Outdoor access, strict standards make for plentiful supply of better birds this Thanksgiving
AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-11-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shoppers can find plenty of high-quality, large, fresh turkeys this year at Whole Foods Market. Thanksgiving options range from organic, kosher, heirloom, free-range and heritage, to hand-brined or pre-cooked, and are available for preorder at Whole Foods Market stores or online at shop.wholefoodsmarket.com.
“Our industry-leading standards and supplier planning allow us to ensure we meet the demand of our customers and prevent the effects of unpredictable seasonal shortages,” said Theo Weening, global meat buyer for Whole Foods Market. “We work closely with our suppliers as they raise birds to our standards, and we make early commitments to ensure they have a place to sell.”
Like all meat at Whole Foods Market, turkeys are raised to meet quality standards that require no antibiotics and no animal byproducts in their feed–ever. All Whole Foods Market turkeys come from farms that are certified under the 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating System, so shoppers can know exactly how turkeys were raised.
In addition to providing shoppers with a range of cuts of the highest quality meats, Whole Foods Market’s skilled butchers can answer any questions about prepping, cooking, and carving the perfect Thanksgiving turkey.
Global Meat Buyer
Theo’s passion for quality meats; intricate knowledge of raising practices, cuts and preparation techniques; and his dedication to the art of a centuries-old craft has made him a highly-sought national expert.