November 2013

Fri
01
Holiday Order Table
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Holiday Order Table
Friday, November 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, Free

Our Holiday Order Table is open November 1st through December 22nd, set up in our Prepared Foods Department. Stop by the table to order your holiday meal with us, as team members will be at the table throughout the day to answer any of your holiday menu questions, make suggestions and help you place your holiday order online.  You can also see the menu options and place your order here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/online-ordering

Wed
06
5% Community Support Day with Fairview Hospice
12:00 AM @ Storewide
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5% Community Support Day with Fairview Hospice
Wednesday, November 6th
12:00 AM
Storewide, Free

Stock up and shop for a cause! On Wednesday, November 6, we'll donate 5% of our sales to Fairview Hospice.  Headquartered in SW Minneapolis and serving 15 counties in and around the Twin Cities, they provide medical, emotional, social and spiritual end-of-life care.  The money we raise today will go specifically to the Holistic Therapies they provide to their patients, including: music, art, poetry, horticulture, movement, pet, or aromatherapies.  All of these types of therapies can evoke a relaxation response.  These types of therapies are not covered by insurance or otherwise, so they rely solely on donations. For more information, please visit: www.fairview.org/Services/HomeCareHospice/Hospice/index.htm

Wed
06
Feed Four More with Emergency Foodshelf Network
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Registers
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Feed Four More with Emergency Foodshelf Network
Wednesday, November 6th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Registers, Donations Encouraged

In 2012, it was reported that 46.5 million people (15.0 percent) were living in poverty. In our efforts to embody our core value to nourish and support our local and global communities, our nation-wide company goal is to feed 1 million people this holiday across the United States! Feed Four More is a customer and team member donation program where money can be donated at the registers to purchase meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner ($5, $10, $25 or any amount) to families of four in need.

 

All of the money collected this holiday season will be donated to the Emergency Foodshelf Network, who will purchase food from the proceeds for those they serve. Please join us in our ambitious goal to support those in need in the Twin Cities, sharing the bounty in our lives with those who can’t afford to buy food for the holidays. For more information on Emergency Foodshelf Network, please visit http://www.emergencyfoodshelf.org.

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Thanksgiving Success Demystified
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Thanksgiving Success Demystified
Thursday, November 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The season for holiday cooking is here! Do you have a plan for Thanksgiving success? We'll be talking about how to plan and prep to ensure your time in the kitchen is simple and stress-free. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
14
Twitter Chat: Your Best Meal Ever
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Your Best Meal Ever
Thursday, November 14th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Have you planned your Thanksgiving menu? Bring your favorite recipes for main dishes, sides and desserts... We'll be sharing ours, too! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
16
Taste of Thanksgiving
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Taste of Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 16th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, Free

Celebrate the holiday season by trying some tasty items available on our Holiday Menu! 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! 

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
Thursday, November 21st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

No holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join in on the chat to discover our recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with us through our favorites. See the list here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine Follow #WFMwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. 

Sat
23
Taste of Thanksgiving
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Taste of Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 23rd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, Free

Celebrate the holiday season by trying some tasty items available on our Holiday Menu! 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! 

Mon
25
Health Starts Here Monthly Class - Whole Grains
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Monthly Class - Whole Grains
Monday, November 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.

Sat
30
Gingerbread House Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Cafe
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Gingerbread House Workshop
Saturday, November 30th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cafe, $19.99 (includes house, icing and decorations)

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.

 

Call customer service at 952-830-3500 or stop by the customer service desk in store to RSVP.  Space and supplies are limited, so pre-registration at least 24 hours in advance is required to secure your spot. $19.99 per house 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

Get to Know Whole Foods Market Tour
Monday, September 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free (registration preferred)

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers. Join us for this informative tour that aims to answer both questions. Space is limited for each tour - sign up at the customer service desk or call 763-416-7300 by noon on Sept 22 and receive a free gift bag for attending.

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers.

Perk Your Palate: Sour, Salty, Bitter, Sweet
Tuesday, September 23rd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Learning how to develop the proper balance of flavors can make all the difference in your cooking. In this class you will learn how to season like a professional chef, allowing the flavors of your dish to shine though.. We will discuss different approaches to seasoning and learn how to, when to, and how much to use and you will be making exciting, flavorful food in no time. The right combination of sweet, sour, bitter and salty can really make your food sing, and it’s all about learning to balance those flavors for different types of food. We will also pin down how to balance and add the much-discussed  fifth phantom flavor “umami.” With these skills under your belt, you’ll never suffer bland food again.  This class can be gluten free upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Butter Lettuce and Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Glaze and Grilled Onions

·         King Salmon Filet, Salt Smoked with Fresh Dill, Sweet Onions and Lemons

·         Sweet Potato Wedges with Himalayan Pink Salt and Chipotle Aioli

·         Sauteed Spinach with Garlic and White Wine

·         Lemon Custard Cakes with Fresh Raspberries

 

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!

 

 

 

Sensational Seafood
Wednesday, September 24th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class is taught by Chef Ani.  If cooking seafood makes you nervous, you’re not alone. Though it is actually one of the easiest and most delicious things a home cook can prepare, there are some tricks to learn and knowledge to undertake before you can effortlessly turn out perfect seafood at home, and this class aims to give you exactly that. If you haven’t had our seafood before, you’re in for a real treat- it is fresh, sustainable and absolutely delicious, with no antibiotics, growth hormones or preservatives. Whether you’ve never seared a filet salmon in your life or simply need to add more recipes to your collection, this class will go through several of the major seafood cooking methods, show you how to select the right pans and cooking gear for cooking seafood, how to season it to perfection and how to tell when it’s perfectly done. Particular lessons in this class will include how to poach, grill, fry, roast, steam and pan sear fish. This class has gluten-free options upon request and has hands on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Salmon Rilettes

  • Grilled Scallops with Romesco

  • Fried Fish Tacos with Avocado Crema and Corn Salsa

  • Spinach Stuffed Sole with Lemon Beurre Blanc

  • Thai Style Whole Fish

  • Pan Seared Moroccan Spiced Halibut

 

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!