The whole experience

. October 26, 2012.

Whole Foods Market was founded in Texas, but the natural-and-organic-food chain has long been a perfect fit for Ann Arborites. It’s more than just a place to get your sustainably grown produce — Whole Foods is committed to offering something for the whole family. The store’s Whole Kids Club gives young customers a reason to keep coming back. Members get a punch card, and the opportunity to pick up a treat at the customer service desk once a week. After ten punches, they receive a special gift. And there are plenty of regular events to keep kids interested, as well, like last month’s Green Mission Treasure Trail, which taught about ecologically sound farming. On Wednesday, June 20, FLY Children’s Art Center presents “Vegging Out,” a free art workshop with produce — potatoes, mushrooms, apples and more — used as stamping tools kids can use to create unique work of their own. It’s free, but space is limited, so eager young artists should be sure to register. Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave. 734-975-4500.