Patrick Wyman informs a customer about the We Love Local event and how to receive a free bag.
hole Foods Cupertino hosted its second We Love Local In-Store Tasting Event of the year on Saturday, October 12. Aiming to celebrate local food and products, the event allowed customers to sample foods and meet staff from the businesses behind these products. Patrick Wyman, the Regional Local Forager of Whole Foods Cupertino, works closely with the branch’s smaller, local suppliers. For Wyman, the purpose of this event is to highlight the local businesses that provide jobs for the community.
“We are celebrating our local suppliers,” Wyman said. “We are celebrating them and celebrating that with our customers who can try some great products.”
The event was organized in a “passport” style, where customers collected signatures from five vendors to receive a complimentary bag. Vendors with samples, stickers and other merchandise located throughout the store informed consumers about their products.
Continue reading here to learn more about all eight of the vendors showcased at the event.