December 2012

Sat
08
Gingerbread House Workshop
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe
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Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, December 8th
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe, $19.99

For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our how-to workshop. We’ll provide the gingerbread house, icing and candy – you bring the creativity! All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is required at the Customer Service desk, so stop in or call to reserve your spot today!

The cost is $19.99 per house (includes house, icing & decorating materials).

Wed
12
5% Community Support Day – Edina Hockey Association
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Edina
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5% Community Support Day – Edina Hockey Association
Wednesday, December 12th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Edina, Free

Save the date! Shop at Whole Foods Market Edina on Wednesday, December 12, when 5% of that day’s sales go to support the Edina Hockey Association, which seeks to provide a community and volunteer-driven program to promote the growth and development of boys and girls hockey.

Edina Hockey Association will be on-site for a majority of the day to talk about their mission to design programs aimed at creating a fun, fair and safe hockey environment which increases participation and improves skills, while developing respect for others, self-confidence and teamwork in student athletes. You can also learn about ways you can support their organization and find more information here: http://www.edinahockeyassociation.com.

Thu
13
Healthy Happy Hour
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe
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Healthy Happy Hour
Thursday, December 13th
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!

Thu
13
Healthier Happy Hour
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe
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Healthier Happy Hour
Thursday, December 13th
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 Healthier Happy Hour in the Café! The night will be dedicated to healthier drinks, healthier 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
15
Crab Cracking Event
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Seafood Department
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Crab Cracking Event
Saturday, December 15th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Seafood Department, Varies

Do you love Crab—well now’s your time to stock up! For one day only, look for US wild caught Dungeness Crab, cracked and cleaned to order.  These little gems are fully cooked, fresh and never frozen; we’ll do the work for you right on the spot!  

Sun
16
Taste the Holiday Cheer
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Taste the Holiday Cheer
Sunday, December 16th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, Free

Celebrate the holiday season by trying some of the tastiest items available! Traditional holiday dishes will be sampled by our Prepared Foods Department, as well as some new twists on conventional favorites. Stop on in for a taste!

Events At Nearby Stores

The Whole Kids Club Presents...A Taste of France
Wednesday, July 9th
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $15 for Whole Kids Club members, $20 for non-members

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. School may be out, but it’s never a bad time to learn something…especially if you get to eat your homework! In this fun class, we’ll learn all about French history, culture and cuisine, taste some yummy French cheeses, how to make yummy French crepes and even itty bitty quiche. Special ingredients that we’ll be cooking with include eggs, baguettes and French mustard. This class is for 5-12 year olds, with lots of hands-on cooking time and vegetarian options upon request. Come hungry! All kids classes are drop-off classes- kids only please! On the menu:

  • A French Cheese tasting with Baguette
  • French Onion Soup
  • Green Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette and Fresh Berries
  • Individual Quiche
  • Crepes with Homemade Nutella

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. School may be out, but it’s never a bad time to learn something…especially if you get to eat your homework!

Learn to Cook: The Building Blocks of Great Cuisine
Wednesday, July 9th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this class you’ll learn how to grill, roast, braise and sauté like a pro. Create dishes with flavor and zest that will impress your friends and family. Learn to prepare elegant but easy to prepare dishes in fool-proof ways, learn to correct your cooking mistakes, the science behind why food acts the way it does and how we can take the time and mess out of your kitchen at home. We will also learn about organizing our kitchens, learning the proper techniques for our appliances large and small as well as measuring, mixing and substituting like a pro. We’ll also discuss how to make the best out of what we have in our pantry while keeping your budget intact. This class can be gluten free upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         BLT Salad with Walnuts and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

·         Mongolian Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with Water Chestnuts and Scallions

·         Aromatic Jasmine Rice with Green Peas and Vegetable Broth

·         Flash Fried Sugar Snap Peas with Browned Butter and Sea Salt

·         Grilled Pineapple with Raspberry Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

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, visit our customer service desk, or register online 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!

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. In this class you’ll learn how to grill, roast, braise and sauté like a pro.

Vitamix Road Show
Thursday, July 10th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove,

Our friends from Vitamix will be in-store with demos all day long. Come check out this amazing machine, available these 5 days only.

Our friends from Vitamix will be in-store with demos all day long. Come check out this amazing machine, available these 5 days only.