August 2013

Thu
01
Evil Twin & Stillwater Beer Tasting
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Evil Twin & Stillwater Beer Tasting
Thursday, August 1st
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Specialty Department, $1

Stop by the beer department to try some amazing Evil Twin and Stillwater beers.  We'll also sample out some specialty cheeses that pair magically with the beers we're sampling. 

 

Event cost: $1

Thu
01
Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The calendar may indicate that summer's coming to a close, but the weather sure isn't! Join us for a fun online discussion where we share our best tips and tricks for the grill, as well as favorite foods to cook over live fire! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
03
Yoga in the Park
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Healthy Eating Area
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Yoga in the Park
Saturday, August 3rd
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Healthy Eating Area, FREE

Join us on the first Saturday of every month for a beginning/intermediate vinyasa yoga class taught by an instructor from Just Breathe Yoga Rivermark.  We’ll meet at the store and walk to Memorial Park, and then walk back to the store for a complimentary healthy breakfast in the Culinary Center.

 

Sign up here: http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A336706

Tue
06
Milk Alternatives Tasting
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Milk Alternatives Tasting
Tuesday, August 6th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station , FREE

Have you ever tried hemp milk? How about oat or flax milk?  There are so many amazing milk alternatives out there! Join Kathleen for a milk alternatives tasting where you’ll get to try the various milk alternatives we carry and then enjoy a sample of Rip’s Big Bowl with your favorite dairy-free beverage!

Wed
07
Parent & Me Back to School Cooking Class
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Parent & Me Back to School Cooking Class
Wednesday, August 7th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15 per pair

With school starting again everyone will be pressed for time; in the morning, for lunch and in the evening.  In this hands-on cooking class we’ll make some quick (and healthy!) breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes ideal for families on the go. 

 

Sign up here: http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A336709

Thu
08
Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As summer vacation comes to an end, let's take a moment to remember the last three months. Join us to swap our very best memories, stories and photos of summer 2013! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
10
Beer & Cheese Tasting and Book Signing
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Cupertino Culinary Center
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Beer & Cheese Tasting and Book Signing
Saturday, August 10th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Cupertino Culinary Center , $8

Meet Local author Janet Fletcher for a beer & cheese pairing and get your signed copy of Cheese & Beer. Her newest book, Cheese & Beer takes you on a gastronomical pairing adventure through the booming world of craft beers and artisan cheeses. (Culinary Center) Register Now

Sun
11
Blood Drive
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ In the front parking lot
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Blood Drive
Sunday, August 11th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
In the front parking lot, FREE

Looking to save lives?  Stop by our store on Sunday, August 11th from 11am to 3pm to donate blood.  The Blood Centers of the Pacific will have their Bloodmobile in our parking lot.  To set up your life-saving appointment go to www.bloodheroes.com, click "Donate Blood" and enter sponsor code: wholefoodscupertino

 

 

Thu
15
Easy, Healthy Lunches
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Easy, Healthy Lunches
Thursday, August 15th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

Bringing your lunch is a healthier, more affordable option that going out to eat every day for lunch.  Kathleen will help you make a variety of healthy (yet easy!) wraps, sandwiches, salads and snacks that pack well and will satisfy you all day long!

 

Sign up here: http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A336710

Thu
15
Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Getting kids to think differently about their food choices can be a challenge. Join us for an online discussion to share tips and best practices for inspiring small changes that will ultimately have a big impact on better nutrition! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
16
Healthy Starts Here 5 for $5 Sampling
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Prepared Foods
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Healthy Starts Here 5 for $5 Sampling
Friday, August 16th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prepared Foods , FREE

Did you know that you can get five scoops of delicious, healthy salads from our prepared foods department for just FIVE dollars?!  Every day we have five or more salads in our prepared foods case from which you can choose to assemble your own 5 for $5.  Kathleen will be sampling out the various salads over the prepared foods department.  This is a great value!

Fri
16
Family Game Night: Bingo & Pizza
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cafe
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Family Game Night: Bingo & Pizza
Friday, August 16th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cafe, $5 per attendee

Bring the whole family for a fun night of Bingo and pizza!  We’ll enjoy some delicious pizza from our gourmet pizza oven as well as snacks and refreshments.  You’ll have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes as well; Whole Body products, Specialty items and even a $100 gift card!

 

Sign up here: http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A336971

Sat
17
Weeknight Meals
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Weeknight Meals
Saturday, August 17th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

Eating healthy can be fast and fun!  Join Kathleen for a hands-on cooking class where we’ll make wholesome yet easy dinners and desserts utilizing some of the amazing value-added foods found throughout the store.

 

Sign up here: http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A336724

Sun
18
So I Bought This Vitamix...
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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So I Bought This Vitamix...
Sunday, August 18th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

After the Vitamix Roadshow (8/15-8/18) you might be wondering what to do with your new high-powered blender.  Kathleen will show you that you can make so much more than smoothies!  We'll make spreads, sauces, dips, desserts and so much more!  Join us in the culinary center for this hands-on cooking class and taste the wonders of the Vitamix!

