Events - Sarasota Magazine June 18 Whole Foods Market Sarasota Summer Block Party

June 18 Whole Foods Market Sarasota Summer Block Party


Date(s) - 06/18/2014



1451 1st St

Sarasota, FL  34236

Phone – (941) 316-4700

Class and Tour sizes are limited; please note if pre-registration is required.  Registration taken at our Customer Service desk or by calling (941) 316-4700

All events, dates and times are subject to change.  For the most current information, view our store calendar online, become a fan on ourFacebook page or follow @wfmsarasota on Instagram.

Healthy Eating Classes- free!

With Healthy Eating Specialist Kathryn McCue
Please reserve your spot by calling 941-316-4700 or emailing Classes are held in the Whole Foods Market Sarasota Lifestyle Center, 1451 1st St.

Mighty Bowls

Thursday June 19th 12 pm

Learn how to cook the Mighty Bowl, a quick, delicious meal with endless variations that doesn’t require a recipe OR cooking experience! This month we’ll be utilizing local organic produce from our CSA partner, Geraldson Community Farm

Healthy Appetizers and Desserts

Thursday June 26th 6 pm

For those of you looking to expand your healthy recipe repertoire, join Kathryn for this very special class covering plant-strong appetizers and desserts that are oil, salt and dairy free.


Free Healthy Eating Tours- free!

Do you have a special diet concern, or just want some help making healthier choices (without breaking the bank)? Take a tour with Healthy Eating Specialist Kathryn to learn more about Health Starts Here®, our healthy eating education program, as well as all her inside tips on staying healthy and happy. Please reserve your spot by calling 941-316-4700 or emailing Stores begin at the Healthy Eating Desk near Floral.

June 4th- 3pm

June 12th- 10am

(Also available by appointment)

Meet Your Farmer

June 7th 9am-11am


To help our local farms grow, we’ve opened all of our Florida stores to be used as CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) drop points. Stop by on Saturday June 7th to meet the farm staff of Geraldson Community Farm, a 20 acre certified organic farm in Bradenton, as well as taste samples of their produce and learn how you can sign up to receive weekly or bi-weekly shares of their organic vegetables. for more information. No registration required.

Community Beach Cleanup

Tuesday June 17th 6pm

Offsite event

Meet us at the South Lido Beach parking lot to help keep our beach beautiful! You’ll meet new friends, and enjoy healthy refreshments from Whole Foods Market Sarasota.  In the spirit of staying green, please bring your own garden gloves and older reusable shopping bags; extra supplies will be available. RSVP by emailing or by calling 941-316-4700.

#wfmsummerfun Summer Block Party

Wednesday June 18th 5-6:30pm



We’re hosting a Summer Block Party to give you fun and exciting ideas on what to serve for your 4th of July get-togethers!  We’ll have samples paired with our favorite Summer beers in each department, so try them all and vote for your favorite dish or pairing to be entered to win a $50 Whole Foods Market gift card. Hashtag your photos of the block party with #wfmsummerfun along with our Instagram username @wfmsarasota for the chance to win even more prizes! No registration required.

Save our Bees Day

June 21st 10am-12pm



We’re sharing the BUZZ about what YOU can do to help our bee populations. Grab your passport when you first enter the store in our Produce department and stop by all of our stations to meet a local beekeeper, create bee-themed crafts, receive seeds to start your own bee garden, sample food pollinated by bees and more! Turn in your passport at Customer Service when you’re finished for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate and a bee-themed gift basket. No registration required.

Cheese Nights – Summer’s Best Cheeses

Tuesday, June 24  6pm-7:30pm


Specialty Department

Join Rob, our store’s very own Cheese Specialist, for a taste of Summer’s best cheeses! Try a selection of buffalo, goat and sheep’s milk cheeses and hear the great stories that go with each of them.  No registration required.

Italian Favorites Cooking Class

Wednesday June 25th 6-7:30pm

$5 suggested donation to Whole Kids Foundation

Whole Foods Market Lifestyle Center

Samuele’s Fresh Pasta class was so popular last month that he’s back again, this time to teach some of our all-time favorite Italian recipes. Enjoy watching him create gnocchi and tortellini from scratch… and taste the results!

Top 10 Summer Wines Party benefitting Goodwill Sarasota

Thursday June 26th 5:30-7pm

Whole Foods Market Sarasota café

As temperatures soar and rhythms slow, Whole Foods Market raises a glass to its crisp, playful, delicious Top 10 Summer Wines that are perfect for poolside frolicking or sharing under a blanket of stars on a warm summer night. Wine enthusiasts 21 and older are invited to join us on a tasty trip through some of the most prolific wine regions of the world with nothing but a wine glass in hand and a lasting finish as a souvenir. All proceeds benefit Goodwill Sarasota. Please RSVP ahead of time by calling 941-316-4700 and pick up your ticket the night of at the Customer Service desk.

Meet your Monger

Saturday June 28th 11am-1pm


Seafood Department

Our seafood department team members have the knowledge and expertise to help you make the healthiest and most sustainable seafood choices, as well as provide cooking tips and recipes. Swing by the Seafood Department to meet Nathan, one of your neighborhood fishmongers, as he demonstrates how to prepare his some of his favorite seafood dishes from start to finish! No registration required.

Adoptable Dogs Meet & Greets
June 14th and 28th 9am-12pm

Stop on by to meet Sarasota Animal Services’ sweet dogs looking for homes! Not able to adopt a pet right now? Talk to the volunteer team about other ways you can help animals in need. No registration required.

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