February 2013

Fri
01
28-Day Engine 2 Diet Challenge
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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28-Day Engine 2 Diet Challenge
Friday, February 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo, FREE

What is the 28 Day Engine 2 Diet?

Engine 2 is a plan of action for following and sticking to a heart-healthy, mind-healthy, body-healthy, and taste-bud-tempting, Plant-Strong™ lifestyle, created by Rip Esselstyn.
 

Individuals following Engine 2 adopt a whole food, nutrient-dense, Plant-Strong™ way of eating and experience a vast variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.  In addition to its cardiovascular benefits, Engine 2 can control glucose levels, reduce cholesterol, help maintain normal weight, and increase overall energy and well-being.

The genesis of Engine 2 was to transform the eating habits of a bunch of Texas firefighters at Austin's Engine 2 firehouse in order to save a fellow firefighting brother's life.  The goal in writing The Engine 2 Diet was to educate people on the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.

 

28-Day Engine 2 Challenge Support Includes:

  • Daily inspirational emails with nutrition information and tips
  • 28-Day Challenge food journal to track your progress
  • 28-Day Meal Plan with recipes
  • Whole Foods Market in store events (see listing*)
  • Shared meals and conversation with challenge participants at select stores*
  • 200 Engine 2 approved items throughout the grocery aisles including a NEW Engine 2 line of products
  • Weekly Engine 2 tasting menu and deli offerings featured in the Prepared Foods department
  • Join us on Twitter to share your Plant-Strong™ lifestyle

 Extra Perks:

  • Free Yoga Classes at your local Yoga Tree during the challenge
  • Exclusive access to GAIAM TV and other GAIAM special offers

* For list of local store events in Northern California and Reno stores, visit: http://www.E2ChallengeNorCal.com 

Sat
02
Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery Patio
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Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
Saturday, February 2nd
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery Patio, Only Fitness Class is FREE!

Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
 

Location: Patio outside Bakery Doors | Whole Foods Market| 1010 Park Place | San Mateo, CA 94403
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Cost: Only Fitness Class is FREE!

Every Saturday during the E2 Challenge (February 2, 9, 16, & 23)

Details: It’s time to get moving!! Join us for an hour of fitness followed by a delicious and healthy breakfast. A CRUNCH Fitness trainer will lead us through a boot-camp styled body-weight training class (tailored to your fitness level) and then we will return to the store to enjoy a Rip’s Big Bowl for breakfast. What a great way to start off your weekend! Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast will occur every Saturday during the challenge and we will meet on the Patio outside the Bakery doors. Make sure you wear your work-out clothes, bring your mat & a bottle of water! Space is limited to 15 per session.
 
Sun
03
National Carrot Cake Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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National Carrot Cake Day
Sunday, February 3rd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

February 3, 2013 is National Carrot Cake Day



It’s National Carrot Cake Day! Carrot Cake has been around since the Middle Ages. At that time, sugar and other sweeteners were rare and very expensive, so people used sweet vegetables to flavor their puddings.

This technique became obsolete for several hundred years, but resurfaced in the 20th century. During World War II, the British government rationed many luxury foods and household staples including sugar. To appease the nation’s sweet tooth, the Ministry of Food promoted recipes for carrot puddings, carrot-filled pies, and carrot cakes. Today, many families in the UK still serve carrot cake on Christmas Day!

Carrot cake is much healthier than many other baked goods. A traditional recipe calls for carrots, raisins, walnuts, and brown sugar (instead of refined white sugar). Enjoy a slice from your local Whole Foods Market in honor of National Carrot Cake Day!

Mon
04
National Homemade Soup Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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National Homemade Soup Day
Monday, February 4th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

Feb 4th is National Homemade Soup Day



Soup Facts:
1. Women are more than twice as likely to eat soup as men, 9.67% vs. 4.0%.

2. The Middle English word soupen meant “to drink in sips”, which is how most soups were consumed. The words ”soup,” “supper,” “sip,” and “sop” are derived from  this term.

3. Andy Warhol(who’s real name was Andrew Warhola) is famous for his Campbell ‘s soup can art of the 1960′s. Did you know his first works sold for around 100 dollars?  Today they sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Daily Quote: “Of soup and love, the first is the best.” ~ Spanish proverb

Wed
06
National Frozen Yogurt Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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National Frozen Yogurt Day
Wednesday, February 6th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

February 6 - National Frozen Yogurt Day

 


Frozen yogurt was first created in the 1970s, and reached the height of its popularity in the 80s. It’s made in a similar fashion to ice cream, but using yogurt and milk instead of cream. The resulting taste is more tart than regular ice cream, but frozen yogurt is also considered a healthier alternative.

