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    The post about the crappy pork choices offered at Whole Foods got me to thinking- do we as a community make our voice heard enough? Most Whole Foods' have suggestion boxes. Do you ever fill it out, suggesting they ad full fat dairy choices, non vegetable oil roasted or fried items, grass fed organ meat, ect? Do you ask the meat counter guy where they keep the duck fat, even though you know they don't sell it? I think if everybody in the paleo, primal, and crossfit communities made a concerted effort to pester and prod we might actually see some results. There really are enough of us now that if we just made our presence known they'd start paying attention to us.
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    Yes, I hassle Whole Foods all the time. Everything has soy in it (tomato sauce in a jar - I couldn't find one w/out soy or canola oil). I think my WF has duck fat, but no goat. Ambiguously labelled eggs. GMO tofu - which I don't eat of course, but I'm looking out for those poor misguided vegans.

    Honestly, I'm not sure what WF's mission is anymore. Is it to provide a real alternative to the common grocery store, or to pretend to provide one?
    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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    • #3
      You didn't look hard enough, I can find olive oil based tomato sauce pretty easily, even outside of Whole Foods.

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      • #4
        I vote with my feet and my cash when I shop at Sprouts instead of Whole paycheck. And I do a lot of my shopping at Vons too where, as Grok says, you can find a good tomato sauce that is perfectly Primal if you are willing to read a few labels. Wolfgang Puck has a very good line of sauces that are Primal perfect.
        Last edited by Paleobird; 11-16-2012, 11:51 PM.

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        • #5
          The assumption that I didn't "read a few labels," or spend enough time is ludicrous. Unless you're both speaking aboout the WF on Magazine in New Orleans, please don't make assumptions. Different stores stock different things based on the the area in which they are located. And to assume that everyone is fortunate enough to have the variety of California is to wear blinders. If I had a dollar for everytime I tried to spend money in my community and then had to order online because something was simply unavailable here, I'd have a few dollars. To be a tourist here is not anything like living here. IOW, until you walk in my shoes....
          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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          • #6
            Back to the original comment question. I have found myself asking for higher fat products to be available from the service that I order veggies, dairy and eggs from. They will bring it in for me, but they say that they just don't see the demand to offer it on a regular basis. This movement tends to be word of mouth, and often you have to hear about it on several occasions to start to investigate it for yourself. I say put in as many comment cards that you have time for.
            --mommymd

            LCHF since Oct 2011

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            • #7
              This is a good idea. I should drop a few comment cards in there to ask them where the heck is the organ meat! I think their pork is pretty good at my whole foods. But I do have to admit that since I found my local ethnic meat market where nothing is grass-fed but everything is delicious and affordable (and you can buy a pig head and goat meat), I no longer bother with trying to eat like I can afford living in the 'bu.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                Everything has soy in it (tomato sauce in a jar - I couldn't find one w/out soy or canola oil).
                The no-fat one has no soy or canola oil in it!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                  I vote with my feet and my cash when I shop at Sprouts instead of Whole paycheck.
                  I am also a huge fan of Sprouts! I get the majority of my meat there now, with an occasional meat sale at Whole Foods or livers drawing me back every once in a while.
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                  • #10
                    bertoli's sauce at walmart (or where ever else it's sold) has some flavors made with their olive oil

                    now whether or not it's real olive oil is anyone's guess

                    i don't think the places i shop have suggestion boxes o.O
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                    • #11
                      My local "big box" supermarket will order in almost any "unusual" vegetable I ask for (that's how I finally got some kohlrabi). And usually when they get it in, enough people buy it that they keep stocking it.

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