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Whole Foods Market® helps Hawai‘i shoppers set the perfect holiday table

Whole Foods Market talks turkey, offering an assortment of all-natural and heirloom birds as well as full Thanksgiving meals

HONOLULU, HI (October 27, 2011) - This season, Whole Foods Market is the place for holiday goodness on the go. Whether starting from scratch with fresh, all-natural and local ingredients for a favorite family recipe or selecting from the store’s wide assortment of prepared, a la carte items for appetizing add-ons to the dinner table, Whole Foods Market has an array of options for chefs of all skill levels.

 

And what’s a holiday meal without turkey and all the fixings? Leave the hot ovens and dishes to someone else and take advantage of Whole Foods Market’s selection of tastes-like-home-cooked, prepared meals including turkey and vegetarian meals starting at just $10.99. For seasoned chefs who simply need more options to accessorize their table, Whole Foods Market has it covered with an assortment of fresh pies, soups, and tasty sides including mashed potatoes, green bean almondine, corn bread stuffing, roast vegetables, autumn puree and more.

 

Holiday meals and turkeys are available in-store at Whole Foods Market Kahala’s holiday table as well as online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop starting November 1 – making ordering your holiday bird as fast and simple as a click of the mouse. Also available online are a selection of holiday gift baskets and gift cards, allowing shoppers to quickly and easily chop some names off their holiday gift list.

 

“Whole Foods Market believes the holidays are about helping shoppers spend less time in the kitchen -- and more time together with friends and family,” said Natalie Aczon, Whole Foods Market K?hala’s marketing supervisor. “Whether you’re looking for an appetizer platter and desserts to grab on the go between holiday parties or a quick and easy hostess gift – Whole Foods Market is your one-stop shop this holiday season.”

 

In addition to flavorful holiday meals, Whole Foods Market also has an assortment of all-natural and organic free-range turkeys and is one of the only stores to carry turduckens  -- a partially de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, stuffed with a small de-boned chicken – made-to-order. Custom orders can be placed with Whole Foods Market’s meat department at (808) 738-0820.

 

Shoppers hosting friends and family or dashing around to parties can also pick up convenient platters to compliment their holiday spread. The popular fruit platter feeds 40 – 50 people for just $49.99 and features sweet, fresh choices that are pre-cut and ready to serve so diners can nibble on healthy treats throughout the night. Shoppers can also make sure they’re bringing the perfect pairing for every wine with a gourmet cheese plate of hand-picked favorites from Whole Foods Market for just $39.99. And those in need of hearty sides can pick up a platter of savory petit crab cakes or a side dish of assorted freshly grilled vegetables to round out the meal.

 

Whole Foods Market also invites shoppers to get a taste for their holiday offerings during their holiday tasting events on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 and Friday, November 18, 2011 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The event is a perfect opportunity to sample the store’s tasty options and find the inspiration to get creative with holiday cooking with new recipe ideas.

 

And wine lovers won’t want to miss Whole Foods Market Kahala’s first ever Twitter Tasting! On Thursday, November 17, 2011 the store is inviting its twitter followers (yes, all 4,000 plus!) to participate in a holiday-themed wine tasting from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. A number of wine distributors – including Terralsole Wines, JMD Beverages and Johnson Brothers -- will be participating and local tweeps who can’t make it IRL (in real life) can follow the hashtag #wfmkahalawine on Twitter.

 

For additional information on Whole Foods Market K?hala, please visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/honolulu/ or call (808) 738 ?0820. Whole Foods Market K?hala is also on twitter, www.twitter.com/wfmkahala and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WholeFoodsKahala for even more up-to-the-minute updates on store events and sales.