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Mike THoma says ...
Kudos on the grass-fed beef. I hope you move to adding pastured eggs and chickens, and pork and lamb on a store by store basis. By dealing direct with the farmers I'm hoping that the price of "the good stuff" gets better for the consumer and provides a lifeline for the family farmer who's doing it RIGHT to have a steady source of income.
05/13/2010 10:26:45 AM CDT
Kevin says ...
One comment about the higher prices on grass-fed beef. I did experience a bit of sticker shock when I first made the switch. Due to financial restraints it forced me to alter my diet, using beef as more of an addition to a meal rather than the center of the meal. I find myself savoring every bit of the beef, thankful for the cow and mindful of how it lived.
05/13/2010 10:31:06 AM CDT
Traci says ...
This is Great - thank you Whole Foods for the info and for selling grass fed cattle. Your store is an inspiration to my family's nutrition and way of life. And to the environment. I try to tell people how important it is to educate themselves on the food that they eat.
05/13/2010 10:53:03 AM CDT
Angela P says ...
I haven't eaten any beef in over 12 years. I would like to have some beef stew every now and then or a little beef here and there. I can trust grass fed cattle as beef to eat when I want. Thanks Whole Foods! I also thinks its awesome that Whole Foods has created a program to make loans to Farmers who support organic food. I really appreicate Whole Foods standing firm to quality whole foods we can trust!
05/13/2010 2:15:33 PM CDT
Jani Bakke says ...
The problem with fatty beef is so much more than just excess calories and what it does to your arteries, heart, etc. The fat in animals is where all the pesticides and other bad things hang out, so we are really ingesting that awful stuff whenever we eat fatty animals that are raised with antibiotics, pesticides, etc.
05/13/2010 3:50:53 PM CDT
Lou says ...
What a way to go! Just finished reading "Eating Animals" and am really trying to do my part. Grass fed beef is hard to find in my area.
05/13/2010 5:40:51 PM CDT
Gail says ...
It is the only beef we eat in our home. It has more excellent flavor, health benefits and supports our independent farmers. Join us in the Grass-raised beef for your household movement!
05/13/2010 6:03:56 PM CDT
Mary Hill says ...
This is great that you will be selling grass fed beef. My question is how do you slaughter this cattle? Is is done in a humane way?
05/13/2010 8:27:09 PM CDT
Adrienne says ...
Thank you soooooooooooo... much for providing our communitiy with grass fed beef. It is so refreshing to find people finally caring about what they put into their bodies.
05/14/2010 9:04:41 AM CDT
Coletta says ...
I will not buy my meat any other place and I appreciate your cooking tips for grass fed beef. It is definitely different and leaner, allowing my body to be leaner. Thanks for the availability and extra effort.
05/14/2010 9:27:12 AM CDT
Ann Marie Gumula says ...
Thank you so much for your commitment to grass-fed beef. I know it's more expensive but to me it's worth it if I know the animals are treated humanely. Is there a similar guarantee of natural conditions and humane treatment for chickens, turkeys and pigs? I am willing to pay what it takes to ensure humane treatment.
05/14/2010 11:49:09 AM CDT
Tracy Sinclair says ...
You really need to have grass fed and FINISHED beef. Not just grass fed. It's a step in the right direction though, and I buy it. I'd love it if you had 100% grass fed & finished beef.
05/14/2010 12:18:45 PM CDT
Cheryl Kobal says ...
I am quite impressed at WFM dedication to bring high quality foods such as these to market...even if that means providing financing to farmers!
05/14/2010 12:30:04 PM CDT
mary none says ...
Thank you Wholefoods for moving this country in a positive directions. The more and more we as consumers act with our wallets and purchase grass fed beef the more it will become the norm. I will pay the extra any day for quality food that in the long run it better for my body, the health of my family and the long term effects on our health care system. If people cut out one extra night out a week of eating out etc and use that money on their food bill they could eat more healthy food.
05/14/2010 12:34:32 PM CDT
Jessica says ...
This is a great first step. Now the next part of the equation is to let the consumer know how humanely (or not) these animals are treated when they get to the slaughter house.
05/14/2010 12:35:05 PM CDT
Matt says ...
FINALLY! I love grass fed beef :)
05/14/2010 12:35:34 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
Hey Jessica, we've been working on just that project for a while now and we're hoping to roll it out in our stores within the next year. It will be a 5-step meat rating system that will allow customers to make the informed choices possible about their meat purchases.
05/14/2010 2:11:06 PM CDT
DeVia Murry says ...
Please consider O X Farms in Arizona for the Southwest. I get their beef because it is grassfed, humanely handled.
05/14/2010 2:19:08 PM CDT
Sabrina says ...
We don't eat red meat too often, just a few times a month, but when we do we choose to buy it from our local Whole Foods store. You can absolutely tell the difference and it is worth paying a little extra for excellent quality. I couldn't agree more with supporting family-owned local ranchers!
05/14/2010 4:12:08 PM CDT
Lorena says ...
This is great news! Let's hope one day everyone joins in this humane cause. Thank you Whole Foods!
05/14/2010 4:45:09 PM CDT
Doris Eddy says ...
I'm really excited to know you will be selling Grass-Fed Beef. I love shopping at Whole Foods and we need more stores like this in Richmond. Thank you for caring about our health. I'm very concerned about what I put in my body and I know that I can trust your store to provide the right kind of food.
05/14/2010 6:59:59 PM CDT
grace pyter says ...
We are elated to hear the good news regarding Grass-Fed Beef now available at Whole Foods. Would like to see more raw (butter, milk) food items at Whole Foods as well.
05/14/2010 8:44:42 PM CDT
Clark Breen says ...
Who are your suppliers in Texas, particularly North Texas
05/14/2010 8:56:45 PM CDT
Beef boy says ...
What's the $ per pound?
05/14/2010 9:49:15 PM CDT
Ken Rivkin says ...
Grass fed beef may not have the marbling and may be a little tougher, but it is so much more flavorful. I had not realized, what I had been missing all these years. It is beef the way it's meant to be.
06/14/2010 11:57:09 AM CDT

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