Whole Foods Market Events Calender, July 2013

image001Happy Independence Day!

Thursday, July 4th

Forgot the burgers, chips or beer? No worries – we’re open until 8pm to  help you get everything you need to grill, and still find time to catch the fireworks!


Eat Breakfast with Us!

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in July from 8 am – 11 am

Our Food Cart is BACK, and July’s theme is Great Eggspectations.

We’re cooking up fresh, made to order Omelets with your choice of fillings, served up by Charles Chickens himself! Seriously.

Only $5.99 per lb for a limited time.


Chef Amanda’s Guide to Grass-Fed Beef

Saturday, July 6th from 1 – 3 pm, FREE

Summer is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, friends and food all at once – and grilling is the perfect way to bring them all together.

Chef Amanda will be grilling an assortment of our grass-fed burgers, sharing recipes, tips, timesavers and of course; something delicious and hot off of the grill!


VIP Event: Meet & Eat with Chef Carla Hall from The Chew!

Saturday, July 13th from 3 – 5 pm

Join Top Chef Winner, Author and Celebrity Chef; Carla Hall of The Chew, for an afternoon filled with games, cooking demonstrations, delicious food & wine, a book signing and Carla’s irrefutable sense of humor! Constance Jones of WPLG, Local 10 will be our emcee for the afternoon and Carla’s Celebrity Tasters will include Jill Tracey and Tamar G from Hot 105 Miami.

100% of the proceeds will benefit the Embrace Girl Power Foundation, a local non-profit organization which encourages and mentors girls through academic tutoring, leadership training, and social and cultural opportunities and exposure they might not ordinarily ever experience. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at: embracegirlpower.org


T.G.I.F. (Thank God It’s Fermented!)

Each Friday in July from 5 – 7 pm, FREE

Celebrate making it through the week by stopping by the Wine Department between 5 – 7 pm.

Every Friday throughout the month of June we’ll be sampling a few of our favorites paired with a fabulous cheese, perfect for your summer entertaining. Cheers!


Top 10 Summer Wine Tasting

Saturday, July 13th from 3 – 5 pm in the Wine Department, FREE

We’re fired up and ready to share some great wines for summer grilling season!

Join us in the Wine Department as we sample our Top Ten Summer Wines, paired with our favorite summer bites.


Meet Your Butcher!

Wednesday, July 17th from 5 – 6 pm in the Meat Department, FREE

We’ve got the best butchers in the business. Isn’t it time you met one? Stop by and meet Carlos, our Meat Team Leader who will help you pick out the perfect cut of meat for your grill, guide you to affordable ways to stretch your budget and share cooking and storage tips.


All Things Cherry with Chef Amanda

Thursday, July 18th from 10 – 12 pm and 4 – 6 pm in the Produce Department, FREE

Everyone knows how delicious cherries can be; but did you know that they also have great health benefits?

Chef Amanda will share tips, delicious samples and even show us how to easily pit a cherry!


July Wine Series: Sauvignon Blanc from Around the World

Saturday, July 20th from 2 – 3 pm on the Patio, FREE

Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect summer wine. Very food friendly, it pairs beautifully with shellfish, herb-roasted chicken, Caesar salad, mild cheeses, vegetarian fare and grilled summer meals. We’ll sample a variety of Sauvignon Blanc varieties from around the world, perfect for entertaining.

Sign up early as class size is limited. Pre-register at Customer Service or phone #305-892-5500


Mystery Mondays

Monday July 15th – Monday, July 22nd – Monday, July 29th from 5 – 7 pm in the Wine Department, FREE

Take the snobbery out of wine when you join our ‘Brown-Bag Mystery Tasting’ series this month. Each Monday, beginning 7/15, we’ll sample a new favorite wine which will be hidden in a brown paper bag. Guess on the wine producer, varietal and even the vintage; to win gift cards, wine paraphernalia and more!


Brew Master’s Special

Sunday, July 21st from 2 – 4 pm, FREE

Join our Brew Masters as they share a few favorite summer brews, share tips on how to best serve and enjoy them, as well as pair them with a few of our favorite light bites.


