March 2014

Tue
04
Mardi Gras Cart Parade
11:00 AM @ Storewide
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Mardi Gras Cart Parade
Tuesday, March 4th
11:00 AM
Storewide, Free

It's Fat Tuesday and we're celebrating! Watch as each of our departments pushes a custom decorated shopping carts through the store to the sounds of zydeco and Cajun music.  It's a lot of fun and a great way to enjoy the holiday. Laissez les bon temps roulez - Let the good times roll!

Tue
04
Healthy Eating: Argentina
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Healthy Eating: Argentina
Tuesday, March 4th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, $15

Argentina is one of the countries that receives microloans through Whole Planet Foundation so we'll be featuring Argentinean inspired dishes that are healthy for you.  All money from this class will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.  All attendees will receive a Whole Planet Foundation glass to take home.  Menu:  Grass Fed Beef Skillet Supper; Grapefruit & Beet Salad; Sweet Maduros.  Registration is required.  To register call (954) 565-5655.

Instructor:  Mark Matson, Healthy Eating Specialist

Thu
06
Thirsty Thursday to benefit Whole Planet Foundation
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Beer and Wine Department
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Thirsty Thursday to benefit Whole Planet Foundation
Thursday, March 6th
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Beer and Wine Department, $10

This month we're celebrating Whole Planet Foundation at Thirsty Thursday. Held the first Thursday of each month, we have great beers and/or wines for you to taste in our Specailty department while our Team Members explain what makes them great.  This month's theme is International Wines. 

All money from this event will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation, who work to end poverty by providing microcredit to women around the world.  All attendees will receive a Whole Planet Foundation glass to take home.  Registration is reqiuired; to register call (954) 565-5655. 

Thu
06
Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is fast approaching... Are you seeing the signs yet? Join us to share recipes and inspiration about the upcoming season! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
08
The Mightiest of Cheeses Block Party
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Storewide
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The Mightiest of Cheeses Block Party
Saturday, March 8th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Storewide , Free

Come one, come all! We're celebrating all things Parmigiano Reggiano, the mightiest of cheeses.  All departments will have samples of items that feature Parm and we'll have fun things around the store for kids of all ages such as a face painter, a juggler, games and giveaways!

Sat
08
Cracking of the Parm
3:00 PM @ Cheese & Wine Department
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Cracking of the Parm
Saturday, March 8th
3:00 PM
Cheese & Wine Department , Free

If you haven’t seen an 80+ lb of cheese cracked open, now is the time to take that off your bucket list!  We’ll crack an 85-pound wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano simultaneously along with all other Whole Foods Market stores and explain what makes this cheese so extra special.  And we’ll be sampling pieces afterwards.  Don’t forget to purchase a chunk to enjoy later (with a glass of wine!).  

Tue
11
Vegan Spain (Vegan)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Vegan Spain (Vegan)
Tuesday, March 11th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $20

Menu:  Green Olive & Marcona Almond Pate; Seitan Skewers with Romesco Sauce; Strawberry Sangria.  Wine will be served.  Registration is required. 

Instructor:  Melanie Stewart, Lifestyle Center Specialist

Wed
12
Healthy Eating: Vietnam
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Healthy Eating: Vietnam
Wednesday, March 12th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, $15

Vietnam is one of the countries that receive microloans through Whole Planet Foundation so we’ll be celebrating Vietnamese inspired dishes that are also healthy for you. 

All money from this class will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.  Attendees will receive a Whole Planet Foundation glass as a souvenir.  

Menu: Pineapple & Water Chestnut Lettuce Wraps; Green Curry Chik’n; Lemon Coconut Nice Cream. Registration is required. 

Instructor:  Mark Mattson, Healthy Eating Specialist 

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Fri
14
A Taste of Haiti
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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A Taste of Haiti
Friday, March 14th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $30

One of the countries that receives microloans from Whole Planet Foundation is Haiti.  All money from this event will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation. All attendees will receive a Whole Planet Foundation glass as a souvenir.  Registration is required. 

