August 2013

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.

Mon
05
One Dime At A Time: Whole Kids Foundation
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ St. Paul
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One Dime At A Time: Whole Kids Foundation
Monday, August 5th
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Paul, Free

Our One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to our customers to reuse their grocery bags while developing stronger communities. At the register, customers have the option to receive a 10¢ per reusable bag refund or they can choose to donate it to that month’s selected charity organization. From July through September, all donations will benefit The Whole Kids Foundation. Whole Kids Foundation's mission is to improve children's nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools and educators we work to provide children access to healthier choices.

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.

Mon
12
One Dime At A Time: Whole Kids Foundation
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ St. Paul
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One Dime At A Time: Whole Kids Foundation
Monday, August 12th
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Paul, Free

Our One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to our customers to reuse their grocery bags while developing stronger communities. At the register, customers have the option to receive a 10¢ per reusable bag refund or they can choose to donate it to that month’s selected charity organization. From July through September, all donations will benefit The Whole Kids Foundation. Whole Kids Foundation's mission is to improve children's nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools and educators we work to provide children access to healthier choices.

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.

Sat
17
Summertime Grilling Event
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ St. Paul
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Summertime Grilling Event
Saturday, August 17th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
St. Paul, Burger, Chips and Soda: $5, Hot-Dog, Chips, and Soda: $5, Shrimp Skewers, Chips and Soda: $5

Join St. Paul for a grilling event from 11am-4pm on Saturday, August 17.  We will have Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Shrimp Skewers for sale in our garden canter patio right outside the store.

Mon
19
One Dime At A Time: Whole Kids Foundation
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ St. Paul
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One Dime At A Time: Whole Kids Foundation
Monday, August 19th
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Paul, Free

Our One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to our customers to reuse their grocery bags while developing stronger communities. At the register, customers have the option to receive a 10¢ per reusable bag refund or they can choose to donate it to that month’s selected charity organization. From July through September, all donations will benefit The Whole Kids Foundation. Whole Kids Foundation's mission is to improve children's nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools and educators we work to provide children access to healthier choices.

Tue
20
Health Starts Here: Back to School!
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ St. Paul
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Health Starts Here: Back to School!
Tuesday, August 20th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Paul, FREE

Join Whole Foods for a sampling of Health Starts Here options to send your little ones back to school with! Each department will have samples that children will be able to grade on their very own HSH Report Card!

Whole Foods Market is ready to share ideas for a healthy school year with a Health Starts Here (HSH) Back to School event that showcases tastes of good-for-you foods, ideas for a healthy school lunch box, recipes and more. Using the Whole Foods Market Back to School report card, children of all ages can learn how a few simple dietary changes can impact lifelong health. Completed report cards can be submitted to win a prize.

Whole Foods Market’s Health Starts Here program provides healthy eating education to empower people to make the best health-supportive, delicious food choices. HSH focuses on four pillars of healthy eating: real foods that are whole, fresh, natural, organic, local, seasonal and unprocessed; plant based foods; healthy fats from plant sources such as nuts, seeds and avocados; and nutrient dense foods.

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.

Sat
24
MN State Fair – Healthy Local Food Exhibit, Farm to School
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ State Fair Grounds
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MN State Fair – Healthy Local Food Exhibit, Farm to School
Saturday, August 24th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
State Fair Grounds, Free

Join us at the State Fair for one of our cooking demos in the Eco Experience Building, located at the Healthy Local Foods Stage!  We’ll be cooking up some delicious and nutritious recipes that showcase food items that can be found in the garden, the local farmer’s market and even directly from the farm!  Thirty minute cooking demonstrations will take place at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm daily, with free recipes and samples provided for visitors following each demo.  Hope to see you there!

 

Cooking Demos at 11 am , 1 pm and 3 pm on the following days:

Saturday, August 24th

Sunday, August 25th

Saturday, August 31st

Sunday, September 1st

 

Sun
25
MN State Fair – Healthy Local Food Exhibit, Farm to School
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ State Fair Grounds
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MN State Fair – Healthy Local Food Exhibit, Farm to School
Sunday, August 25th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
State Fair Grounds, Free

Join us at the State Fair for one of our cooking demos in the Eco Experience Building, located at the Healthy Local Foods Stage!  We’ll be cooking up some delicious and nutritious recipes that showcase food items that can be found in the garden, the local farmer’s market and even directly from the farm!  Thirty minute cooking demonstrations will take place at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm daily, with free recipes and samples provided for visitors following each demo.  Hope to see you there!

