September 2012

Sat
01
Labor Day Celebration!
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Labor Day Celebration!
Saturday, September 1st
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $5 Donation to Whole Kids Foundation

Join us for one last summer cookout over the Whole Foods Market Tampa grill! From 1pm to 3pm only, we’ll be offering FREE hot dogs for kids under the age of 12! For adults, we’ll be serving your choice of a hamburger or veggie-burger with all the fixins’ for only a $5 donation to the Whole Kids Foundation. Your donation helps improve the nutrition of children through school salad bars and garden grants. Enjoy a good lunch for a great cause! Free hot dogs will be available while supplies last. No registration necessary.

Sat
01
Belgian Beer Tasting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Belgian Beer Tasting
Saturday, September 1st
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $5 Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation

Join our expert Beer Buyer for a trip to Belgium! One of the most complex and diverse styles of beer, learn to navigate through the different categories and appreciate the deep flavors and long histories of these unique beers. Taste the spectrum of different Belgian beers, paired with cheeses and other appetizers to help bring out their characteristics. This tasting is only $5, all of which will benefit the Whole Kids Foundation, dedicated to improving children’s nutrition. No registration necessary.

Fri
07
One-Day Sale on Grass-Fed Ground Beef
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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One-Day Sale on Grass-Fed Ground Beef
Friday, September 7th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $4.99/lb

On Friday, September 7th only, Whole Foods Market is having a one-day sale on grass-fed ground beef for $4.99/lb! Grass-fed cattle graze on the feed that best suits their digestive systems—grass. As for all our beef, the animals are raised without antibiotics or added hormones, on ranches that have been certified to Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating program. Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on natural, lean, versatile ground beef!

Sat
08
Vegan Dessert Day
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Vegan Dessert Day
Saturday, September 8th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite snacks! Whole Foods Market has the goodies – from ice cream and cake, to cookies and donuts – that are all natural and all vegan! Taste some of our most popular sweets throughout the store during this free tasting. No registration necessary.

Tue
11
Store Tour: Eating Healthy on a Budget
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Store Tour: Eating Healthy on a Budget
Tuesday, September 11th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Does living on a budget mean that you can’t eat healthy? What about a busy lifestyle? Take a tour around the store with Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis Whitwam and learn valuable tips for shopping smart and staying healthy. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
20
Tailgating Block Party
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Tailgating Block Party
Thursday, September 20th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?  The Bucs and the Bulls are kicking off their seasons this month and we’re here to make sure you have everything you need for game time.  Sample delicious tailgating snacks in each department during our free Tailgating-themed Block Party.  No registration necessary.

Thu
20
Cheese Class and Tasting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Cheese Class and Tasting
Thursday, September 20th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Parmesan, mozzarella, blue cheese, gouda, brie, goat, cheddar… who doesn’t love cheese? Learn the basics of cheese with our cheese experts in the Specialty Department. You’ll also sample a few wines paired with the cheeses to bring out their flavor and richness. This class will be held in the store café.  Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Fri
21
Kick the Sugar Blues
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Kick the Sugar Blues
Friday, September 21st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Are you constantly craving sweets and want to understand why? Do you want to gain control without deprivation? Please join Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis Whitwam and learn how to kick those Sugar Blues. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Mon
24
Vegetarian Cooking Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Vegetarian Cooking Class
Monday, September 24th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian, or just giving Meatless Mondays a try – this is the class for you! Learn to prepare easy vegetarian dishes that are just as flavor-packed and satisfying as your favorite comfort foods. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Thu
27
Fall Beer Tasting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Fall Beer Tasting
Thursday, September 27th
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

It’s nearly time for Fall, and that means some of the year’s best seasonal beers are back! Our expert Beer Buyer will sample pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers paired with light appetizers. No registration necessary.

Fri
28
We Like It Raw: Un-Cooking Class!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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We Like It Raw: Un-Cooking Class!
Friday, September 28th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Keep it simple, keep it whole, and keep it RAW! In this “cooking” demonstration, learn how to create tantalizing treats and satisfying dishes that will load your body with nutrient dense goodness. Join us for this free, fun class and enjoy a delicious sample. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Sat
29
Kids Club Class: Banana Ice Cream!
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Kids Club Class: Banana Ice Cream!
Saturday, September 29th
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

For energetic, on the move kids and adults, snacks can be just as important as meals and provide another opportunity to pack nutrition into a day. Whenever possible, it’s ideal to substitute a whole food option like fresh veggies and fruits or nuts and seeds, for conventional, packaged foods. Join Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis as he demonstrates how to make Cocoa Truffles and Banana Ice Cream!!  This hands-on class is for kids of all ages with their parents. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Events At Nearby Stores

Smart Start Mondays Meals under $7
Monday, September 22nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prepared Foods, Less than $7

Visit us every Monday evening for healthy, meatless meal solutions under $7. Eat in or take out a quick, nutritious dinner, using whole foods and whole grains, without added salt, sugar or dairy from our Healthy Eating Specialist Nicole!

KID’S CLUB: B-I-N-G-O, the Veggie Edition
Tuesday, September 23rd
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cafe, $5 donation to the Whole Kids Foundation

Join Kid’s Club instructor and Demo Specialist extraordinaire Linnea to learn about our Whole Kids Foundation while playing a few rounds of Veggie Bingo! Your kiddos will munch on healthy veggie snacks, while learning the importance of eating fruits and veggies. This game is recommended for children 5 & up.

Please only register the number of children attending. Adults do not need to be included in the number of tickets.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-club-b-i-n-g-o-the-veggie-edition-tick... the class is full, please contact Customer Service to be placed on the waiting list: 813-264-3600.

Join Kid’s Club instructor and Demo Specialist extraordinaire Linnea to learn about our Whole Kids Foundation while playing a few rounds of Veggie Bingo!

Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 24th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the PFDS Department, Free with adult

Feed your little ones for free every Wednesday this month. For each adult who dines off of our salad/hot bar, your child will receive up to ½ pound in free food!

Only available at the salad/hot bar. Child must be present. One free meal per adult, spending at least $10 in ready-to eat food.