March 2014

Sat
01
Mardi Gras Tasting
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
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Mardi Gras Tasting
Saturday, March 1st
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, FREE

If you want a taste of Mardi Gras but can’t make it to New Orleans, then join us for an afternoon of food and fun at Whole Foods Willowbrook.  An eclectic mix of Cajun flavors will be provided by all our departments.  After trying our teams’ mouthwatering Mardi Gras samples throughout the store, you will surely want to bring the taste of New Orleans to your home for dinner!  When you stop in the store, be sure to pick up some beads to vote for your favorite food.  If you vote with the beads provided, you will be entered to win a Whole Foods Market $25 gift card to buy your Mardi Gras style meal! 

Mon
03
Living Without Oil: A Cooking Demonstration and Information Station
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
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Living Without Oil: A Cooking Demonstration and Information Station
Monday, March 3rd
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, FREE

Believe it or not, you don't need to cook with oil to get beautifully browned, flavorful foods. Stop by Mary Jo’s Information Station on “Living Without Oil” anytime between 6:30-7:30PM.  Check out the Steam Frying Method that relies on a splash of water, stock, fresh juice, vinegar or coconut water for great results that's much lower in fat.  In addition to the active demonstration, she will provide tasty plant strong samples and explain how eating Plant Strong gives your body the fuel it needs to function at its best!

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.

Sat
08
Parmigiano Reggiano: The Crack Heard Around the World
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
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Parmigiano Reggiano: The Crack Heard Around the World
Saturday, March 8th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, FREE

Who doesn't love free cheese samples? Join us in our stores on Saturday March 8th at 2pm CST for our sixth year celebrating Parmigiano Reggiano with its “crack heard around the world.” Whole Foods Market will simultaneously crack and sample over 400 wheels of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano across the US, Canada and the UK. Plus we'll have food pairings and a cooking demonstration using the freshly cut Parm- which, of course, you can happily sample along with wines from Italy!

Our Cheesemongers take cracking these wheels very seriously! There is a centuries-old art to opening the cheese wheels by using official tools (five different types of knives) so the internal crystalline structure and crumbly texture is left intact. 

Mon
10
How to Snack Smart (An Interactive Tour)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
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How to Snack Smart (An Interactive Tour)
Monday, March 10th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, FREE

Join Amy and Mary Jo for a Plant Strong Snackin’ Smart tour through Whole Foods Market.  Get suggestions on easy, delicious, and nutritious snacks with simple and effective storage ideas.  Come ready to answer questions as correct answers just might get you some spending money!  Sign-up at Customer Service Desk in-store or call them at 630-655-5000

Thu
13
Shamrockin Smoothie Class with Dr. Meade
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook Cafe
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Shamrockin Smoothie Class with Dr. Meade
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook Cafe , FREE

This year celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a healthy and delicious way! No food coloring is necessary to make these drinks festive. These smoothie recipes contain natural ingredients and essential nutrients to keep you energized and healthy. These green smoothies are so delicious you’ll never know that they are packed with fruits and vegetables. Learn simple tricks and delicious smoothie recipes to rejuvenate your life, including a holiday favorite, Shamrock Shake!  Start your day off right with nutrient packed smoothies! Sign up today at www.meetup.com/Juicing-for-Abundant-Health/

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.

Fri
14
Girls Night Out: Cupcakes for a Cause
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook Cafe
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Girls Night Out: Cupcakes for a Cause
Friday, March 14th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook Cafe , $5 Donation to the Whole Planet Foundation

Grab your best friend and join our Bakery Specialists for a hands-on cupcake decorating class!   We’ll supply six cupcakes and the decorations (St. Patty's Day inspired); you supply the creativity!  And in keeping with the theme, our specialty department will be sampling Cupcake wine for you to enjoy.  The cost is a $5 donation to our Whole Planet Foundation.  Not only will you leave with six decorated cupcakes but with a full heart knowing you donated to a great cause!  Sign-up at the Customer Service Desk, call the store, or online https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-night-out-tickets-10723475203

Sat
15
Pot 'o Gold Adventure: A Scavenger Hunt for Kids
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
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Pot 'o Gold Adventure: A Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Saturday, March 15th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, FREE

Go on a Scavenger Hunt in our Produce Department to find your Pot ‘o Gold at the end of the Rainbow.  It’s simple; all you need to do is follow the clues on your “Eating a Rainbow” worksheet.  After finding the Pot ‘o Gold come to our “Eat a Rainbow Station” for a snack, enter the color a rainbow contest, and get tips for bringing more rainbows to your table.  Please sign-up at the Customer Service Desk, by calling the store, or online with Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pot-o-gold-adventure-tickets-10723729965  If we know how many kiddos are coming, then we can have the right amount of snacks!

*Meet at the Customer Service Desk! 

Sat
15
St. Patrick's Day Tasting
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
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St. Patrick's Day Tasting
Saturday, March 15th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, FREE

Come on in to Whole Foods Market and enjoy a Taste of something Irish. The Irish have observed St. Patrick’s as a holiday for over 1,000 years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast--on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. Whether you are Irish, celebrate Lent, or just enjoy celebrating St. Pat’s day, stop into Whole Foods Market to get a taste of the holiday!

Sun
16
Pints for the Planet
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
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Pints for the Planet
Sunday, March 16th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, 5$ Donation to Whole Planet Foundation

Celebrate the day before St. Patty’s Day by enjoying a pint with us; a pint of Root Beer Floats that is!  We will be serving up Root Beer Floats with traditional or non-dairy ice cream in a Whole Planet Foundation Pint Glass that is yours to keep!

 

 

Tue
18
Cheese Night: Fresh Chevre
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook Specialty Department
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Cheese Night: Fresh Chevre
Tuesday, March 18th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook Specialty Department , FREE

Meeehhh, I have some goat cheese please?  Why, of course you meeh!  Join our Cheesemongers for another fantastic evening of wine and cheese pairings.  This month features Fresh Chevre (Goat) cheeses from all around the world such as Chevre Brie and Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog.  Sign-up in the store or by calling Customer Service at 630-655-5000. 

Online Sign-Up  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cheese-night-fresh-chevre-tickets-10723609605

 

 

Wed
19
Gluten Free Support Group
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook Cafe
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Gluten Free Support Group
Wednesday, March 19th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook Cafe , FREE

This month’s meeting will focus on a healthy and quick breakfast—smoothies!  We will make two varieties with different ingredients and vote on a favorite!  Bring your favorite easy G-free breakfast ideas to the meeting to share with others! Sign-up in the store or by calling Customer Service 630-655-5000.

On-line Sign-Up:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gluten-free-support-group-tickets-10723665773

 

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.

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.

Events At Nearby Stores

12 Beers of Christmas
Friday, December 19th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also ask our experts about perfect pairings for any get-together.

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also as

Creating Your Cocktail Party!
Friday, December 19th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Are you hosting one last party this holiday season? Or already thinking about ringing in the New Year?  Join our Event Specialist, Melissa, as she shows you simple recipes for cocktails and appetizers that you’ll easily be able to recreate at home.  Space is limited, so please contact melissa.franada@wholefoods.com to save your spot.  When you RSVP, you’ll be entered to win some of the featured ingredients and ready-to-go items that will take your holidays to epic levels.

Are you hosting one last party this holiday season?

Brew + View: Elf
Friday, December 19th
6:30 PM
En, Free to Participate

Gather ‘round the Engine Room bar for delicious beverages and snacks while we screen that new holiday classic, Elf. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Cost: Free (seating is limited)

Gather ‘round the Engine Room bar for delicious beverages and snacks while we screen that new holiday classic, Elf.