April 2014

Tue
01
Cheese Nights
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ CAFE
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Cheese Nights
Tuesday, April 1st
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CAFE, FREE to Attend

Join us for the second event of a new quarterly series, Cheese Nights, on Tuesday, April 1, from 6 – 7:30. Shoppers will learn about and taste raw milk cheeses at this FREE event.  Beer and Wine available for purchase, pairing suggestions included!  Must be 21 to drink.  

What to know about raw milk cheeses
• They are made with milk that has not been pasteurized.
• Raw milk cheeses may be firm, oozy, creamy or crumbly and can come in any shape from wheel to block.
• They often come from single-herd cow, sheep or goat milk. (They often come from small production facilities where the control of the milk and the herds are strictly maintained-something to that effect if more accurate.)
• When milk is cooked (change to heated) or pasteurized, many naturally occurring flavor-rich enzymes (the good bacteria) are destroyed by the heat and the cheese loses its important flavor.
• Every geographical location has its own unique flavor (terroir) that populates the rinds of the cheese. One basic ingredient in one location can create noticeably different flavors in another location 100 miles away.
• Customers may be surprised that some of their favorite cheeses (such as Parmigiano Reggiano and Le Gruyere) are actually raw milk cheeses.

Cheeses that will be featured at this event are:

Parmigiano Reggiano
• Aged 24 months (to be called Parmigiano Reggiano, it must be aged at least 12 months).
• Enjoy its delightful range of flavors and textures: nutty, sweet, grassy, creamy, grainy, and fruity.
• Pair with Barola or Barbera, lager, honey, walnuts and a plain baguette.
• Use in classic Caesar or arugula salad.

Manchego
• Buttery with a light sweetness and slightly nutty on the finish.
• Pair with Rioja or Pinot Grigio, cider, Marcona almonds and wafers.
• Goes well with charcuterie.

Le Gruyere Reserve
• Classic flavor profile: nutty, creamy and complex, with hints of fruit and spice.
• Pair with Cabernet or Sauvignon Blanc, wheat beer, dried cranberries, orange marmalade and a plain crostini.
• Goes well with French onion soup and cordon bleu.

Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue
• Rich and earthy, sweet and fruity with slight vanilla notes.
• Pair with Zinfandel, stouts, dried cherries, hazelnuts and wafers.
• Great in mac and cheese.

Grafton Classic Reserve Cheddar
• Mature, creamy two-year aged cheddar with a slightly tart finish.
• Pair with Merlot, brown ale, shallot spread, caramelized pecans and flatbread.
• Use in ham and cheese sandwich.

Wed
02
Foodie Bar Wednesdays
12:00 AM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Foodie Bar Wednesdays
Wednesday, April 2nd
12:00 AM
Prepared Foods Department

Celebrate Foodie Bar Wednesdays with $2 off the Salad & Hot Bar every week!

*$2 off/per lb.

Thu
03
Happy Growler Hour!
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Happy Growler Hour!
Thursday, April 3rd
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department

Come fill your growler every Thursday 11am-7pm! CHEERS!

Thu
03
Twitter Chat: Springtime Favorites
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Springtime Favorites
Thursday, April 3rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is finally here, which means a hoard of new flavors and in-season items. We'll share recipes and cooking techniques to help you celebrate with food! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
05
Spring into Herbs
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Spring into Herbs
Saturday, April 5th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Store-wide, FREE

We are celebrating spring with fresh herbs! Stop by each department for a taste of delicious recipes featuring fresh spring herbs.

Sun
06
Growler Happy Hour
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Growler Happy Hour
Sunday, April 6th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, *Varies depending on your selection

Don't forget your Growler! Bring in your empty growler for a refill and save $4 every Sunday from 11am-7pm!

Wed
09
Foodie Bar Wednesdays
12:00 AM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Foodie Bar Wednesdays
Wednesday, April 9th
12:00 AM
Prepared Foods Department

Celebrate Foodie Bar Wednesdays with $2 off the Salad & Hot Bar every week!

*$2 off/per lb.

Thu
10
Happy Growler Hour!
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Happy Growler Hour!
Thursday, April 10th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department

Come fill your growler every Thursday 11am-7pm! CHEERS!

Thu
10
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part II
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part II
Thursday, April 10th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four 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.

Sat
12
Drop off your E-WASTE Recycling Event
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Front of the store
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Drop off your E-WASTE Recycling Event
Saturday, April 12th
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Front of the store, FREE

Drop off your e-waste! Recycle your unwanted TVs, computers, monitors, printers, batteries, chargers, cell phones, VCRs, CD and DVD players, fax machines, small appliances, cables and cords. Basically anything with a cord or batter operated! 
* a $5 fee for CRT monitors and CRT TVs apply

Sun
13
Growler Happy Hour
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Growler Happy Hour
Sunday, April 13th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, *Varies depending on your selection

Don't forget your Growler! Bring in your empty growler for a refill and save $4 every Sunday from 11am-7pm!

