February 2014

Sat
08
Pop-up Cart: Thai Taco Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Pop-up Cart: Thai Taco Time
Saturday, February 8th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa

What’s popping up this weekend? Pick up some lunch at our Pop-up Cart! We’re making fresh tortillas with Spicy Kale Pad Thai Salad and your choice of fish or tofu. No registration necessary. 

Mon
10
Storewide Tasting: Love is in the Air
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Storewide Tasting: Love is in the Air
Monday, February 10th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Each department will sample something to woo your taste buds and romance your senses. Vote for your favorite taste and be entered to win a Valentine’s Day wine basket.  

Tue
11
Mom’s Morning Escape
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Mom’s Morning Escape
Tuesday, February 11th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Moms sometimes forget to take time out for themselves – so let us pamper you! At our monthly Mom’s Morning Escape, moms will receive a free mini-massage, coffee or tea, and muffin from the Coffee Bar.  Please check in at the Customer Service desk to pick up your Mom’s Morning Escape Voucher, then make your way to the Coffee Bar for breakfast. Also, don’t forget to enjoy a relaxing five minute chair massage by Ultimate Bodywork in our Whole Body Department (first-come, first-served).   

Tue
11
Engine 2 Challenge Week 2: Label Reading!
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Engine 2 Challenge Week 2: Label Reading!
Tuesday, February 11th
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 understanding 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. This class includes a healthy cooking demonstration. For more information and to register for this class, please contact curtis.whitwam@wholefoods.com

Thu
13
Complimentary Floral Wrapping
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Complimentary Floral Wrapping
Thursday, February 13th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Tampa

Stop by either of our two floral wrapping stations – one inside the store and one outside the front entrance. Our floral specialists will help you customize your own flower arrangements or mix and match your sweetheart’s favorites and we’ll wrap them up for you!  And don’t forget February 5-15, we have 2 Dozen Roses for only $19.99 and 20 Stem Tulips for $16.99.

Fri
14
My Vegan Valentine - SOLD OUT
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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My Vegan Valentine - SOLD OUT
Friday, February 14th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $25 Donation to Florida Voices for Animals

Want to share a special evening with your Vegan Valentine? Enjoy a delicious, completely vegan 4-course meal, featuring both healthy and decadent recipes that will tempt your tastebuds. This elegant date night includes roses for the ladies, vegan wine, and a 4-course meal with appetizer, soup, entrée, AND our famous vegan cake for dessert. Proceeds will benefit Florida Voices for Animals. This event will be held in the store café. Please reserve your spot by emailing Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com

Tue
18
Engine 2 Challenge Week 3: Recipe for Success
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Engine 2 Challenge Week 3: Recipe for Success
Tuesday, February 18th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

“I’m too busy, it’s too expensive, it doesn’t taste good, I’m always hungry…..” These are just some of the reasons why people feel that they can’t succeed on a healthy lifestyle. The solution? FAST FOOD! That’s right. Join us as we show you how to make healthy, delicious, satisfying meals in 10 minutes or less for just a few bucks per person per day! Cast aside the excuses and kick start your health…Plant-Strong! For more information and the register for this class please contact Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
Thursday, February 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The weather is still cold... How do you eat to keep warm? Join us to share recipes and stories around how and why food is so comforting during the winter months! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
20
Monthly Beer Class
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Monthly Beer Class
Thursday, February 20th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $5 Donation to Whole Planet Foundation

Taste a variety of beers, 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.

Mon
24
Vegan Baking Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Vegan Baking Class
Monday, February 24th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Learn to make delicious sweet treats without the dairy! Demo Specialist Julie will share all the tips and tricks to make sure your vegan desserts turn out perfect every time! This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Julie.sandri@wholefoods.com

Tue
25
Engine 2 Challenge Week 4: Making it Work
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Engine 2 Challenge Week 4: Making it Work
Tuesday, February 25th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Congratulations on spending 4 weeks creating a new healthier lifestyle! Now it’s time to learn survival tips for eating out, social gatherings, and travelling. More culinary tips will be presented in a delicious healthy cooking demonstration. For more information and to register for this class please contact curtis.whitwam@wholefoods.com

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Food in Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food in Film
Thursday, February 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The biggest awards show of the season is coming up! Join us to chat about this year's favorites as well as the culinary classics of the past. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

 

 

Thu
27
Cheese Tasting in our Specialty Department
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Cheese Tasting in our Specialty Department
Thursday, February 27th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Are you a member of our Cheese Monger’s Club? Each month we celebrate and sample a variety of cheeses, as well as complimentary wines to bring out their flavor and richness. Plus all Cheese Club members receive emails about our latest selections. Sign up in our Specialty Department or ask one of our Cheesy Team Members for more details.

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, February 28th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

There’s nothing like eating food in its whole, natural state and enjoying all of the subtle, complex flavors of fruits and vegetables. Learn how to make delicious raw recipes with Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis Whitwam. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Events At Nearby Stores

KID’S CLUB: The Great Pumpkin Decorating
Wednesday, October 22nd
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
On the Patio, $5 donation to the Whole Kids Foundation

Join our Demo Specialist Linnea to make spooky treats & decorate pumpkins! We’ll display the pumpkins in the store cafe and one lucky child will be chosen as the most creative pumpkin! The winner will receive a goodie bag full of tricks & treats. (Winner will be notified by email during the first week of November). Recommended ages 5-10.

Pre-regstiration required.

Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
Wednesday, October 22nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Prepared Foods 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.

Meet Rip Esselstyn: Author of The Engine 2 Diet
Wednesday, October 22nd
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Clearwater,

Rip Esselstyn, a former Austin, TX firefighter, now healthy eating ambassador for Whole Foods Market will be joining us for a book signing. He’ll be here to chat with you, answer questions, and sign a copy of your Engine 2 book. Space is limitied---sign up at the customer service desk, or by calling 727-724-7100. 

 

Rip Esselstyn, a former Austin, TX firefighter, now healthy eating ambassador for Whole Foods Market will be joining us for a book signing.