September 2013

Wed
04
Meet the Maker Santa Rita Wine Tasting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Alamo Quarry Specialty Department
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Meet the Maker Santa Rita Wine Tasting
Wednesday, September 4th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Alamo Quarry Specialty Department, $10

This tasting will feature Santa Rita Reserva Organic Sauvignon Blanc, Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are all whole foods exclusive wines. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation.

 

About Santa Rita Wines: Superb quality and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of Santa Rita, one of Chile’s most admired wine estates, and using organic grapes is just the beginning. There’s a lovely variety here for any palate, any pairing. Plus, 25¢ from the purchase of each bottle will fund poverty alleviation around the world through Whole Planet Foundation®.

 

The Winemaker: Felipe Ramírez

 

Felipe studied in Chile at the Pontificia Universidad Católica and later did a two year post graduate study program at the l’Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Montpellier (ENSAM) jointly carried out in Montpellier and Bordeaux.

 

He is a young and energetic winemaker passionate about environmental agriculture and sustainable practices development. His experience includes a six month program working in Alsace biodynamic and organic vineyards in addition to several technical research studies in the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions.

After working in prestigious wine cellars in the U.S. and France, he joined the Santa Rita group and became a key member of the winemaking team that developed the Terra Andina project. In 2009, he became the chief winemaker for Nativa.  

 

 

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
Thursday, September 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Let's get excited about the bounty of fall flavors and discuss all the great ways to enjoy the season's freshest produce! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sun
08
Kid's Fair Benefiting the Whole Kids Foundation
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Alamo Quarry Parking Lot
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Kid's Fair Benefiting the Whole Kids Foundation
Sunday, September 8th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Alamo Quarry Parking Lot, $5 Donation

Whole Kids Foundation is an organization devoted to improving children's nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic.

We will be holding a Kid's Fair September 8th and 15th to benefit this great organization!

 

Activities Include:

Victory Martial Arts:  will be holding a board breaking event. Kids can break a Karate Board, then spin a prize wheel to win items such as: 30 days for free, free birthday parties, karate headbands, free private lessons, etc.

The Big Green Gym Bus: (A gutted green school bus filled with gymnastics equipment and equipped with a gymnastics-teaching, bus driver!)

KIND (bars): will be handing out snacks

Activity Tables: WFM will be hosting kid friendly snack and crafts tables for this event.

 

$5 donations to the Whole Kids Foundation are suggested for entry into the Kid's Fair!

 

Thu
12
South African Wine Dinner
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Alamo Quarry Cafe
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South African Wine Dinner
Thursday, September 12th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Alamo Quarry Cafe , $40

Thursday, September 12th. $40 Per Person

 

7 Amazing Wines + Multi-course dinner.

Sun
15
Kid's Fair Benefiting the Whole Kids Foundation
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Alamo Quarry Parking Lot
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Kid's Fair Benefiting the Whole Kids Foundation
Sunday, September 15th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Alamo Quarry Parking Lot, $5 Donation

The Whole Kids Foundation is an organization devoted to improving children's nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic.

We will be holding a Kid's Fair September 8th and 15th to benefit this great organization!

 

Activities Include:

Victory Martial Arts:  will be holding a board breaking event. Kids can break a Karate Board, then spin a prize wheel to win items such as: 30 days for free, free birthday parties, karate headbands, free private lessons, etc.

The Big Green Gym Bus: (A gutted green school bus filled with gymnastics equipment and equipped with a gymnastics-teaching, bus driver!)

KIND (bars): will be handing out snacks

Activity Tables: WFM will be hosting kid friendly snack and crafts tables for this event.

Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas: will have a gardening activity where kids can plant there own seedlings. 

Salon Volt: will be doing a "Haircuts for a Cause" event. Haircuts for a suggested donation of only $10!

$5 donations to the Whole Kids Foundation are suggested for entry into the Kid's Fair!

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
Thursday, September 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

We love our pets just as much as you do! So let's take an hour to share tips, best pet practices and show general appreciation for our fine furry friends! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Wed
25
5% Community Giving Day: Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Alamo Quarry
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5% Community Giving Day: Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas
Wednesday, September 25th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Alamo Quarry

5% of our Sales on September 25th will go to Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas!

They are a non-profit corporation dedicated to sustaining the natural environment and enhancing urban spaces through land conservation, community engagement, and education. To date, GSA has helped protect more than 27,000 acres of sensitive lands over the Edwards Aquifer Recharge and Contributing Zones, safeguarded an additional 458 additional acres of private property and 123 acres of donated land, fostered thirty-six community gardens throughout disadvantaged areas of San Antonio, and educated over 3,700 students on the importance of nature through photography with our Picture Your World Youth Photography Project.

 
GSA will also be joining our Kid's Fair on September 8th & 15th. They will have seedlings for kids to plant and other kid's gardening activities!

Events At Nearby Stores

Free Morning Work Outs with Camp Gladiator
Tuesday, September 23rd
5:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Vineyard Patio, Free

Looking to start your new fitness routine but don't know where to begin? We've partnered with Camp Gladiator to offer free morning workouts, so look no further! Meet at Whole Foods Vineyard on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and get moving!  

Looking to start your new fitness routine but don't know where to begin? We've partnered with Camp Gladiator to offer free morning workouts, so look no further!

Healthy Eating Specialist Office Hours with Courtney
Tuesday, September 23rd
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Vineyard, near Seafood Department, Free

 

Whole Foods Market Vineyard is thrilled to introduce our new Healthy Eating Specialist: Courtney Miller!

If you're looking for delicious and affordable ways to make Healthy Living your way of living, Courtney is your go-to gal! She'll be available at her desk near the Seafood department from 9:30-11:30am every Tuesday.

Stop by and visit with her about our Health Starts Here program, find that perfect healthy recipe, or pick up tips to simplify your healthy living goals. If you can't make it on Tuesdays, reach out to Courtney at courtney.miller@wholefoods.com

 

Free Morning Work Outs with Camp Gladiator
Thursday, September 25th
5:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Vineyard Patio, Free

Looking to start your new fitness routine but don't know where to begin? We've partnered with Camp Gladiator to offer free morning workouts, so look no further! Meet at Whole Foods Vineyard on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and get moving!  

Looking to start your new fitness routine but don't know where to begin? We've partnered with Camp Gladiator to offer free morning workouts, so look no further!