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Wandamae says ...
Can I order a turkey on-line from your Santa Cruz location?
11/06/2011 4:03:08 PM CST
Dave Beaulieu says ...
Thanks. Good article. I just want to say that regardless of the bird, make sure to brine it. Brine adds both flavor and moisture...definitely worth doing.
11/07/2011 11:11:35 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Wandamae Sure! The link below will take you to your Santa Cruz store on-line shopping options. BUT, before confirming your order, please double check that the correct store has been chosen. Otherwise, your order may be available for pick up states away. No good! http://shop.wholefoodsmarket.com/store/Thanksgiving-C774.aspx
11/07/2011 11:59:43 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Suzanne All of the Turkey's sold at Whole Foods Market are cage-free/free range. Since this is our standard, we simply refer to the birds as "Natural." The first link below is a great resource telling about all the quality standards that Whole Foods applies to it's Turkeys. The best way to get the most accurate and complete information on the Step Rated Turkeys available at your community's Whole Foods Market is to reach out to that store directly. Sourcing of the turkeys is different from region to region, changing the availability of differently rated birds. The last link below will help you identify the contact information for your store. A Team Member at that store will be happy to discuss the options for feeding your family this year. http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2010/11/our-outstanding-turkeys/ www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
11/07/2011 1:32:46 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Sophia The best way to get the most accurate pricing per pound is to check the online store. Since sourcing to each store differs from region to region, the price per pound is not consistent across all the stores. However, if you access the online store and look up the turkeys, the price per pound will be available there. Click the link below and make sure you select the store location of your preference before you begin shopping, and double check it before you finish your payment. Happy hunting! http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop/
11/07/2011 1:41:26 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Louise All of our Thanksgiving main and side dishes (as well as everything else "Thanksgiving-y") will be available for pick up from November 18th through Thanksgiving. Thanks for your loyalty!
11/07/2011 1:42:20 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Paul Each store will stock all the types listed in our chart but online ordering or pre-ordering will ensure that your preferred bird will still be in stock when you're ready to pick it up. To order online, just click the link below and select your store location. Then select the "Thanksgiving" option to find the bird of your choice/dreams. ;) http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop/
11/07/2011 1:44:13 PM CST
Morinne K. says ...
Turkeys are not naturally vegetarian. They will eat worms, insects, and small frogs and lizards. So, since your turkeys are on an all-vegetarian diet, does that mean they are confined indoors their entire lives with no access to any insect or animal tidbits outside?
11/07/2011 2:14:25 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Guadalupe Of course! Online ordering is actually the recommended method. You can pre-order more than a Turkey too! There's all sorts of sides and complimentary dishes available for pre-order. Click on the link below and select your store location. From there you should be able to select the "Thanksgiving" option and browse for what you'd like. Orders will be available for pick up from Nov. 18th through Thanksgiving. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop/
11/07/2011 4:59:19 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Billy Typically Whole Foods uses mainly salt, water and stock but each store does things a little differently. To find out how your community Whole Foods Market brines their birds I encourage you to reach out to them directly. Follow the link below to help identify the contact information for your store. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
11/07/2011 5:11:12 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Merrily Some stores take EBT but I recommend reaching out to your community Whole Foods Market directly to ensure that your store will accept EBT. Follow the link below to help identify the contact information for your store and a Team Member will be happy to chat with you about this. As for your turkey options, we are offering bone-in or bone-less turkey breasts this year as well as smaller Heirloom Turkeys. To scope out the options for your store you can check the online store, and even order one for pick up! The second link below will take you to our online store. Make sure you select your store location of preference before you make an order. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop/
11/07/2011 5:14:58 PM CST
Kristin says ...
Hi, My niece who has allergies to gluten and dairy will be visiting us this year for Thanksgiving. Are all of your turkeys gluten and dairy free? Thanks, Kristin
11/08/2011 12:30:13 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Kristin Yes indeedy! If you're going tofurkey you may need to double check, but the birds are all gluten and dairy free. :)
11/08/2011 1:42:19 PM CST
Elizabeth says ...
Do you offer any turkeys that were not fed a "vegitarian" diet?
11/08/2011 5:58:03 PM CST
Sally Eastey says ...
Will you be selling preordered roasted whole turkeys for Thanksgiving?
11/08/2011 10:56:44 PM CST
Carol & Ed Gottlieb says ...
Can we buy an Organic, fresh (not frozen) turkey? The chart makes it seem that these are mutually exclusive Also what bird has the most dark meat. New broad breasted breeds have been chosen for increased white meat which is dryer and you get inconsistent cooking time.
11/09/2011 11:13:00 AM CST
Cherie Randall says ...
What will be the price per pound for organic turkeys? Also, when can one be reserved?
11/09/2011 12:20:26 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Carol Of course! You'll have the option to buy Natural, Organic or Heirloom turkeys. The last turkey mentioned, Heirloom or Heritage Turkey, is the turkey with the most dark meat. If you've never eaten one of these turkeys before, many people notice it has a gamier taste than other turkey. The link below will take you to a page with information about Heriloom turkeys. http://heritageturkeyfoundation.org/
11/10/2011 3:12:32 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Sally Yes, indeedy. Check out our online store for all your turkey options! www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop
11/10/2011 3:15:51 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Elizabeth No, all meat products we offer, including turkeys, were fed vegetarian diets.
11/11/2011 12:55:24 PM CST
jacki says ...
what price of your turkeys per lb. thanks
11/21/2011 8:08:46 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Jacki Since each store sources their products a little differently, the prices are going to be a little different from region to region, as well. The prices per pound for each of our types of turkey should be available on your store's online shop. Just follow the link below and make sure you select your shopping store of preference. The turkey selections and price will be available under the "Thanksgiving" link. Happy hunting! www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop
11/22/2011 10:47:46 AM CST
Annie Mangiaracina says ...
Trying to find out the price per pound on fresh turkeys at 119th store in O.P. Kansas 66212
12/23/2011 9:04:55 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Annie Since each store does things a little differently, the best way to find out the price per lb on the turkey of your preference (natural, organic, heirloom, etc) is to reach out to your store directly. The link below will take you to the contact information for that store. http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/overlandpark/
12/27/2011 11:33:05 AM CST
Melissa Fenton says ...
I would like a certified organic turkey for Thanksgiving. When does it need to be ordered and how much do you charge per pound?
10/12/2012 1:52:04 PM CDT

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