October 2013

Wed
02
Kale, Yeah!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Produce Department
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Kale, Yeah!
Wednesday, October 2nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Produce Department, Free

Halimah, our Healthy Eating Specialist, is on the floor cooking up some fantastic dishes featuring a nutritional powerhouse. Stop at her table for a quick demonstration on how to prepare and enjoy kale. And stay tuned for an awesome kale surprise from 4-8pm! 

Fri
04
Art Reception
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ cafe
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Art Reception
Friday, October 4th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
cafe, Free

Beatriz Moisset is a local artist and biologist. Her interest in pollinators inspired beautiful oil paintings and photographs which will be on display in our cafe throughout the month. Tonight you can meet the artist while enjoying light refreshments.

Sat
05
Pet Festival & Adoption Event
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ front sidewalk
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Pet Festival & Adoption Event
Saturday, October 5th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
front sidewalk, Free

Our pets love us unconditionally so why not return the love and bring them out for a day of fun? Leashed dogs and cats can enjoy pet food sampling stations, a do-it-yourself pet salon, and a cutest pet contest! Local adoption organizations will be on-site to find loving forever homes for some adorable animals in need. Stop by even if you can’t bring your pet for fun giveaways and take home samples. 12noon: pet parade and contest

Sat
05
The Healthy Way to Weight Loss
2:00 PM @ Community Room
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The Healthy Way to Weight Loss
Saturday, October 5th
2:00 PM
Community Room, $10 per session, payable to instuctor

Please register at Customer Service.

Ricki Jacobson, the Inspired Health Coach, invites you for a fun way to learn how to eat healthy and achieve your optimal weight. In this multi-class event, Ricki will help you use food to remove the brain “fog”, gain energy, and drop unwanted pounds. Ricki’s approach is simple yet effective. Each week she will demonstrate easy to make recipes that are sure to become favorites in your home.

Sun
06
Live Bat Encounter!
11:00 AM @ Cafe
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Live Bat Encounter!
Sunday, October 6th
11:00 AM
Cafe , Cost: Free

Last year we held our first annual “Going Batty” awareness program with a live bat finale! The program was so popular that we’re kicking off Bat Awareness Month with the Live Bat Encounter. Rob Mies, TV personality and national bat expert, puts on a fantastic show featuring live bats from around the world. Learn why these incredible creatures are so important and what we can do to help save them. This may be your only chance to meet a Flying Fox, the world’s largest bat with a wing span close to 6’!

Sun
06
Alaffia Empowerment Tour
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Whole Body department
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Alaffia Empowerment Tour
Sunday, October 6th
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Whole Body department, Cost: Free

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Alaffia company! Alaffia, the creators of high quality shea butter hair and body care products, was created ten years ago by founder Olowo-n'djo Tchala. Olowo-n'djo started Alaffia as a way to help West African communities become sustainable through the fair trade of indigenous resources while preserving culture. Today, Alaffia helps women raise their families out of poverty by harvesting and processing natural shea. Today we celebrate with a party, traditional African food, samples, music, and cake.

Mon
07
Health Starts Here Store Tour
6:00 PM @ meet at the front entrance
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Health Starts Here Store Tour
Monday, October 7th
6:00 PM
meet at the front entrance, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

Whether you’re just starting a new healthy life-style or you’re a seasoned pro, our Health Starts Here tour is a great way to get inspired! Meet Halimah, our new Healthy Eating Specialist, while we tour the store pointing out ways Whole Foods Market makes healthy eating easier.  You will see some examples of the most powerful foods for optimal health and gain tips for incorporating them into your diet. We’ll even try some of them along the way!

Mon
07
Cardio Barre
6:00 PM @ Community Room
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Cardio Barre
Monday, October 7th
6:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Please register at Customer Service.

The latest trend in exercise is barre! Seasoned instructor, Regina, teaches this unique blend of high energy and low impact. The class targets the rear end, legs, torso and arms with an emphasis on balance and fluidity. Please wear light, movable shoes or grip socks and bring a light pair of hand weights.

