December 2012

Sat
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December 1: Eat a Red Apple Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 1: Eat a Red Apple Day
Saturday, December 1st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 1: Eat a Red Apple Day

Sat
01
Caltrain Holiday Train at Burlingame Station
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM @ Burlingame Caltrain Station
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Caltrain Holiday Train at Burlingame Station
Saturday, December 1st
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Burlingame Caltrain Station, FREE
  •   The dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a magical, free family holiday event that brings thousands of toys to children in need. Over the past 9 years, more than 45,000 toys have been collected and shared with local children who otherwise would not receive a gift during the holidays!

    Whole Foods Market will be keeping you warm with a hot beverage and baked goods to snack on while you wait for the train! Look for us at the following stations:

    Dec.1st:
    Burlingame Caltrain Station Arrive: 5:15pm Depart: 5:35pm

    Dec. 2nd:
    San Mateo Caltrain Station  Arrive: 6:20 Depart: 6:40

    holiday-train.org
       

 

Sun
02
Caltrain Holiday Train at San Mateo Station
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM @ Burlingame Caltrain Station
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Caltrain Holiday Train at San Mateo Station
Sunday, December 2nd
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Burlingame Caltrain Station, FREE
  •   The dazzling Caltrain Holiday Train presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a magical, free family holiday event that brings thousands of toys to children in need. Over the past 9 years, more than 45,000 toys have been collected and shared with local children who otherwise would not receive a gift during the holidays!

    Whole Foods Market will be keeping you warm with a hot beverage and baked goods to snack on while you wait for the train! Look for us at the following stations:

    Dec.1st:
    Burlingame Arrive: 5:15pm Depart: 5:35pm

    Dec. 2nd:
    San Mateo Arrive: 6:20 Depart: 6:40

    holiday-train.org

 

Tue
04
December 4: National Cookie Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 4: National Cookie Day
Tuesday, December 4th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 4: National Cookie Day

Sun
09
December 9: National Pastry Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 9: National Pastry Day
Sunday, December 9th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 9: National Pastry Day

Mon
10
December 10: National Lager Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 10: National Lager Day
Monday, December 10th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 10: National Lager Day

Fri
14
5% Community Support Day: San Mateo Police Activities League
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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5% Community Support Day: San Mateo Police Activities League
Friday, December 14th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo, Support your Community!
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    Shop with with us and we will donate 5% of our total sales to the San Mateo Police Activities League (PAL) !
    Read more about this amazing organization here: http://www.sanmateopal.org/about.html

    Our team members are part of the local community and they are passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to our shoppers and neighbors. First off, it’s a given that each store donates food to area food banks and shelters. We have food; they know how to get it to people who need it. Then severa...
    l times a year, our stores hold community giving days (otherwise known as “5% Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. The groups that benefit from these 5% Days are as varied as the communities themselves. Last but not least, team members are constantly volunteering their time and expertise to an assortment of local non-profits.
     

 

Fri
14
Holiday Vendor Faire
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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Holiday Vendor Faire
Friday, December 14th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
  •   Join us on this amazing 5% Community Support day where we will donate five percent of our total sales to the San Mateo Police Activities League!

    Enjoy the best foods of the season at our Holiday Vendor Faire!

    Mark your calendars as more details to come!

 

Sat
15
December 15: National Cupcake Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 15: National Cupcake Day
Saturday, December 15th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo
Thu
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December 20: National Fried Shrimp Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 20: National Fried Shrimp Day
Thursday, December 20th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 20: National Fried Shrimp Day

Mon
24
December 24: National Egg Nog Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 24: National Egg Nog Day
Monday, December 24th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 24: National Egg Nog Day

Tue
25
December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day
Tuesday, December 25th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day

Wed
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December 26: National Candy Cane Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 26: National Candy Cane Day
Wednesday, December 26th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 26: National Candy Cane Day

Fri
28
December 28: National Chocolate Candy Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 28: National Chocolate Candy Day
Friday, December 28th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 28: National Chocolate Candy Day

Mon
31
December 31: National Champagne Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 31: National Champagne Day
Monday, December 31st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 31: National Champagne Day

Events At Nearby Stores

Oakland Veg Week
Monday, April 21st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Oakland Community Room, FREE
Whole Foods Market is proud to be a sponsor for the third year of Oakland Veg Week. Explore meat-free foods and discover the many benefits of vegetarian eating – for community health, the planet, and animals. Join us for free classes daily featuring local chefs, nutrition professionals, and doctors.