Menu: Learn about the cuisine of Haiti and enjoy a traditional Haitian dinner along with dessert and rum punch

Instructors:  Melanie Stewart, Lifestyle Center Specialist and Darline Louis, Customer Service Supervisor

Sat
15
Giving Grill to benefit Whole Planet Foundation
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Storewide
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Giving Grill to benefit Whole Planet Foundation
Saturday, March 15th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Storewide

We'll be grilling outside the store to raise money for a great cause.  You'll get a combo meal with your choice of a hamburger a hot dog or a portobello mushroom, a bag of chips and a drink all for only $5.  We'll also have grilled pineapple skewers for $1. 

All money from this event will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation, which provides microcredit to low income inspiring business owners around the world. 

Sat
15
Giving Grill to benefit Whole Planet Foundation
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Outside the Store
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Giving Grill to benefit Whole Planet Foundation
Saturday, March 15th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Outside the Store

We’ll be grilling burgers, hot dogs and Portobello mushrooms outside the store for a good cause. Meal combos will be $5 (choice of one item above plus chips and a drink) and we’ll also have grilled pineapple skewers for $2 each. 

Come by with an appetite – all money raised from this event will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.  

Mon
17
Vegan Ireland (Vegan)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Vegan Ireland (Vegan)
Monday, March 17th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $20

Menu: Soda Bread with Chocolate Chip Butter; Shepherd’s Pie; Colcannon (Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage & Scallions); Imperial Stout ‘Ice Cream’ Float.  Registration is required. 

Instructor:  Melanie Stewart, Lifestyle Center Specialist

Tue
18
Deep South Raw Vegan (Vegan)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Deep South Raw Vegan (Vegan)
Tuesday, March 18th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, $15

Menu: Chow Chow Slaw; Tastes Like Fried Chicken (But Isn’t) Nuggets; Banana Puddin’.  Registration is required. 

Instructor:  Melanie Stewart, Lifestyle Center Specialist

Wed
19
Healthy Eating: Nebraska
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Healthy Eating: Nebraska
Wednesday, March 19th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, $15

The United States of America is one of the countries that receive microloans through Whole Planet Foundation.  And what’s more American than Nebraska?  Try some dishes inspired by the Midwest that are also healthy for you. 

All money from this class will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.  Attendees will receive a Whole Planet Foundation glass as a souvenir.  

Menu: Edamame Succotash; Corn & Quinoa Chowder; Chocolate Chip Pot-A-Dough Dip. Registration is required. 

Instructor:  Mark Mattson, Healthy Eating Specialist 

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
20
Brooklyn Brewery Dinner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Brooklyn Brewery Dinner
Thursday, March 20th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $30

Menu: Grilled Cheese with Spicy Pickles, Beer-Braised Pork Shoulder, Cucumber, Ricotta & Basil Salad, Salty Honey Pie.  All dishes accompanied by Brooklyn Brewery Beers.  Registration is required. 

Instructor:  Melanie Stewart, Lifestyle Center Specialist

Mon
24
Spring Has Sprung
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Spring Has Sprung
Monday, March 24th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, $20

Celebrate Spring with some seasonal produce.  Menu: Chartreuse Salad; Sweet Pea & Prosciutto Tagliatelle; Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream with Strawberry Salad.  Registration is required. 

Instructor:  Melanie Stewart, Lifestyle Center Specialist

Wed
26
Vitamix Roadshow
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Vitamix Roadshow
Wednesday, March 26th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Storewide

If you haven’t experienced what a Vitamix can do, be sure to come by for a demonstration.  Replacing at least 10 kitchen appliances, Vitamix can help you incorporate healthier foods into your family’s diet.  Purchase a Vitamix during their demonstration and you will receive a coupon good for $50 off the purchase price. 

Don’t miss out – these are only sold when the salesman comes in and is not something we keep in stock.  If you’ve been putting that purchase off, now is the time to purchase this machine.  You won’t be disappointed.  

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As the weather begins to get warmer we often change our eating habits to the lighter side. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to do this! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
27
A Taste of Morocco
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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A Taste of Morocco
Thursday, March 27th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $30

End the month with a Moroccan inspired feast as Morocco is one of the many countries that work with Whole Planet Foundation.  All money from this class will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.  Attendees will receive a Whole Planet Foundation glass as a souvenir.  

