October 2013

Wed
02
Make Your Own Almond Milk
4:00 PM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Make Your Own Almond Milk
Wednesday, October 2nd
4:00 PM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Stop by our Health Starts Here Desk to watch our Healthy Eating Specialist demonstrate how to make fresh, delicious homemade almond milk! Christina will have recipes to share and supplies available for purchase.

Fri
04
Eating with the Seasons: Apples
12:00 PM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Eating with the Seasons: Apples
Friday, October 4th
12:00 PM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Stop by Whole Foods Market Los Altos to sample delicious dishes featuring a seasonal fruit or vegetable. Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, will discuss the health benefits of seasonal produce and have new recipes for you to try at home!

Mon
07
Label Reading
4:00 PM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Label Reading
Monday, October 7th
4:00 PM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Reading labels can be confusing and misleading with all the numbers and health claims. Join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Christina, as she shows you what to look for on nutrition labels and tricks manufacturers use to disguise unhealthy ingredients.

Tue
08
Healthy Eating Tour
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Healthy Eating Tour
Tuesday, October 8th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Are you trying to eat a healthier diet but not sure where to start? With so much information about health available it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Let our Healthy Eating Specialist be your guide. Join Christina for a healthy eating store tour which will include some valuable tips and simple changes that can make a great impact on your health!

Wed
09
Gluten-Free Grains
6:00 PM @ Health Starts Here Desk
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Gluten-Free Grains
Wednesday, October 9th
6:00 PM
Health Starts Here Desk, Free

Whether you’re new to a gluten-free lifestyle or an experienced veteran looking for inspiration, our samples of gluten-free grains and recipes will be sure to inspire you.

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
Grand Re-Opening!
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Los Altos
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Grand Re-Opening!
Saturday, October 12th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Los Altos, Free

Celebrate our Grand Re-opening at Whole Foods Market Los Altos!!

 

We'll have fun activities for the whole family, including vendor demos, free samples, music, pumpkin painting, a bounce house and so much more!

 

Join us for a Pet Adoption event with Coopers Dream from 12pm-2pm!

Tue
15
Healthy Eating Tour
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Healthy Eating Tour
Tuesday, October 15th
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Are you trying to eat a healthier diet but not sure where to start? With so much information about health available it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Let our Healthy Eating Specialist be your guide. Join Christina for a healthy eating store tour which will include some valuable tips and simple changes that can make a great impact on your health!

Thu
17
Make Your Own Almond Milk
3:00 PM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Make Your Own Almond Milk
Thursday, October 17th
3:00 PM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Stop by our Health Starts Here Desk to watch our Healthy Eating Specialist demonstrate how to make fresh, delicious homemade almond milk! Christina will have recipes to share and supplies available for purchase.

Mon
21
Label Reading
4:00 PM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Label Reading
Monday, October 21st
4:00 PM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Reading labels can be confusing and misleading with all the numbers and health claims. Join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Christina, as she shows you what to look for on nutrition labels and tricks manufacturers use to disguise unhealthy ingredients.

Tue
22
Healthy Eating Tour
11:00 AM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Healthy Eating Tour
Tuesday, October 22nd
11:00 AM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Are you trying to eat a healthier diet but not sure where to start? With so much information about health available it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Let our Healthy Eating Specialist be your guide. Join Christina for a healthy eating store tour which will include some valuable tips and simple changes that can make a great impact on your health!

Wed
23
Boost Your Omega-3's
12:00 PM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Boost Your Omega-3's
Wednesday, October 23rd
12:00 PM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Make the most of your lunch break with a lesson about the health benefits of Omega-3’s. Christina, our healthy eating specialist, will provide samples of our favorite sources of Omega-3’s and tips for incorporating more essential fatty acids into your diet.

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.

Fri
25
Eating with the Seasons: Pumpkin
12:00 PM @ Health Starts Here desk
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Eating with the Seasons: Pumpkin
Friday, October 25th
12:00 PM
Health Starts Here desk, Free

Stop by Whole Foods Market Los Altos to sample delicious dishes featuring a seasonal fruit or vegetable. Christina, our Healthy Eating Specialist, will discuss the health benefits of seasonal produce and have new recipes for you to try at home!

Thu
31
Healthy Halloween Treats!
12:00 PM @ Health Starts Here
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Healthy Halloween Treats!
Thursday, October 31st
12:00 PM
Health Starts Here, Free

Don’t be tricked by those sugar filled treats! Come on over and learn ways to enjoy Halloween while still keeping health in mind!

Events At Nearby Stores

Hunt for Healthy Choices and the 52 New Foods Challenge Book Launch Party
Saturday, November 22nd
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, CA 95014, $20 (includes copy of book)

Make healthy eating a game for the whole family! Join Jennifer Tyler Lee, award-winning game creator and author of The 52 New Foods Challenge, for an afternoon packed with fun, family food adventures! Engaging games from Jennifer’s new book, like The New Food Scavenger Hunt, will have your kids clamoring for kale and begging for Brussels sprouts! Loads of prizes and gift bags packed with goodies from Edible Silicon Valley Magazine and Whole Foods Market. Delicious, healthy snacks included along with a signed copy of Jennifer's new book, The 52 New Foods Challenge. This is a parent + child event.

Instructor: Jennifer Tyler Lee, author of The 52 New Foods Challenge: A Family Cooking Adventure for Each Week of the Year, with 150 Recipes (Penguin Random House / Avery 2014)

Cost: $20 per family (Includes a signed copy of The 52 New Foods Challenge

Register: https://huntforhealthychoices.eventbrite.com

Learn more about The 52 New Foods Challenge

Make healthy eating a game for the whole family!

San Mateo's Wine Tasting Schedule
Saturday, November 22nd
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Specialty Department, donation required for tasting, must be over 21 to sample

Whole Foods Market San Mateo's Wine Tasting Schedule

No RSVP, Drop-In Only. Please—no cologne, perfume, or cell phones at wine tasting events. Must be 21 and over, ID may be checked at the discretion of the vintner. We reserve the right to stop opening bottles during the last hour of tasting. This schedule may change without notice.

 

Saturday, October 25th from 3-5pm Alluvial Wine

Saturday, November 1st from 3-5pm Spicy Vines Wine

Saturday, November 8th from 3-5pm San Francisco Mead

Friday, November 14th from 5-7pm Emmolo/Caymus Wines AND Youngs Wine (pssst...its our ONE Day Sale on Wine....more details to come!)

Saturday, November 22nd from 3-5pm Adventures in Wine

Saturday, November 29th from 3-5pm The Henry Wine Group

Saturday, December 6th from 3-5pm Adventures in Wine Holiday Sampling

Saturday, December 20th from 3-5pm Mercer Wine Estates

 

National Espresso Day
Monday, November 24th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,
It’s National Espresso Day!
 
Luigi Bezzera invented the espresso coffee machine in Italy in 1901. His objective was to decrease his employees' coffee break time and increase their productivity! Bezzera's machine used steam pressure to force hot water through the finely ground coffee. This allowed coffee to be prepared quickly, on demand, and by the cup. The resulting brew of coffee was also stronger in flavor and body. Bezzera's patent was sold in 1903 to Desidero Pavoni who began commercially producing and distributing the espresso machine throughout Europe. 
 
Today, espresso is a popular drink in cafés all around the world. Celebrate National Espresso Day by purchasing a cup of espresso at your favorite coffee shop or make your own using an espresso coffee machine like the one Luigi Bezzera invented!
It’s National Espresso Day!