A Perspective on Cattle Growth Promotants

Three years ago, while attending a National Cattleman’s Beef Association trade show, I learned about a new generation of growth promotants for beef cattle. The discussions left me feeling concerned as the conversations were all focused on red meat yield per animal. While I wasn’t very familiar with the term beta agonist (which is a type of growth promotant), the mechanism that was being discussed reminded me of performance enhancement drugs commonly used by athletes.

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Putting Your Best Brisket Forward

We embrace the lean, adaptable slab of brisket as a springtime favorite, but look to it year-round to inexpensively feed a crowd. You can go several ways with brisket – slow-cooked pot roast-style with root vegetables, smoked and slathered with barbecue sauce (burnt ends please!), blanketed in lemon slices and simply roasted. You really can’t go wrong with this versatile cut, but we here to make sure things go very right.

Kosher for Passover

At Whole Foods Market®, we’ve got Kosher cooking basics from salt to olive oil and holiday essentials from gefilte fish to grape juice. You’ll also find less traditional but no less important Kosher finds too.

Putting Your Best Ham Forward

Honey-Glazed Ham with Fresh Pineapple ChutneyThough deli meat ham is a lunchtime treat in its own right, nothing beats a beautifully lacquered, whole baked ham – except maybe the next day’s leftovers.

Sumptuous Surf and Turf

The marriage of meat and seafood is a match made in heaven. Whether you want to highlight one or both on your plate, our meat and seafood departments have the best ingredients you need to make a spectacular dinner for your sweetheart.

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Being Grateful for the Meat We Eat

Kevin with turkeyI handle PR for Whole Foods Market®’s Meat Department, and last Thanksgiving I gained a profound appreciation for what it takes to get turkey on the table.

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The Lighter Side of the Meat Counter

Looking for the lighter side of the meat counter? Try these tasty options for the new year.

With so many great alternatives at the Whole Foods Market® meat counter, small changes are easy. This time of year, lots of folks swear off one food or another, but you can still enjoy tasty meals and a leaner diet with a little help from your local butcher.

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Battle of the Beef: Tenderloin vs. Rib Roast

Roasted Beef Tenderloin“Help!” It’s a popular phrase this time of year, especially when holiday meal plans are in their final stages. In the era of pop-up timers and guidelines aplenty beamed right to your palm, turkeys are easier to cook than ever these days.

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Hanukkah Main-Dish Meats

If you’re looking for a Hanukkah feast, Whole Foods Market® has your meat needs covered. 

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The Latest Gobble: Turkeys are Step-rated!

Just in time for Thanksgiving, all of our turkey producers have now been certified to Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Program.

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