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hsiaw says ...
@Joanne - For a 14 pounder, you are looking at about 3 1/2 hours of cooking time.
11/23/2009 6:00:01 PM CST
bob R says ...
I just purchased a fesh uncooked turkey from you. When i opened it up, the neck pleaced inside the body of the bird has ice on it. I can understand some ice on the surface, but i think if its frozen inside it was not chilled right. comments please ?
11/24/2009 5:33:17 PM CST
Sue says ...
I ordered the oven-ready boneless turkey breast. but it doesn't say how much it weighs,, and I don't know about how long it will take to cook in the oven. Can you tell me about how long it should take to get to the right internal temperature?
11/24/2009 9:34:43 PM CST
hsiaw says ...
Cooking time will vary by weight. Your best bet is to get a meat thermometer and cook your turkey until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees, then take it out of the oven and let it rest til it reaches 165.
11/25/2009 4:03:43 PM CST
hsiaw says ...
There is the possibility of some surface ice on our fresh turkeys due to the low temperatures they are stored in. They will not be frozen through and through the way frozen turkeys are though (and will not require defrosting). If you are concerned about the amount of ice on your turkey, you can feel free to bring it back to the store for an exchange or refund.
11/25/2009 4:06:12 PM CST
Sue says ...
Re: the oven-ready boneless turkey breast cooking time: it took almost 2 hours at 350 degrees. I think it would be helpful in the future if Whole Foods listed the weight of each turkey breast and an estimate of cooking times. The 160 degree instruction is good, but doesn't help in planning the cooking time. Thanks. It was delicious, and I plan to order it again at Christmas.
12/01/2009 9:51:33 AM CST
Lyn says ...
I am looking for low sodium turkey (turkey breast preferred), but everything I have seen so far has too much sodium. Many have brine injected or packaged with the turkey. Do you sell any brands that do not have added sodium?
11/22/2010 1:29:34 PM CST
Donna says ...
I need to know if these turkeys are absolutely gluten free????????
11/10/2011 8:11:23 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Donna It sounds like you need this information for allergy or medical reasons. In this case, it's best to consult your community Whole Foods Market. To reach them please follow the link below to obtain their contact information. The Meat Department at your store will be happy to chat with you about our Turkeys. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
11/11/2011 12:49:01 PM CST
nick says ...
we just need a very small turkey - what is the smallest size you have?
11/19/2011 10:33:08 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Nick To check the availability of birds and bird sizes at your store, I recommend that you check out the online shopping site for your store. You can find that by clicking on the link below. Most stores offer a bird that's 10-12 lbs as their smallest bird. If you'd like a smaller portion than that, we also sell just the turkey breast both prepared and unprepared. Those options should also be available through the online store. Thanks for reaching out. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop
11/22/2011 10:39:51 AM CST
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08/12/2012 2:24:33 AM CDT
Barbara Jolley says ...
What information is available on the handling of the turkeys, if they are free-range, and how humanely they are killed? Thank you.
11/25/2012 12:16:40 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BARBARA - You can find helpful information on one of our more recent blog posts at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/latest-gobble-turkeys-are-step-rated. You will then have the option of clicking on the site for further information on our GAP Rating Program.
11/26/2012 12:21:20 PM CST
Ruby says ...
Are your turkeys free range?
11/13/2013 5:41:50 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@RUBY - Since our turkey vendors differ between stores, check with your local store for details.
11/14/2013 12:43:37 PM CST
Irene Bahr says ...
Your turkey chart will not open or enlarge and therefore cannot be read. Please send. thaks.
11/20/2013 8:59:02 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@IRENE - Since this is an older post, I am unable to find a copy of the image. You can find all sorts of tips about turkeys on our website at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/bestholidayever/guide-to-turkey.
11/21/2013 3:03:52 PM CST
tink gibson says ...
where can I get a 25+ LB frozen turkey
11/21/2013 10:11:58 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@TINK - You can check online as to what is still available at your local store by checking online at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/online-ordering.
11/22/2013 5:14:55 PM CST
Silas says ...
Are your "free range" turkeys fresh or frozen? Is there thawing time required?
11/23/2013 11:31:47 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SILAS - Our vendors differ between store locations. Check with your local store to find out how the birds arrive.
11/26/2013 12:53:21 PM CST
Sarah Rosner says ...
I purchased a Pre-Brined Turkey from Whole Foods 2 Days ago. It appears to be packed in a double-plastic bag in its own juices; no extra liquid is apparent. Can I brine it again for 24 hours before roasting? Any special cooking instructions w a pre-brined bird? Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2013 1:33:05 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SARAH - I would suggest calling the store directly where you purchased your turkey. Since we have different vendors, the store will have the best recommendations!
11/26/2013 3:39:08 PM CST
david grossfeld says ...
I bought your pre brined fresh turkey three days ago for my thanksgiving dinner. I prepared it like all other turkeys every other year. I roasted the turkey for the appropriate time and when carving it, I discovered to my dismay the meat was pink like ham. I at first thought it was not cooked, and my guests had to wait while I put the turkey back into the oven. In fact, the meat was done but had a peculiar consistency. color and taste, more like ham! It also had a spicy flavor(like ham!) What gives?
11/28/2013 10:45:09 PM CST

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