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janejohnson says ...
@Amy Cattle diet (either grain fed or grass fed) does not have a bearing on worker welfare at slaughterhouses. Thanks for reaching out.
11/17/2011 2:34:52 PM CST
Ed Thrasher says ...
Is the grass fed beef also fininshed on grass? Is there a strict guarantee if I purchase this beef that it is grass fed? Does this beef meet organic certification? I have learned of a Whole Foods not far from where I live and would really like an outlet to purchase such beef instead of having it shipped to me, however I must feel comfortable of what I am purchasing. Thank you in advance to any response.
12/14/2013 12:36:52 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ED - Any beef that is labeled as "grass-fed" must be grass finished as well. Grass-fed and organic are not the same. In order to be labeled as organic and grass-fed all of the grass must be certified organic. It is not common but possible. We also have a 5-Step Animal Welfare rating standard that you can find out more about at your local store. You can read more as well at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/quality-standards/animal-welfare-standards.
12/16/2013 12:04:13 PM CST
Lisa Mabe says ...
Bravo Whole Foods Market! So glad a major food retailer like WFM is doing its part to bring grass-fed ranching back into the mainstream. As we educate more consumers on the benefits of cattle raised the way nature intended, the more demand there will be for it.
02/18/2014 9:31:27 PM CST
Charlene says ...
It's all(the beef) me and my family eat anything less is not only not worth consuming but is actually dangerous to consume.... Wish our country would support you guys and stop filling their pockets with beef that is not worthy of human consumption. Thank you
02/20/2014 7:20:33 PM CST
Gene Brown says ...
Do you ever have calves liver ( not "beef liver" )? Is there a particular day it is available fresh or flash frozen in the stores? Gene
06/22/2014 12:54:55 PM CDT
Diana Russell says ...
I am very excited to learn that Whole Foods sells Organic Grass Fed beef and I cannot wait to start buying and consuming this healthy alternative to the other kind .
06/24/2014 11:22:42 AM CDT
Megan says ...
@GENE The selections available in the meat department and butcher counter vary by store, so it would be best to check with the store in your area. You can search for stores by zip code at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list and your local store butchers will be happy to help!
06/27/2014 7:46:43 AM CDT
Damaris Vila says ...
This is wonderful news. I am willing to pay more for grass fed, humanely slaughtered animals especially after seeing the abuse of sick cows and how they are then sent to the market for consumption. I salute these ranchers for doing a good thing for their animals and the public, and I thank Whole Foods for making it available for purchase.
07/23/2014 6:06:12 PM CDT
Gail Petrucci says ...
You seem to be the only grocery store in my area (Scottsdale, AZ) that sells grass fed beef from the United States. Please keep it that way. I eat clean and now notice that when I eat a "regular" steak from any local grocery store that I have a migraine the next day. The grass-fed products that they sell come from Australia, Uruguay, etc. and I refuse to purchase that. Whole Foods Market is a bit of a drive for me but worth it.
01/16/2015 5:01:32 PM CST
Larry pepper says ...
Yes, but what is the story on the 4 rated sirloin beef I bought today from Austrilia? Is it organic? Very tasty, by the way. Thanks, Larry
08/22/2015 4:02:58 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LARRY - Since our vendors vary between locations, it's best to check with your local store to see if the beef you purchased was organic as well.
08/31/2015 4:26:40 PM CDT
Judith says ...
Thank you for offering this healthy alternative to beef. Thank you to those ranchers who go this way.
11/09/2015 12:53:09 PM CST
katie summers says ...
I am looking to purchase a 1/2 or whole beef. Grain finished is preferred. Would you be able to provide me with some pricing
02/16/2016 5:19:32 PM CST