Wed
06
NEXT Entrepreneur - is it you?
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Oakland Scottish Rite 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, California 94612
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NEXT Entrepreneur - is it you?
Wednesday, February 6th
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Oakland Scottish Rite 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, California 94612
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    We are actively seeking new products to fill our shelves. If you believe your unique product is in line with our standards we strongly encourage you to apply here:http://bit.ly/fzSTqK

Online Application due January 14, 2013! Do you have what it takes?

Wed
06
5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo Prepared Foods
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5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler
Wednesday, February 6th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Prepared Foods, $5

Every Wednesday - 5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler


Location: Prepared Foods | Whole Foods Market| 1010 Park Place | San Mateo, CA 94403
Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $5.00


Details: Don’t feel like cooking but still want a healthy dinner? We’ve got the solution! Stop by the store for our amazing 5 for $5 nights. Prepared Foods will be offering five select Health Starts Here portions of our Engine 2 approved meals for only $5.00. This is a great opportunity to try a variety of new, healthy and delicious dishes!

 

Join us every Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm!

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
Thursday, February 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Food and love just seem to go hand-in-hand. Join us from 6pm to 7pm CST as we talk about food that inspires love, showing your love through food, and all things Valentine's Day. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to share your ideas and inspirations.

Sat
09
National Bagels and Lox Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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National Bagels and Lox Day
Saturday, February 9th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

February 9 - National Bagels and Lox Day



Daily Five Food Finds: Bagels
1. The word Bagel is often thought to have derived from the ‘buckle‘ shape it has, but actually it is from a Yiddish word ‘beygl‘ meaning ring or hole.

2. Bagels are one of the few breads that are boiled then baked. creating the sought inside while retaining a crisp exterior.

3. Over a Billion dollars a year are spent on bagels in the US alone.

4. The top selling bagels are Plain(#1), Whole Wheat(#2) and Sesame Seed(#3)

5. Originally bagels were baked and sold by street vendors. They would have been carried around on a long string draped over the sellers’ shoulders. (Link to drawing)

What’s a lox? Lox is thinly sliced smoked salmon

Bagel & Lox are typically bagels with cream cheese, onions,  and smoked salmon. Other variations often include  tomatoes, cucumbers, capers, and/or scrambled eggs

Daily Quote: ”Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise”~Dixie Carter

Sat
09
Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery Patio
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Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
Saturday, February 9th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery Patio, Only Fitness Class is FREE!

Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
 

Location: Patio outside Bakery Doors | Whole Foods Market| 1010 Park Place | San Mateo, CA 94403
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Cost: Only Fitness Class is FREE!

Every Saturday during the E2 Challenge (February 2, 9, 16, & 23)

Details: It’s time to get moving!! Join us for an hour of fitness followed by a delicious and healthy breakfast. A CRUNCH Fitness trainer will lead us through a boot-camp styled body-weight training class (tailored to your fitness level) and then we will return to the store to enjoy a Rip’s Big Bowl for breakfast. What a great way to start off your weekend! Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast will occur every Saturday during the challenge and we will meet on the Patio outside the Bakery doors. Make sure you wear your work-out clothes, bring your mat & a bottle of water! Space is limited to 15 per session.
 
Sat
09
LoveFest
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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LoveFest
Saturday, February 9th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

LoveFest!

 

Join us for an afternoon loaded with food and beauty! Schedule yourself for a free makeup consultation!

Sample delicious food and chocolates...find everything you need for your Valentine!

Wed
13
The Makeup Pop-up!
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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The Makeup Pop-up!
Wednesday, February 13th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo, FREE

The Makeup Pop-Up!

 

ONE DAY ONLY!

Stop by and explore a natural new look and revamp your skin care regimen with our trained makeover experts, Nadia!

You don't want to miss this!

Wed
13
5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo Prepared Foods
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5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler
Wednesday, February 13th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Prepared Foods, $5

Every Wednesday - 5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler


Location: Prepared Foods | Whole Foods Market| 1010 Park Place | San Mateo, CA 94403
Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $5.00


Details: Don’t feel like cooking but still want a healthy dinner? We’ve got the solution! Stop by the store for our amazing 5 for $5 nights. Prepared Foods will be offering five select Health Starts Here portions of our Engine 2 approved meals for only $5.00. This is a great opportunity to try a variety of new, healthy and delicious dishes!