Mon
07
Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
7:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
Monday, October 7th
7:00 PM
Community Room, Cost: $5 per person, payable to instructor

Pilates is a popular workout has many benefits for both men and women including increasing core strength, alleviating lower back pain, improving posture, injury prevention, and increased flexibility. Experienced local instructor, Regina, is certified in many disciplines and has years of experience to make this class fantastic for all levels. Come try it out ! 

Mon
07
Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
7:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
Monday, October 7th
7:00 PM
Community Room, Cost: $5 per person, payable to instructor

Pilates is a popular workout has many benefits for both men and women including increasing core strength, alleviating lower back pain, improving posture, injury prevention, and increased flexibility. Experienced local instructor, Regina, is certified in many disciplines and has years of experience to make this class fantastic for all levels. Come try it out ! 

Mon
07
Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
7:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
Monday, October 7th
7:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Pilates is a popular workout has many benefits for both men and women including increasing core strength, alleviating lower back pain, improving posture, injury prevention, and increased flexibility. Experienced local instructor, Regina, is certified in many disciplines and has years of experience to make this class fantastic for all levels. 

Wed
09
You’ve Got Guts
6:30 PM @ Community Room
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You’ve Got Guts
Wednesday, October 9th
6:30 PM
Community Room, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

Herbalist Wendy Romig tackles a gut-wrenching issue for many of us... digestive health! From gas to bloating to ulcers, many common conditions can be treated with herbs and diet. Wendy will walk you through some simple ways to stomach these issues. 

Thu
10
Electronics Recycling & Clothing Collection
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ parking lot
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Electronics Recycling & Clothing Collection
Thursday, October 10th
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
parking lot, Free! ($20 fee for TVs and CRT monitors)

Back-to-School often means upgrading old computers, tablets, phones, and clothes. But these items are bogging down landfills and polluting our water. Bring all of your old or unwanted electronics to our parking lot where eForce Compliance will responsibly recycle them! All recycling is done locally and none of the components are shipped overseas. eForce takes TVs and CRT monitors for a $20 fee.  Impact Thrift is also on-site collecting clothing, books, linens, and shoes, jewelry, and furniture. (No batteries, bulbs, or large appliances, please.) 

 

Thu
10
Radiant You Party
7:00 PM @ Community Room
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Radiant You Party
Thursday, October 10th
7:00 PM
Community Room , Free

Please register at Customer Service.

Fall is here and the wind is starting to whip. Our skin is about to experience one of the toughest times of year. That's why we’re inviting you to our FREE SPA NIGHT where you’ll enjoy relaxing skin treatments and tips from our favorite Dr.Hauschka Skin Care Consultant. The evening includes snacks, prizes and fun! Meet in the Community Room. 

Thu
10
Twitter Chat: Wines From South Africa - Part II
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From South Africa - Part II
Thursday, October 10th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

 

Deliciously diverse, the wines of South Africa are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the three 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
12
From Around Here Showcase
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ store-wide
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From Around Here Showcase
Saturday, October 12th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
store-wide, Free

As a part of our continued commitment to our local producers, farmers, and artisans, we are celebrating things made around here! Join local vendors and artist as they share their delicious creations. Shop with us and our local vendors at the same time! 

Sat
12
The Healthy Way to Weight Loss
2:00 PM @ Community Room
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The Healthy Way to Weight Loss
Saturday, October 12th
2:00 PM
Community Room, $10 per session, payable to instuctor

Please register at Customer Service.

Ricki Jacobson, the Inspired Health Coach, invites you for a fun way to learn how to eat healthy and achieve your optimal weight. In this multi-class event, Ricki will help you use food to remove the brain “fog”, gain energy, and drop unwanted pounds. Ricki’s approach is simple yet effective. Each week she will demonstrate easy to make recipes that are sure to become favorites in your home.

Sun
13
Fall Family Cooking
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Community Room
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Fall Family Cooking
Sunday, October 13th
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Community Room, Cost: $15 for first family member, $8 for each additional person

Please register at Customer Service.

