September 2014

Thu
04
Twitter Chat: Back To School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Back To School
Thursday, September 4th
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.

Sat
06
Tailgating Treat Showdown
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul
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Tailgating Treat Showdown
Saturday, September 6th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, Free!

You loved the Grilled Cheese Grill-Off so we're back for more!

This time our departments are going head-to-head with some of your tailgating favorites. Last time the Meat Department won the competition, but will they be able to hold onto that win? You get to decide!

Stop by and sample each tasty treat and vote for the winner. Same as last time, the your vote also counts as a prize entry for a gift basket!

 

Tue
09
Build Your Own Parfait for Whole Kids Foundation
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul
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Build Your Own Parfait for Whole Kids Foundation
Tuesday, September 9th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, $3 or $5 Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation

Stop in to build your own parfait with your choice of toppings, all for a good cause!



Who says you can only have yogurt for breakfast?

On Tuesday, September 9th, we'll be building yogurt parfaits and your purchase will go entirely to the Whole Kids Foundation



Support school salad bars and gardens with this tasty treat!

Tue
09
'Dirty Ingredients Made Clear' with Acure Organics
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul
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'Dirty Ingredients Made Clear' with Acure Organics
Tuesday, September 9th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, Free!

Join us for a class on body care products! Acure Organics will be here to break down ingredients in your everyday body products so that you know what you're putting on your skin. You care about what you put in your body, but don't forget what you put on it! 

Come and learn from their experts while enjoying refreshments and other giveaways at the event. 

**Participation is limited to the first 15 people who RSVP, so please do so on Facebook.

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Let's Tailgate
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Let's Tailgate
Thursday, September 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

College football and tailgating is a quintessential part of fall. We'll share recipes, menu ideas and more to ensure you have the best bash in the parking lot! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sun
14
Grilled Corn for Whole Kids Foundation
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul
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Grilled Corn for Whole Kids Foundation
Sunday, September 14th
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul, $2 Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation

On Sunday, September 14th we'll be grilling corn in our parking lot! For a $2 donation to the Whole Kids Foundation, pick up a fresh ear of corn (or three, or four...) grilled to perfection.



Did you know that the 'Whole Kids Foundation has provided garden and salad bar grants for thousands of schools throughout the United States and Canada'?

Check out these stats:

Students Served: 2,727,500
Salad Bars: 3,338
Gardens Funded: 2,116
Dollars Granted: $12,927,257



Some of the schools in our area that have received a grant include:

- Avalon School
- J. J. Hill Montessori Magnet PTO
- Community of Peace Academy
- Harambee Community Cultures Environmental Science Elementary School
- Achieve Language Academy

Tue
16
Cheese Night
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ St. Paul Whole Foods Market
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Cheese Night
Tuesday, September 16th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
St. Paul Whole Foods Market, Free!

Something truly delectable happens when heat meets cheese. Come taste a unique selection of cheeses perfect for grilling and pairing with grilled foods.

Stay updated on our Facebook page!

Wed
17
Community Support Day for Central High School
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market St. Paul
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Community Support Day for Central High School
Wednesday, September 17th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market St. Paul

Shop for a cause on Wednesday, September 17th! Whole Foods Market Community Support Days are the best days to grocery shop and stock your pantries! Four times a year we take an extra moment to give back tot he community by donating 5% of our day's sales total to a local non-profit.

We are proud to announce our next community support day in support of Central High School (Saint Paul, Minnesota) athletics! Shop all day long on Wednesday, September 17th to support this local school.

Thu
18
Twitter Chat: Wines From New Zealand - Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From New Zealand - Part I
Thursday, September 18th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of New Zealand are great for every occasion. Pick up one of the bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

 

Thu
25
Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
Thursday, September 25th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Who doesn't love beer and brats? ...And Oom-pah music?! Join us for a lively chat to celebrate the arrival of fall and all the food and drink it brings! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Events At Nearby Stores

Science and Technology in the Kitchen
Thursday, September 18th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. For such a basic skill, cooking can seem quite complicated at times. If you’ve ever been cooking along, looked at your food and thought “What happened?” this is the class for you. Learn what makes mashed potatoes gluey and heavy instead being of creamy and light, vegetables turn that unappealing army green, and why steaks overcook after they’re removed from heat? The recipe instructs to whisk until emulsified- what does emulsified even mean? One problem is that a good recipe can only take you so far. Successful cooks seem to operate merely on intuition, but it turns out that great cooks possess something more than culinary ESP; they understand the fundamental science of cooking and how to decipher a recipe down to its basic techniques. They understand why foods act the way they do under different conditions and after this class you will too! Chef Jeremy has been studying the science and technology of cooking throughout his entire career and he will share his experience to help make everything from a simple salad to a potato puree perfect every time. This class is gluten free and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Salad of Citrus and Greens with Emulsified Bacon and Orange Vinaigrette

·         NY Strip Steak Sous Vide with Rosemary Infused Demi Glace

·         Perfect Mashed Potatoes with Double Heavy Cream and Garlic

·         Asparagus Tips with Butter and Shallots

·         Bananas Foster Flambé with Vanilla Ice Cream and Cinnamon

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

 

 

Taste Bud Travels: Paella Party
Friday, September 19th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Spain is home to some of the most soulful and satisfying seafood dishes in the world. Sometimes a dainty tapas plate of garlic shrimp will hit the spot, but if you want a party, it’s time to grab the biggest pan you have, visit your fishmonger, and learn how to build a great paella. Paella is a marriage of seafood, rice, vegetables and aromatic saffron that is flavorful, exciting and endlessly adaptable. Learn how to choose the right ingredients and cook each ingredient to perfection while melding them together into a vibrant one pot meal perfect for get togethers. While our paella simmers, we’ll snack on some of Spain’s favorite tapas that complement the sweet and savory characteristics of paella.

This class has hands on opportunities and gluten free options upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Pan con Tomate

  • Spanish Tapas Pinchos (skewer)

  • Traditional Spanish Salmorejo (Chilled Tomato Soup with Olive Oil)

  • Goat Cheese Stuffed Roasted Dates

  • Seafood Paella

  • Sweet Flan with Membrillo (Quince Paste)

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

The Whole Kids Club presents...Mastering the Muffin Tin
Saturday, September 20th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $5 per Whole Kids Club member, $8 per non-member

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Muffin tins are pretty cool kitchen tools! We can use them, of course, to make muffins and cupcakes, but they can do so much more! We’ll think outside the muffin and create three dishes that we bake in a muffin tin...but there won’t be a muffin in sight. You’ll learn how to make pizza muffins, salad muffins and muffin tin pies with fresh fruit, and Chef Ani will read you Laura Numeroff’s tale of what happens when you give a moose a muffin, too. This class is hands on.  Vegetarian options are available (please specify upon registration). Classes are suitable for kids 5-14, and are drop off classes- kids only please! Pre-registration is required.

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!