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We're Here for Last-Minute Help

By Allison Burch, November 23, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch
The day before Thanksgiving is our busiest day here at Whole Foods Market and it's the day many of our team members have been working toward for months. It's non-stop action for us in the stores: readying holiday orders, stocking the shelves and making sure each customer gets exactly what they need to make their holiday perfect. Menu Plans and Recipes Still haven't put together your Thanksgiving menu? Not to worry! Our holiday pages have complete holiday menus already planned out for you. Choose recipes specially crafted to meet your needs, from Thanksgiving for a Smaller Crowd and a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving to a Vegetarian Meal or a Classic Feast. You can even build your shopping list right from the recipes. Stop by our store to pick up the ingredients and you’ll be cooking in no time. Shopping Help When you’re in the store, visit our Holiday Table. The folks there can help even the most frazzled dinner host. Meals To-Go Not up for cooking? While it’s a little late to place an official order for your Thanksgiving meal, our Prepared Foods team members are still cranking out the side dishes and rolls and pies – yum! Some stores are even serving prepared turkey in their hot bars and chef cases, too. Just roll up your cart and fill it with goodies. Wine What about a celebratory wine to go with the meal? Never fear. Our Top Ten Holiday Wines give you get great tasting quality wines at affordable prices – all under $15 a bottle. Host(ess) Gifts Heading to someone else’s house for dinner? Don’t arrive empty handed. Stop in for flowers, wine, sides, pies – anything you want to contribute, we’ve got you covered. Store Hours Many of our stores are open for extended hours leading up to Thanksgiving and open for a few hours on Thanksgiving Day itself. Give your local store a call to find out what hours they’re open. Your Whole Foods Market team members are here for you! We love this week. Really! Have a happy, healthy and delicious Thanksgiving everyone!
Category: Holidays 2011




janet says ...
I was told you were open on Thanksgiving Day. Say it ain't so! Employees deserve time with families and people can survive two days a year (Thanksgiving and Christmas) without shopping. I hope this is just a rumor. Happy Thanksgiving!
11/23/2011 2:57:14 PM CST
Barbara Krivda says ...
I have a WF's boneless oven ready turkey breast and stuffing. How is the best way to prepare these for Thanksgiving dinner?
11/23/2011 4:15:24 PM CST
Palmer M says ...
@Janet: When I started at WFM (then WellSpring Grocery) in 1995, we were closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For us folks who are used to a retail schedule, it's really quite routine to work weekends and holidays, and it's also a real pleasure to help folks get their holiday celebrations in order. For folks like me who are seasonal employees, the holidays mean a great reunion! I've just arrived home after driving the 120 miles from my base store, and it was a *great* time this week helping folks with their Thanksgiving orders. So don't you fret about us...there's nothing mandatory about working holidays at WFM, and those of us who do, genuinely enjoy it! Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving from a North Carolina WFM cashier!! @Barbara: It seems your question wasn't replied to in this blog...if you still need help with preparation, please call your local store and ask for the Holiday Table or the Meat Department.
11/24/2011 2:11:30 AM CST
christy says ...
We have a "Field Roast" as part of the vegan prepared meal we purchased from you but there were no preparation instructions included. All I really need to know is how long to heat it and at what temperature. I need to time it with everything else...please help!
11/24/2011 3:06:11 PM CST
liz says ...
I bought your brined turkey for the first time and am cooking it now. There is an odor that I am unfamiliar with as I am cooking the turkey. Does the brine give a different odor to the turkey as it is cooking? will it taste different as a result? I was told it would not. thank you
11/24/2011 3:51:34 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Christy Hopefully you got this one figured out. Unfortunately, our blog responses aren't as speedy as our emails or phone calls.
11/28/2011 9:34:38 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Liz Hmm, the smell could be dependent upon many variables. How did it turn out? Hopefully your turkey was as delicious as imaginable. :)
11/28/2011 9:35:39 AM CST