August 2013

Thu
01
Silverado Vineyards Tasting / Thursday & Friday, August 1st & 2nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Silverado Vineyards Tasting / Thursday & Friday, August 1st & 2nd
Thursday, August 1st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

Since 1981, Silverado Vineyards has consistently made fine win from it's estate vineyards located in various micro-climates in Napa Valley.  15% of the grapes are grown organically, and 70% of the vineyards are Certified Napa Green; and, powered 25% by solar panels.  Silverado Vineyards is dedicated to creating fine wine holistically.  

Thu
01
Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The calendar may indicate that summer's coming to a close, but the weather sure isn't! Join us for a fun online discussion where we share our best tips and tricks for the grill, as well as favorite foods to cook over live fire! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
02
Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
Friday, August 2nd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, $35.00
Mediterranean Summer Supper...Fresh Mozzarella Zucchine Grigliate insalata, Mushroom Basil Heirloom Tomato Passata Linguine, Lemon Rosemary Grilled Branzino with a mixed herb gremolata, Baked Amaretti Stuffed Peaches. Sign up now.
Sat
03
Kid's Cooking Classes/Open House/Meet Culinary Dude & Ms Butterbeans
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Kid's Cooking Classes/Open House/Meet Culinary Dude & Ms Butterbeans
Saturday, August 3rd
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

We are happy to announce the return of two of our favorite teachers for Kid's Cooking Classes.....The Culinary Dude & Ms Butterbeans!  Come and help us welcome them back, and talk to them about their up coming classes.  we will have snacks, cooking demonstrations, and some surprises.  This is a FREE event, so stop by and join in the fun!

Sun
04
Kid's Cooking Class with Ms Butterbeans
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Kid's Cooking Class with Ms Butterbeans
Sunday, August 4th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Culinary Center, $20.00

    In this comfort food inspired class, Ms. Butterbeans will introduce you to her English grandma’s version of poached eggs over toast and a beautiful and yummy egg dish made by roasting asparagus and serving it topped with moist and fluffy scrambled eggs with parmesan cheese. We will be focusing on techniques for cooking eggs and bacon that are foolproof once learned and easy and fairly safe for children to do on their own.  Hands on cooking class for ages 7-17 years old.  Please have you child wear close toed shoes and pull back long hair.  Sign up now.

Thu
08
Birichino Tasting / Thursday & Friday, August 8th & 9th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Birichino Tasting / Thursday & Friday, August 8th & 9th
Thursday, August 8th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

Birichino is committed to producing distinctive, harmonious, highly energetic wines which transcend the casual wine drinkers' typical realm of experience.  Founded in Santa Cruz in 2008, and drawing on a combined 35 years making and selling wine in California, France, and Italy, owners-winemakers Alex Krause and John Locke are focused on attaining the perfect balance and establishing a direct connection to the sensual world.

Thu
08
Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As summer vacation comes to an end, let's take a moment to remember the last three months. Join us to swap our very best memories, stories and photos of summer 2013! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
15
Martin Ray Winery Tasting / Thursday & Friday, August 15th & 16th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Martin Ray Winery Tasting / Thursday & Friday, August 15th & 16th
Thursday, August 15th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

Located in Sebastopol, California, Martin Ray Winery benefits from the consulting advice of wine industry veterans Kerry Damskey and Dan Goldfield.  Varietal wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, all of which have earned top honors in various wine competitions and critical reviews.

Thu
15
Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Getting kids to think differently about their food choices can be a challenge. Join us for an online discussion to share tips and best practices for inspiring small changes that will ultimately have a big impact on better nutrition! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sun
18
Kid's Cooking Class with The Culinary Dude
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Kid's Cooking Class with The Culinary Dude
Sunday, August 18th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Culinary Center, $20.00

Cupcake Wars-HANDS-ON (Ages 4-13) In the vein of the popular TV show, Cupcake Wars and pending the enrollment numbers , we will break in to groups and the participants will be responsible for choosing both the cake and frosting flavors and creating 12 identical cupcakes with decorations. Some of the cupcakes and frostings that might be offered are; Yellow,  Chocolate, Spiced and Red Velvet Cakes, Chocolate, Vanilla and other flavored Frostings  (this selection is subject to change) Come join in the excitement!  Sign up now.

Mon
19
Anchor Steam Beer Dinner with "Chef" Jerry
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Anchor Steam Beer Dinner with "Chef" Jerry
Monday, August 19th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, $25.00

Beer and Good Eats....What could be better?  "Chef" Jerry will be preparing a three course meal to go with a variety of brews from Anchor Steam Brewery.  Don't miss this dinner!  Sign up now.

