July 2014

Tue
01
Super Seeds Cooking Demonstration with Chef Jenny Brewer, MS, CNS
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM @ Demo Station
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Super Seeds Cooking Demonstration with Chef Jenny Brewer, MS, CNS
Tuesday, July 1st
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Hemp, chia and flax seeds are all great sources of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, but many people don’t know how to incorporate them into their diet.  Natural Chef Jenny Brewer will be preparing some delicious plant-based BBQ/picnic recipes featuring these nutrient-packed seeds.

Location: Demo Station

Instructor: Chef Jenny Brewer and Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

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Tue
01
Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino Parking Lot
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Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
Tuesday, July 1st
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

Wed
02
5% Day on July 2nd, 2014
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino
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5% Day on July 2nd, 2014
Wednesday, July 2nd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino

Shop on Wednesday, July 2nd to support our local food producers! 5% of our net sales will support: RawDaddy Foods, Peacecock, and Karinto Krisps.

 

Thu
03
Mason Jar Cooking Demo
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Grocery Center Isle
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Mason Jar Cooking Demo
Thursday, July 3rd
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Grocery Center Isle, FREE

Thursday, July 3rd • 9:00am-10:30am and 11:30-1:30pm

Mason jars aren’t only good for canning! They actually have a myriad of different uses! Kathleen will show you how to make your very own mason jar smoothies, salads and much more!  Stop by any time between the hours listed—this will be an ongoing demo.

Location: In the center grocery isle

Instructor: Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

Sat
05
E-Waste Event for Hope Services
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Stevens Creek on the Patio
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E-Waste Event for Hope Services
Saturday, July 5th
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Stevens Creek on the Patio, Free

E-Waste Event for HOPE

10 am to 3pm Free

Is your garage and storage filled with obsolete computers, old TVs, broken toasters, and other electronics?   Join us every first Saturday of the month and make space.  According to HOPE Services, “All materials donated will be safely recycled by State approved recycler ECS Recycling, nothing goes overseas, and will be used to create employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Visit www.hopeservices.com for more information.

 

Here is a list of electronic waste that will be accepted:

  • computers
  • monitors
  • computer cables
  • mice
  • keyboards
  • VCRs
  • faxes
  • radios
  • printers
  • telephones
  • televisions
  • CPUs
  • stereos
  • speakers
  • DVD players
  • cell phones
  • recorders

 

Location: Patio

No registration required

Tue
08
Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino Parking Lot
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Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
Tuesday, July 8th
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

Thu
10
Twitter Chat: Traveling With Food
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Traveling With Food
Thursday, July 10th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Are we there yet?! Road trips are a quintessential part of summer... And so is the snacking that goes along with it! Join us to chat about how to prepare and pack tasty, healthy nibbles for traveling in the car. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
12
“The Gluten Effect” Lecture by Dr. Vikki Petersen, D.C.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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“The Gluten Effect” Lecture by Dr. Vikki Petersen, D.C.
Saturday, July 12th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Join Dr. Vikki Petersen, D.C., for an informative lecture where she will discuss the various health conditions that could be caused by gluten-sensitivity.  She will explain what gluten is, and how it may be affecting your overall health and wellness.  After the lecture Kathleen, our Healthy Eating Specialist, will be leading a store tour highlighting her favorite gluten-free products (from 12pm-1pm). 

Location: Healthy Eating Desk

Instructor: Dr. Vikki, D.C. and Kathleen, Healthy Eating Specialist

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Tue
15
Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino Parking Lot
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Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
Tuesday, July 15th
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

Tue
15
“Balance Blood Sugar and Blast Sugar Cravings” Lecture by Sunita Kumar, Functional Nutritionist
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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“Balance Blood Sugar and Blast Sugar Cravings” Lecture by Sunita Kumar, Functional Nutritionist
Tuesday, July 15th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Most of us are addicted to sugar in some way. What we may not realize is how to break the cycle, or how much our sugar addiction is sabotages our health goals. Managing blood sugar is one of the first steps to tackling cravings and other issues around health. Join us for our FREE seminar to discover:

•             How sugar can affect our health and hormones

•             How blood sugar impacts our mood and energy

•             Easy ways to balance blood sugar

•             How to use this information manage cravings

You will learn what foods to eat and avoid (some will surprise you!), how sugar leads to disease, and easy and effective methods to kick your cravings. Don’t miss this fun, interactive, information-packed seminar – in fact, bring a friend, or two!

