January 2014

Wed
01
One Dime at a Time – Whole Planet Foundation
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Registers
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One Dime at a Time – Whole Planet Foundation
Wednesday, January 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Registers

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 January through March, all donations will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation – a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities worldwide. For more information, please visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org.  

Sun
05
Health Starts Here Tea Time with Specialty
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Health Starts Here Tea Time with Specialty
Sunday, January 5th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Celebrate National Hot Tea Month with our Specialty team as they showcase some of their favorite hot teas. Teas are a very healthful beverage – full of antioxidants and satisfaction. Learn about what makes teas great and how they can enrich our lives. Samples will be provided!

Thu
09
Health Starts Here Seafood Demonstration
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Seafood Department
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Health Starts Here Seafood Demonstration
Thursday, January 9th
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Seafood Department, Free

Join the Seafood department as we introduce and taste test some delicious new dishes to our Health Starts Here offerings! All of the Health Starts Here Seafood Meals are individually packaged and cook in less than 10 minutes!

Sat
11
Health Starts Here Storewide Sampling Event
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Storewide
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Health Starts Here Storewide Sampling Event
Saturday, January 11th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Storewide, Free

Looking for ways to make healthy choices in your diet?  Stop by Whole Foods Market and taste items throughout the store that are nutrient dense and delicious.  Pick up a passport and visit each department.   Once you reach your final stop, use your passport to enter to win a Healthy Basic Pantry Makeover!  

Mon
13
Health Starts Here Green Smoothies Class
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Green Smoothies Class
Monday, January 13th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cafe, Free

Can Green Smoothies really be all that? Come to this class to learn the basics of green smoothie making – most importantly, how to make them taste great! You’ll learn easy recipes and ways to incorporate more greens in your life to support your health, energy and well-being! Recipes and samples 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 for each class is required to secure your spot. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
Thursday, January 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Keeping your resolutions going can be difficult. Join us to share and learn how and where to find the motivation to stay on track with your healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Mon
20
Health Starts Here Healthful Eating on a Budget Tour
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Meet at Customer Service Desk
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Health Starts Here Healthful Eating on a Budget Tour
Monday, January 20th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meet at Customer Service Desk, Free

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. 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 for each class is required to secure your spot. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the event. $5 is also required at the time of your RSVP (payment is non-refundable).

Sat
25
Health Starts Here Bulk Cooking Class and Demonstration
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Bulk Department
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Health Starts Here Bulk Cooking Class and Demonstration
Saturday, January 25th
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bulk Department, Free

Buying in bulk not only saves money, but it is also super healthy! This class will cover the basics for cooking all sorts of dried beans and grains. We will also share time saving and budget conscious tips including batch cooking, slow cooker methods and proper storage. Great recipes and samples provided.

Tue
28
Cheese Nights - Washed-Rind Cheese
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Specialty Department
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Cheese Nights - Washed-Rind Cheese
Tuesday, January 28th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Learn about Washed-Rind Cheese with our Specialty Team Leader, Joe, in the Specialty Department! Free samples included.

Events At Nearby Stores

Making the Best Baby Food
Sunday, March 1st
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $15 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. We all want the best for our children, and in this class we will learn how to provide great nutrition for our kids by making them delicious baby food. It’s easier than you might think! Chef Jeremy will also give you tips for teaching your children lifetime adventurous eating practices to help them make healthy choices once they’re ready to feed themselves. We will talk about the progression of milk to solid foods and learn all about which foods are most appropriate for children and at every age. This class is appropriate for parents of children between the ages of 0-4. Babies and very young children are welcome to attend with the parent. This class is gluten free. Pre-registration is required.  On the menu:

·         A Fresh Fruit and Cheese Plate, perfect for time-pressed parents (for us to eat!)

·         The Perfect Puree (Blender method) with Seasonal Vegetables

·         Ground Goodness (Food mill method) with Vegetables Selected by the Chef

 
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!

The World's Best Burger
Monday, March 2nd
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. It’s America’s favorite food and we will show you the hands-down best way to cook the world’s tastiest burger - it’s easier than you might think. We will talk about how to source the right ingredients of the highest quality and then we’ll actually grind our own hamburger meat as we learn about why the burger just may be the world’s most perfect food. We’ll also make a world-class from scratch veggie burger recipe as well as try some of the best sides that our Whole Foods deli has to offer rounding out our meal. Class will wrap with banana splits as we finish by discussing the art and science of grilling and how to apply all this burger knowledge to get the best results at home every time.

This class can be gluten free upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Highlight Item: House-Ground Burgers with Short Rib, Top Sirloin and Bacon

·         Bonus Item: Award Winning Veggie Burgers Made from Scratch

·        Accompanied By: A Few of Our Favorite Whole Foods Market Deli Sides

·         Special Dessert: Banana Splits with Hot Fudge and Walnuts

 
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!

Secrets of the Market: Free Tour and Meal Planning Workshop
Tuesday, March 3rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The tour will meet at the Customer Service desk, Free!

Secrets of the Market: Free Tour and Meal Planning Workshop

This workshop will be taught by Chef Ani. There are so many great things to discover at Whole Foods Market- new healthy ingredients, great treats and thousands of items in between. Our quality standards for the items we produce and sell in our store are second to none, constantly evolving and changing to provide our community with great options and the stories behind how they got here, as well as the diverse knowledge of our most valuable in store asset- our team members! On the first Tuesday of each month, you can join Chef Ani for an in-depth market tour to discover the wide array of ingredients and products we sell, how to navigate our store to find the best values, and learn how to plan your meals to get in the habit of cooking delicious meals at home without stress or fuss. This workshop is free and includes a place on the market tour, a question and answer session with Chef Ani and a free weekly meal plan of unique recipes from Chef Ani and Whole Foods Market. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. Tours will be capped at 10 people per tour. For more information, please contact Chef Ani at ani.loizzo@wholefoods.com

 

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!