February 2013

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
Thursday, February 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Food and love just seem to go hand-in-hand. Join us from 6pm to 7pm CST as we talk about food that inspires love, showing your love through food, and all things Valentine's Day. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to share your ideas and inspirations.

Fri
08
“Fromage in February” Series – Domestic Cheese Class
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe
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“Fromage in February” Series – Domestic Cheese Class
Friday, February 8th
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe, $10

Our “Fromage in February” series features Domestic and Import Cheeses offered in two separate classes.  Joe, our Specialty Team Leader, will cover cheese basics like storing, serving and pairing. During this Domestic Cheese Class, come and learn about some of the great domestic cheese makers and the cheeses they produce. You will sample some delicious domestic cheeses and bring some home as well!

 

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 at least 24 hours in advance.  $10 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.

Sat
09
Strawberry Dipping Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Bakery Department
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Strawberry Dipping Event
Saturday, February 9th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bakery Department, $9.99/lb

Come in and visit the Bakery Team as they custom make strawberries dipped in your choice of chocolate garnishes!  Garnishes include various types of chocolate drizzle, chocolate curls, and more!

Sat
09
Three Course Frozen Meals for Two!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Frozen Department
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Three Course Frozen Meals for Two!
Saturday, February 9th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Frozen Department, Free

With Valentine’s Day next week, treat yourself and significant other to a wonderful three course meal, all with Whole Foods Market Frozen items! We’ll have samples from our private label Frozen items for you to try, including appetizers, main dishes and desserts.  Let us do the cooking for you on your next three course meal; you’ll just need to heat and serve!

Sat
09
Chocolate Goji Love Smoothies
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Dairy Department
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Chocolate Goji Love Smoothies
Saturday, February 9th
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Dairy Department, Free

Share the love for your valentine sweetheart with a Chocolate Goji Love Smoothie!  This indulgent smoothie is packed with heart healthy nutrients. The goji berries & raspberries create a beautiful reddish pink color.  Top with raw cacao nibs for a delightful crunch and extra minerals. Samples of this delicious smoothie and recipes provided!

Sun
10
Chocolate Goji Love Smoothies
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Dairy Department
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Chocolate Goji Love Smoothies
Sunday, February 10th
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Dairy Department, Free

Share the love for your valentine sweetheart with a Chocolate Goji Love Smoothie!  This indulgent smoothie is packed with heart healthy nutrients. The goji berries & raspberries create a beautiful reddish pink color.  Top with raw cacao nibs for a delightful crunch and extra minerals. Samples of this delicious smoothie and recipes provided!

Wed
13
5% Community Support Day – Edine Education Fund
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Edina
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5% Community Support Day – Edine Education Fund
Wednesday, February 13th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Edina, Free

Save the date! Shop at Whole Foods Market Edina on Wednesday, February 13, when 5% of that day’s sales go to support the Edina Education Fund, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the continued academic excellence of the Edina Public Schools. The Ed Fund secures private, supplemental funding to support valuable education experiences and innovative projects in the Edina Public Schools.

 

Edina Education Fund will be on-site for a majority of the day to talk about both district-wide and classroom-based initiatives that the donations will go to support, that elevates how teachers teach and how students learn. For more information, please visit http://edinaedfund.com.

Thu
14
Twitter Chat: Things We Love
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Things We Love
Thursday, February 14th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Sunsets, butterfly kisses from a child, a perfectly sweet strawberry. There are so many things love in life. Join us on Twitter from 6pm to 7pm CST as we explore all of the things we love. Follow #wfmdish to share your thoughts. 

Wed
20
Whole Planet Foundation Annual Prosperity Campaign
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Storewide
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Whole Planet Foundation Annual Prosperity Campaign
Wednesday, February 20th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Storewide, Free

Whole Planet Foundation’s mission is to empower the poor living in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to create or expand a home-based business and lift themselves and their families out of poverty.  Whole Planet Foundation is kicking off its 2013 Prosperity Campaign at Whole Foods Market stores companywide in February 2013, with the goal of raising $5.75 million to fund poverty alleviation projects across the globe and right here in the U.S.  For more information, please visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

 

We’ll have exciting events happening throughout the store during this campaign to help raise awareness and donations, including a cake walk, a meat raffle, Bingo, multiple chances to win Whole Foods Market gift cards, goodie bag giveaways, and more! 

