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Every Whole Foods Market location will simultaneously crack and sample over 400 wheels of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano on Saturday, March 9th at 2PM CST. At the River Forest location, three cheese specialists will go head-to-head racing to open their wheel first and win the title of Big Cheese. This cracking will be submitted for official Guinness World Record review.
Parmigiano Reggiano is the king of cheese. Aged for at least 24 for months, to ensure intense taste and texture, this cheese is the pride of Italian cheese makers. Every wheel is individually inspected for quality, ensuring that only wheels that meet strict Italian D.O.C laws are stamped with approval and labeled Parmigiano Reggiano.
The best tastes can be found from the center of the wheel, seconds after cracking. Samples from each wheel’s center will be provided to spectators. Wine will also be paired with this sampling. Must be 21+ to participate in wine tasting.
Enjoy a tasting of Whole Trade Guarantee items and samples of Supplier Alliance products, while we entertain the crowd with activities inspired by Whole Planet Foundation Micro-credit Clients.
8-10 am Coffee for a Cause
Enjoy a fresh cup of Whole Trade coffee and a perfectly portioned breakfast pastry for a $2 donation to Whole Planet Foundation.
11 am Middle Eastern Dance Class with Pineapple Dance Studio
Donations to Whole Planet Foundation accepted!
Learn the basics of Middle Eastern dance with Pineapple Dance Studio Owner and Instructor, Erika Ochoa.
12 pm Whole Planet Foundation Power Hour
$2+ Donation to Whole Planet Foundation
Make a donation and pop a balloon to find a prize. One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card!
12-3 pm Whole Trade and Supplier Alliance Sampling
with Live Music by Guitarra Azul
Discuss the most common food allergens. Find out how to identify a sensitivity or allergy. Learn about the body’s many responses to these foods and explore ways to change your diet that will excite your diet and minimize negative reactions. Light breakfast fare will be provided.
RSVP Required (708) 366-1045
Admission is $5
Recharge your resolution to make healthy food choices with this edition of the Health Starts Here monthly meet-up. We'll walk you through a simple appetizer, entree and desert that will focus on budget, seasonality and, of course, the four pillars of health.
This event is by RSVP only and is best enjoyed with a friend! Call us to save space for you and a buddy - (708) 366-1045.
$5 per half-dozen; registration fee donated to Whole Planet Foundation
Enjoy this Easter tradition naturally and without the mess! We’ll teach you how to create your own egg dyes from ingredients found in nature. Best of all, once you’ve colored your eggs you can leave the clean-up to us! Preregistration is required. Call (708) 366-1045.
$5 Donation to Whole Planet Foundation
Think you’re a whiz in the kitchen? Prove it at our inaugural Egg Peeling Contest! We’re looking for 10 contestants to test their luck, peeling as many eggs as possible in less than 5 minutes. The winner will receive an Easter Dinner for a family of 6 (dinner featured in our Easter Menu.)
For those who prefer to leave the cooking to us, stop by and sampling a taste from our Easter Menu. Our Catering Specialist will be on hand to introduce you to the best flavors for your Easter Table.
Log on to CorePower Yoga’s Facebook page where Whole Foods Market is joining the #AskAYogi conversation. Post your healthy eating and yoga related questions and receive real time answers from Certified Yoga Instructors and Whole Foods Market’s natural and organic food experts. At the end of the hour one lucky participant will receive a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card.
Our littlest guests, ages 0-5, are invited to an egg-hunt just for them! Eggs will be hidden in our grocery department and filled with treats perfect for little tummies. Egg-themed crafts will be available in the café. This event is free, but pre-registration is required so we know how many eggs to hide! Give us a call (708) 366-1045