Thursday, April 25, 2013
Kids get a hands-on introduction to "exotic animals" found locally at the Town and Country Whole Foods Thursday.
According to the Town and Country Whole Foods Facebook page, Thursday the store offers a hands-on introduction to "exotic animals" found in our area. Interested to find out what that means? Here's the info posted on the Facebook page about the event. Don't forget to come to our store on Thursday, April 25, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm and see the Campus Critters. During this one hour Campus Critters experience, Burly Woods, an animal expert at the Wyman Center, will give kids a hands-on introduction to ordinary and exotic animals found in the local area. Woods will be spouting off animal facts and demonstrating the correct etiquette for shaking hands with a snake. Visit the Town and Country Whole Foods Facebook page.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Here are some things to do in West St. Louis County this weekend.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) From seeing ol' St. Nick in person to helping out a good cause for the holidays, there's lots in West County to do to celebrate the Christmas season this year. Check this round-up of events shared with Patch in the area to find the best ones for you, your friends and family this weekend. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14 Manchester UMC Christmas Tree Lot: Another option to find your Christmas centerpiece this year. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 17. Grab & Give with Whole Foods Market: Help Whole Foods give to Operation Food Search by donating at the register through Dec. 24. St. Louis Green Holiday Light Recycling Drive: This ongoing drive allows you to drop off your used holiday …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Sunland Inc. plant that distributes products to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Target and others is linked to Salmonella contamination that made at least 41 people ill in 20 states.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has blocked food distribution from the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant in New Mexico whose products were subject to a wide recall in recent months because of salmonella contamination. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) The plant supplies peanut butter products to stores, restaurants and retailers like Starbucks (there's one in Olivette at 9200 Olive Boulevard). The various types of Sunland peanut butter products—sold under several brands by major food retailers, including Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Target—had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded to include other nut butters as …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Whole Foods in Town and Country has partnered with Shoeman Water Projects. Drop off a pair of shoes and provide shoes and clean, fresh water around the world.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Town & Country police report recent thefts led to arrests at Whole Foods and Delmar Gardens in this most recent police blotter.
The following information was supplied by the Town and Country Police Department. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) August 10: 13550 South Outer Forty Drive Authorities stated that between June 1 and June 16, two rings were stolen from a resident’s room at the Delmar Gardens health care facility located at 13550 South Outer Forty Drive. Anthony Chatman, 48, of the 100 block of Hawksbury Drive in St. Louis was wanted in connected to the alleged thefts. Police said Chatman was arrested at the facility on Aug. 10 for a similar crime. He is no longer employed there. August 31: Whole Foods at 1160 Town and Country Crossing Kristine Zander, 48, of the 600 block of Packford Drive in Chesterfield was …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Whole Kids Foundation funded 886 school garden grants last year--one of them in Town and Country.
Last year Whole Foods Market started an independent and nonprofit foundation to help children eat healthly. The foundation is called "Whole Kids." Whole Foods said in a press release that its shoppers and other partners raised over $2 million to fund its programs. It gave out 886 grants in partnership with FoodCorps to fund school gardens and with the help of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools added 1,414 salad bars to school cafeterias. Covenant Christian School was one of the schools awarded a garden grant. This year Whole Kids Foundation hopes to raise $2 million to support its school programs — including school gardens, salad bars and an expansion of efforts to educate teachers about healthy eating — through its annual online and in-…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Caryn Dugan, who teaches plant-based, whole-foods cooking in Town and Country, explains how to make chickpea couscous with cashews.
A plant on every plate—that’s Caryn Dugan’s mission, and it can be a hard one to follow during the holidays. In the onslaught of turkey, stuffing and sweets, Dugan, a vegan cooking instructor in Town and Country, offered a simple and tasty vegetable side recipe: chickpea couscous with cashews. “Don’t be fooled by the list of ingredients,” Dugan said. “Once the vegetables are soft, you add a few more items, turn off the heat and cover until the liquid is absorbed. It’s as close to a fix-it-and-forget it as you can get on the stovetop.” Dugan’s quest for a healthy diet started after college, when she said she decided to “clean up her act” and stop eating the junk food that fuels so many students. She had been eating prepackaged, low-calorie…
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Some stores are pulling produce, while others wait for more direction from health officials.
The St. Louis County Department of Health is investigating an E. coli outbreak. Health officials now confirm 16 cases of the bacteria were reported this week. (Read Previous Story: St. Louis County E. Coli Outbreak) Late Thursday afternoon, Health Department Spokesperson John Shelton confirms six people have been hospitalized and treated at Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. He stated the source of the E. coli is food-borne and health officials are investigating to see if there is a link to local store salad bars. Shelton said all of the affected people have not been interviewed and a source has not been positively identified. The cases are spread out from Florissant to South County, but Shelton did not give more specific information on …
Monday, October 10, 2011
The addition of a few simple ingredients can make a brilliant tomato sauce.
The downfall of many tomato sauces is a flavor more akin to tomato puree with sugar than a fresh, tangy and zesty tomato sauce. That sweet, cloying, school cafeteria-like sauce is completely unnecessary. Although fresh tomatoes are preferable, they are not a requirement. Tomatoes, botanically a fruit, are blessed with an incredibe balance of flavor. That is, provided that they are ripe, and not a genetically modified, hybridized clone. There are endless varieties with subtleties differentiating them. When allowed to ripen on the vine, the flesh becomes sweet and its juice tangy. Adding a sprinkle of salt concentrates and brightens the flavors, to the point where nothing else is needed to complete the taste. When cooked, the flesh of the …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
In this week's "Food Fight!" we compare French bread from three West County restaurants.
The warm, yeasty smell of French bread elicits the same rush of endorphins chocolate does and creates that relaxed feeling of well being. It takes me to a side walk café in Paris where I can dip these morsels of heaven in my freshly brewed coffee. Good French bread is so flavorful that butter and cream cheese are an unncecessary at breakfast. This is not to say that a simple dinner with French bread, red wine and rich, creamy cheeses such as fromage d'affinois, brie or chevre wouldn't satisfy the heartiest of appetites. Whole Foods Market 1160 Town and Country Crossing Dr., Town and Country As with most of its products, the French bread is baked daily using fresh and natural ingredients such as unbleached and unbromated flour. All products…