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Susan Pearson says ...
I am trying to go the more natural way with all my food, Are these beef also antibiotic/drug free, I am looking for this as well as free range in all my protein.
09/01/2012 3:59:43 PM CDT
Susan pearsonb says ...
I also would be interested to find out if there are any whole foods in Saskatchewan. Especially Saskatoon... Or does anyone know where I can find free range beef, chickens and pork....
09/01/2012 4:02:54 PM CDT
Lois Fischer says ...
Does your pasture have added pesticides or chemical fertilizers? I need organic grass fed beef, is your grass organic? Thanks for your response.
09/02/2012 3:31:21 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LOIS - Our vendors for grass-fed beef are going to vary between regions and store locations. I would suggest reaching out to your local store to see if they carry organic grass-fed beef. You can find their contact information at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
09/04/2012 11:59:15 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SUSAN - All of our meat, including grass fed beef, will not have any added hormones or antibiotics, ever! You can also find more information on The 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/department/article/animal-welfare.
09/04/2012 12:44:59 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SUSAN - I was not able to find any of our stores located in Saskatchewan or Saskatoon. You can find a list of our Canadian locations at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list/canada.
09/04/2012 2:37:11 PM CDT
Allen Hilton says ...
I hear from different sources telling me grass fed is not as flavorful as grain fed. Is this true?
09/16/2012 4:43:58 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ALLEN - It really comes down to personal preference. Grass-fed beef is going to be more of a lean option which can be more favorable to some folks due to the ratio of omega fatty acids. For others that like more marbling in their beef, they might not enjoy grass-fed beef as much. If you decide to try out grass-fed beef we'd love to hear your thoughts on it!
09/17/2012 10:44:22 AM CDT
Kt Raynor says ...
I grew out west in washington state on a cattle ranch. I was spoiled on fresh milk, eggs pork chicken and beef. Now i live on Long Island And the store baught food and fresh meats are horrible. Please hook me up with a farmer that will sell milk and beef, pork.
09/29/2012 3:31:39 PM CDT
laura says ...
Hi I want to know if the grassfed beef is grassfed completely or if in the last days of the animals life before its processed it isnt... I am a little confused thanks.
09/30/2012 11:56:32 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LAURA - Thanks for your question. According to the USDA, any items labeled as "grass-fed" must fall within the proper guidelines that "grass and forage shall be the feed source consumed for the lifetime of the ruminant animal, with the exception of milk consumed prior to weaning." All of our grass-fed beef is grass finished as well.
10/03/2012 10:29:36 AM CDT
Debi Hopkins says ...
My brother grows his own grass fed beef and loves it, I came to your market, and you did not have any grass feed beef. Is that normal? When can I be assured to be able to buy it? Thank you,
11/09/2012 1:10:59 PM CST
R. Rush says ...
Where are your local distributors for zip 92629. ?
11/23/2012 11:28:49 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@R. RUSH - You can conduct a store search by zip code at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list. It appears that store closest to that area is going to be our Laguna Nigel location.
11/23/2012 2:05:00 PM CST
Sonny Wood says ...
Yes this is good information to have. I have found that i don't eat as much beef when i know the work that does into the finished product. I have a farm that i raise beef and pork from grass so i know all the variables. Sonny Wood http://www.ridgecreekfarmgeorgiagrassfedbeef.com/AboutOurBeef/tabid/3281/Default.aspx
12/11/2012 1:46:24 PM CST
Toni Moore says ...
Where can you find grass feed beef?
12/12/2012 8:53:09 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@TONI - Check with your local store to see if they carry grass fed beef: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
12/12/2012 2:12:30 PM CST
Charlotte Lawrence says ...
We love your store.
12/17/2012 5:51:11 AM CST
Lisa says ...
HI i have a couple of questions about ir prices. How much does your grass fed beef go for and what types of cuts do u offer?
12/29/2012 1:24:31 PM CST
Jordan says ...
I am on a strict grain free diet, and was only eating shellfish (wild caught) because it is the safest option for me to avoid grains - specifically lectins. I have been soooo happy to find WF carrying 100% grass fed and finished meat. Now, lets talk about eggs :) Chickens should eat bugs and greens and scraps-not grain. I have been sourcing true pasture-raised eggs from a local farmer- he can't produce enough to get into a market. The market for people willing and able to PAY a LOT more for real food is there! Food is my medicine- Rx for life.
12/30/2012 11:52:59 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LISA - The products and vendors in our stores vary. I would suggest calling your local store to see what cuts they have to offer and the prices. They will be happy to help! You can find their contact info at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list
12/31/2012 11:22:05 AM CST
nancy says ...
Are the beef or chicken fed corn?
01/16/2013 1:19:21 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@NANCY - If the beef or chicken is labeled as "grass-fed" they cannot be fed corn based on USDA guidelines.
01/22/2013 4:31:14 PM CST
Vanessa Sanders says ...
THANK YOU, Thank You, Thank you for going against the GRAIN! You are an asset to the health of man.. Keep doing what you do...
02/10/2013 11:02:39 AM CST
Christian says ...
Is there a list of jerky products that Whole Food sells/recommends/endorses? Is there an approved vendor list? Concerned Shopper
02/20/2013 1:47:36 PM CST

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