March 2014

Sat
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
Saturday, March 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.  

Mon
03
Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) Goodie Bag Monday
8:00 AM @ All Registers
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Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) Goodie Bag Monday
Monday, March 3rd
8:00 AM
All Registers, $5 Donation

Oh goodie! We’ll be handing out goodie bags with fair trade product every Monday during the Whole Planet Foundation Campaign to the first 25 customers to donate $5 or more!

Tue
04
Tea Day with Whole Planet Foundation
8:00 AM @ All Registers
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Tea Day with Whole Planet Foundation
Tuesday, March 4th
8:00 AM
All Registers, $3 Donation

For a $3 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation, you’ll receive a cup of tea and some coupons (while supplies last).

Thu
06
Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is fast approaching... Are you seeing the signs yet? Join us to share recipes and inspiration about the upcoming season! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
08
Parmigiano Reggiano Crack!
2:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Parmigiano Reggiano Crack!
Saturday, March 8th
2:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Breaking into a wheel of our 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano is like cracking open a bit of happiness.  Join us in our store as we simultaneously crack and sample over 400 wheels of authentic Amazing Parmigiano Reggiano, the Mightiest of Cheeses, across all of our stores in the US, Canada and the UK.

 

We currently hold the Guinness World Record for the most numbers of wheels cracked simultaneously, following last year’s successful event. Since we currently hold the world record, we will not compete again for this record but will again host an in-store “cracking” event to celebrate this delicious phenomenon, with free samples provided!

Mon
10
Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) Goodie Bag Monday
8:00 AM @ All Registers
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Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) Goodie Bag Monday
Monday, March 10th
8:00 AM
All Registers, $5 Donation

Oh goodie! We’ll be handing out goodie bags with fair trade product every Monday during the Whole Planet Foundation Campaign to the first 25 customers to donate $5 or more!

Thu
13
5% Community Support Day – Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota
12:00 AM @ All Registers
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5% Community Support Day – Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota
Thursday, March 13th
12:00 AM
All Registers, Free

Save the date! Shop at Whole Foods Market Edina on Thursday, March 13, when 5% of that day’s sales go to support the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota, a non-profit organization located right down the street here in Edina. They will be on site for a majority of the day to talk about their mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide care and support for those affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. For more information, please visit www.alz.org/mnnd.

Thu
13
S’mores for S’more Donations to Whole Planet Foundation
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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S’mores for S’more Donations to Whole Planet Foundation
Thursday, March 13th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, $1 Donation

For a $1 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation, you’ll be able to build and roast your own s’more! 

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Fri
14
Lucky the Leprechaun’s Treasure Hunt
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Produce Department
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Lucky the Leprechaun’s Treasure Hunt
Friday, March 14th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Produce Department, $3 Donation

Help Lucky find his/ her treasure for a $3 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation.  Find the gold coins and bring them to Lucky for a reward.

Mon
17
Grocery Cart Raffle for Whole Planet Foundation
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ All Registers
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Grocery Cart Raffle for Whole Planet Foundation
Monday, March 17th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
All Registers, $5 Donation

Each $5 donation will earn you a raffle ticket for a chance to win a cart full of groceries! Drawing will be on March 31st.  

Mon
17
Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) Goodie Bag Monday
8:00 AM @ All Registers
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Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) Goodie Bag Monday
Monday, March 17th
8:00 AM
All Registers, $5 Donation

Oh goodie! We’ll be handing out goodie bags with fair trade product every Monday during the Whole Planet Foundation Campaign to the first 25 customers to donate $5 or more!

Tue
18
Cheese Nights – Fresh Chevre
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Specialty Department
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Cheese Nights – Fresh Chevre
Tuesday, March 18th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Expand your cheese knowledge with our cheese expert, Joe (Specialty Team Leader). Fresh Chevre will be featured, tips will be shared and delicious samples will be provided! 

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
22
S’mores for S’more Donations, Face Painting and Caricatures!
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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S’mores for S’more Donations, Face Painting and Caricatures!
Saturday, March 22nd
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, $1/$3/$10 Donation

For a $1 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation, you’ll be able to build and roast your own s’more! For a $3 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation, you can have your face painted! And for a $10 donation, you can have a caricature made! Lots of fun for the whole family (or even just you)!

Mon
24
Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) Goodie Bag Monday
8:00 AM @ All Registers
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Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) Goodie Bag Monday
Monday, March 24th
8:00 AM
All Registers, $5 Donation

Oh goodie! We’ll be handing out goodie bags with fair trade product every Monday during the Whole Planet Foundation Campaign to the first 25 customers to donate $5 or more!

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As the weather begins to get warmer we often change our eating habits to the lighter side. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to do this! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Mon
31
Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) Goodie Bag Monday
8:00 AM @ All Registers
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Whole Planet Foundation (WPF) Goodie Bag Monday
Monday, March 31st
8:00 AM
All Registers, $5 Donation

Oh goodie! We’ll be handing out goodie bags with fair trade product every Monday during the Whole Planet Foundation Campaign to the first 25 customers to donate $5 or more!

Events At Nearby Stores

The Whole Kids Club presents...Mastering the Muffin Tin
Saturday, September 20th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $5 per Whole Kids Club member, $8 per non-member

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Muffin tins are pretty cool kitchen tools! We can use them, of course, to make muffins and cupcakes, but they can do so much more! We’ll think outside the muffin and create three dishes that we bake in a muffin tin...but there won’t be a muffin in sight. You’ll learn how to make pizza muffins, salad muffins and muffin tin pies with fresh fruit, and Chef Ani will read you Laura Numeroff’s tale of what happens when you give a moose a muffin, too. This class is hands on.  Vegetarian options are available (please specify upon registration). Classes are suitable for kids 5-14, and are drop off classes- kids only please! Pre-registration is required.

 

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!

Organic Valley Farm Tour
Saturday, September 20th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Depart from Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free - Registration Required

Have you ever wanted to visit an organic farm? Now's your chance! Organic Valley is hosting public farm visits across the nation, including one departing from and returning to Whole Foods Market Maple Grove. Sign up in store to join the bus tour to the Elsenpeter Family Farm in Maple Lake. It's FREE, but registration is required, and we do anticipate the bus filling to capacity. Stop by our customer service desk for more information, or email mw.mgv.marketing@wholefoods.com

Have you ever wanted to visit an organic farm? Now's your chance!

Date Night: Peru
Saturday, September 20th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. The foods of Peru are heavily influenced by the country’s vibrant Spanish and Italian communities and Peruvian cooking has become a wonderful melding of European techniques informed by Peruvian cooking and Peruvian ingredients. The food critic Eric Asimov has described it as one of the world’s most important cuisines and one of the best examples of fusion cuisine, due to its long multicultural history. Peru is particularly famous for its seafood, which we’re sure to showcase via the fantastic seafood available at Whole Foods Market. If you’ve ever thought about skipping the trek to a restaurant and instead doing something just as impactful and more appealing to the senses, look no further. This class is chock full of cooking tips, demos and of course, delicious food. Chef Jeremy will turn the routine of dinner into a fun and meaningful evening during which you can enjoy each other’s company as well as a fantastic four-course meal, stress-free. This class can be gluten free upon request and has hand on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Sparkling Lemon “Pisco” Sour  (non-alcoholic)

·         Seafood Ceviche with Red Onion, Chiles and Sweet Potato Chips

·         “Antichuchos”: Traditional Peruvian Grilled Skewers

·         “Pollo a la Brasa” Marinated Roasted Chicken served with Steak Fries and Salad

·         Vanilla Ice Cream with Dulce de Leche and Alfajor Cookie Crumbs

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!