April 2013

Mon
01
One Dime at a Time - Metro Blooms
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Registers
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One Dime at a Time - Metro Blooms
Monday, April 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Registers, Donation

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 April through June, all donations will benefit Metro Blooms and their community rain garden education program. Their mission is to help heal our watersheds through healthy gardening practices – rain gardens help keep our watersheds healthy and they’re working hard to offer a number of affordable community workshops so that more and more people can grow them on their own. For more information, please visit their website at www.metroblooms.org.  

Mon
01
CD/DVD & Case Recycling
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Cafe
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CD/DVD & Case Recycling
Monday, April 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Cafe, Free

At Whole Foods Market, we’re all Earthlings – including our team members, customers, suppliers and partners.  We recycle. In order to celebrate Earth Day all month long, we’ll be offering a CD, DVD and case recycling drop off!  Bring in your unused and unwanted CDs, DVDs and their cases to our café and look for the drop off box!  Please help save our planet, one CD or DVD at a time!

Tue
02
Transportation
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Transportation
Tuesday, April 2nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Bus, train, bike or feet? Which is your favorite non-car transit?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Mon
08
Food
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Food
Monday, April 8th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What's your favorite way to enjoy locally sourced ingredients?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Mon
08
Health Starts Here Healthy Eating on a Budget Tour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Meet at the Customer Service Desk
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Health Starts Here Healthy Eating on a Budget Tour
Monday, April 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meet at the Customer Service Desk, $5

Join us for a tour around the entire store, while we share favorite products and great tips on eating healthfully while keeping within a budget. This tour will be led by Lisa Coyne (Whole Body Team Leader and Healthy Eating Contact). All participants will also receive a FREE healthy food gift. 

 

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 the tour is required to secure your spot. $5 is also required at the time of your RSVP (payment is non-refundable).

Sat
13
Six-Pack Mix and Match Cookies
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Bakery Department
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Six-Pack Mix and Match Cookies
Saturday, April 13th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bakery Department, $4.99

Choose your 6-pack…of cookies!  Our Bakery Department will be offering a variety of cookies that you can choose from to make your own customized six pack for only $4.99 (save $1)! This is going to be a sweet deal you won’t want to miss out on!

Mon
15
Home
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Home
Monday, April 15th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Vintage charm. What is salvaged, repurposed or reclaimed in your home?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Thu
18
One Year Anniversary Celebration!
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Storewide
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One Year Anniversary Celebration!
Thursday, April 18th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Storewide, Free

We have an event packed day filled in order to thank all of you for shopping with us!  We’ll have plenty of giveaways throughout the day, as well as live music in the café from 11 am – 2 pm and a visit from some of our favorite vendors! Also, when you shop with us today, you will be helping support Edina’s first community garden just a few blocks away, Yorktown Community Garden in York Park, as we donate 5% of our sales to this exciting project!

Thu
18
5% Community Support Day – Yorktown Community Garden
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Storewide
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5% Community Support Day – Yorktown Community Garden
Thursday, April 18th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Storewide, Free

Save the date! Shop at Whole Foods Market Edina on Thursday, April 18, when 5% of that day’s sales go to support the Yorktown Community Garden, which will be Edina’s first community garden, located in York Park (on York Avenue, just a few blocks from Whole Foods Market). 

 

The Parks and Recreation Department will be on-site for a majority of the day to talk about how they create community in Edina through people, parks and places.  You will also have the chance to purchase a plot in the Yorktown Community Garden, with 50 plots available! For more information, please visit www.edinaparks.com.

Fri
19
MSC Fresh Cod Fillet Grilling
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Outside (weather permitting) or Seafood Department
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MSC Fresh Cod Fillet Grilling
Friday, April 19th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Outside (weather permitting) or Seafood Department, SALE!

As Earthlings, we believe that sustainable seafood comes from responsibly managed fish farms and marine fisheries that maintain healthy fish populations and ecosystems. Meet our Seafood Team, who works with these fisherman/farmers to supply our store with sustainably sourced cod. You can further take action to help support these sustainability efforts by enjoying this cod grilled over lunch! It’ll be on sale and will be grilled to order, while supplies last.

Fri
19
Gardens of Eagan Visit
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Outside (weather permitting) or Produce Department
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Gardens of Eagan Visit
Friday, April 19th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Outside (weather permitting) or Produce Department, Free

One of our favorite local vendors, Gardens of Eagan, has agreed to come by to explain their new grafted tomato variety starter plants! They are knowledgeable, committed, passionate folks dedicated to the organic stewardship of their farm while producing high quality produce for the Twin Cities community. Stop by to talk to our local vendor directly! Times are subject to change.

Fri
19
Egg Carton Herb Garden Class
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Outside (weather permitting) or Café
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Egg Carton Herb Garden Class
Friday, April 19th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Outside (weather permitting) or Café , Free

Show your little earthlings how to treasure their home planet with an Earth-Friendly Kids Club event, Egg Carton Herb Gardens! Let your children go green, creatively, with this hands-on recycled art project using egg cartons and seeds – plant a seed and grow a well-informed child! Call customer service at 952-830-3500 or stop by the customer service desk in store to RSVP.  Though the event is free, space is limited, so pre-registration at least 24 hours in advance is required to secure your spot.

 

Not a Kids Club member?  Not a problem!  You can sign up free at the event (or at any other time by visiting customer service desk)! Whole Kids Club members get a special card that can be shown upon every store visit to receive one healthy snack for FREE! Choose from a delicious apple or a tasty banana. Memberships are open to children ages 12 and under. Membership details are subject to change.

