October 2012

Mon
01
October 1: World Vegetarian Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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October 1: World Vegetarian Day
Monday, October 1st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
Mon
01
NEW Nickels for Non Profit Recipient: InnVision Shelter Network
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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NEW Nickels for Non Profit Recipient: InnVision Shelter Network
Monday, October 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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    We are pleased to announce our new first quarter 2013 Nickels for Non Profit Recipient: InnVision Shelter Network!

    InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN) is dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals return to self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

    Click here to learn more: www.ivsn.org/


    Our Nickels for Non-profit Donation Program is one of the many meaningful ways Whole Foods Market gives back to our community and gets the word out about organizations that are making a difference!

    Between October 1, 2012 and January 13, 2013, come show your support for the InnVision Shelter Network by bringing your own bag when you shop at the Whole Foods Market in San Mateo. Each time you bring your own reusable shopping bag we will donate a nickel to InnVision Shelter Network!

 

Thu
04
October 4: National Taco Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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October 4: National Taco Day
Thursday, October 4th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
  •   It’s National Taco Day! A taco is a traditional Mexican dish made with chicken, beef, vegetables, or seafood. The filling is folded inside a soft or hard tortilla and garnished with toppings such as cheese, salsa, or guacamole.

    In 1520, the conquistador Hernando Cortez wrote to King Charles V of Spain to describe his experiences in the New World. In his letter he mentioned a delicious meal the Aztec inhabitants prepared with “tlaxcalli” or “tortilla.” It is the first historical reference to tacos!

    Today, tacos are enjoyed all over the world. Invite your friends over for make-your-own tacos and celebrate National Taco Day!

 

Tue
09
October 9: Moldy Cheese Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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October 9: Moldy Cheese Day
Tuesday, October 9th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
  •   October 9: Moldy Cheese Day (we presume they mean blue cheese mold)!

    Stilton. Bleu. Roquefort. Gorgonzola. All of these moldy cheeses get their chance to shine and stink on Oct. 9.

 

Fri
12
October 12: National Gumbo Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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October 12: National Gumbo Day
Friday, October 12th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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    For those who have not had the pleasure of tasting this delightful dish, gumbo is a rich stew usually filled with meat, shellfish, celery, peppers and onions and served over a bed of rice.

    A dish that originated out of Louisiana in the 18th century, gumbo has become a staple of New Orleans-esque cuisine and has grown in distinction not just in the southernmost parts of the United States, but the world in general.

    It is said that gumbo, much like Louisiana in general, is a savory mix of different ingredien
    ts that has introduced and blended a culture as a whole.

    There is a strong debate over the true origin of the gumbo dish.

    Many believe that the original recipe developed out of different interpretations of traditional West African cuisine, while there are those who believe that gumbo was derived from French cooking ideas and technique.

    Regardless of origin of the idea for gumbo, it is a meal to be enjoyed and honored on its national day.

 

Tue
16
October 16: World Food Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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October 16: World Food Day
Tuesday, October 16th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

 

Sun
21
October 21: Caramel Apple Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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October 21: Caramel Apple Day
Sunday, October 21st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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    Happy Caramel Apple Day!

    Although Kraft Foods claim their sales representative Dan Walker invented caramel apples in the 1950s -- boosting sales of Kraft caramels, no doubt -- the sweet treat actually dates back to the late 1800s, with the arrival of inexpensive caramel. Once a sought-after Halloween treat, its popularity coinciding with the autumnal harvest, caramel apples have all but disappeared on the trick-or-treat trail, as kids in recent years have been sworn to stick to prepackaged, sealed treats.


    Nonetheless, caramel apples remain a Halloween staple, even if they may represent a bygone era. Martha Stewart's Classic Caramel Apple recipe is pretty kid-friendly, or if you'd prefer an adult version, try these directions for a festive Caramel Apple Martini. In sticking to the traditional recipe, the classic Red Delicious apple is often favored, but crisp and tart-flavored types like Granny Smith or McIntosh work well too -- just make sure to avoid overly sweet apples, so can you can aptly capture the proper sweet-tart balance of the dessert.

