HONOLULU, Hawaii (November 8, 2010) This year take on the holidays like a master chef with a little help from Whole Foods Market. Shoppers can stock up on all the ingredients to make their favorite holiday fixings with fresh, natural and local ingredients or let Whole Foods Market play sous chef and take advantage of an assortment of prepared a la carte items such as fresh pies, soups, mashed potatoes, green bean almondine, corn bread stuffing, roast vegetables, autumn puree and more. For those who want to leave the cooking to the experts, Whole Foods Market offers prepared turkey and vegetarian meal options, starting at just $10.99.


“For busy holiday shoppers Whole Foods Market is a convenient one-stop shop to grab everything from p?p? platters for a family get-together, great local gifts for family and friends and the bird for your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal,” said Natalie Aczon, Whole Foods Market Kahala’s marketing supervisor.


In addition to holiday meals, Whole Foods Market also carries an assortment of all-natural and organic free-range turkeys and is one of the only stores to carry turduckens  — comprised of 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.


“Our all-natural, organic and heirloom birds are extremely popular and sell out quickly so we encourage shoppers to purchase their bird in advance,” Aczon added.


Whole Foods Market’s holiday events include: Whole Foods Market Holiday Tasting Event:  November 14, December 10 & 17, 2010, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Shoppers are invited to stop by from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. to get an early taste of the holidays. Whole Foods Market will be offering samples store-wide including roast turkey, ham, cranberry chutney on brie and more – as well as providing ideas for creating a Thanksgiving menu or get together.


Whole Foods Market Give Thanks Event:  November 24, 2010


Shoppers are invited to take advantage of special incentives as Whole Foods Market hosts its Give Thanks event. From 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.  – 11 p.m. shoppers stocking up on their Thanksgiving necessities will receive a free reusable FEED bag made from 100 percent organic cotton for every purchase of $50 or more. Also, the first 100 customers, starting at 6 a.m. will receive a free pumpkin pie with any purchase of $25 or more.


For additional information on Whole Foods Market Kahala, please visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/honolulu/ or call (808) 738 ?0820. Whole Foods Market Kahala is also on twitter, www.twitter.com/wfmkahala and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WholeFoodsKahala with updates on store events and sales.