 

Join us every Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm!

Thu
14
Twitter Chat: Things We Love
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Things We Love
Thursday, February 14th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Sunsets, butterfly kisses from a child, a perfectly sweet strawberry. There are so many things love in life. Join us on Twitter from 6pm to 7pm CST as we explore all of the things we love. Follow #wfmdish to share your thoughts. 

Sat
16
National Almond Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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National Almond Day
Saturday, February 16th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

National Almond Day

 

 

Five Food Finds about Almonds

1. Almonds are mentioned several times in the New and Old Testaments. They are revered as symbols of divine approval.

2. Almonds are actually fruits, related to cherries and plums.

3. Raw Almonds contain prussic acids, the eating of more than a handfull can be lethal. this is why all almonds are dried, roasted and/or pasteurized.

4. A key indicator of arsenic poisoning was the faint smell of roasted almonds on the victim.

5.  Greek mythology tells of the beautiful princess Phyllis, who was left waiting at the altar on her wedding day by her intended, Demophon. Phyllis waited for years for him to return, but finally died of a broken heart. In sympathy, the gods transformed Phyllis into an almond tree, which became a symbol of hope

Daily Quote  “True Love is a hard nut to crack, but it has the sweetest kernel.”~Spanish Proverb

Sat
16
Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery Patio
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Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
Saturday, February 16th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery Patio, Only Fitness Class is FREE!

Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
 

Location: Patio outside Bakery Doors | Whole Foods Market| 1010 Park Place | San Mateo, CA 94403
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Cost: Only Fitness Class is FREE!

Every Saturday during the E2 Challenge (February 2, 9, 16, & 23)

Details: It’s time to get moving!! Join us for an hour of fitness followed by a delicious and healthy breakfast. A CRUNCH Fitness trainer will lead us through a boot-camp styled body-weight training class (tailored to your fitness level) and then we will return to the store to enjoy a Rip’s Big Bowl for breakfast. What a great way to start off your weekend! Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast will occur every Saturday during the challenge and we will meet on the Patio outside the Bakery doors. Make sure you wear your work-out clothes, bring your mat & a bottle of water! Space is limited to 15 per session.
 
Wed
20
Love Your Pet Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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Love Your Pet Day
Wednesday, February 20th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

February 20, 2013 is Love Your Pet Day

 


It’s Love Your Pet Day! Today is the official day for pampering your pet with a little extra love and affection to show them just how much you care.

Did you know that most households in the United States have at least one pet? Approximately 39% of US households own at least one dog, and 33% own at least one cat. Pets provide wonderful companionship and can actually help decrease your blood pressure and stress.

So whether you have a cat, dog, hamster, rabbit, bird, reptile, or goldfish, shower them with love and affection today! Happy Love Your Pet Day!

Wed
20
5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo Prepared Foods
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5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler
Wednesday, February 20th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Prepared Foods, $5

Every Wednesday - 5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler


Location: Prepared Foods | Whole Foods Market| 1010 Park Place | San Mateo, CA 94403
Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $5.00


Details: Don’t feel like cooking but still want a healthy dinner? We’ve got the solution! Stop by the store for our amazing 5 for $5 nights. Prepared Foods will be offering five select Health Starts Here portions of our Engine 2 approved meals for only $5.00. This is a great opportunity to try a variety of new, healthy and delicious dishes!

 

Join us every Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm!

Wed
20
Special Screening of The Weight of the Nation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ San Mateo Public Library 55 W. 3rd Ave., San Mateo, California 94403
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Special Screening of The Weight of the Nation
Wednesday, February 20th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
San Mateo Public Library 55 W. 3rd Ave., San Mateo, California 94403, FREE, limited space!

Whole Foods Market San Mateo and Kaiser Permanent invite you to please join us for a Special Screening of The Weight of the Nation
http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/

Wed February 20th and Wed March 20th

Screening: 6:00 pm
Community Discussion: 6:30 pm

Limited Space! To sign up click here: http://wfmsmtkpwotn.eventbrite.com/

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Food and Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food and Film
Thursday, February 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Join us for a virtual dinner as we talk about the movies. We'll chat about our favorite food moments in film and share recipes inspired by films. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to join the conversation.