    Read more: http://www.slashfood.com/2010/10/21/caramel-apple-day/#ixzz27gQbDXxo

 

Mon
22
October 22: National Nut Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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October 22: National Nut Day
Monday, October 22nd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
  •   There's a lot of healthy stuff in such a tiny snack. Nuts contain monounsaturated fat (known as the good kind of fat), fiber, protein, antioxidants and minerals. Research also shows that nuts can help lower your cholesterol and protect your heart.

    While technically not all of the nuts that we think about in the culinary sense of the word are true nuts in the botanical sense (peanuts are a type of pea, brazil nuts are actually seeds and walnuts are really drupes, for example), we think that they still deserve celebrating on National Nut Day.

 

Wed
24
Whole Foods Market Davis Grand Opening!
9:45 AM @ Whole Foods Market Davis
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Whole Foods Market Davis Grand Opening!
Wednesday, October 24th
9:45 AM
Whole Foods Market Davis
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  •   Join the Davis Community in welcoming it's newest natural foods grocery store, Whole Foods Market. The store will be proudly opening its doors for business on Wednesday, October 24.

    The bread-breaking ceremony will be at 9:45 a.m. Enjoy the store's expansive deli and prepared foods departments, and opt for the outdoor or indoor atrium cafe eating area. The store also boasts an expansive selection of sustainably caught seafood and humanely raised meats, local and international beer and wine favorites and fresh produce from the Sacramento valley.

    The store is proud to bring 100+ new jobs to the community. Be sure to like our Facebook page, WFM Davis, for more information about store tours, free events and job opportunities.

    https://www.facebook.com/WFMDavis

 

Wed
31
Free Kids Club Halloween Event
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ In-store Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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Free Kids Club Halloween Event
Wednesday, October 31st
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In-store Whole Foods Market San Mateo, FREE

Happy Halloween!

Join us for our annual Kids Club Halloween spooktacular event featuring tons of fun!  

Kids, come in your costumes and parade around the store visiting each department for a FREE special treat.  The first 200 kids at the event get a FREE goodie bag too!  

Mark your calendars now!

Tons of underground garage parking, in case it rains!

See you at our spooky event!

Events At Nearby Stores

Halloween Fest
Saturday, October 25th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Stevens Creek, 20955 Stevens creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA, FREE

Join us for a spooktacular Halloween Fest!!

Trick-or-treat in store. Team Members will be in costume so you are welcome to wear yours too!

Enter to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card by voting for your favorite pumpkin in our Team Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Join us for a spooktacular Halloween Fest!!

Trick-or-treat in store. Team Members will be in costume so you are welcome to wear yours too!

Party in the Patch Kids Club
Saturday, October 25th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, $5 per child. Pumpkins are sold seperately.

Join us for an afternoon hour-long activity to celebrate the Halloween season!

The day includes three activities:

  • Mini Pumpkin Decorating
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Halloween Healthy Snack

The class includes all supplies for all activities with the exception of pumpkins to decorate.

This is a hands-on class and is best suited for ages 4 and up. Come in costume if you’d like!

Please register for either 12 to 1 p.m., or 1 to 2 p.m. Register by emailing  FremontEvents@wholefoods.com, or at Customer Service.

Join us for an afternoon hour-long activity to celebrate the Halloween season!

The day includes three activities:

Party in the Patch Kids Club
Saturday, October 25th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, $5 per child. Pumpkins are sold seperately.

Join us for an afternoon hour-long activity to celebrate the Halloween season!

The day includes three activities:

  • Mini Pumpkin Decorating
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Halloween Healthy Snack

The class includes all supplies for all activities with the exception of pumpkins to decorate.

This is a hands-on class and is best suited for ages 4 and up. Come in costume if you’d like!

Please register for either 12 to 1 p.m., or 1 to 2 p.m. Register by emailing  FremontEvents@wholefoods.com, or at Customer Service.

Join us for an afternoon hour-long activity to celebrate the Halloween season!

The day includes three activities: