I see Whole Foods having a one day sale on grass fed beef at 4.99/lb on Sept 2nd http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2011/08/one-day-sale-ground-beef/
never have purchased from Whole Foods,...(just out of the way for me)
Have you? have you liked the quality?
You should by from U.S. Wellness Meats instead: http://www.grasslandbeef.com
USWM actually supports and promotes the paleos lifestyle, they were at the AHS giving out free meat snacks, and have weekly newsletter columns.
WholeFoods discourages meat consumption and promotes veganism as a healthy lifestyle.
I usually get my ground beef from WFM due to it being on the way home from my office, though I want to start buying directly from a farm. The only potentially sucky part of this convenient setup is that you could be supporting a farmer who is closer but doesn't have the volume to supply WFM. The taste and texture of the beef I get is good, though. If they're selling it for 4.99/lb in Framingham I'll definitely buy as much as I can.
Yes I do buy it there sometimes but it ticks me off. Everytime I'm looking at the different colored stickers I think it's varying degrees of healthy animal. Should I pay less and get the yellow sticker meat with no hormones? Or should I pay top price for grass fed green sticker. I wish they would just go all the way and have all grass finished. I would do all my meat shopping there if they did.
Whole Foods is very unclear on their website about what they mean by grass fed. If it was grass finished, then they would presumably say so. Yet all cows are grass fed in the beginning. So what does it mean to be grass fed versus conventional in this context - grass fed for a longer period of time? Also note that Whole Foods' grass fed ground beef is not organic, just grass fed, whatever that means. Despite these concerns, I still buy it. But I prefer the salad bar beef that I get from a local coop of farmers who do everything the old fashioned way without being ambiguous about everything the way that WF is.
My local Whole Foods had a special when they first (to my knowledge) started carrying grass-fed ground beef - it was $6.99/lb, but if you bought 3 or more lbs it'd be $5.99/lb.
Now they have a few different grades (85/15 or 90/10) and don't advertise the special, but I've found that if I ask nicely, they'll still give me the special price for buying 3 or more lbs.
It wouldn't hurt to ask them about such a price structure when it's not on sale for $4.99 already...
Yep, occasionally. There's a Whole Foods up the street from me so it's the closest grocery store... thus I shop there more than I'd like :P They're my backup if I run out of meat from the farm CSA.
Thanks for the tip on the ground beef sale!
Is it grass finished as well? If not then, 4.99/# is a bit expensive for something that is a nice idea, but at the end of day, not worth the bigger sticker price, IMO.
However, 4.99/# for 100% grass fed is awesome, stock up!!!
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