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Annie altman says ...
I love the Steps. I hope Wholefoods will always be trusted. The Step 5 chicken from white oak, has The best bones for bone broth. And the chicken and its fat, is delicious too!
06/30/2013 11:50:20 AM CDT
Renee says ...
We just had a step 5 chicken, and wow, it's the best tasting/texture chicken I've eaten in years. Really great flavor
07/01/2013 5:25:53 PM CDT
Lee Lindig says ...
Which stores sell Joyce Food Poulet Rouge chickens. I am in Las Vegas and would like to purchase their product for the Thanksgiving holiday.
10/29/2013 10:34:40 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LEE - Our products vary between stores so check with the exact store you plan to shop with to see if they carry this vendor. Our holiday menus will not be available online and in our stores until next week or the week after. The store should have an idea if they will carry this vendor!
10/29/2013 3:10:43 PM CDT
Gala says ...
How they fed? any GMO soy, corn? It would be GREAT if you would arrange that steps by including their feedings. Thanks!
04/04/2014 12:40:04 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@GALA - If you're looking to avoid GMOs I would suggest looking for organic meats as they will not be fed any GMO grain or feed.
04/04/2014 2:01:55 PM CDT
NYC Consumer says ...
You do not carry chicken in a category higher than 3 in New York City. Category 5 beef is very rarely offered: I have seen it only twice in the past year, and I shop at WF you every day. Why is that? I would like to be able to feed my family GMO-free meat from free-range animals. Thank you!
04/15/2014 8:31:20 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@NYCCONSUMER - This really depends on the farms/vendors in your area and what their step rating is since we try to purchase locally. We are actively working with ranchers to help them raise their step rating. If you're mainly looking to avoid GMOs, I would suggest looking for organic meat options since our step rating does not take in to account GMOs.
04/16/2014 1:52:21 PM CDT
El says ...
4/18/14 Very disappointed you abandoned Step 4 at my Arden Way Sacramento store and replaced it with all Step 3 because demand was so high for 4 you decided to cram more birds into the same facilities and settle for 3. Gosh, WFM, if I wanted factory-farmed organics, I could find them for a lot less than you charge! And I will see if I can find something closer to Step 4 at my co-op downtown. Once again, very disappointed in WFM.
04/19/2014 9:37:01 AM CDT
Jonathan says ...
I was wondering if all the steps include non gmo feed cause that would be great
04/23/2014 10:17:52 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JONATHAN - Our Animal Welfare Standards do not currently include the type of feed but they are guidelines for how the animal was raised and treated. The GAP is planning to include fee types in the future. In the meantime, keep your eye out for organic or non-GMO meats if you're trying to avoid GMOs.
04/23/2014 5:52:20 PM CDT
Andy says ...
I really enjoyed this video. I found it educational and really helped me understand the quality of meat
04/24/2014 7:57:15 AM CDT
Matthew McCarthy says ...
It is a real pleasure to see a chain of stores working earnestly to provide high quality products which are sustainable and beneficial to the environment. In an era when mass production is preferred over quality, health, and humanity it is nice to know some people are still working hard fore the benefit of others. Thank you!
05/08/2014 2:11:38 PM CDT
Janice says ...
HOW DO I ORDER STEP 5 CHICKEN, REFRIGERATED SHIPPED OVERNIGHT TO CHICAGO ?
07/03/2014 12:38:36 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JANICE - We currently do not ship perishable products. We have quite a few stores in Chicago, check with your local store to see if they offer Step 5 chicken options!
07/03/2014 1:48:52 PM CDT
Marta Sanchez says ...
Please include the kill practices of these farms. Only recently did I learn of the thousands of male chicks killed and other inhumane killing practices.
07/20/2014 3:25:56 PM CDT
Donald Schnellmann says ...
Ambitious project. I would be happy at step 3 or 4 from a humane aspect but of course price is also a consideration and hope the market would bear the difference in price to achieve a balance.
07/21/2014 11:35:08 AM CDT

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