Wed
16
Foodie Bar Wednesdays
12:00 AM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Foodie Bar Wednesdays
Wednesday, April 16th
12:00 AM
Prepared Foods Department

Celebrate Foodie Bar Wednesdays with $2 off the Salad & Hot Bar every week!

*$2 off/per lb.

Thu
17
Happy Growler Hour!
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Happy Growler Hour!
Thursday, April 17th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department

Come fill your growler every Thursday 11am-7pm! CHEERS!

Thu
17
Your Thyroid and Common Hormone Imbalances Class
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ CAFE
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Your Thyroid and Common Hormone Imbalances Class
Thursday, April 17th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CAFE, FREE

 

Presented by Vidhya Kannan, M.D. 

Your thyroid is responsible for producing and regulating the hormones that manage crucial functions in your body, such as reproduction, mood and metabolism. Who would have guessed that this tiny gland plays such an important role in your body? Join Dr. Kannan, endocrinologist at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, as she answers your questions about the thyroid gland and common hormone imbalances such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Learn about the significant role your thyroid plays in your health, the different types of thyroid disease and the various treatment options available. 

 

To register for this free seminar, call 1-877-351-WELL (9355) 

or visit tempestlukeshospital.com. 

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
Thursday, April 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Springtime's biggest food holiday is coming up! Share stories and find recipes, menus and other great ideas for Easter celebrating. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
19
Breakfast with the Bunny
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ CAFE
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Breakfast with the Bunny
Saturday, April 19th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
CAFE, $10 per person, Children under 2 are FREE

Come enjoy a delicious French toast
breakfast made by our culinary team,
face painting and get your picture
taken with the Easter Bunny!

$10 per person, children under are Free! 

RSVP on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/WholeFoodsTEM  
or email us at sp.tem.marketing@wholefoods.com 

Sat
19
Kid's Club
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ CAFE
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Kid's Club
Saturday, April 19th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CAFE, FREE
JOIN US FOR STORIES & SONGS WITH OUR FRIENDS FROM THE TEMPE PUBLIC LIBRARY. THINGS GET TASTY WITH A FUN FOOD CRAFT  FOR ALL THE KIDS IN OUR CAFE! 
 
FREE to attend Registration Required 
Please Register on our Facebook at:  
 
 
Sun
20
Growler Happy Hour
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Growler Happy Hour
Sunday, April 20th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, *Varies depending on your selection

Don't forget your Growler! Bring in your empty growler for a refill and save $4 every Sunday from 11am-7pm!

Wed
23
Foodie Bar Wednesdays
12:00 AM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Foodie Bar Wednesdays
Wednesday, April 23rd
12:00 AM
Prepared Foods Department

Celebrate Foodie Bar Wednesdays with $2 off the Salad & Hot Bar every week!

*$2 off/per lb.

Thu
24
Happy Growler Hour!
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Happy Growler Hour!
Thursday, April 24th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department

Come fill your growler every Thursday 11am-7pm! CHEERS!

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Celebrate The Earth
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Celebrate The Earth
Thursday, April 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What are you doing to help our planet? We're celebrating Mother Earth all week long, and want to share and learn new ways to contibute to a better world! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sun
27
Growler Happy Hour
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Growler Happy Hour
Sunday, April 27th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, *Varies depending on your selection

Don't forget your Growler! Bring in your empty growler for a refill and save $4 every Sunday from 11am-7pm!

Wed
30
Foodie Bar Wednesdays
12:00 AM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Foodie Bar Wednesdays
Wednesday, April 30th
12:00 AM
Prepared Foods Department

Celebrate Foodie Bar Wednesdays with $2 off the Salad & Hot Bar every week!

*$2 off/per lb.

Events At Nearby Stores

Monday Flight Night/Date Night at the Watering Hole!
Monday, April 21st
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Watering Hole - Chandler Whole Foods, $15

Join us every Monday at 5pm at the Watering Hole for Flight Night/Date Night! Enjoy four select beers or three select wines with a complimentary cheese board for only $15! Join us and come thirsty!

Join us every Monday at 5pm at the Watering Hole for Flight Night/Date Night! Enjoy four select beers or three select wines with a complimentary cheese board for only $15!

5% Community Support Day for Keep Phoenix Beautiful of PHX Renews
Tuesday, April 22nd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Camelback,

Shop on Earth Day and 5% of all store sales will be donated to PHX Renews. PHX Renews transforms vacant lots into communal gardens that will beautifuy the city while promoting sustainability and a sense of community. 

Shop on Earth Day and 5% of all store sales will be donated to PHX Renews.

Tapas Tuesdays!
Tuesday, April 22nd
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
The Watering Hole - Chandler Whole Foods, $20

Join us every Tuesday in the Watering Hole at 5pm for Tapas Tuesday! Enjoy one bottle of select white or red wine with a bruschetta board for only $20! Unwind with us at the Watering Hole!

 

Join us every Tuesday in the Watering Hole at 5pm for Tapas Tuesday! Enjoy one bottle of select white or red wine with a bruschetta board for only $20! Unwind with us at the Watering Hole!