October 2012

Mon
01
Whole Body Swap on Wednesdays
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Body Department
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Whole Body Swap on Wednesdays
Monday, October 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Body Department, Free

 

 
Looking for safer, cleaner, more effective and environmentally responsible body care choices? If you bring in one unused, unopened, traditional brand body care item to our Whole Body department, we’ll SWAP you for a comparable new item from Whole Foods Market private label for FREE!

 

Mon
01
Bag Swap
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina
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Bag Swap
Monday, October 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina, Free

For the entire month of October, give us a reusable competitor’s bag and, in return, we’ll give you a Whole Foods Market reusable tote bag for free!

Mon
01
One Dime at a Time - Fish Smart, MN Zoo
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina
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One Dime at a Time - Fish Smart, MN Zoo
Monday, October 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina, Free

Our One Dime at a Time program provides an incentive to our customers to reuse their grocery bags while developing stronger communities. At the register, customers have the option to receive a 10¢ per reusable bag refund or they can choose to donate it to that month’s selected charity organization. From October to December, all donations will benefit the Fish Smart Program at the MN Zoo. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.mnzoo.org/conservation/conservation_SeaFood.asp.

Mon
01
Health Starts Here 28-Day Challenge
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe
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Health Starts Here 28-Day Challenge
Monday, October 1st
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe, Free

Whether you're just getting started on a healthy eating path or have been on the road to wellness for years, join us for this exciting life-changing challenge.  Orientation begins September 17th and this is a pre-registered event.  For more details and to register, visit the customer service desk.  Registration ends September 14th.

Sun
07
Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking Event
2:45 PM @ Specialty Department
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Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking Event
Sunday, October 7th
2:45 PM
Specialty Department, Free

As the king of cheeses, Parmigiano Reggiano is an incomparable, time-tested, complex cheese. It’s magnificent served on its own or paired with flavor complements.  We’ll be cracking a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano and handing out fresh samples right from the wheel.  You’ve never tasted something so fresh!

Mon
08
Enter to Win a $250 Pantry Makeover!
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina
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Enter to Win a $250 Pantry Makeover!
Monday, October 8th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina, Free

Every time you purchase a specified item during a 4-week period, you will be given an Official Entry Form from the cashier at check-out for your chance to win a $250 gift card. The items specified are: 365 Dairy Items the first week, 365 Grocery Items the second week, Bulk Items the third week and 365 Frozen Items the fourth week.

Mon
08
Health Starts Here 28-Day Challenge
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe
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Health Starts Here 28-Day Challenge
Monday, October 8th
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe, Free

Whether you're just getting started on a healthy eating path or have been on the road to wellness for years, join us for this exciting life-changing challenge.  Orientation begins September 17th and this is a pre-registered event.  For more details and to register, visit the customer service desk.  Registration ends September 14th.

Thu
11
Healthy Happy Hour
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe
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Healthy Happy Hour
Thursday, October 11th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe, Free

On the second Thursday of each month, join us for a free evening of all things health with our Healthy Happy Hour in the Café!  The night will be dedicated to healthy drinks, healthy snacks and great company.  Stop in and meet some of your neighbors, stay a while and hang out, try some delicious drinks and appealing appetizers!

Sat
13
Caramel Apple Dipping
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Bakery Department
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Caramel Apple Dipping
Saturday, October 13th
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bakery Department, $2.99/apple

Buy gourmet caramel apples at $2.99 and decorate with various toppings to make them uniquely yours ($4.99 value), including chocolate, marshmallows, chocolate shavings, graham crackers, sea salt, almond slices and more!

Mon
15
Health Starts Here 28-Day Challenge
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe
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Health Starts Here 28-Day Challenge
Monday, October 15th
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe, Free

Whether you're just getting started on a healthy eating path or have been on the road to wellness for years, join us for this exciting life-changing challenge.  Orientation begins September 17th and this is a pre-registered event.  For more details and to register, visit the customer service desk.  Registration ends September 14th.

Sat
20
Local Fest
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina
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Local Fest
Saturday, October 20th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina, Free

Join us for some local flavor at the Whole Foods Market Edina Local Fest! As you travel through the store, stop by and meet some of our favorite Minnesota producers. This is a terrific opportunity to taste local foods and meet the people who produce it.

Sat
27
Cookie Decorating & Pumpkin Painting
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina Bakery and Cafe
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Cookie Decorating & Pumpkin Painting
Saturday, October 27th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina Bakery and Cafe, Free

Mmm, mmm, mmm. We’ll have cookie decorating in our Bakery department, so bring your little ones by to decorate a cookie however they want!

 

Also, Whole Kid’s Club members can pick a free mini-pumpkin from our mini-pumpkin patch to decorate in the café. Not a Whole Kid’s Club member? Not a problem! Visit the customer service counter during regular business hours to sign up.