Instructor Shayna Marmar invites everyone from small to tall to join the fun as we work together in the kitchen preparing fresh, delicious dishes that are perfect for the changing season. We’ll learn new kid-friendly recipe ideas and helpful tips for including kids of all ages in the kitchen. The class includes a lesson in kitchen safety and hands-on cooking. Recipes and a tasty meal are included.

Mon
14
Cardio Barre
6:00 PM @ Community Room
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Cardio Barre
Monday, October 14th
6:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Please register at Customer Service.

The latest trend in exercise is barre! Seasoned instructor, Regina, teaches this unique blend of high energy and low impact. The class targets the rear end, legs, torso and arms with an emphasis on balance and fluidity. Please wear light, movable shoes or grip socks and bring a light pair of hand weights.

Mon
14
Fall Flavors Cooking Class
6:30 PM @ Community Room
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Fall Flavors Cooking Class
Monday, October 14th
6:30 PM
Community Room, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

Healthy Eating Specialist, Halimah, loves the flavors of fall. She can’t wait to show you some fantastic recipes featuring sweet, crisp apples. All of Halimah’s recipes are plant strong and nutrient dense and can fit into any diet. There will be plenty of samples to kick-start your love of fall cooking! 

Mon
14
Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
7:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
Monday, October 14th
7:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Pilates is a popular workout has many benefits for both men and women including increasing core strength, alleviating lower back pain, improving posture, injury prevention, and increased flexibility. Experienced local instructor, Regina, is certified in many disciplines and has years of experience to make this class fantastic for all levels. 

Mon
14
Customer Advisory Panel
8:00 PM @ Facebook @Whole Foods Market Jenkintown
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Customer Advisory Panel
Monday, October 14th
8:00 PM
Facebook @Whole Foods Market Jenkintown, Free

Your opinion matters to us! Meet us on Facebook for a question and answer session where we’ll ask for your feedback on some of our programs, events, and products. 

Wed
16
Don’t Break Down (While Breaking Down a Chicken)
6:30 PM @ Community Room
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Don’t Break Down (While Breaking Down a Chicken)
Wednesday, October 16th
6:30 PM
Community Room , $5 payable, to instructor

Please register at Customer Service.

Chef and caterer, Linda Gellman, is a magician in the kitchen and she wants to share her tricks with you! Today Linda will show you how to break down a bird to make enough meals to last the entire week. From chicken soup to casseroles and salads, Linda’s tips will save you time and money! 

Thu
17
Feng Shui
6:30 PM @ Community Room
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Feng Shui
Thursday, October 17th
6:30 PM
Community Room, $5 per person

Please register at Customer Service.

Feng Shui is the art and philosophy of energetics of and in the home that are effected by the natural environment. Come learn how to adjust your space with color choices, accessories and de-cluttering to enhance the life you desire. Jan Girgenti has been a Feng Shui practioner for over 18 years and has taught at many of the area’s colleges and businesses. Join us in a fascinating look at Feng Shui and how your house can help you manifest your dream life! Please register at Customer Service. 

Sat
19
Bat Scavenger Hunt & Craft
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ check in at the entrance
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Bat Scavenger Hunt & Craft
Saturday, October 19th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
check in at the entrance, Free

It’s Bat Awareness Month and the best way to help save these important animals is to know more about them. Stop at the table at the front of the store to complete a bat craft, then grab a scavenger hunt sheet and scout out the answers while you shop. The first 30 kids to successfully complete the scavenger hunt get an awesome bat prize! 

Sat
19
The Healthy Way to Weight Loss
2:00 PM @ Community Room
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The Healthy Way to Weight Loss
Saturday, October 19th
2:00 PM
Community Room, $10 per session, payable to instuctor

Please register at Customer Service.

Ricki Jacobson, the Inspired Health Coach, invites you for a fun way to learn how to eat healthy and achieve your optimal weight. In this multi-class event, Ricki will help you use food to remove the brain “fog”, gain energy, and drop unwanted pounds. Ricki’s approach is simple yet effective. Each week she will demonstrate easy to make recipes that are sure to become favorites in your home.