- Monday, April 2...1st, 6:30 – 7:30 pm: “Creating an Environment for Change” with Dr. Milena Escherick
- Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30-7:30 pm: Afro-Vegan book signing and talk with author Bryant Terry
- Wednesday, April 23rd, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Eating Meat Free is easy as 1,2,3. Cooking Demo and Store Tour with Chef Alex Bury
- Thursday, April 24th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Healthy Snacking with Health Starts Here with Healthy Eating Specialist Ruby Beaupre
- Saturday, April 26th, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Veggie Cookout with Hampton Creek Foods


Please RSVP in advances as classes fill-up quickly. Email Ashley.erickson@wholefoods.com to secure your spot.
Whole Foods Market is proud to be a sponsor for the third year of Oakland Veg Week.
Bookmobile and Story Time in the Culinary Center
Monday, April 21st
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino-Culinary Center, FREE

Bookmobile and Story Time in the Culinary Center

Monday, April 21st 3pm to 3:30pm

Free

Meet our community partners, the Santa Clara County Library, who will be joining us with the District's Bookmobile  to provide Bookmobile service as well as do an interactive family story time. Story time will be followed by light snacks and a take home craft project.

Location: Culinary Center. No Registration required.

Bookmobile and Story Time in the Culinary Center

Monday, April 21st 3pm to 3:30pm

Free

Recipe Contest!
Monday, April 21st
3:45 PM - 12:00 AM
Submit entries to mariel.balderas@wholefoods.com,

Whole Foods Market, Cupertino Recipe Contest!

Submit your favorite “value-based” dinner recipe for a chance to win a Whole Foods Market Gift Basket!

Here are the guidelines:

·         The original recipe must be focused on value, meaning the entrée must cost $20 or less to prepare and feed at least 4 people.

·         Use at least 2 “365 Everyday Value products or Health Starts Here products”. All other ingredients must be purchased at Whole Foods Market.

Judging will be based on creativity, ease of preparation, and value. There will be one grand prize winner, and 2 runner-up prizes awarded. All entries are due to mariel.balderas@wholefoods.com with the subject line reading “Recipe Contest Entry” by May 24th, 2014 and the winners will be announced by May 31st, 2014. Health Starts Here compliant recipes are welcome, but it is not a requirement. This contest is being offered by Whole Foods Market, Cupertino and all entries will be judged by Mariel, Culinary Center Director, and Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist.

Submissions are through email only. Homemade samples or handwritten recipes will not be accepted. Any recipes submitted after May 24th will not be eligible to win.

Recipe Writing Rules:

 

·         Include a title, number of servings, dollars spent on the entire recipe and 1-2 sentences describing the dish. You may submit a photo with your recipe but it is not required.

·         Ingredients should be listed in the order they are used in the recipe.

·         Use standard measurements, i.e. Cups, Teaspoons Tablespoons.

·         Preparation instructions should be numbered.

·         Salt, pepper and basic spices do not to be calculated into the cost of the recipe.

 

Recipe Costing Tips:

·         Be aware of the cost of each ingredient when you are writing out your recipe.

·         Add up the cost of all ingredients used. For example, if you spent $2.00 on a head of cabbage, but only used half of it, factor in $1 for the entire recipe calculation.

·         All of our grocery items have the cost per ounce of product listed on the price tag! So if an item costs $.10 per ounce, and you use 8oz. of it, or 1 cup, then factor in $.80 for the entire recipe calculation.

 

Example Recipe: Cabbage Rolls, Serves 6

Ingredient Name

Total Item Cost

Recipe Quantity

Ingredient Cost

Cabbage

$2.00 each

1 head

$2.00

“365”Vegetable Broth

$2.49each ($.16/oz.)

8oz

$1.25

Ground Turkey

$2.00/lb

1.5 lb

$3.00

“365”CanTomatoes

$1.49 each

1 can

$1.49

Salt, Pepper

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Dried Spices

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Olive Oil

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Total Recipe Cost

 

 

$7.44 ÷6 =$1.29 Per serving

Don’t forget to sign-up for all of our “Value” classes scheduled in May!

Whole Foods Market, Cupertino Recipe Contest!