Whole Foods Market pies and paleo/vegan pie classes

Pumpkin pie for the holidays

Pumpkin pie for the holidays

Whole Foods Market in Santa Cruz and Capitola each have upcoming pie events: this month, Santa Cruz has a four-part pie class series that includes vegan and paleo options, and Capitola has a small tasting event this Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

WFM Santa Cruz pie class
Santa Cruz’s Whole Foods (911 Soquel Ave.) invites the community to attend one or all four free classes that will teach you how to make traditional pumpkin pie as well as restricted-diet versions. Classes will be 45 minutes long and will include samples. Participants will receive recipes and shopping lists. Marketing and Community Outreach Team Leader Lily Hussey encourages attendees to use the class time as “an open forum for holiday-related questions.” Call or visit the store’s Customer Service Desk to sign up; the class size is limited.

WHAT: Pumpkin Pie 4 Ways
COST: FREE
WHEN: Paleo Pumpkin Pie
November 11th 6 – 6:45 pm

Gourmet Pumpkin Pie
November 13th 6 – 6:45 pm

Classic Pumpkin Pie
November 18th 6 – 6:45 pm

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie
November 20th 6 – 6:45 pm
WFM Capitola pie tasting
This Saturday, Nov. 8, from 2 -4 p.m., the store invites you to visit its bakery and sample three pies that are perfect for Thanksgiving. You can try apple, pumpkin, cranberry crumble, or all three. In fact, if you vote for your favorite, you have a chance to win a free pie! There will be at least a couple winners; if you don’t win, you can purchase the 10-inch pies for $19.99.

Unfamiliar with cranberry crumble? It used to be in stock at Whole Foods, but in 2013 it wasn’t available. Many people asked for it last year, so they decided to bring it back. If you haven’t tasted it, Saturday afternoon’s a great time to visit the shop.

Whole Foods Santa Cruz is located at 911 Soquel Ave. Call (831) 426-9901 for more information.

Whole Foods Capitola is located at 1710 41st Ave. Call (831) 464-2900 for more information.

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