Sun
20
Engine 2 Store Tour
9:00 AM @ meet at the front entrance
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Engine 2 Store Tour
Sunday, October 20th
9:00 AM
meet at the front entrance, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

Join Engine 2 Extra Coach, Char Nolan, on a plant-strong tour of our store. Char's tour will include a fresh produce review, tips for shopping and saving in bulk, grains & cereals, frozen fruit & veggies, recipe conversions, and the best breads. Char has worked at Engine 2 since August 2012 and is a contributing blogger on Engine2.com. After the one hour tour Char will be happy to help you shop!

Sun
20
Introduction to Maum Meditation
1:00 PM @ Community Room
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Introduction to Maum Meditation
Sunday, October 20th
1:00 PM
Community Room, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

Dr. Boas Yu is an Associate Professor and a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a certified Maum meditation instructor who will introduce you to the Maum Meditation, a very simple and effective way to reach enlightenment progressively, and to experience release from stress and enhancement of health through the 8-level method.

Tue
22
Half Pints Kids Club: Bats!
5:00 PM @ Community Room
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Half Pints Kids Club: Bats!
Tuesday, October 22nd
5:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per child

Please register at Customer Service.

It’s Bat Awareness Month and we’re celebrating with a spooktacular Halloween Half Pints event. We’ll learn why bats are so important to the environment then make an adorable bat craft and a snack using foods that require bats for pollination! 

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: A Healthful Halloween
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful Halloween
Thursday, October 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Halloween is just a week away... Are you prepared for the onslaught of ghost, goblins and ghouls? We'll be discussing ideas for healthier treats and goodies, and share photos of costumes, jack-o-lanterns and more! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
24
Optimizing Mental Health
6:30 PM @ Community Room
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Optimizing Mental Health
Thursday, October 24th
6:30 PM
Community Room, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

For some people, stress and anxiety are a part of daily life. Wendy Romig is here to suggest ways to use herbs and nutrition for treatment of anxiety and depression.

Fri
25
Wine & Cheese Tasting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty department
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Wine & Cheese Tasting
Friday, October 25th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty department, Free (over 21 for wine tasting)

Did you know that we hand cut many of the cheese in our Specialty department each day? Today all of our hand-cut cheeses are 25% off! Stock up on your favorite cheeses or take this opportunity to try some new cheeses. Penns Woods Winery will be pairing their locally made wines with our cheeses. Purchase your favorite wines directly from Penns Woods during the event! 

Sat
26
Grand Re-Opening & Grocery Giveaway
8:00 AM @ Store-Wide
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Grand Re-Opening & Grocery Giveaway
Saturday, October 26th
8:00 AM
Store-Wide, FREE!

Our renovation is complete and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate!

  • 7:45 a.m. Bread Breaking Ceremony
  • 8:00 a.m. Grocery Giveaway The first 150 people through the doors will receive a reusable bag filled with some of our favorite products!
  • 9 a.m. Free Coffee and music with Hobo Ed
  • 10:30 a.m. Free Outdoor Zumba with Torri
  • 12 noon Outdoor Yoga with Dana Hot Yoga
  • 1 p.m. Cake Cutting
  • 3 p.m. Christina Pirello Book Signing
  • 3:30 p.m.  Free Cooking Class with Christina Pirello

The day also includes live music, exciting demonstrations, and lots of samples!

 

Sun
27
Grand Re-Opening Fall Festival
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ store-wide
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Grand Re-Opening Fall Festival
Sunday, October 27th
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
store-wide, Free!

A day filled with fall fun! Includes face painting, music, farm animal petting zoo, pumpkin painting, moon bounce, games, crafts, samples, store-wide trick-or-treating, and a costume parade at 1pm! 

