September 2014

Tue
02
What's New? Try it Tuesday!
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Gold Coast Grocery
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What's New? Try it Tuesday!
Tuesday, September 2nd
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Gold Coast Grocery, Free

Shake things up! Grocery has a whole new selection of treats and eats and you want to try them. Drop by on Tuesdays, find the demo cart, and try something new. 

Wed
03
Cocktail Challenge
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Gold Coast
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Cocktail Challenge
Wednesday, September 3rd
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Gold Coast

Enter an orginal drink recipe using one of your favorite Koval Whiskeys and your recipe could be crowned "Official Drink o fthe U.S. Green Building Council Limelight Event." Added bonus: winner also receives a $100 gift card to Whole Foods Market. Submit recipes by September 17th for an opportunity to be selected for our September 25th voting event. Three recipes will be chosen. Rules: Recipes must be orginal. An orginal recipe is the product of one's own mind and is not a copy or imitation. Koval Whiskey must be listed as the primary ingredient in your recipe; however no purchase or consumption of alcohol is required to enter. Recipes must include the following: an original name that compliments the recipe, a list of ingredients in order of use, with exact measurements given, preparation and serving instructions; and the number of servings.Please send entry to taylor.dyer@wholefoods.com.

 

 

Thu
04
Twitter Chat: Back To School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Back To School
Thursday, September 4th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer vacation is officially over and the kids have gone back to school. Join us for an online discussion to share ideas for simple and nutritious breakfasts, sack lunches worth keeping and delicious suppers that are managable on a tight weekday schedule! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
06
Whole Kids Foundation Lemonade Stand
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Gold Coast
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Whole Kids Foundation Lemonade Stand
Saturday, September 6th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gold Coast, $2.00 Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation

Sip the last sweet taste of summer while helping Whole Foods Market grow school gardens. Try our classic lemonade or one with a twist! Your donation supports Whole Kids Foundation, a charitable organization that provides childern with access to healthy fresh food choices.

Mon
08
Whole Kids Foundation Week
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Gold Coast
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Whole Kids Foundation Week
Monday, September 8th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Gold Coast, Free

We're growing healthy kids and happy gardens. Swing by Gold Coast for fun, prizes and surprises while helping us raise funds to support salad bars and gardens in our local schools. See below for days and events.

 

September 8th- PB&J Day. For every $5 donation to Whole Kids Foundation you'll receive a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

September 9th- Ring a Bell Day- For every donation made to Whole Kids Foundation we'll ring a bell to let you know how much your dollars count towards salad bars and gardens in Chicago schools. Come help us get noisy.

September 10th- Wear a Crazy Hat Day. Check out  Team Members and their crazy hats to help us celebrate Whole Kids Foundation.

September 11th- Drop by Gold Coast, donate to Whole Kids Foundation and enter to win a $100 gift card to Whole Foods Market.-

September 12th- With a succesful week of fundraising done, we want to celebrate. Join us, donate to Whole Kids Foundation, and toast to kids with a cupcake.

September 13th-Taste of Whole Kids Foundation- Swing by Gold Coast from 11-3pm and you'll find samples from vendors donating a portion of sales to our Whole Kids Foundation. Help us support our partners in healthy kids and happy gardens. Try them all!

 

 

 

Thu
11
Meet the Special Olympics Chicago Athletes
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Gold Coast
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Meet the Special Olympics Chicago Athletes
Thursday, September 11th
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Gold Coast , Free

On Thursday, meet Special Olympics Chicago athletes at Gold Coast to try some of their favorite workout snacks. And don't forget to shop with us on Wednesday, September 17th when we'll donate 5% of your purchase to Special Olympics Chicago. To learn more about SOC, visit sochicago.org.

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Let's Tailgate
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Let's Tailgate
Thursday, September 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

College football and tailgating is a quintessential part of fall. We'll share recipes, menu ideas and more to ensure you have the best bash in the parking lot! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Tue
16
What's New? Try it Tuesday!
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Gold Coast Grocery
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What's New? Try it Tuesday!
Tuesday, September 16th
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Gold Coast Grocery, Free

Shake things up! Grocery has a whole new selection of treats and eats and you want to try them. Drop by on Tuesdays, find the demo cart, and try something new. 