Menu: Couscous with Chick Peas; Beef & Vegetable Tagine; Oranges with Cinnamon; Mint Tea.  Wine will be served. 

Instructor:  Melanie Stewart, Lifestyle Center Specialist 

Fri
28
Wines of the Times
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Wines of the Times
Friday, March 28th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, $15

Sample and discuss the most popular wine varieties and learn more about where they come from. Pizza will be served.  Registration is required. 

Instructor:  Melanie Stewart, Lifestyle Center Specialist

Sat
29
Store Remodel Celebration
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Storewide
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Store Remodel Celebration
Saturday, March 29th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Storewide, Free

We’re celebrating the completion of our store’s remodel with a thank you party for our customers!

8am

The first 100 customers in our store beginning at 8am will receive a free giveaway bag and prizes. 

10am-2pm

We continue our celebration with some fun for everyone in the family.  We’ll have a photo booth so you can get a snapshot to remember the day by, music, samples around the store and face painting for the kids!

10am-12pm

Princess Reads-A-Lot from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts will be here to read a story to the children at 10am to promote literacy.  Afterwards she’ll be taking pictures with the children and speaking to them about the importance of reading.  The first 20 children to attend her reading will receive a copy of one of the Junie B. Jones books to take home. 

12pm-2pm

The Ft. Lauderdale Fire Department will be on hand to show the children their truck. Kids can take pictures with the fire personnel and climb in the truck to see what it’s really like to be a fighter!  Please note: the fire truck may be late or might have to leave early if they receive a call.  

Sun
30
Sunday Brunch with Live Music
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Store Patio
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Sunday Brunch with Live Music
Sunday, March 30th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Store Patio , $15

End the weekend on a high note and enjoy Sunday brunch outside our store.  We’ll be serving a variety of buffet breakfast items, coffee, tea and sangria.  We’ll also have live music for your listening enjoyment.  All money from this event will be donated to Whole Planet Foundation.  

Mon
31
Single Note Series: Almonds (Vegan)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Single Note Series: Almonds (Vegan)
Monday, March 31st
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $20

Menu: How to Make Almond Butter; Almond Pesto Pasta; Coconut Almond Bark.  Wine will be served.  Registration is required. 

Instructor:  Melanie Stewart, Lifestyle Center Specialist

Events At Nearby Stores

Food Truck Fridays
Friday, October 24th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prepared Foods, $6

Join us every Friday for a food truck party in the store and enjoy some of our favorite street food style dishes!

·         Friday, October 3rd: German Style Bratwurst Sandwich with Black Forest Mini Cupcake

·         Friday, October 10th: Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Tomato Bisque

·         Friday, October 17th: Easy Cheesy Veggie Quesadilla

·         Friday, October 24th: Build Your Own Cheeseburger

·         Friday, October 31st: Spooky Shrimp Po’ Boy

Join us every Friday for a food truck party in the store and enjoy some of our favorite street food style dishes!

$5 Food Cart Fridays
Friday, October 24th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, $5

$5 Food Cart Fridays!

Fridays in October 12 pm – 2 pm 

Our food cart is back on the scene and ready to break up your same-old lunch routine! 

10/3                       Smoked Gouda or Smoked Cheddar and Fig Jam Grilled Cheese

10/10                     Beef Pinwheel Sausage & Giardinieras on a Pretzel Bun with Chips & Drink

10/17                     Healthy Flatbreads on a California Lavash

10/24                     Vegetable Stir-Fry with a Drink

10/31                     Spiced Pumpkin Curry Rice Bowl 

$5 Food Cart Fridays!

Fridays in October 12 pm – 2 pm 

Paleo Dinner
Friday, October 24th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $10.00

“Paleo” is a modern diet designed to emulate the diet of our ancestors from the Paleolithic era. This diet avoids foods like dairy products, grains, legumes, processed oils, and refined sugar. Join Chef Jimmy as he whips up some delicious Paleo recipes and shares his knowledge on the diet.

Instructor: James Gennaro, Lifestyle Culinary Instructor

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“Paleo” is a modern diet designed to emulate the diet of our ancestors from the Paleolithic era. This diet avoids foods like dairy products, grains, legumes, processed oils, and refined sugar.