The final countdown is on—just one week until Thanksgiving. If you’re looking to fill your holiday table with the very finest all-natural, organic, local and even vegetarian products, head to Kimberton Whole Foods (KWF) for all of your Turkey (or should we say Tofurky?) Day needs.
KWF’s five locations—in Malvern, Downingtown, Kimberton, Ottsville and Douglassville—operate with a passion for and commitment to integrity, sustainable agriculture and fair trade. Moreover, as a community market, KWF works to build ties to its surroundings by carrying local products from over 150 producers in the greater Philadelphia area. You also won’t find a better location for high-quality foods guaranteed to please the vegetarians and vegans coming to dinner next week.
The Star of the Show
Kimberton Whole Foods is thrilled to offer organic, all-natural Thanksgiving turkeys and turkey breasts, both available to order at your nearest KWF location. Locally raised turkeys are sourced from Koch’s Turkey Farm in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, and Bell & Evans in Fredricksburg, Lebanon County.
Koch’s, one of the few family-owned turkey farms committed to producing the cleanest, healthiest turkeys you can buy, boasts high standards and humane practices that result in a stress-free life for their turkeys—and a tender, delicious product for customers. Organic turkeys are certified by Pennsylvania Organic Certifiers and held to the strictest standards in the industry.
Bell & Evans has been providing top-notch free range turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners for four generations. Organic turkeys are bred in Pennsylvania Dutch country to grow slower, resulting in a rich, moist flavor. Turkeys are free range and are fed an all-organic, vegetarian diet with no antibiotics or growth hormones.
Whole turkeys are priced as follows: Koch’s organic turkey, $4.99/pound; Koch’s natural turkey, $3.29/pound; Bell & Evans organic turkey, $4.99/pound. Turkey breasts are offered at $6.99/pound for Koch’s organic turkey breast and $5.99/pound for Koch’s natural turkey breast. Turkeys are available in a variety of weight ranges, while supplies last.
Looking for some terrific tips on how to prepare your bird? KWF’s step-by-step guide has the turkey roasting basics you’ll need to achieve Thanksgiving Day success.
All About the Sides
If you’re like us, you look forward to Thanksgiving sides as much as the turkey, but thinking about preparing everyone’s favorites can be overwhelming. Kimberton Whole Foods to the rescue!
KWF is offering seven different sides for your Thanksgiving Day pleasure, all made from scratch in their kitchen using organic produce and dairy, local eggs and non-GMO ingredients. There’s even gluten-free stuffing and gluten-free turkey gravy for those at your table who may have food sensitivities. Choose from the following:
Traditional Bread Stuffing
Bread, celery, onion, butter, sage, thyme, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper
Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing
Corn meal, gluten-free flour, baking soda, baking powder, buttermilk, eggs, celery, onion, carrots, butter, sage, thyme, parsley, rosemary, Himalayan salt and maple syrup
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Idaho potatoes, butter, garlic, cream, salt and pepper
Fresh Vegetable Medley
Broccoli, cauliflower, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, sunflower oil, garlic, salt and pepper
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Beets
Sweet potatoes, beets, rosemary, thyme, sage, balsamic vinegar, parsley, garlic, olive oil, safflower oil, cornstarch, salt and pepper
Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy
Turkey and chicken stock, carrot, celery, onion, butter, gluten-free flour, thyme, sage, salt and pepper
Cranberries, orange, orange juice, cinnamon, ginger and sea salt
Sides are available to pre-order through Friday, November 18, at your local Kimberton Whole Foods. Miss the cutoff? No worries! All sides will also be available in store the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, November 22 and 23, while supplies last.
Pies, Glorious Pies
End your Thanksgiving indulgence in the sweetest way possible with a fresh-baked pie from KWF. All-natural pies are locally made by Perkasie’s Bread Box & Bakery, known far and wide for its homemade artisanal pastries and breads.
Bread Box bakers, trained and educated in culinary schools along the East Coast, strive to bring new flair to classic baked goods. Whenever possible, the bakery uses local ingredients, including milk, flour, honey, syrup and fruits, to create its sweet masterpieces.
Nine-inch pies are available in three varieties: pumpkin, apple crumb and pecan. As with side dishes, pies are available to pre-order, with a deadline of Friday, November 18, at your local Kimberton Whole Foods. Pies will also be available in store the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, November 22 and 23, while supplies last—including pumpkin pies baked in-house using gluten-free ingredients.
Vegetarians, Take Heart!
If you’re a vegetarian, you might find yourself feeling left out on Thanksgiving. Kimberton Whole Foods wants to make your day special, too, and offers an extensive array of both vegetarian and vegan products for your Thanksgiving Day needs.
Choose from a complete holiday vegetarian feast that’s 100% vegan and GMO-free, feeds 5–6 guests and includes a stuffed tofu roast, chocolate brownies, gravy and more. Or enjoy a veggie roast (also 100% vegan and GMO-free)—a savory blend of wheat and tofu filled with a flavorful wild rice and bread crumb stuffing and ready to be basted and roasted.
Don’t forget the organic tofu turkey! Tofu turkeys from Fresh Tofu Inc. in Allentown are hand-scored; marinated in tamari, garlic and ginger; and baked to a golden brown. Each kit includes rosemary herb gravy mix and is 100% vegan, GMO-free and certified organic.
Other offerings for vegans and vegetarians include one- and two-pound celebration roasts, forager’s roasts, vegan meatloaf and dairy-free egg nog made with almonds, coconuts or soy-based alternatives.
Those who are entertaining will want to check out KWF’s stock of gourmet vegan cheeses offered in a range of flavors and textures. All selections are 100% vegan and GMO-free.
Even better, KWF is now in the midst of two weeks of Thanksgiving sales (through November 26) featuring vegan gravy, sauces and sides.
Please note: Availability of Thanksgiving selections will vary based on location. Pre-orders for sides and pies are being taken through Friday, November 18, but don’t forget—both will also be available in store the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, November 22 and 23, while supplies last. Turkey orders can be placed through Tuesday, November 22.
Visit your nearest Kimberton Whole Foods at these five locations: Kimberton, (610) 935-1444; Downingtown, (610) 873-8225; Malvern, (484) 324-2800; Douglassville, (610) 385-1588; and Ottsville, (610) 847-2419.
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