October 2012

Wed
10
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
Wednesday, October 10th
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.

Sat
13
3rd Annual Tampa Bay VegFest
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
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3rd Annual Tampa Bay VegFest
Saturday, October 13th
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, Free

The 3rd Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest will feature local restaurants with vegetarian and vegan food, live music, fun and games for kids, healthy-living and eco-friendly exhibitors, info on local nonprofits, animal adoptions, and well-known national and local guest speakers. Visit the Whole Foods Market booth to taste some of our most popular vegan items! *Please note that this is event is NOT held at Whole Foods Market.

Thu
18
Cheese Class and Tasting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Cheese Class and Tasting
Thursday, October 18th
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
19
Cherie Soria - Raw Foods for Health, Beauty & Longevity
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Cherie Soria - Raw Foods for Health, Beauty & Longevity
Friday, October 19th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $20 donation to the Whole Kids Foundation

Considered by many as the "mother" of gourmet raw food, Cherie Soria founded the Living Light Culinary Institute, the premiere raw culinary school, and taught many of the world's top raw chefs. As part of the Raw Food Revolution Tour, she visits Whole Foods Market Tampa to share the benefits of a raw food diet and the delicious recipes that make raw foods fun and easy! This class will include a food demonstration with samples in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Sat
20
Gluten-Free Tasting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Gluten-Free Tasting
Saturday, October 20th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

More and more people are eliminating gluten from their diets, but many think this means they have to say good-bye to some of their favorite foods.  In fact, there are more delicious Gluten-Free alternatives than ever, like pasta, breads, cookies, chips, cereals, and more! Taste some of our most popular Gluten-Free products at this free event.  No registration necessary.

Wed
24
Store Tour: Label Reading
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Store Tour: Label Reading
Wednesday, October 24th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Venturing out of the produce department into the world of packaged products can sabotage your healthy eating success unless you know some very simple tips for how to understand the labels. Join Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis Whitwam as he shows you the 3 steps that take only 5 seconds to determine if a product is a winner or needs to stay on the shelf. For more information and to register for this class, please contact Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
25
Beer Tasting: Porters
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Beer Tasting: Porters
Thursday, October 25th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $5 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation

As the weather starts to change and we feel the cool breeze of Fall, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a cozy dark Porter… Taste the spectrum of Porters, and learn what they pair best with, during our monthly Beer Tasting. For a $5 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation, enjoy more than a dozen different beers as well as light appetizers. This tasting will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Fri
26
Cider Tasting for Soles4Souls
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Cider Tasting for Soles4Souls
Friday, October 26th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

It’s time to clean out the closet and donate those pairs of shoes that you never wear! Soles4Souls collects new and gently worn shoes and distributes them to people in need. Bring in shoes to donate between 5 and 7pm on October 26th and get free a free gift! We’ll also be sampling Crispin Natural Hard Cider and Fox Barrel Cider, so come in to try some tasty hard ciders and help support a great cause! No registration necessary.

Sat
27
Halloween Trick or Treating!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Halloween Trick or Treating!
Saturday, October 27th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Bring your kids in costume and collect tasty treats all throughout the store! We’ll even have healthy snack alternatives that kids will love just as much as their candy. No registration necessary.

Events At Nearby Stores

Smart Start Mondays
Monday, April 21st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Health Starts Here Station, Free

Visit us every Monday from 5-7 for healthy, yet simple meal solutions. We’ll show you how to prepare a nutritious dinner, using whole foods and whole grains.

 

FREE! No registration required

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Earth Day Giveaway & Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, April 22nd
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Store, Free!

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

Join our Healthy Eating and Green Mission Specialist Nicole and special guest, Waste Management, to celebrate Earth Day! Test your knowledge of how Whole Foods Market has reduced our carbon footprint, how we handle waste diversion and what steps you can take to keep waste out of landfills. All teams who complete the scavenger hunt will receive a free goodie bag, and the winning team will receive a $100 gift card.

 

While supplies last!

·         First 100 customers will receive reusable Better Bag when they spend over $25!

·         Free cup of Allegro Coffee at our Coffee Bar when you use a reusable mug!

Love Local Block Party
Tuesday, April 22nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Store-Wide, Free!

We source locally whenever possible and love supporting our local vendors. Taste our favorite local items storewide and vote for your favorite product for your chance to win a Whole Foods Market gift card!

We source locally whenever po