August 2013

Thu
01
Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The calendar may indicate that summer's coming to a close, but the weather sure isn't! Join us for a fun online discussion where we share our best tips and tricks for the grill, as well as favorite foods to cook over live fire! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
08
Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As summer vacation comes to an end, let's take a moment to remember the last three months. Join us to swap our very best memories, stories and photos of summer 2013! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
08
Dressings & Dips
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Venice
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Dressings & Dips
Thursday, August 8th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Venice, $5

Salads can be deceptive—while the vegetables are healthy, the dressing can usually blow a day's worth of calories in one sitting if you aren't careful. Join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Kristina Jackson and learn to create delicious dressings and dips that are oil – free, refined sugar – free and dairy – free. Not only will they add extra flavor and nutrients to your salads and veggies, they will keep you looking and feeling great. $5 per person, includes materials. Space is limited to 10 people. RSVP required at healthy.venice@wholefoods.com to reserve your space.

Sat
10
LOCAL'S Pop-Up Market
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Venice
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LOCAL'S Pop-Up Market
Saturday, August 10th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Venice

Come on in and meet our Farmers! Alex from Weiser Farms will on our patio selling his amazing seasonal summer melons. He’s got varietals you’ve probably never heard of: sugar cube, ogen, and charentais. He will be joined by Ken from Ken’s Top Notch Produce, who will be selling his Certified Organic Grapes, Nectarines, and Peaches… Summer Rocks!

 

Sat
10
Back to School Kids Club: Healthy Granola Balls
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Vencie
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Back to School Kids Club: Healthy Granola Balls
Saturday, August 10th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Vencie, Free

Bring in your little foodies for this fun hands-on snack making class. We’ll be teaching the basics of making peanut butter Granola Balls. Space is limited, Registration required: email venice.events@wholefoods.com to RSVP.

 

Thu
15
Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Getting kids to think differently about their food choices can be a challenge. Join us for an online discussion to share tips and best practices for inspiring small changes that will ultimately have a big impact on better nutrition! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
15
Summer Rolls & Wraps
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Venice
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Summer Rolls & Wraps
Thursday, August 15th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Venice, $5

Who said ALL fast food was bad for you. Not these tasty little treats. These summer wraps and rolls are a perfect snack or light meal on – the – go.  Join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Kristina Jackson as you will learn to create your own signature rolls packed with nutrient dense, whole foods. (Both seafood and vegetable options available). Let’s rock and roll! $5 per person, includes materials. Space is limited to 10 people. RSVP required at healthy.venice@wholefoods.com to reserve your space.

Sat
17
LOCAL'S Caprese Pop-Up Market
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Venice
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LOCAL'S Caprese Pop-Up Market
Saturday, August 17th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Venice

Our Local Farmers from Be Wise and Kenter Canyon will be pairing up with Angelo & Franco cheese’s to host a Caprese market on our patio! Come by, meet the makers, and pick up all the fixin’s for one of summer’s finest salads: the Caprese… fresh Heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh burratta; all made LOCALLY!

Tue
20
Raw Cooking Class with Chef Be Live!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Venice
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Raw Cooking Class with Chef Be Live!
Tuesday, August 20th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Venice, Free

We are hosting Brian James Lucas (a.k.a. Chef Be*Live) one of the pioneers of the gourmet RAW food movement. Be wowed by the use of fresh ORGANIC ingredients that, in Brian’s hands, become masterpieces of Cuisine. On the Menu: Fruit Gazpacho, Caesar Salad, & Sesame Ginger Rice. Registration required: email venice.events@wholefoods.com to RSVP.

Thu
22
Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer vacation is officially over and the kids have gone back to school. Join us for an online discussion to share ideas for simple and nutritious breakfasts, sack lunches worth keeping and delicious suppers that are managable on a tight weekday schedule! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
22
Superfood Power Bars
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Venice
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Superfood Power Bars
Thursday, August 22nd
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Venice, $5

Power bars are ideal portable nutrition when you're exercising or whenever you need a quick snack.

Although prepackaged power bars are plentiful on supermarket shelves, they can be done easily at home and you may already have the ingredients in your kitchen. Come join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Kristina Jackson and special guest, Charles from Essential Living Foods as we discuss the benefits of superfoods and show you how to create your own personalized, homemade bars to match your caloric needs and individual taste. $5 per person, includes materials. RSVP required. Please reply to healthy.venice@wholefoods.com to reserve your space today!

Wed
28
One Wine: Meet the Winemakers
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Venice
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One Wine: Meet the Winemakers
Wednesday, August 28th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Venice, $5

Join us as we host four local Winemakers from Santa Barbara and Paso Robles! We’ll have Jim Clendenen (Au Bon Climat and Clendenen Winery), Doug Margerum (Margerum and Happy Canyon Winery), Gray Hartley (Hitching Post Winery) and Jim Saunders (Hearst Ranch Winery). They will be pouring tastes of their Wines paired with small plates from our Specialty department. $5 per person, 21 and older.

Thu
29
Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Labor Day is just a few days away, so let's make sure summer goes out with a BANG! Join us for an online discussion to share party ideas, recipes and general merriment during the final days of outdoor celebrating! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
31
Healthy Breakfast
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Venice
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Healthy Breakfast
Saturday, August 31st
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Venice, Free

Rise and shine with these quick and easy healthy breakfast recipes. The most important meal of the day, why not start it off right and improve your health and lifestyle. Our Healthy Eating Specialist, Kristina Jackson, will whip up smoothies, whole grain cereals, parfaits and superfood puddings sure to supercharge your day.  Space is limited. Sign up at Customer Service or email healthy.venice@wholefoods.com to reserve your space today.

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Health Starts Here Lunch
Tuesday, October 21st
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Prepared Foods, $5.00
Deconstructing Beer Part 2: All About Malt
Tuesday, October 21st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Upstairs near pizza station, $15/person

This will be the second class in our deconstructing beer series! Certified Cicerone Jace Milstead will be taking a closer look at malt and the role it plays in beer. Admission includes a flight of beer + small, malt-infused treats. Seating is limited !  Please RSVP by emailing Megan.ranegar@wholefoods.com

NOTE: There will be two sessions: 1 @ 6pm & 1 @7pm

 

 

This will be the second class in our deconstructing beer series! Certified Cicerone Jace Milstead will be taking a closer look at malt and the role it plays in beer.

Bring on the Pure Energy With Steve Factor
Tuesday, October 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Demo Kitchen, Free

Join Pure Energy Chef for another entertaining and highly informative raw food class.
It will surely keep you energized and glowing!

We have made some changes to the RSVP process. You will no longer need to RSVP your seat for any of our classes. Seats will be on a first come first served basis and limited to 30 per scheduled class. Seats will be set up no later than 5:45 p.m. on class days and class will start promptly at 6 p.m. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and consideration. For more information, kindly email: spffx.marketing@wholefoods.com

Join Pure Energy Chef for another entertaining and highly informative raw food class.
It will surely keep you energized and glowing!