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Food and Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food and Film
Thursday, February 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Join us for a virtual dinner as we talk about the movies. We'll chat about our favorite food moments in film and share recipes inspired by films. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to join the conversation.

Fri
22
“Fromage in February” Series – Import Cheese Class
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe
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“Fromage in February” Series – Import Cheese Class
Friday, February 22nd
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Whole Foods Market Edina Cafe, $10

Our “Fromage in February” series features Domestic and Import Cheeses offered in two separate classes.  Joe, our Specialty Team Leader, will cover cheese basics like storing, serving and pairing. During this Import Cheese Class, see what the world has to offer from soft to hard and blue to pungent. Learn why terroir makes all the difference. You will sample some wonderful import cheeses and bring some home as well!

 

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 at least 24 hours in advance.  $10 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.

Sat
23
Silent Auction for Whole Planet Foundation
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Cafe
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Silent Auction for Whole Planet Foundation
Saturday, February 23rd
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cafe, Free

We are holding a silent auction in our café! All proceeds will go to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation with a mission to empower the poor living in developing-world communities with microcredit and the chance to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.  

 

We have many extraordinary items for you to choose from, including community driven art, team member art and even some merchandise from local businesses. Stop in to check out all of the great items for such a great cause!

Mon
25
Health Starts Here Monthly Class - Soup's On!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Monthly Class - Soup's On!
Monday, February 25th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cafe, $10

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 presented by Lisa Coyne, our Whole Body Team Leader and healthier cooking guru! 

Call customer service at 952-830-3500 or stop by the customer service desk in store to RSVP.  Space is limited, so pre-registration at least 24 hours in advance 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.

Events At Nearby Stores

Children's Theatre Company Ticket Giveaway
Tuesday, September 2nd
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hennepin,

Taste Bud Travels: Mouthwatering Mexico
Tuesday, September 2nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Dive into late summer cooking by celebrating the cuisine of Mexico, which is fresh, flavorful, and makes great use of sweet corn, tomatoes, melons and more hot weather favorites. We’ll go beyond the Americanized Tex-Mex that is often misidentified as Mexican food for some of the true flavors of Mexico- smoky spices, fresh herbs, avocados and citrus. You’ll learn all about the vast culinary landscape of our neighbors and the importance of the many forms of corn throughout Mexican culture. We’ll work with different types of fresh and dried chilies, make our own chile powder and learn how to tame the heat with one of the most refreshing beverages of all time- aqua fresca . Class has gluten free options upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Aqua Fresca with Lime

  • Veracruzana Shrimp Ceviche

  • Elotes (grilled Mexican street corn)

  • Homemade Tortilla Chips with Smoky Salsa Roja

  • Posole (Mexican hominy soup with pork)

  • Tacos al Pastor

  • Sweet Chocolate Tamales

 

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 atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

 

Ingredient Spotlight: Cracking the Code of the Egg
Wednesday, September 3rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani.  Eggs are one of the most complex, important and ubiquitous ingredients in modern cookery. When the white and yolk are kept together, you can produce creamy scrambled eggs, tender hard and soft boiled eggs and luscious poached eggs. When separated, the yolk produces rich sauces and creamy custards, while the white strengthens everything from macarons to batter for frying. The egg can play so many roles, yet it is one of the cheapest forms of protein available. The trick with taking advantage of this versatile, indispensable food is controlling temperature, selecting the right equipment and timing. You’ll unscramble the science behind choosing the best eggs, storing them properly, separating cleanly and how to master the basic egg cooking methods: scrambling, poaching, custard making and working with egg whites in desserts. While you can learn how to cook many things from cookbooks and videos, you’ve got to break a few eggs to make an omelet, and Chef Ani is ready to guide you through these essential techniques for eggs and reveal to you all of her egg-based tricks. Class has vegetarian and gluten free options available upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Tartine of Scrambled Eggs with Chives and Caviar

  • Salad Nicoise

  • Smoky Chickpea and Tomato Stew with Poached Eggs

  • French Style Omelets

  • Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pies

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 atAni.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!