 

Cooking Demos at 11 am , 1 pm and 3 pm on the following days:

Saturday, August 24th

Sunday, August 25th

Saturday, August 31st

Sunday, September 1st

 

Mon
26
One Dime At A Time: Whole Kids Foundation
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ St. Paul
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One Dime At A Time: Whole Kids Foundation
Monday, August 26th
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Paul, Free

Our One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to our customers to reuse their grocery bags while developing stronger communities. At the register, customers have the option to receive a 10¢ per reusable bag refund or they can choose to donate it to that month’s selected charity organization. From July through September, all donations will benefit The Whole Kids Foundation. Whole Kids Foundation's mission is to improve children's nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Through partnerships with innovative organizations, schools and educators we work to provide children access to healthier choices.

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
MN State Fair – Healthy Local Food Exhibit, Farm to School
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ State Fair Grounds
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MN State Fair – Healthy Local Food Exhibit, Farm to School
Saturday, August 31st
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
State Fair Grounds, Free

Join us at the State Fair for one of our cooking demos in the Eco Experience Building, located at the Healthy Local Foods Stage!  We’ll be cooking up some delicious and nutritious recipes that showcase food items that can be found in the garden, the local farmer’s market and even directly from the farm!  Thirty minute cooking demonstrations will take place at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm daily, with free recipes and samples provided for visitors following each demo.  Hope to see you there!

 

Cooking Demos at 11 am , 1 pm and 3 pm on the following days:

Saturday, August 24th

Sunday, August 25th

Saturday, August 31st

Sunday, September 1st

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Health Starts Here 5 for $5 Lunch
Monday, July 28th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, $5

Start your week off right with a selection of 5 Health Starts Here dishes for just $5. These dishes feature nutrient dense, plant strong ingredients, with no added oil or sodium, but plenty of fresh, delicious flavor. Menu changes weekly - watch our Facebook page for weekly updates.

Start your week off right with a selection of 5 Health Starts Here dishes for just $5.

Peak Pick: Tropical Fruits
Tuesday, July 29th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Comparing apples to oranges is one thing, but what about comparing apples to lychees, passionfruit, mangos and more? There is a wide range of wonderful tropical fruit available here at Whole Foods Market that brings bright flavor and beautiful color to many dishes. These various fruits can look quite intimidating, but once you taste them and Chef Ani shows them how to use them, you’ll make a home in your fruit bowl for starfruit, right next to the grapes. This class has hands on opportunities as desired, is gluten free, and has vegetarian options are available upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Tropical Fruit Aqua Fresca
  • Tropical Fruit Guacamole with Plantain Chips
  • Tropical Fruit Gazpacho
  • Grilled Sea Scallops with Tropical Fruit Salsa
  • Quinoa and Hearts of Palm Salad with Tropical Fruit
  • Tropical Fruit Parfait with Ginger Cream

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Comparing apples to oranges is one thing, but what about comparing apples to lychees, passionfruit, mangos and more?

Bean Basics
Wednesday, July 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Beans and lentils are some of the powerful things you can have in your pantry- and on your plate. With a long and illustrious history of feeding hungry gourmets on the cheap, beans and legumes figure into almost every culinary culture on Earth, and with good reason. They’re an excellent source of lean protein, fiber and complex carbs that are low in calories and contain no cholesterol. They’re neutral in flavor, so they can blend seamlessly into dishes, adding a creamy texture and subtle earthiness to everything from appetizer to dessert. In this class, we’ll discuss soaking beans, how to cook them by many methods including braising and pressure cooking, when to use dry vs. fresh beans, and how to pick the right bean or lentil for your dish. Areas of focus include how to make flavorful veggie burgers, how to add beans to desserts and how to make a delicious Moroccan spice blend. This class is vegetarian, with vegan and gluten free options upon request and hands-on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Moroccan Spices Lentil Hummus
  • Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho with Edamame
  • Three Bean Summer Succotash
  • Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Burgers
  • Falafel Waffles
  • Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Beans and lentils are some of the powerful things you can have in your pantry- and on your plate.