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Di says ...
Hey, don't forget about Irene's Bakery & Gourmet Kitchen! They have been producing all natural foods for years and have a full line of Kosher for Passover bakery and prepared foods product. Their matzo blintzes & knishes are delicious! I purchased them in your store last year and hope to see them again this year. Their hamantashen are great too. I know you carry their line year round because I buy the 20 calorie biscotti regularlly and the blintzes & knishes as well.
03/19/2010 6:53:27 AM CDT
Shana says ...
Thank you for bringing in Kosher products to your store in Boca!
03/19/2010 11:36:56 AM CDT
Gail says ...
What about the LAMB?
03/19/2010 7:24:44 PM CDT
Ellis Katsof says ...
Do you carry6 gluten free matzo? If so is it sold in Canada (at the Oakville store? If not can I order it to be shipped to me directly?
03/19/2010 9:49:29 PM CDT
evelyn crawford says ...
Thank you for all these efforts! Thank you Whole Foods for raising the bar on kosher products.
03/21/2010 6:57:09 PM CDT
Elaine Braun says ...
I believe you have frozen bread with a kosher symbol, it is a Shield with a Star of David inside with a K inside the Star of David. Please let me know the name of the company that gives the kosher supervision, and the name of the rabbi.
03/22/2010 10:46:08 AM CDT
Missy says ...
Thanks loads for carrying whole wheat matzos. Hope to find them in my local WF market. I found them elsewhere but only by the case which is simply too many for us. By the way, a growing number of Christians observe the Passover period as well.
03/22/2010 7:51:27 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
I believe the brand that you are referring to the Food for Life line of frozen breads: http://www.foodforlife.com/our-products.html. Selection varies from store to store, so your local Whole Foods Market may also carry a different brand that suits your needs.
03/23/2010 9:24:30 AM CDT
Libby says ...
Any chance of getting semi-affordable gluten-free matzoh for Passover?
03/23/2010 10:23:07 AM CDT
Beverly Ross says ...
Kosher Valley says they do things the old fashioned way, the way nature intended. Their chickens and turkeys are raised in a stress-free environment with plenty of room to roam around. Regarding the above quote from your e-mail of today, 2 questions: 1. You state that "Kosher Valley says..." Please let me know whether someone from Whole Foods has actually gone there to see that what Kosher Valley says is in fact what Kosher Valley does. 2. Please explain a bit more about the turkeys' "stress-free environment" and their having "plenty of room to move around". I am sure I'm not the only one who would like more details about this before feeling good about buying the turkeys from WF. With my thanks, Beverly Ross
03/24/2010 11:24:57 AM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Beverly Ross: Yes, we have visited the Hain poultry operation (that produces Kosher Valley turkeys) and we also have a 3rd party visit and audit the processing and slaughter facility to ensure the food-safety and the animal welfare. Since we don’t allow antibiotics ever, the farmers will need to provide the animals with more space to keep them healthy  (the tighter the space, the more the animals will pick on each other and the more they will have changes to get diseases). We hope this answers all your questions!
03/24/2010 11:30:43 AM CDT
A. Feingold says ...
Many thanks for the positive influence you have had on the kosher food industry with respect to decreasing additives and preservatives. Last year, and several years prior, Whole Foods stocked organic Avvio grape juice in the quart size. This year I have only seen it in the 22 oz size. Is the quart size no longer being produced?
03/24/2010 11:52:10 AM CDT
Ethel Crowe says ...
Thank you for making Passover so much easier in C'Ville
03/24/2010 2:19:35 PM CDT
Marlene Wahnish says ...
will you be getting smoked turkey, k beef bacon , kosher crab (imitation)? really good products that would sell well
03/24/2010 2:24:45 PM CDT
Jackie Dubin says ...
Will you have any fresh baked Passover cakes or other desserts available on Monday??
03/24/2010 3:04:02 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Jackie - our bakery selection varies from store to store, so your best bet will be to check with your local Whole Foods Market for their Passover desserts selection.
03/24/2010 4:00:08 PM CDT
Gaye Wein-Shepard says ...
Will you be able to provide a wheat free matzo? If not where could I purchase this for the Sedar. I live in Pasadena, Ca.
03/24/2010 7:49:55 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@Libby and Gaye - Some of our stores may carry gluten-free matzo, but it's a hard to find speciality item. A quick search yielded some results for a homemade version if you're interested in experimenting at home: http://iamglutenfree.blogspot.com/2009/01/gluten-free-matzo-recipes.html
03/24/2010 8:00:07 PM CDT
Robert G. says ...
My dear friend Yelena is quite particular about the quality of food she purchases and during Pesach is especially picky. She informed me after a recent trip to Whole Foods that they had some impressive food items for Pesach and that it was worth my time to check out. I made the trip and was indeed impressed with what I found. Nice job as always Whole Foods!
03/24/2010 8:24:30 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
Our kosher meat selection varies between stores - so your best bet for these particular products will be to check with your local store. If you don't see what you're looking for, just ask Customer Service and we'll do our best to source a product that both meets our quality standards and fits your needs.
03/26/2010 9:07:02 AM CDT
Deborah says ...
Gluten-free gefilte fish!! Thank you SO much!! And thanks, too, for helping us get sulfite-free grape juice and macaroons. I could not be more grateful.
03/28/2010 9:20:13 AM CDT
Susan Williamson says ...
I am thrilled to hear you have worked to get Kosher food without preservatives thumbs up for Whole Foods USA. I am from Toronto Canada but live in Florida six months of the year and fortunately I am in the US for Passover, like your last response, "When will Canada catch-on" Thanks
03/29/2010 7:28:42 AM CDT
Harriet says ...
I was wondering if you carry gluten free matzah
03/31/2010 8:05:14 PM CDT
vaughnm says ...
Our product selection varies from store to store, so please check in w/ your local store directly. Thanks! http://bit.ly/allstore
04/01/2010 8:33:20 AM CDT
JAIMIE TREVINO says ...
wondering if you can offer kosher flour. It is hard to come by. there are many who would like to make there own unleavened bread for sedar. Thanks for all your efforts, I really appreciate and enjoy having a store like your to shop in.
02/03/2011 9:08:11 AM CST

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