Tue
16
Cheese Night: Fall's Greatest Grilled and Grilling Cheeses
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Gold Coast Specialty
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Cheese Night: Fall's Greatest Grilled and Grilling Cheeses
Tuesday, September 16th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Gold Coast Specialty, Free

Something truly delectable happens when heat meets cheese! On Cheese Night, join us to taste a selection of cheese perfect for grilling or pairing with grilled foods. Live music and wine samples included.

Wed
17
5% Community Support Day
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Gold Coast
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5% Community Support Day
Wednesday, September 17th
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Gold Coast

Help inpire greatness and shop with us on Wednesday, September 17th when we'll donate 5% of your purchase to Special Olympics Chicago. To learn more about SOC, visit sochicago.org.

 

Thu
18
Twitter Chat: Wines From New Zealand - Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From New Zealand - Part I
Thursday, September 18th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of New Zealand are great for every occasion. Pick up one of the 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.

 

Sat
20
One Tail at a Time Float Social
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Gold Coast
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One Tail at a Time Float Social
Saturday, September 20th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gold Coast, $3

Help Whole Foods Market support our One Dime at a Time partner, One Tail at a Time, and get a sweet treat. For 3 bucks, you'll get an ice cream float, meet some pups and do your good deed for the day!

Thu
25
Cocktail Challenge
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Gold Coast
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Cocktail Challenge
Thursday, September 25th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gold Coast, Free

You be the judge! We've gathered the best cocktail recipes throughout Chicago and we need your help to pick the best one. Swing by Gold Coast and help us choose the "Official Drink of the USGBC- Illinois Limelight Fundraiser." With small bites, music, and drinks to try, it's an event you don't want to miss!

Thu
25
Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
Thursday, September 25th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Who doesn't love beer and brats? ...And Oom-pah music?! Join us for a lively chat to celebrate the arrival of fall and all the food and drink it brings! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
27
Food Feud: Pizza
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Gold Coast
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Food Feud: Pizza
Saturday, September 27th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gold Coast

Pizza is serious businees, so serious that our 5 Chicago stores are battling it out to see who serves the best slice. Visit any of our Chicago locations on Saturday, September 27th from 12-2pm to sample all 5 pizzas and help us select a winner.

Tue
30
What's New? Try it Tuesday!
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Gold Coast Grocery
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What's New? Try it Tuesday!
Tuesday, September 30th
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Gold Coast Grocery, Free

Shake things up! Grocery has a whole new selection of treats and eats and you want to try them. Drop by on Tuesdays, find the demo cart, and try something new. 

Events At Nearby Stores

CHEESE NIGHT: GRILLING CHEESES
Tuesday, September 16th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cheese Department, FREE
Something truly delectable happens when heat meets cheese. Our cheese specialist, Jose, will be here sampling up some of the best grilling cheeses in the house. Come taste a unique selection of cheeses perfect for grilling and pairing with grilled foods.
Something truly delectable happens when heat meets cheese. Our cheese specialist, Jose, will be here sampling up some of the best grilling cheeses in the house.
Cheese Nights
Tuesday, September 16th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Specialty, FREE

Specialty

Each month, one of our cheese experts will be featuring a selection of raw milk cheeses for you to sample. Stop by the cheese cart to find out more about our amazing cheeses.

Specialty

Cheese Nights: Fall's Greatest Grilling Cheeses
Tuesday, September 16th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cheese Counter, Free

Come join our Specialty team for a chance to taste a selection cheeses from Le Gruyere Reserve, Mt. Vikos Halloumi, Emmi Roth Kase Pavino, and Fond O’ Foods Berliner Der Kase. You’ll learn about and sample a wide selection of cheeses made for the grill! 

Come join our Specialty team for a chance to taste a selection cheeses from Le Gruyere Reserve, Mt. Vikos Halloumi, Emmi Roth Kase Pavino, and Fond O’ Foods Berliner Der Kase.