Thu
22
August Wine Group Tasting / Thursday & Friday, August 22nd & 23rd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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August Wine Group Tasting / Thursday & Friday, August 22nd & 23rd
Thursday, August 22nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

August Wine Group's small vineyard selections source only from the best hand-harvested, family-owned, earth- friendly Mediterranean wineries.  In working with small, family owned estates, their goal is to ensure that the wine is fantastic, and they are working to protect a way of life that has been preserved through generations.

Thu
22
Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
Thursday, August 22nd
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.

Fri
23
Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Adult Cooking Class with Chef Kelly Fong
Friday, August 23rd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, $35.00
Summer’s Cornucopia Picnic...Nectarine and Green Bean Slaw, Roasted side of Candied Salmon and Lemons, Mid-Summer Roasted New Potatoes with Pancetta, Peach Foster with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.  Sign up now.
 
Sun
25
Stealth Health Lunches Kids Love
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Stealth Health Lunches Kids Love
Sunday, August 25th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Looking for some great ideas for your kid's lunches this next school year?  Then don't miss this cooking demonstration, because best-selling author and health-conscious chef, Tracy Griffith has the answer: unique gluten-free sandwich wraps that hide healthy ingredients and are appealing to kids. With Stealth Health Lunches Kids Love, Tracy presents parents with a multitude of healthy, delicious ways to prepare exciting wraps for their children. Say goodbye to dull bread and same old wraps because each recipe is packed with nutrients to give kids a happy, healthy, energized day, wrapped in fun shapes and are easy to eat. Kids will also have a blast in the kitchen making their own Stealth Health creations.

Mon
26
Mika's Authentic Japanese Cooking Class
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Mika's Authentic Japanese Cooking Class
Monday, August 26th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, $20.00

Join Mika and learn how to prepare Authentic Japanese Food.  Mika will take you through the basics, and get you ready for her advanced classes.  In a few short weeks you can be WOWing your friends and family with some of the best food they have ever eaten.  Seating is limited so...Sign up now.

Wed
28
Wine Dinner with "Chef" Jerry
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Wine Dinner with "Chef" Jerry
Wednesday, August 28th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, $35.00

"Chef" Jerry has some really good ideas for a summer dinner with great wines from our Specialty department.  Stay tuned for details on the menu on our FaceBook page.  Seating is limited....so Sign up now.

Thu
29
Paul Hobbs Tasting / Thursday & Friday, August 29th & 30th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tasting Bar / Specialty Department
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Paul Hobbs Tasting / Thursday & Friday, August 29th & 30th
Thursday, August 29th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tasting Bar / Specialty Department, $4.00

Meticulous vineyard management followed by minimally-invasive winemaking techniques allows Paul Hobbs to produce wines that express their vineyard origins with finesse, complexity and authenticity.  The wines are fermented with native yeasts, aged in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Thu
29
Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Labor Day is just a few days away, so let's make sure summer goes out with a BANG! Join us for an online discussion to share party ideas, recipes and general merriment during the final days of outdoor celebrating! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Events At Nearby Stores

Label-Reading 101 Class
Thursday, July 24th
6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Petaluma, Free!

Sure we all check out food labels, but do you feel fully equipped to decipher them and read between the lines? We're here to help! Sharon, our Healthy Eating Specialist, will walk you through the most important information on labels and 4 simple steps to ensure that the foods you choose are as healthy as you think they are. We'll meet on the patio. Please email sharon.bowen@wholefoods.com to sign up to attend the class.

Sure we all check out food labels, but do you feel fully equipped to decipher them and read between the lines? We're here to help!

Summer BBQ's at Whole Foods Market Santa Rosa
Saturday, July 26th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Santa Rosa, $7/palte

Summer is all about BBQ's and we are BBQing for you all summer long each Saturday!  Come by and pick up a delicious plate of BBQ for only $7 which includes entree, side, chips and soda. Entree item changes weekly but it is always our high quality products and delicious. Need it to go, just let us know.

Summer is all about BBQ's and we are BBQing for you all summer long each Saturday!  Come by and pick up a delicious plate of BBQ for only $7 which includes entree, side, chips and soda.

Healthy Sweet Tooth Store Tour
Monday, July 28th
6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, Petaluma, Free!

Are you a health nut with a sweet tooth? We've got you covered! Sharon, our Healthy Eating Specialist, would love to show you the healthiest treats we have to offer in our store, and give you recipe ideas to take home too! Meet at the Healthy Eating Kiosk in the center of the store.

Are you a health nut with a sweet tooth? We've got you covered!