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bobby jones says ...
Thanks, I'll be getting the grass fed beef. Please get organic, pastured chicken meat that for sure forage on fresh grasses and get plenty of natural sunlight (vitamin d)
05/20/2010 2:00:57 AM CDT
Kim says ...
I used to live in Humboldt County, CA and know Clint Victorine. Now I may be partial, but his beef is some of the most superb grass fed I ever had. Props to you Whole Foods for working with true independent ranchers through out the country.
05/22/2010 7:35:38 PM CDT
richard cadena says ...
thank you for doing the good deed. over the last few months i have been searching for 100% grass fed/grass finished meats. i came onto your site to check if you sold it and here it is. i do most of my shopping at whole foods--for my meats/fish/cheese and trader joes for fruits/vegis. richard
05/23/2010 12:04:05 PM CDT
Sherry Schodts says ...
Would like to purchase non-chicken eggs. Duck eggs are good.
06/07/2010 12:19:39 PM CDT
Kelly Park says ...
Thank you thank you thank you
06/10/2010 9:02:28 PM CDT
Ken Rivkin says ...
Grass fed beef may not have the marbling and may be a little tougher, but it is so much more flavorful. I had not realized, what I had been missing all these years. It is beef the way it's meant to be.
06/14/2010 11:57:09 AM CDT
Ann Weitzer says ...
Read Michael Pollan's TheOmnivores's Dilemma; he claims it is NOT more expensive to raise grass-fed beef when you look at the big, long-term picture - depletion of the land; anti-biotics needed for corn fed penned animals, etc., not to mention the cost of obesity with the "cheap" corn raised beef for fast foods.
07/06/2010 3:20:43 PM CDT
Jill Davis says ...
THANK YOU Whole Foods. I just joined Marin Sun Farms Meat CSA for a trial period of 6 months. However, I may come back to Whole Foods, especially if you can guarantee that the meat, chicken, and pork are all pasture raised. Thank you for making this change in policy. It was the right thing to do.
07/21/2010 2:52:55 PM CDT
Lisa de la Pointe says ...
we must continue in this movement; nothing is more important than the health of our people. I hope that we can take the next step to return to getting more local places to process the animals safely and humanely. I will vote with my dollar and support only the best foods. This is the only way we can truly redirect the food business. We must demand the healthy, clean food.
08/08/2010 10:02:20 AM CDT
Defendi says ...
After watching the documentary, Food Inc., with my family, it has made me realize the importance of taking command of the foods that we eat. We think that we are under a safety net by the food guidelines established by the FDA and USDA...the role of money and power in this country is very concerning. Thank you for advocating for the farmers with organic produce and grass feed meats. Consumers have the power to make change and make it better for all peoples (and animals).
08/13/2010 1:24:55 PM CDT
Mary B says ...
This is fantastic news, and a reason to go to Whole Foods again. I have been getting my organic staples from Vons (their O Organics line includes all of my staples, which unfortunately WHF doesn't always). I've been ordering canned goods directly from Eden Foods, because I know they don't use BPAs in their can linings. But it remains difficult to find grass fed meats and free range chicken & eggs. I am very glad to hear that Whole Foods is making the grass-fed meat part possible! I hope that free range is on the way :o) Yours in good health, Mary
08/15/2010 11:25:42 AM CDT
Dragonkat747 says ...
I just cooked two grass-fed beef fillets from White Oak Pastures, purchased at the P Street Whole Foods in Washington DC (for a pretty penny) for my husband's birthday dinner. Along with course mashed rosemary garlic potatoes, asparagus and sauteed portabella mushrooms and an amazing Spanish Rioja. Thank you for making such high-quality meat available for those days I can't get to my local farmer's market. Loving WF and White Oak Pastures. Cows eat grass, Katie eats cows. We all win.
08/20/2010 8:19:08 PM CDT
Michele says ...
YAHOO! I've looked and looked for an outlet for grass-fed beef and organic produce in the east Phoenix area, and am THRILLED to find a Whole Foods Market just 36 minutes from our front door located in Chandler. Found you on the internet and can't wait to visit your store!
11/16/2010 6:01:49 PM CST
james says ...
Yeah, lets return animals back to the farm and stop industrial factory farming. Okay that won't happen but really glad to learn about these little victories! I don't eat red meat, but care about the quality of life of the animals and their own health and I also care for my family and other americans who eat the poor low quality meat from grain feed cows. reading the omnivores dilemma now...eye opening and scary, so thank you whole foods and thank you ranchers/agro/biobuisnessmen who care enough to make a change. free range would be great of course, at least 6 months of the year. And if the life of these beef cows animal are improved enough, maybe calf and mother can be kept together longer and the overall life span of the animal can be extended. Its too bad greed has to exist...sigh
11/19/2010 11:07:00 PM CST
Susan says ...
Just wondering if Whole Foods carries (or has plans to in the future) grass-fed beef that is also Halal? Most importantly, the halal label pertains to a particular way of slaughtering which is quick and the most humane for the animal.
11/25/2010 8:13:42 AM CST
pam mcwilliams says ...
its fine to feed them right but where do they go to get butcherd for market? Please dont tell me it its on of the local factories filled with cow shit and e coli..who states they are "clean"
01/11/2011 12:34:43 AM CST
Anne mortensen says ...
Yes- grass fed everything please...the way it should be.
02/06/2011 8:43:38 PM CST
Julie says ...
I'm from New York, and I love buying grass-fed meat at Whole Foods. Is it completely grass-fed and finished? Or is there some grain in the diet of the beef?
02/09/2011 1:11:26 PM CST
ht70 says ...
I think it would be great if the tags on the meat in the store noted "100%" grass-fed. So many places are trying to pass along grass-fed, grain-finished as real grass fed beef. I think those who are concerned about this really know that grain-finished beef is about as bad for you as regular factory beef.
03/03/2011 1:48:10 PM CST
Sandy B says ...
Hi I live in Port Charlotte, Florida. The closes Whole Foods is in Sarasota. We would love to have one in the Port Charlotte area!!! What about it????
03/16/2011 2:13:28 PM CDT
bette rowe says ...
hi do you sell pastured eggs thanks bette
04/15/2011 10:10:13 AM CDT
Alex says ...
Way to go Whole Foods, you've managed to dominate every niche in the food market. Is it true that the beef is allowed to be grain fed up to thirty day without passing on this info to the consumer? Support your local farmers by going to your local farmers market , never trust corporate giants even with their sly propaganda.
04/24/2011 2:38:34 PM CDT
Paulette says ...
Great website! I live in Humboldt County and normally eat local grassfed beef. However, I am very concerned about radiation, so have stopped eating it, beyond what I could freeze/can by about 3/15. Do you carry any Southern Hemisphere grassfed beef? (Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina). I am visiting one of your Bay Area stores this weekend and would like to buy some. Canned is OK. Thank you.
06/21/2011 5:47:26 PM CDT
bepkom says ...
@Paulette: Product selection varies around the country. Please check with the meat counter at the store where you shop. Thanks!
06/21/2011 5:48:18 PM CDT
Amy says ...
Are grass fed beef slaughtered at different slaughterhouses than grain fed/mainstream beef? One of my concerns is worker welfare in these major slaughterhouses, so I was just wondering if all cows end up in the same place?
11/16/2011 3:23:23 PM CST

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