Ice Cream Social!

Saturday, July 27th from 2 – 5 pm, FREE Storewide Event

How cool is this? We’re throwing an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social!

Stop by and BUILD THE PERFECT SUNDAE! Guests will receive a scoop of ice cream and then visit our toppings stations throughout the store. Choose from freshly diced fruit, assorted nuts, candy and granola from the Bulk Foods department, specialty chocolates, brownies and cake from the Bakery and even glorious crispy bacon, if you dare!

Dairy Free? Don’t fret! We’ll have non-dairy options as well.

Want more FREE ICE CREAM? Hashtag #wfmnorthmiami on Instagram with your sundae creation and you could win one carton of 365 Everyday Value® Ice Cream per month for 12 months. See store for official rules.


Every month we offer hands-on support through store tours, food demos, and more. Check out what we’ve got going on this month and experience how much fun healthy eating can be!

Health Starts Here® 101: Store Tour – FREE

Thursday, July 11th from 6 – 7 pm

Saturday, July 14th from 11 am – 12 noon

Learn more about our ANDI scoring system, what to look out for in reading labels, and get tips on how to incorporate more nutrient-dense foods into your diet by coming on one of our Healthy Eating Store Tours! Space is limited. To pre-register, please phone #305-892-5500.Meet at our Customer Service desk promptly at the time listed.


One on One Healthy Eating Consultation

Can’t join us for classes and events, but still interested in learning more about healthy eating?

We can help! Contact Vanessa.Hassele@wholefoods.com  to set up a private consultation.




Taste of the Nation South Florida at the Loews Miami Beach Resort

Thursday, July 25th

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® is the country’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid in America grows up hungry. Taste of the Nation is sponsored nationally by American Express, Sysco, Food Network, Brown-Forman, S. Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Stella Artois, while Carnival Cruise Lines, Nespresso, Whole Foods Market, Cadillac, Southern Wine & Spirits, and POM are among the local sponsors for the popular Miami event. Since its inception 25 years ago, Taste of the Nation has raised more than $70 million to fight childhood hunger.



Hurricane Season Begins

Saturday, June 1st

Summer is almost here, and with it Hurricane Season is once again upon us! Every June 1st through November 30th, South Florida residents and visitors alike begin a familiar routine of preparation. Stop by Customer Service and pick up our handy checklist to ensure you and your loved ones will have all necessary items on hand, along with a few pantry-friendly recipes for what is predicted to be a very busy storm season.


Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Whole Foods Market                                                           

Did you know that all Florida Whole Foods Market stores now serve as drop points for local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs? Here at the North Miami store, we currently participate with a local CSA called Teena’s Pride, and we look forward to strengthening that partnership as our customers learn more about this unique opportunity!


For more information about joining a local CSA program or becoming a participating farm, contact Vanessa.Hassele@wholefoods.com. The number of farms supported in each store will be limited by available storage space for each pick-up day and is on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Cork ReHarvest

Recycle your wine corks in our Specialty Department. In our efforts to support the sustainability of Mediterranean cork forests, Whole Foods Market has partnered with Cork ReHarvest by placing a collection bin inside our stores. Spread the word to your friends and favorite restaurants.


Preserve Gimme 5

Does your local recycling take those #5 plastics? Not many do. What to do with all of those containers from yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese, hummus and other plastic food storage with the dreaded #5 on the bottom? Never fear, bring them in and place in the Preserve Gimme 5 bins!


Make Change by Remembering Your Reusable Bags!

Customers who bring their own shopping bags receive a 10 cent refund per bag or can choose to DONATE YOUR DIMES to one of two charities; our local charity, North Miami Humane Society or theWhole Planet Foundation.  Please ask a cashier for details on the charities or visit: www.wholeplanetfoundation.org


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For up-to-the minute information about upcoming events, sales, and special promotions and holiday menus, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/wfmaventura and follow us via Twitter @WFMAventura. For recipes, news, and information regarding our healthy eating mission, download the Whole Foods Market iPhone apps! For more information, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/iphone/.

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