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.


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.


Hanukkah Main-Dish Meats

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



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.

Get the Most from Your Roast

Learn to Cook Beef Pot RoastDid you ever hear the joke about the roast? One day a girl was watching her mom make a beef roast. Mom cut off the ends, wrapped it in string, seasoned it and set it in the roasting pan.


Branch Out from Chicken and Turkey

There’s a (ever so slight) chill in the air and the pumpkins are out in front of our stores, which means one thing: fall has arrived! With the change in seasons, have you considered trying something different when you shop in our meat department? Why not break out of the tradition of buying chicken or turkey this season and consider cooking goose, pheasant or quail.


Celebrate the Wurst Oktoberfest Ever

At Oktoberfest in Munich, they generally serve more than ten million pints of beer and close to a million sausages. Of course, they have a reputation to uphold as the birthplace of Oktoberfest back in 1810, celebrating the wedding of Crown Prince Luitpold I and Princess Theressa of Bavaria. It strikes me a little odd that we are still celebrating that union today. But, of course, it may be that we are really celebrating the perfect union of wurst (sausage) and brew (beer) instead!


We've Crowned our Best Butcher

Our butchers are a cut above the rest, and we just crowned the king.


Organic Meat: What Does Organic Really Mean?

While organic produce, and even organic dairy, often gets the glory, I thought it would be good to talk about what makes organic meat and poultry organic.

No Boring Chicken Recipes Allowed

Chicken is one of the most versatile meats out there so it always has a place on my weekly menu plan. Of course, I have my favorite chicken recipes, but I also get tired of the same dish week after week.



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