March 2014

Thu
06
Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is fast approaching... Are you seeing the signs yet? Join us to share recipes and inspiration about the upcoming season! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sun
09
Pop-up Cart: Burrito Brothers
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Pop-up Cart: Burrito Brothers
Sunday, March 9th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $6 per plate

What’s popping up this weekend? Pick up some lunch at our Pop-up Cart! We’re serving up fresh burritos made to order. Each plate comes with a burrito, chips and salsa, and a drink. Vegan options available! No registration necessary.

Mon
10
Storewide Block Party: Money-Saving Monday!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Storewide Block Party: Money-Saving Monday!
Monday, March 10th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Looking for ways to eat naturally without breaking the bank? Each department will offer samples and money-saving tips to help you stick to your budget and shop smart. Vote for your favorite taste and be entered to win a Whole Foods Market gift card.   

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, March 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).   

Thu
13
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
Thursday, March 13th
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. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
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.

Tue
18
5% Day Fundraiser for WMNF Community Radio
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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5% Day Fundraiser for WMNF Community Radio
Tuesday, March 18th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Shop today and 5% of the day’s net sales will be donated to WMNF 88.5 fm Community Radio!  This Tampa Bay non-profit organization is volunteer-powered and listener-sponsored, providing the listening community with eclectic music as well as non-mainstream news, views and public affairs programming.

·         Enter to win tickets to Tropical Heatwave

·         Listen to the cool sounds of local radio as WMNF DJs spin tunes right here in the store

·         Meet the LuLus! - Linda Lu and Laurie Lu of WMNF's popular Tuesday Traffic Jam

·         Live remote broadcast with Tuesday Traffic Jam 5-7pm and The Freak Show with Deadhead Ed Greene from 7-9pm

Tue
18
5% Day Fundraiser for WMNF Community Radio
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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5% Day Fundraiser for WMNF Community Radio
Tuesday, March 18th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Shop today and 5% of the day’s net sales will be donated to WMNF 88.5 fm Community Radio!  This Tampa Bay non-profit organization is volunteer-powered and listener-sponsored, providing the listening community with eclectic music as well as non-mainstream news, views and public affairs programming.

·         Enter to win tickets to Tropical Heatwave

·         Listen to the cool sounds of local radio as WMNF DJs spin tunes right here in the store

·         Meet the LuLus! - Linda Lu and Laurie Lu of WMNF's popular Tuesday Traffic Jam

·         Live remote broadcast with Tuesday Traffic Jam 5-7pm and The Freak Show with Deadhead Ed Greene from 7-9pm

Wed
19
Healthy Cooking: Spring Revival Series
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Healthy Cooking: Spring Revival Series
Wednesday, March 19th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Play with your food! It’s time to clear out that wintertime energy and get your body charged up. Lighten up with four weeks’ worth of healthy eating support with tips, recipes, and cooking demonstrations. Let Curtis show you how easy, affordable, and delicious a healthy lifestyle can be. The first class will focus on Mindful Eating: take your time and savor the flavor of whole foods. Learn how to combine different natural whole foods to make each meal a special one. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
21
Cigar City Beer Dinner - SOLD OUT
7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Cigar City Beer Dinner - SOLD OUT
Friday, March 21st
7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $25 Donation to Whole Planet Foundation

Join us for a four-course dinner featuring local craft beer brewer, Cigar City Brewery! Each course will be paired with an accompanying beer, and 100% of your donation benefits the Whole Planet Foundation. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, email Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Sun
23
Giving Grill for the Whole Planet Foundation
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Giving Grill for the Whole Planet Foundation
Sunday, March 23rd
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $5 Donation to Whole Planet Foundation

We’re grilling out for a good cause! Grab lunch fresh off the grill (both meat and veggie options available), with a side dish and a drink for only five bucks! No registration necessary.

Mon
24
Cake & Champagne: Decadent Dessert Tasting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Cake & Champagne: Decadent Dessert Tasting
Monday, March 24th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $5 Donation to Whole Planet Foundation

What’s your sweet tooth’s favorite indulgence? Taste cakes, cupcakes, cookies, tarts and more at our dessert sampling to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation. We’ll not only be sampling our traditional Bakery faves, but special diet selections too! Taste Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Health Starts Here varieties of our best desserts. Enjoy champagne selections paired with our desserts throughout the tasting. You can also meet our Cake Decorator Melanie Harrison and watch her demonstrate her decorating skills. This tasting will be held in our store café.  Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com

Wed
26
Healthy Cooking: Spring Revival Series
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Healthy Cooking: Spring Revival Series
Wednesday, March 26th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Week 2: Greens Beautiful Greens

Eat your greens! Learn many different ways to devour these nutrient powerhouses. This class will teach you that greens can be a treat! This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As the weather begins to get warmer we often change our eating habits to the lighter side. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to do this! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
27
Monthly Beer Class
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Monthly Beer Class
Thursday, March 27th
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.

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, March 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.

Sat
29
Value Tour: How to be a Savvy Shopper
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Value Tour: How to be a Savvy Shopper
Saturday, March 29th
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Everyone is looking for ways to eat better and healthier for less money. You’d be surprised at some great ways to get the most value while shopping at Whole Foods Market. We’ll show you how to find products that not only taste delicious but offer great value and high-quality as well, so you can get the biggest bang for your buck. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Julie.Sandri@wholefoods.com.

Events At Nearby Stores

Health Starts Here Cooking Class Series: Techniques Part 2 Get Your Grill On with Summer Veggies
Tuesday, July 29th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Patio, Free, registration required
As summer picks up and grilling parties become a regular thing it can be difficult to prepare and transport healthy options to these get togethers. Let Healthy Eating Specialist Nicole help show you some fun recipes to share with your friends that are meat free but flavor packed!
 
Registration required. Please call Customer Service at 813-264-3600 or register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-starts-here-cooking-class-get-your-g....
As summer picks up and grilling parties become a regular thing it can be difficult to prepare and transport healthy options to these get togethers.
Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
Wednesday, July 30th
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.

Hungry Humpday
Wednesday, July 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Carrollwood Store, Special Savings!

Join us Wednesdays in July for a Mexican themed dinner at an HOT, HOT, HOT price!

On the Menu:

July 16th Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos $3.50 or 2/$6

July 23rd Mahi-Mahi Fish Tacos $3.50 or 2/$6

July 30th Beef Tacos $3