 

Sign up here:  http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A337123

Mon
19
Budget Friendly Tour
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Area
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Budget Friendly Tour
Monday, August 19th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Healthy Eating Area, FREE

Learn how to shop at Whole Foods the affordable way.  Kathleen will share tips and tricks for saving money as well as some budget-friendly recipes.

 

Sign up here: http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A336712

Tue
20
Make Your Own Milk Alternatives
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Make Your Own Milk Alternatives
Tuesday, August 20th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Join Kathleen at the Demo Station where we’ll make some easy and delicious milk alternatives.  You’ll learn to make raw rut and grain milks without thickeners, stabilizers or refined sweeteners. 

Wed
21
The Health Implications of Acid/ Base Balance: Fact or Fiction.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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The Health Implications of Acid/ Base Balance: Fact or Fiction.
Wednesday, August 21st
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Join registered dietitian and integrative nutritionist, Eileen Mackusick to learn about the effects of diet on acid/base balance in the body.  She will review the science and healthy implications with regards to cancer, osteoarthritis/degenerative joint disease and other degenerative diseases.  Learn nutrition tips on how to alter your acid/base balance as well as healthy eating tips for optimal health.

 

Sign up here:  http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A336713

Thu
22
Kid's Club Cooking Class
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Kid's Club Cooking Class
Thursday, August 22nd
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

Learning the basics of healthy cooking is essential to establishing a healthy lifestyle.  This hands-on kid’s cooking class will help your child gain confidence in the kitchen and empower them to make healthy food choices.  Ages 7-12

 

Sign up here: http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A336707

Thu
22
Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer vacation is officially over and the kids have gone back to school. Join us for an online discussion to share ideas for simple and nutritious breakfasts, sack lunches worth keeping and delicious suppers that are managable on a tight weekday schedule! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
23
Produce Perfection with Slow Food South Bay
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Produce Perfection with Slow Food South Bay
Friday, August 23rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culinary Center, $20

Do you know how to select a ripe pineapple?  How about the perfect eggplant?  Jose, one of our friendly and knowledgeable produce team members, will lead us through the produce department where we’ll select the perfect produce items to use in our dishes back at the Culinary Center.  We’ll also enjoy some wines from local wineries while we enjoy our fresh summer salads and desserts. 

 

$10 of each ticket will be donated to Slow Food South Bay, an organization that seeks to advocate, educate and celebrate our abundant local resources providing quality, healthy food for all community members in a sustainable way (http://slowfoodsouthbay.org/).

 

Sign up here: http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A336714

Tue
27
Easy Breakfasts
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Easy Breakfasts
Tuesday, August 27th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Throughout August we’ve been concentrating on milk alternatives; let’s put it all together and make some tasty breakfast dishes. 

Wed
28
Bean Basics
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Bean Basics
Wednesday, August 28th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

Buying beans in bulk and preparing them yourself is truly the easiest way to keep your favorite bean dishes healthy and affordable, by being able to control exactly what goes in them.  Join Kathleen and Hannah Kullberg from the Better Bean Co. in a hands-on cooking class where we'll make easy and healthy recipes using nutritious and versatile dry beans.


Sign up here: http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A337157

Thu
29
Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Labor Day is just a few days away, so let's make sure summer goes out with a BANG! Join us for an online discussion to share party ideas, recipes and general merriment during the final days of outdoor celebrating! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
31
Gluten-Free Cooking
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Gluten-Free Cooking
Saturday, August 31st
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

Whether you’re new to gluten-free cooking or a seasoned veteran, you’ll enjoy making these simple yet delicious gluten-free entrees and desserts.  We will be kicking off our monthly Gluten Intolerance Group support meetings, led by Kim Rice, a Certified Gluten Practitioner (thrivinggf.com) with this hands-on cooking class.

 

Please keep in mind that our Culinary Center is not a dedicated gluten-free facility.

 

Sign up here:  http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A336715

Events At Nearby Stores

January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day
Wednesday, January 28th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,
January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day
 
Daily Fact: The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour introduced in 1889.
 
Blueberry Facts: Maine produces 99% of all the wild blueberries in the United States of which 90% are frozen.
 
Daily Quote: “The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.”~W. C. Fields
January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day
 
Daily Fact: The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour introduced in 1889.
January 30 National Croissant Day
Friday, January 30th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,
January 30 National Croissant Day
 
Daily Facts: Each croissant rolls are made of 50 or more thin layers of pastry & butter.
 
According to legend, it was Marie Antoinette (Austrian Princess who married Louis XVI), introduced the croissant to France.
 
French Proverb: “You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs”
On ne fait pas d’omelette sans casser des œufs.
January 30 National Croissant Day
 
Daily Facts: Each croissant rolls are made of 50 or more thin layers of pastry & butter.
 
FREE BEER TASTING FEATURING STRIKE BREWING
Friday, January 30th
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Strike Brewing is young in its beginnings, brewing their first Session Series-Blonde, Brown, Porter and Wit in 2011. Now with an IPA, Imperial Red, and Stout in the line-up, this local San Jose Based Brewery is ready to make new friends and share some great beers! (Must be 21 or over/event held in Specialty Dept. /event subject to change)

 

Strike Brewing is young in its beginnings, brewing their first Session Series-Blonde, Brown, Porter and Wit in 2011.