Sun
27
The Chef’s Table
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ New Cafe
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The Chef’s Table
Sunday, October 27th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Cafe, $50 per person or $90 per couple Purchase tickets at https://chefstablejenkintown.eventbrite.com/

This extraordinary four course meal is prepared by scratch by our chefs and features fresh, local, and seasonal foods. Special guests from local schools who have received school garden grants and salad bars from the Whole Kids Foundation will join us for dinner. 100% of the ticket price goes directly to the Whole Kids Foundation. 

Mon
28
Cardio Barre
6:00 PM @ Community Room
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Cardio Barre
Monday, October 28th
6:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Please register at Customer Service.

The latest trend in exercise is barre! Seasoned instructor, Regina, teaches this unique blend of high energy and low impact. The class targets the rear end, legs, torso and arms with an emphasis on balance and fluidity. Please wear light, movable shoes or grip socks and bring a light pair of hand weights.

Mon
28
Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
7:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
Monday, October 28th
7:00 PM
Community Room, Cost: $5 per person, payable to instructor

Pilates is a popular workout has many benefits for both men and women including increasing core strength, alleviating lower back pain, improving posture, injury prevention, and increased flexibility. Experienced local instructor, Regina, is certified in many disciplines and has years of experience to make this class fantastic for all levels. Come try it out ! 

Mon
28
Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
7:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
Monday, October 28th
7:00 PM
Community Room, Cost: $5 per person, payable to instructor

Pilates is a popular workout has many benefits for both men and women including increasing core strength, alleviating lower back pain, improving posture, injury prevention, and increased flexibility. Experienced local instructor, Regina, is certified in many disciplines and has years of experience to make this class fantastic for all levels. Come try it out ! 

Mon
28
Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
7:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pilates for Men & Women with Regina
Monday, October 28th
7:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Pilates is a popular workout has many benefits for both men and women including increasing core strength, alleviating lower back pain, improving posture, injury prevention, and increased flexibility. Experienced local instructor, Regina, is certified in many disciplines and has years of experience to make this class fantastic for all levels. 

Tue
29
Recovering Naturally
6:00 PM @ Community Room
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Recovering Naturally
Tuesday, October 29th
6:00 PM
Community Room, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

Physical Therapist, Kay Scanlon, offers tips, techniques, and advice for preventing and recovering from injuries. 

Wed
30
Mischief Night Dance Party
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Community Room
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Mischief Night Dance Party
Wednesday, October 30th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Room, Free

No tricks, just treats at this high-energy kids dance party. It’s all about fun with awesome music, exciting games, and plenty of Halloween treats. Come in costume and make it a party! 

Thu
31
Trick-or-Treating
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ store-wide
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Trick-or-Treating
Thursday, October 31st
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
store-wide, Free

Kick off your Halloween fun with a post-school trick-or-treating adventure. Travel around the store and find ten trick-or-treat stations marked by decorative Halloween cans. The Team Members at each station are waiting to hear the magic words before they drop your treat in the bag! (Bring your own reusable Halloween bag or pumpkin.)

Events At Nearby Stores

TASTE!
Thursday, October 30th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Storewide, Free!

TASTE!  Every Thursday from 4 - 6 pm our grocery, prepared foods, meat, whole body and customer service teams prepare delectable samples for you to enjoy.  We feature seasonal favorites, sale items and new products for you to enjoy while you shop.

TASTE!  Every Thursday from 4 - 6 pm our grocery, prepared foods, meat, whole body and customer service teams prepare delectable samples for you to enjoy.

Trick or Treat
Thursday, October 30th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Devon, FREE

Hey, kids! Wear your costume to Whole Foods Market and make your way through the store for treats in every department. Enter in our costume contest while you're at it at our Customer Service booth for a chance to win a gift basket of some healthy treats. 

Hey, kids! Wear your costume to Whole Foods Market and make your way through the store for treats in every department.

In Store Trick or Treating
Thursday, October 30th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Entire Store , Free

It's time for tricks and treats and lots of spooky fun! Don't forget to bring your own trick or treat bag! Costumes required so wear your scary best! 

It's time for tricks and treats and lots of spooky fun! Don't forget to bring your own trick or treat bag! Costumes required so wear your scary best!