Sat
20
Toothpaste Swap
12:00 AM @ Whole Body Department
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Toothpaste Swap
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 AM
Whole Body Department, Free

Today ONLY, you can bring in one unused tube of conventional toothpaste (any size) to swap for a tube of ours!  We have high quality standards and our Tom’s Toothpaste doesn’t contain toxic, artificial ingredients (colors, preservatives and flavors) that you may find in other brands of toothpaste – better for you and better for the environment!

Sat
20
Earthlings Unite!
12:00 AM @ The Store
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Earthlings Unite!
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 AM
The Store, Free

 

Calling All Earthlings!

We're having an out-of-this-world bash on Saturday, April 20th.

Check with your local store for specific times.

Select your local store to get details.

Sat
20
Angie’s Visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Outside (weather permitting) or Grocery Department
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Angie’s Visit
Saturday, April 20th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Outside (weather permitting) or Grocery Department, Free

Angie’s uses a select few ingredients that are carefully chosen and popped fresh, batch by batch, in Mankato, MN.  Stop by to hear more about their process and try some delicious popcorn! Angie’s will be on site to talk about all of the varieties they sell in our store, as well as offer samples for you to try before you buy, while supplies last!

Sat
20
Local Vendor Fair
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Storewide
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Local Vendor Fair
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Storewide, Free

Do you know that the average Sunday dinner ingredients can travel over 24,000 miles to arrive on your plate? Buying local food will help reduce the amount of carbon used in transporting this food to your plate.  Because we care about our environment, please join us for some local flavor at the Whole Foods Market Edina Local Vendor Fair! As you travel through the store, stop by and meet some of our favorite local producers. This is a terrific opportunity to taste local food and meet the people who produce it. While you’re here, be sure to sign up for one of our local flavor gift baskets. See you there!

Sun
21
Angie’s Visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Outside (weather permitting) or Grocery Department
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Angie’s Visit
Sunday, April 21st
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Outside (weather permitting) or Grocery Department, Free

Angie’s uses a select few ingredients that are carefully chosen and popped fresh, batch by batch, in Mankato, MN.  Stop by to hear more about their process and try some delicious popcorn! Angie’s will be on site to talk about all of the varieties they sell in our store, as well as offer samples for you to try before you buy, while supplies last!

Sun
21
Lobster Tail Grilling
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Outside (weather permitting) or Seafood Department
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Lobster Tail Grilling
Sunday, April 21st
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Outside (weather permitting) or Seafood Department, SALE!

As Earthlings, we believe that sustainable seafood comes from responsibly managed fish farms and marine fisheries that maintain healthy fish populations and ecosystems. Meet our Seafood Team, who works with these fisherman/farmers to supply our store with sustainably sourced lobster tails! You can further take action to help support these sustainability efforts by enjoying this lobster tail on sale and grilled over lunch, while supplies last!

Mon
22
Energy
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Energy
Monday, April 22nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What do you do for energy? Wind? Solar? Coffee? Chocolate?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Mon
29
Health Starts Here Cooking Class – Wrap and Roll!
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Cooking Class – Wrap and Roll!
Monday, April 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cafe, $10

Eating healthier can be delicious! Learn more about our Health Starts Here program.  Every class features Plant Strong, Nutrient Dense, Whole Food ingredients and Healthy Fats, led by Lisa Coyne, our Whole Body Team Leader and healthy eating contact. Lots of generous samples and tasty recipes provided! 

 

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

Back to School 101 at Lake Calhoun
Sunday, August 24th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

We’re making sure you have everything you need to make back to school fun and tasty for the whole family! Join us from 11am-3pm as we help you get your school supply list checked off.  We’ll also have tasty after school snacks, tips on how to build a lunch box your kids will love and some delicious weeknight dinner suggestions for families on the go. Plus enter to win a back to school basket!

We’re making sure you have everything you need to make back to school fun and tasty for the whole family!

Anti-Inflammatory Cooking
Sunday, August 24th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. We can live better, stronger lives by learning more about what fuels us: our food. Limiting certain ingredients in your diet can be a great way to reduce or control inflammation. Why? Many food ingredients contain allergens that may have a cumulatively toxic effect on your body and may hurt your digestive health over time. We will uncover the ten most common culprits and discuss how to do a self-analysis to determine if or how they affect you. This class is gluten free and can be vegetarian or vegan upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Spiced Apple Quinoa Porridge

·         Strawberry & Pineapple Smoothie

·         Salad of Kale and Carrots with Adzuki Beans

·         Sweet & Sour Pineapple with Shredded Chicken and Rice

·         Whole Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

·         Old Fashioned Chicken Broth From Scratch

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!

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. We can live better, stronger lives by learning more about what fuels us: our food.

Cook Like a Chef: Quick Weeknight Meals Edition
Monday, August 25th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. We will show you new, made from scratch recipes that are easy to duplicate at home without a lit of fuss. Whether you want to learn great new recipes or just different cooking methods to expand your existing repertoire, this is the class. We will cook and enjoy some fine dining favorites that will breathe new life into your home cooking! The focus for this class is on learning new techniques that you can use in versatile ways in your own home and make affordable items into a four-course feast. This class can be gluten free upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Salmon Nigiri with Cucumber Salad and Wasabi

·         Italian Dumplings: Potato Gnocchi with King Crab, Garlic Butter and Lemon

·         Lamb Chops with Fresh Herbs, Bacon Cracklings, Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula

·         Apple Cinnamon Flambé with 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 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!

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. We will show you new, made from scratch recipes that are easy to duplicate at home without a lit of fuss.