Mon
29
Health Starts Here Monthly Meetup - HSH-Friendly Slow Cooker Dishes
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe
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Health Starts Here Monthly Meetup - HSH-Friendly Slow Cooker Dishes
Monday, October 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe, $10 per class or $25 for 3 classes

Learn more about and taste the four pillars of healthy eating that make up our Health Starts Here program.  Every class will feature Plant Strong, Nutrient Dense, Whole Food ingredients that contain Healthy Fats.  A different topic will be selected each month for you to learn about and enjoy! 

 

Call customer service at 952-830-3500 or stop by the customer service desk in store to RSVP.  Space is limited, so pre-registration for each class is required to secure your spot.  $10/class or $25/3 classes is also required at the time of your RSVP.  The payment is non-refundable, but can be applied to store credit if cancellation occurs at least 48 hours in advance.

Wed
31
Trick or Treat
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina and Cafe
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Trick or Treat
Wednesday, October 31st
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina and Cafe, Free

Bring your little ghost or goblin to our Halloween Trick-or-Treating event! We’ll have trick-or-treating in each department. In addition, Whole Kid’s Club members can pick a free mini-pumpkin from our mini-pumpkin patch to decorate in the café. Not a Whole Kid’s Club member? Not a problem! Visit the customer service counter during regular business hours to sign up. We love Halloween and cannot wait to see the costumes!

Events At Nearby Stores

The Best Brunch
Sunday, March 29th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Brunch has easily become the most popular restaurant outing. People line up by the dozens to get a table at the hottest new brunch spots on Sunday mornings. Now you can skip the wait list and head straight to the front of the line with your own personal chef! Chef Jeremy has years of experience at some of the hottest brunch spots and with this reservation you will be right in the midst of the brunch action as we demo some of the best plates that brunch has to offer!  You’ll learn how to flip and toss omelets and eggs like a pro in a hands-on demo, mix up some of the lightest and fluffiest pancakes and waffles you’ve ever had and learn all about the secret ingredient at any reputable brunch spot; clarified butter. Take home secrets, knowledge and recipes that you can use to amaze your friends and family and make your next at-home brunch just as good if not better than any restaurant offering. Please Note: hands on opportunities like learning to flip your own omelet and eggs are encouraged but not required. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Best Bloody Mary on the Block (Non-Alcoholic)

·        “Flip Your Own” Omelets or Eggs of Your Choice

·         Real French Toast with Bananas Foster Flambé

·         Homemade Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

·         Classic Sides, Perfect Every Time - Bacon, Hash-Browns and Fruit

 
Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Ingredient Spotlight: Working with Whole Grains and Whole Grain Flours
Monday, March 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. One of the easiest switches you can make in the road towards sustainable healthy eating habits is from nutrient-stripped white bread, rice, pasta and flours to fiber-packed, nutrient rich whole grains and whole grain flours. Be it in your bowl of morning oats or your plate of evening pilaf, whole grains fill you up, provide you with protein, and are a great source of many essential nutrients. In this class, we’ll explore the bounty of whole grains and whole grain flours available in our store. We’ll discuss how to select them, cook them, store them and of course enjoy them in a myriad of fresh dishes full of flavor, texture and nutrition. Additional lessons learned in this class include how to substitute whole grain flour for white flours in cooking and baking, how to make homemade crackers, how to make a whole grain pie crust, and how to make a whole grain risotto. This class has hands on opportunities as desired and is suitable for vegetarian customers. Pre-registration is required. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Brown Rice Horchata (Homemade Rice and Almond Milk)

  • Whole Grain Seeded Crackers with Sweet Pea Hummus

  • Seasonal Salad with Pan-Toasted Wheatberry “Croutons”

  • Mexican Millet Stew

  • Farro Risotto with Squash and Swiss Chard

  • Vegetable Quiche with Whole Grain Crust

  • 100% Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple Syrup and Sea Salt

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

Knife Skills: Advanced Techniques
Tuesday, March 31st
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy.  Don’t worry - no previous knife skills classes are required!  In this Intermediate Edition of our popular series of Knife Skills classes, we will concentrate on utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients as we work on improving your knife skills and make you more comfortable in the kitchen. Chef Jeremy will demonstrate the cuts you’ll use, then assist you as you perform some intermediate cutting techniques together. The knowledge and skills learned in this class will provide continuing growth on a solid foundation of skills that you will use in your kitchen for the rest of your life. This class can be gluten free upon request. Also note that this class is very hands-on and you can expect to both prep and prepare foods during class under supervision of the chef. Pre-registration is required.  On the menu:

·         Niçoise Salad with Bell Peppers, Green Beans and Tuna

·         Seared Salmon with Lemon and Caper Beurre Blanc

·         Rainbow Chard with Sweet Onions and Shiitake Mushrooms

·         Wild Rice Pilaf with Mirepoix Vegetables, Dried Cherries and Walnuts

·         Orange Creamsicle Napoleon with Ginger Filo Dough and Orange Supremes

 
Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141 or visit our customer service desk to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!