September 2013

Wed
04
Probiotic Sampling
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Probiotic Sampling
Wednesday, September 4th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Did you know that 70% of your immune system is found in your gut?  Maintaining a healthy gut flora is essential to effective digestion and overall health.  Join Kathleen at the demo station in the back of the store to sample a variety of dairy-free sources of probiotics such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha and coconut kefir. 

Wed
04
Homemade Almond Milk Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Homemade Almond Milk Demo
Wednesday, September 4th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Have you ever considered making your own almond milk?  It's so simple!  Join Kathleen and her fellow Healthy Eating Specialists to learn how to make your own homemade almond milk.  We'll make original, vanilla and chocolate varieties. 

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
Thursday, September 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Let's get excited about the bounty of fall flavors and discuss all the great ways to enjoy the season's freshest produce! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
06
Gluten-Free Store Tour
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Gluten-Free Store Tour
Friday, September 6th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Gluten-intolerance can be overwhelming and frustrating.  Whole Foods Market carries hundreds of delicious gluten-free products that will make gluten-free eating easy and delicious!  Join Kathleen for a tour around the store where she’ll highlight the amazing gluten-free brands and products.  We’ll also try some yummy gluten-free treats and share some great recipes.

 

Sign up here: https://glutenfreetour.eventbrite.com

Sat
07
Yoga in the Park
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Healthy Eating Desk
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Yoga in the Park
Saturday, September 7th
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Healthy Eating Desk, FREE

Join us on the first Saturday of the month for a FREE vinyasa yoga class.  After the class we’ll walk back to the store for a complimentary healthy breakfast in the Culinary Center.

 

Sign up here: https://yogaparkstc.eventbrite.com

Sat
07
Kid's Tie-Dye Party
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Garden Center Patio
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Kid's Tie-Dye Party
Saturday, September 7th
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Garden Center Patio, $10 Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation

Learn to make your own tie-dye shirt!  With just a $10 donation to the Whole Kids Foundation, which funds salad bars and gardens in local schools, you’ll receive a white shirt and a lesson on how to tie and then dye a colorful homemade shirt that you can take home!

Thu
12
Fig-a-licious Cooking Demo
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Demo Station
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Fig-a-licious Cooking Demo
Thursday, September 12th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Demo Station, FREE

Figs are at the peak of ripeness throughout September, so why not learn about all the ways you can use them?  We’ll make a raw fig pie, an oil-free fig salad and a warm grain dish featuring figs.  Samples and recipes provided!

Sat
14
Birthday Bash: Cupcake Decorating Party
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Birthday Bash: Cupcake Decorating Party
Saturday, September 14th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Culinary Center, $1 per cupcake

Celebrate Whole Food Cupertino’s 6th Birthday by decorating a cupcake!

Wed
18
Healthy Snacks Group-Style Cooking Class
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Healthy Snacks Group-Style Cooking Class
Wednesday, September 18th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

Snack foods are often highly processed and full of sodium.  Learn how to make some healthy snacks in this hands-on cooking class that will keep you full without adding excess calories.  We’ll be making vegan kale chips, raw “cookie dough,” homemade Larabars and much more!

 

 

Sign up here: https://healthysnacks.eventbrite.com

Wed
18
Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) Support Group Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) Support Group Meeting
Wednesday, September 18th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

The Gluten-Intolerance Group (GIG) is hosting a gluten intolerance support group meeting on the third Wednesday of the month in the Culinary Center.  You'll have the opportunity to share your challenges, successes and sample some gluten-free products. 

 

To sign up or receive more information, please email: Kim Rice at thrivinggfcf@gmail.com

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
Thursday, September 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

We love our pets just as much as you do! So let's take an hour to share tips, best pet practices and show general appreciation for our fine furry friends! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
20
What's On Sale? Grab and Go Demo
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Demo Station
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What's On Sale? Grab and Go Demo
Friday, September 20th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Demo Station, Free Samples

Using the Weekly Specials flyer Kathleen will design a healthy recipe featuring various items on sale for the week.  You’ll be able to sample the recipe and grab a ready-to-purchase bag stuffed with all the ingredients required to make the recipe.

Wed
25
Green Smoothie Pop-Up
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Produce Department
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Green Smoothie Pop-Up
Wednesday, September 25th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Produce Department, $5 per smoothie

See how easy it is to get your greens!  Join Kathleen in the produce department where you’ll be able to design your very own green smoothie using a variety of fresh greens, fruits and fresh-pressed juices!

Wed
25
"The Gluten Effect" Lecture
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Culinary Center
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"The Gluten Effect" Lecture
Wednesday, September 25th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Culinary Center, FREE

Dr. Vicki Petersen from the Doctors Speakers Network and author of renown book, The Gluten Effect, will discuss gluten intolerance and Celiac disease and how these conditions may contribute to a variety of ailments such as obesity, arthritis, eczema, asthma and many more.

 

Sign up here: https://gluteneffectlecture.eventbrite.com

Thu
26
Meals for 4 Under $20 Group-Style Cooking Class
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Culinary Center
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Meals for 4 Under $20 Group-Style Cooking Class
Thursday, September 26th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Culinary Center, $15

Each season the Healthy Eating Specialists around Northern California bring you the “Meals for 4 Under $20” brochure, where we find five Health Starts Here recipes that feed a family of four for under $20.  In this hands-on cooking class we’ll prepare the delicious recipes featured in this season’s brochure so you can see how simple and tasty all these recipes are!

 

Sign up here: https://mealsfor4under20.eventbrite.com

Events At Nearby Stores

Frozen Tasting Fair
Saturday, September 20th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Throughout the Store, Free

Browse our many stations throughout the store and enjoy tasty treats and delightful conversation with some of our favorite frozen product suppliers!  Be sure to stop by the Specialty Department to try a beer float with Drake's Brweing and Talenti Gelato!

Browse our many stations throughout the store and enjoy tasty treats and delightful conversation with some of our favorite frozen product suppliers!

1st Anniversary Oktober-Fest
Saturday, September 20th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Prices vary.

Beer, brats and more! We will be hosting a store-wide bash to celebrate our 1st year birthday! Enjoy a pop-up beer garden, food and vendor tastings, activities for the entire family and live music. Cookout provided by Fork in the Road and more! Food and raffle proceeds to benefit Whole Kids Foundation.

 

Beer, brats and more! We will be hosting a store-wide bash to celebrate our 1st year birthday!

September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
Sunday, September 21st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,
September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
Go a little nuts with your cookies - September 21 is National Pecan Cookie Day.
 
You can create your own pecan cookie adventure, or recipe, today! It's one of those lovely munchies that you can make a multitude of ways, and none of them are wrong.
 
We already celebrated pecan sandies, but you can also raise a toast to pecans by tossing them into cookie dough alongside chocolate chunks, raisins and oatmeal, caramel, orange or lots of butter. Pop 'em on top or chop them into pieces - no matter how you like them, pecans are a great addition to your favorite cookie recipe.
 
But beware - it's how you pronounce "pecan" that's nuttin' but trouble.
September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
Go a little nuts with your cookies - September 21 is National Pecan Cookie Day.