Year Feast
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Chinese New Year Feast
Wednesday, January 29th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Store-wide

 

Celebrate the Chinese New Year by tasting a variety of our Asian-inspired snacks and appetizers from the frozen food aisle. We will also show how to make pot sticker dumplings from scratch. 

Thu
30
Dang! Your Grains Look Delicious
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Dang! Your Grains Look Delicious
Thursday, January 30th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Store-wide, Free

 

Come sample some of the items we feature in our bakery and prepared foods departments. Sprouted breads and cold grain salads are just the beginning.

 

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ online
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Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
Thursday, January 30th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
online, free

The Big Game is coming up so it's time to start thinking about great game-day grub! Join us to share menu ideas and recipes that are sure to keep everyone happy and full. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Events At Nearby Stores

Summer's Best Cool Foods
Wednesday, July 30th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Greenwich,

Too hot in teh kitchen?  Join our Culinary Demonstration Specialist, Linda, for easy and healthy dishes incuding salads, chilled soupsandmore that wll impress your family and keep your kitchn cool

Too hot in teh kitchen?  Join our Culinary Demonstration Specialist, Linda, for easy and healthy dishes incuding salads, chilled soupsandmore that wll impress your family and keep your kitchn cool

Simple Summer Suppers
Wednesday, July 30th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Store, FREE

Join our Culinary Demonstration Specialist, Beth for a new weekly summer series.  You’ll learn Beth’s tips and tricks to create delicious and tasty meals that are simple, quick and easy on the wallet.

Join our Culinary Demonstration Specialist, Beth for a new weekly summer series.  You’ll learn Beth’s tips and tricks to create delicious and tasty meals that are simple, quick and easy on the wal

Movie Screening: Trashed
Wednesday, July 30th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, pre sale $7, day of event $9

 

Join us at Earthplace, Discovery Nature Center for a screening of the environmental film: Trashed. Set out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem. As narrator Jeremy Irons explores beautiful destinations tainted by pollution and an entire city that is now virtually waste-free, this meticulous and brave investigative journey will take us from skepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope. To learn more and to purchase tickets please visit http://www.earthplace.org