Sat
23
Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery Patio
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Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
Saturday, February 23rd
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery Patio, Only Fitness Class is FREE!

Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast
 

Location: Patio outside Bakery Doors | Whole Foods Market| 1010 Park Place | San Mateo, CA 94403
Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Cost: Only Fitness Class is FREE!

Every Saturday during the E2 Challenge (February 2, 9, 16, & 23)

Details: It’s time to get moving!! Join us for an hour of fitness followed by a delicious and healthy breakfast. A CRUNCH Fitness trainer will lead us through a boot-camp styled body-weight training class (tailored to your fitness level) and then we will return to the store to enjoy a Rip’s Big Bowl for breakfast. What a great way to start off your weekend! Engine 2 Fitness & Breakfast will occur every Saturday during the challenge and we will meet on the Patio outside the Bakery doors. Make sure you wear your work-out clothes, bring your mat & a bottle of water! Space is limited to 15 per session.
 
Sat
23
Whole Planet Foundation Fundraiser BBQ
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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Whole Planet Foundation Fundraiser BBQ
Saturday, February 23rd
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo, $7 per plate

Whole Planet Foundation Fundraiser BBQ

 

Join us as we kick off our annual 2013 Whole Planet Fundraiser with a super delicious BBQ!
Only $7 per plate will get you a delicious grass-fed beef burger or grass-fed beef hot dog on an Ozery One bun, with a bag of chips and a side of tailgate cole slaw.  You can quench your thirst with a delicious Fresh Ginger ale for $2!.

100% of the proceeds will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation. Help us stamp our poverty!

Donate Online TODAY to help us reach our goal:
http://www.wholeplanetfoundation.org/get-involved/campaign/whole-foods-market-san-mateo/

 

 

Sun
24
Whole Planet Foundation Fundraiser BBQ
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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Whole Planet Foundation Fundraiser BBQ
Sunday, February 24th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo, $7 per plate

Whole Planet Foundation Fundraiser BBQ

 

Join us as we kick off our annual 2013 Whole Planet Fundraiser with a super delicious BBQ!
Only $7 per plate will get you a delicious grass-fed beef burger or grass-fed beef hot dog on an Ozery One bun, with a bag of chips and a side of tailgate cole slaw.  You can quench your thirst with a delicious Fresh Ginger ale for $2!.

100% of the proceeds will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation. Help us stamp our poverty!

Donate Online TODAY to help us reach our goal:
http://www.wholeplanetfoundation.org/get-involved/campaign/whole-foods-market-san-mateo/

 

 

Tue
26
National Pistachio Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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National Pistachio Day
Tuesday, February 26th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

February 26 - National Pistachio Day



Food Facts about Pistachios

1. Pistachio nuts are a member of the cashew family, related closely to mangos, sumac and even poison ivy.

2. Iran produces more pistachios than any other country in the world with over 200k tons per year.

3. In Asia they are often referred to as ‘green almonds & the ‘happy nut’. In Iran they are called the ‘smiling nut’

4. Male pistachio trees are alternate bearing, meaning they produce heavier crops every other year.

5. All pistachio shells are naturally beige in color. Many companies dye inferior nuts red or green.

Daily Quote: “Today’s mighty oak was once a single nut who held it’s ground.”~Mark Twain

Wed
27
5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo Prepared Foods
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5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler
Wednesday, February 27th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Prepared Foods, $5

Every Wednesday - 5 for $5 Engine 2 Sampler


Location: Prepared Foods | Whole Foods Market| 1010 Park Place | San Mateo, CA 94403
Time: 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $5.00


Details: Don’t feel like cooking but still want a healthy dinner? We’ve got the solution! Stop by the store for our amazing 5 for $5 nights. Prepared Foods will be offering five select Health Starts Here portions of our Engine 2 approved meals for only $5.00. This is a great opportunity to try a variety of new, healthy and delicious dishes!

 

Join us every Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:00 pm!

Events At Nearby Stores

Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
Tuesday, October 21st
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino Parking Lot, Prices Vary

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul. Check out all your favorite gourmet food vendors in one place - creating markets like you've never seen before.  Every Tuesday evening from 5-9pm Whole Foods Market Cupertino will be hosting an Off the Grid in our parking lot for everyone to enjoy!

For more information about Off the Grid click here

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul.

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: