Whole Foods Market Coral Springs 12th Anniversary 10/8-10/10

Whole Foods Market – Coral Springs Celebrates 12th Anniversary With Weekend Full Of Fun – October 8-10, 2010
The Coral Springs Whole Foods Market
810 University Drive.
Phone: (954) 753-8000.

Activities Include Oktoberfest Blue & Brews, Customer Appreciation Day & “12 Years Young” Family Friendly Celebration

Kicking-off the weekend, Friday, October 8, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., is the special Oktoberfest themed Blues & Brews featuring a $12 all-you-can-eat buffet of traditional Oktoberfest cuisine, plus fall beer tastings and a live blues band.

To show gratitude to its customers for 12 amazing years, the folks at Whole Foods Market – Coral Springs have deemed Saturday, October 9, “Customer Appreciation Day.” From noon to 4 p.m. the store will host a slew of celebratory activities including an on-going demonstration from a local pumpkin carver, an anniversary cupcake tasting at 3 p.m., and a vendor fair with samples and tastings from 25 product vendors including Noble Juice, Cascal Soda, New Chapter, Kopali Organics, Joe’s Oat Patties, Yum Nuts Naturals, Mediterranean Meals, Earth Island/Follow Your Heart, Jana Water, Seitenbacher, Irish Dairy Board, Reserveage Organics, Dry Sack Sherry, Tom’s BBQ sauces, Gary’s Seafood Specialties, Fresh Fields, and Rob’s Really Good Iced Teas. In addition, the first 500 customers with a participating coupon will receive a fold-up Whole Foods Market green bag (the coupons can be picked up at the store on October 1.)

The weekend festivities wrap-up with the family-friendly 12 Years Young Celebration on Sunday, October 10, from noon to 4 p.m. with special performances, classes, demos, nutrition screenings, crafts, prizes and more. The main event – Recipe for a Shopping Spree – gets underway at 1 p.m., where five finalists will prepare an original, specialized sandwich for the all-star panel of Broward food personality judges: Hi-Life Café chef Carlos Fernandez, Sun-Sentinel food writer Jan Norris, and a Whole Foods Market regional representative. The winning sandwich, judged on taste, creativity, and presentation, will be named after the winner and added to the menu at the Coral Springs store for a limited time. The winning sandwich creator will be awarded a three-minute Shopping Spree for the market’s in-store 365 Everyday Value® brand of products. The store is taking sandwich recipe submissions until this Sunday, 10/3/10 at the customer service desk.

Other family activities offered Sunday include a performance by the Ballet Elite Dance Studio at noon; a Pilates Class by Fitizwe 4 Kids at 3pm; a sign language basics class and games from the Deaf Family Literacy Academy; a Wii Fitness center in the Café from Friends & Family Spinal Care; a martial arts demo from USK Karate Academy; prize wheel from PNC Bank; nutrition screenings from Family Nutrition Center Foundation; a flower pot making class from Garden Club of Coral Springs; environmental activities from Science Eye Environmental Education Consulting; crafts with the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital; flower planting 101 from Broward County Parks and Recreation, and the City of Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation will be on-site to talk about special upcoming activities and promotions in their parks. Furthermore, the Big Bike Riders Children’s Foundation will bring their motorcycle mascot Big Bike Bob for kids to photos with and hand out free Big Bike Bob coloring books.