Theo Weening

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Theo Weening, our Global Meat Coordinator, was born – literally – into the meat business; entering the world in his father’s Holland meat shop. “My dad ran an old-style shop, and his number one focus was quality,” said Weening, whose family’s liverwurst entry won a silver medal in the 1987 international meat show. “He bought the cattle direct from the farmers to ensure the best quality and everything was processed in-store.” Theo brings that same level of dedication to his work here. Theo’s passion for quality meats; intricate knowledge of raising practices, cuts and preparation techniques; and his dedication to the art of a centuries-old craft has made him a highly-sought national expert.

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September 18, 2012 @ Whole Story
Our butchers are a cut above the rest, and we just crowned the king.
April 5, 2012 @ Whole Story
A beautiful ham is the centerpiece of many Easter tables. But do you know the origin of the tradition?
March 7, 2012 @ Whole Story
March 17th is the perfect time to serve traditional corned beef. Ours come from beef raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormones. Learn more.
December 10, 2011 @ Whole Story
Add a Dickensian flair to your Christmas dinner with Mary’s Free Range Geese from Pitman Family Farms. These hardy, slow growing geese provide a light, succulent flavor.
October 27, 2011 @ Whole Story
Choosing a turkey used to be pretty simple but with all of the choices, it can be pretty daunting. Here’s some advice to help you choose the right turkey for your table.
September 22, 2011 @ Whole Story
With a team of elite Sausage Meisters in every store, we’ve developed over 40 different custom-made sausages that are made in-house daily! Find out more and get some recipes.
July 18, 2011 @ Whole Story
Our master butchers from coast to coast converge in New York City to vie for the title of “Best Butcher.
April 13, 2011 @ Whole Story
Erick Jensen, President of Pineland Farms Natural Beef based in Maine, describes what it’s like to work with the Whole Foods Market Meat Team.
February 10, 2011 @ Whole Story
The more you know about our meat, the better. That’s just the bottom line around here. Our standards require no added hormones* and no antibiotics, ever. Our true partnerships with farmers and ranchers allow us to offer the highest quality, local and organic choices. And with leading animal welfare standards we’re encouraging a human approach to raising animals.
February 2, 2011 @ Whole Story
We’re providing shoppers a new level of transparency about how farm animals are raised by offering beef, pork and chicken certified under the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating™.
January 25, 2011 @ Whole Story
Few things are more comforting than a warm and hearty lamb stew on cold winter nights!
January 15, 2011 @ Whole Story
Chickens processed by the air-chilling method are juicy, tender and full of natural flavor. Learn more about this interesting process and look for the air-chilled chicken in all of our stores.
December 4, 2010 @ Whole Story
By partnering with dedicated family-owned farms and producers, we make sure our hams are the best for your holiday table. Meet these producers and learn how our hams are from pigs raised to meet our high standards.
November 28, 2010 @ Whole Story
Christmas ham is a delicious classic, and we make sure that the hams we provide for your holiday table are raised to our standards for no antibiotics or animal byproducts in their feed and no added nitrates in processing. Learn more and compare.
November 17, 2010 @ Whole Story
These dedicated farmers and ranchers raise our turkeys — with no animal byproducts in their feed and no antibiotics ever. Your choice of fresh, frozen, value, organic, kosher or heritage.
November 16, 2010 @ Whole Story
Fresh, frozen, value, kosher, organic, heritage and more. Learn how to choose a turkey that matches your values and budget while also meeting our strict quality standards.
November 14, 2010 @ Whole Story
Meet the farmers and ranchers who raise our turkeys — with no animal byproducts in their feed and no antibiotics ever. Fresh, frozen, value, organic, kosher or heritage…we’ve got you covered.
November 6, 2010 @ Whole Story
We know exactly where our turkeys come from and you can too! Meet some of our turkey farmers and ranchers and find out a little bit about the people behind your Thanksgiving dinner.
November 2, 2010 @ Whole Story
We can trace our turkeys back to the farm they are raised on, ensuring that they meet our standards for no antibiotics or animal byproducts in their feed. Learn more and compare.
September 2, 2010 @ Whole Story
Tomorrow is the big day! We are having a great sale on ground grass-fed beef just in time for Labor Day. ONE DAY ONLY - Friday September 3rd, you can pick up ground grass-fed beef for $3.99 a pound.

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