December 2014

Tue
02
Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-8pm
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Parking Lot of Whole Foods Market Cupertino
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Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-8pm
Tuesday, December 2nd
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parking Lot of Whole Foods Market Cupertino, Food Truck 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.

Enjoy happy hour at the Brew Hub inside Whole Foods Market, all beer and wine $1 off during Off The Grid.

Every Tuesday evening from 5-8pm 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

Wed
03
5% Community GIving Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, CA 95014
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5% Community GIving Day
Wednesday, December 3rd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, CA 95014

5% of all purchases will benefit Noteworthy Music School.

Noteworthy Music School

Noteworthy Music School, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) California corporation, was founded by Patricia Brown in 1984 to fill the void when music was dropped from the school curriculum. We are on a mission to equip and enhance the lives of children, teens, and adults through music and the arts by inspiring, challenging, and motivating students with possibility thinking.Their approach is not just about lessons. Notewrothy Music School focuses on meeting our students exactly where they are and use the tool of music instruction and the art of music as the means to invite self-knowledge, increase self-esteem, and influence self-confidence towards any endeavor students may choose in their lives. Thier goal is for all of our students to walk out of every music lesson with the knowledge that they can accomplish any objective they set for themselves and that our instructors care about them and where they are headed.

Thu
04
Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
Thursday, December 4th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

No holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join in on the chat to discover our recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with us through our favorites. See the list here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine Follow #WFMwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. 

Fri
05
Brew Hub Grand Opening
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, CA 95014
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Brew Hub Grand Opening
Friday, December 5th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, CA 95014, Free

You're invited to celebrate the grand opening of our brand new Brew Hub.

Sample food from our exclusive Brew Hub menu along with free popcorn. The evening will feature happy hour pricing all night - $1 off beer and wine, and limited release beers from Firestone Brewing Company. Enjoy a wide selection of beverages including beer and wine on tap, mead, cider, sake, and slushies.

#BrewHubWFM

Tue
09
Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-8pm
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Parking Lot of Whole Foods Market Cupertino
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Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-8pm
Tuesday, December 9th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parking Lot of Whole Foods Market Cupertino, Food Truck 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.

Enjoy happy hour at the Brew Hub inside Whole Foods Market, all beer and wine $1 off during Off The Grid.

Every Tuesday evening from 5-8pm 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

Tue
09
Cheese Nights - Alpine Cheeses
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino CA 95014
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Cheese Nights - Alpine Cheeses
Tuesday, December 9th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino CA 95014, Free
A free, fun, celebratory, and informative night of cheese sampling and education. This Cheese Night will spotlight traditional Alpine-style cheeses.
 

Alpine-style cheeses pair perfectly with wintertime. Firm and flavorful, they bring warmth and richness to the plate. Moving small herds of dairy cows gradually up alpine mountainsides as spring snows melt assures that only the freshest grasses and wildflowers are consumed, lending rich, round, herbal notes to the cheese.

Known for their lower salt content, these cheeses melt wonderfully, making them perfect for your fondue pot!

Come taste a selection of cheeses and find out what makes them so special.

 

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
Thursday, December 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From large celebrations to comforting dinners and small cocktail soirees, the holiday season is THE time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation.

Sun
14
Blood Drive
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino CA 95014
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Blood Drive
Sunday, December 14th
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino CA 95014
To schedule your life-saving appointment go to www.bloodheroes.com
Click Donate Blood and enter Sponsor Code: wholefoodscupertino
 
Bring a photo ID with you. Please eat before donating. To donate blood you must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 lbs. and be in good health.
 
All donors will be entered in a raffle for a $500 gift card every week in December. Everyone who registers to donate blood will be entered in the raffle.
 
Blood Centers of the Pacific
270 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

Location: Bloodmobile in the parking lot

Tue
16
Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-8pm
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Parking Lot of Whole Foods Market Cupertino
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Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-8pm
Tuesday, December 16th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parking Lot of Whole Foods Market Cupertino, Food Truck 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.

