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September 17, 2013 > Whole Foods Market(r) to open Fremont store September 25

Whole Foods Market(r) to open Fremont store September 25

Submitted By Jennifer Marples

Whole Foods Market will open its new Fremont store on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Store leadership and Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison will be on hand for a bread-breaking ceremony at 9:45 a.m. and doors will open at 10 a.m. The first 250 shoppers will receive a free gift bag filled with Whole Foods Market signature items.

The Fremont location is the first Whole Foods Market store to serve customers between Palo Alto, San Ramon, Oakland and San Jose.

Area residents can also celebrate the opening at the store's Whole Planet Foundation Festival on Saturday, September 21.

"Whole Foods Market looks forward to being part of Fremont's diverse community, as well as building lasting relationships with local vendors, the business community and residents alike," said Pedro Fonseca, store team leader, Whole Foods Market Fremont. "And with our cool Tap Room, we also hope to become a community gathering spot - a place where folks can grab a drink, enjoy some great food and kick up their heels after a busy day."

With the California School for the Deaf as a neighbor, all Whole Foods Market Team Members will receive basic training in American Sign Language.

Other highlights include: Local Vendors, CCOF organic produce from Perry Organic Farms in Fremont, *Hillcrest Olive Oil from Hillcrest Ranch in Sunol, Southeast Asian style curry pastes, Sosu Srirachup(tm), Sweet and savory pies from local favorite Niles Pies in Union City, Cut flowers from Foolish Hens located at Sunol Ag Park, Organic Lamb Haas avocados from Ramavtar Singh Farms in Fremont Hills, Organic tomatoes, peppers, squash from Terra Bella Farms at Sunol Ag Park, Organic strawberries from Chan Saelee of Iu-Mien Village Farms at Sunol Ag Park, Local honey from Mike Stephano's Home Town Honey (hives located in Livermore Valley/Sunol area), East West Gourmet Afghan food in hot bar including bolanis and sauces, Roti-Paratha wraps.

Mission Peak Tap Alley - seven beers on tap in a charming tap room housed within the store.
Meat - large meat counter with special offerings.
Artisan Bakery
Prepared Foods
Beer and Wine
Specialty items including hundreds of cheeses from around the world as well local favorites, more than 40 olive and antipasti mixes and a savory station serving waffles and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Bulk Section
Drink Bar
Nut Butters
Whole Body
Health, Wellness and Food

Whole Foods Market Community Giving Days - Four times a year, Whole Foods Market sets aside a day on which five percent of the day's net sales is contributed to a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Fremont store will kick off a "Week of Giving" on September 30 and have five one-percent days that will benefit the following organizations:

Sept. 30: Fremont Leaf (environmental sustainability)
Oct. 1: Abode
Oct. 2: Fremont Education Foundation
Oct. 3: TriCity Volunteers
Oct. 4: India Community Center (Milpitas)

Nickels for Nonprofits - when customers bring in their own bags for groceries they have the option of receiving a five-cent refund (per bag) or donating the money to a selected charity. The first non-profit beneficiaries are Furry Friends Rescue and Kidango.

Store Dining and WiFi - Free Wi-Fi and cafˇ space behind the registers.

Kid's Club - children ages 2 through 8 are eligible to receive a free treat.

Electric Car Chargers - There will be one level three fast charger and one level two charger. These will be managed by eVgo and customers will pay for use.

Catering - available for local businesses and events.

Whole Foods Market Fremont
3111 Mowry Ave., Fremont
(510) 401-5880
Hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily
Store Team Leader: Pedro Fonseca

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pork and poultry.

Whole Planet Foundation Festival
Saturday, Sep 21
12 noon - 4 p.m
50+ vendors, live music, dance, kids' activities
Whole Foods Market Fremont
3111 Mowry Ave., Fremont
Free event

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