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Whole Foods Market

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? How perfect is that? I don’t think there is any better treat to enjoy in summer than ice cream!

This Saturday, July 27th from 2-5pm, just in time to celebrate National Ice Cream Month, Whole Foods Markets across the nation will be hosting a company-wide Ice Cream Social to help support the non-GMO Project and introduce consumers to dairy free and vegan options.

WHAT: Whole Foods Market is celebrating National Ice Cream Month with a company-wide Ice Cream Social for a sweet cause. From 2 to 5 p.m., shoppers can enjoy FREE samples of frozen treats, including dairy-free, low-fat and vegan selections. To top it off, when shoppers purchase a So Delicious or Three Twins Organic frozen treat*, these companies will donate $1 to the Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the use of non-GMO ingredients and verifying products that avoid GMOs.

WHEN: Saturday, July 27 from 2 to 5 p.m.; special deal from noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Whole Foods Market store locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, including all Seattle area stores.

WHY: To help shoppers cool off, celebrate the season and find their perfect scoop — all while supporting social change. To get the full scoop on the Non-GMO Project and its verification process, visit nongmoproject.org.

FYI: Whole Foods Market recently announced that by 2018, all products in its U.S. and Canadian stores must be labeled to indicate if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). With this announcement, Whole Foods Market became the first national grocery chain to set a deadline for full GMO transparency.

*On July 27 only. Not applicable for single servings. Local time. U.S. & Canada stores only. Selection varies by store. While supplies last. No rain checks.

Here are some of the special activities that will be happening at the local Seattle area stores:

·         Whole Foods Market Westlake will be offering beer ice cream floats at the new Spike + Steam for $6. Visitors are encouraged to share their thoughts of each beer float tasting on social media using the hashtag #WFMicecream and the Twitter handle @WFMSeattle.

·         Whole Foods Market Bellevue will feature a local Barbershop Quartet singing all the classics.

For a sweet treat idea, try this delicious Chocolate Chip Cherry Ice Cream Float recipe from Whole Foods Market.

What is your favorite summertime treat?