Enjoy happy hour at the Brew Hub inside Whole Foods Market, all beer and wine $1 off during Off The Grid.

Every Tuesday evening from 5-8pm 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

Thu
18
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
Thursday, December 18th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the second big feast of the holiday season! Whether you're looking for a main course, sumptious sides or delicious desserts you're sure to find it during our chat. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Events At Nearby Stores

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

December 28: National Chocolate Candy Day

We're milking today for all it's worth - December 28 is National Chocolate Candy Day!

It's impossible to have a bad day when chocolate is on the menu, especially melt-in-your-mouth candy that comes in oh so many flavors and forms.

Candy was pretty popular in the 1800s (how could it not be?) and if you had a sugar craving, you could cure it by going to a general store or candy shop and scooping up a giant bag of whatever your heart desired ... except for chocolate. Our predecessors were rather attached to it as a beverage or rich dessert. But when the public began to clamor for chocolate candy, the chocolate bar was born.

Fry's Chocolate Factory is credited with molding the first chocolate bar that actually tasted decent in England, 1847. From chocolate cream bars to chocolate Easter eggs, the company churned out more than 220 products in the decades that followed.

But because packaging cost money and it was cheaper to buy loose candy, it wasn't until the early 1900s when an enterprising Hershey Company stepped in with the first wrapped chocolate bar. It is still the same bar we know and love today!

And if bars aren't your fancy, it's not too early to buy yourself a big box of fondant and cream-filled chocolates in a heart-shaped box, or a big-box-store bag of your favorite chocolate candy. Indulge yourself today, and we're sure you'll be melting with chocolate happiness.

December 28: National Chocolate Candy Day

We're milking today for all it's worth - December 28 is National Chocolate Candy Day!

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

December 31: National Champagne Day

Everything’s better with bubbles! December 31 is National Champagne Day.

It’s no coincidence that National Champagne Day falls on New Years Eve; the two are probably one of life’s more obvious pairings. In France (and New Orleans), the new year is ushered in with a lavish Réveillon feast where extravagant dishes like lobster, foie gras and escargot are served.

Because Champagne has long since been associated with celebrations, it’s no surprise it was, and still is, the drink of choice for the festivities. Since then, the tradition of toasting the year to come with Champagne can be found worldwide. But, not all countries can rightfully claim to be serving or producing Champagne.

By law, to accurately be called Champagne, the grapes used in the production of the wine must come from the Champagne region of France. Anything else simply isn’t Champagne. Italians call their bubbles Prosecco and Spain has Cava, while in America it’s mostly called sparkling wine.

Another stipulation of calling Champagne by that name is that a second fermentation must happen inside the bottle. Méthode Champenoise is a complicated process. Champagne is typically made from pinot noir and/or chardonnay grapes. The second fermentation creates the bubbles, and the smaller the bubbles, the finer the Champagne. Some wine makers have tried adding carbon dioxide to wine, but the result isn’t authentic. The second fermentation takes place with the addition of sugar and yeast to the wine. When the Champagne is ready, some producers add a sugar syrup to sweeten the wine.

Outside of New Year’s, sparkling wine is perhaps most popularly drunk at brunch in the form of a Mimosa. But, don’t skip over the bubbles portion of the wine list the next time you’re out to dinner; Champagne pairs very well with rich or oily foods. Fried chicken and shrimp and grits are two of my favorites. Pizza also pairs well.

To all those celebrating with (or without) bubbles tonight, have a safe and Happy New Year!

December 31: National Champagne Day

Everything’s better with bubbles! December 31 is National Champagne Day.

NEW YEAR HOLIDAY STORE HOURS
Wednesday, December 31st
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Blossom Hill Location,

Hi friends! Please take note of our New Year's Holiday Store Hours:

December 31st New Year’s Eve: 8am to 8pm

January 1st New Year’s Day: 10am to 8pm

Hi friends! Please take note of our New Year's Holiday Store Hours:

December 31st New Year’s Eve: 8am to 8pm

January 1st New Year’s Day: 10am to 8pm