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Wed
16
Healthy Desserts Cooking Demo
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Healthy Desserts Cooking Demo
Wednesday, July 16th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Join us for an interactive demo where Kathleen and Sahil Rao will whip up some delicious plant based desserts using no refined sugar.  Sahil has been type I diabetic since childhood, and wanted to share some of his favorite, low glycemic foods.  Karen from the American Diabetes Association will also be giving a brief presentation about the glycemic index and the ADA's upcoming events.

On the menu: Parfait with Whole Grain Granola and Banana “Nice” Cream, Banana Coconut Cookies, and Fudgey Brownies

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Wed
16
CANCELLED: Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) Support Group Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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CANCELLED: Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) Support Group Meeting
Wednesday, July 16th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

For information about these meet-up groups, email Kim Rice, Health Coach and Certified Gluten Practitioner: thrivinggfcf@gmail.com

Tue
22
Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino Parking Lot
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Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
Tuesday, July 22nd
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

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Outdoor Celebrating
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Outdoor Celebrating
Thursday, July 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It may be really hot, but summertime is the best time of year to host celebrations out of doors. Join us to chat about throwing backyard parties, parkside picnics and porch happy hours that will make everyone happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Tue
29
Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino Parking Lot
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Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-9pm
Tuesday, July 29th
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

Events At Nearby Stores

National Chili Dog Day - July 31, 2014
Thursday, July 31st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

Chili Dog Day

When you take two of America's most iconic foods - chili and hot dogs - and put them together, the result is a taste sensation that will knock your socks off. And if you don't get messy when you eat a chili dog, then you're doing it wrong!

Chili dogs come in a wide array of types and flavors, ranging from kosher all-beef dogs to Texas firehouse chili. What's your favorite combination?

Why not celebrate by serving up a few to your friends and family? Don't forget the napkins!

Chili Dog Day

August 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Saturday, August 2nd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

August 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.

With its different textures and temperatures, the ice cream sandwich is a treat that satisfies more than one of the senses.

It’s unclear who we have to thank for this portable dessert, but we’re grateful nonetheless. Depending on where you are in the world, your ice cream sandwich can look very different from what Americans are used to. Some other countries use wafers, cake or even profiteroles instead of cookies for the top and bottom layers.

The beauty of the ice cream sandwich is that it’s very easy to make. If you’re going to bake your own cookies for the treat, make sure they’re bigger and flatter than normal so they don’t break apart. The ice cream to cookie ratio is key as well: too much ice cream, in this instance, will leave you with a mess on your hands.

Ice cream sandwiches can be easily assembled by kids or dressed up by adults. They make for a great interactive dessert after an elaborate dinner. Bake a variety of cookies and have a few different ice creams on hand and guests can practice their sandwich artistry. There’s nothing like feeling like a kid again!

August 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.

With its different textures and temperatures, the ice cream sandwich is a treat that satisfies more than one of the senses.

August 3 National Watermelon Day
Sunday, August 3rd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

Time to to enter that seed-spitting contest - August 3 is National Watermelon Day!

Summer is prime time to get your mouthful of watermelon before this seasonal fruit (or is it a vegetable?) rolls away - or explodes?!?

If you're feeling creative, experiment with other ways to get your watermelon on with these mouthwatering recipes. Chomping down not your style? You can even crush it up for a thirst-quenching way to escape the summer swelter.

Besides having an exciting effect on people, watermelon has also been associated with ... vampires? Cue the glitter and field full of flowers!

Apparently vampire watermelons "develop" when left on the ground after ten days. Then, they roll around and wreak general havoc.

So before you go to bed, you might want to go all "fruit ninja" on those possible blood-suckers springing up in the garden patch, just sayin'.

Time to to enter that seed-spitting contest - August 3 is National Watermelon Day!