Stress-Free, Scrumptious and Sustainable: Thanksgiving with Kimberton Whole Foods

Behind every Thanksgiving table, laden with all of the seasonal favorites, there is a kitchen full of chaos. If that turkey —complete with all the trimmings — could talk, it would tell you about an oven, filled to capacity, with all the burners roaring, that will definitely be in need of a top-to-bottom cleaning tomorrow. The tales the cranberry sauce and green bean casserole would share, if only they could, of sticky counters and sinks filled to the point of overflowing with dishes, of gravy spills and beet stains and overbaked pumpkin pies.

Kimberton Whole Foods Thanksgiving

It doesn’t have to be this way. Savvy home cooks know that to mitigate the madness leading up to the Thanksgiving feast, sometimes you’ve got to let someone else help out. However, these same savvy cooks also know that you can’t trust just anyone with one of the most important, iconic meals of the year. Nobody does Thanksgiving quite like your local Kimberton Whole Foods — its market shelves and in-house kitchen prize quality, value and nutrition over all else. This means that you can count on anything and everything in your shopping cart to be just as carefully sourced and prepared as what you’d make for your family.

By sharing some of the work with KWF, you get incredibly tasty food made with local ingredients and so much more time saved to spend with your loved ones. Make sure to preorder your turkey, sides and pies from Kimberton Whole Foods by Friday, November 16. You can order in-store or place your order online!

Here’s how KWF can help you conquer your best Thanksgiving ever:

The Turkey

Kimberton Whole Foods Thanksgiving

Let’s start with the centerpiece of the table: that juicy, crisp-skinned bird in all its glory. Like all animal proteins, the key to amazing flavor is to start with a superior product. KWF sources turkeys (always fresh, never frozen!) from Koch’s Turkey Farm in Schuylkill County and Bell & Evans in Lebanon County. These are two reputable farms known for their humanely raised and antibiotic-free poultry. Kimberton Whole Foods is offering whole organic turkeys from both farms for $3.99 per pound, and Koch’s natural turkey for $2.99 per pound. Only interested in turkey breast? Koch’s organic turkey breast is $5.99 per pound and Koch’s natural is $4.99 per pound.

Prepping and preparing a turkey can cause a lot of stress for home cooks, but not to fear! The KWF team is here to help with an easy-to-follow guide to turkey roasting basics.

The Sides

Kimberton Whole Foods Thanksgiving

Though the turkey is the star of the show, many people look forward to the sides at Thanksgiving dinner just as fervently. KWF’s kitchen is ready to rock all of the classic dishes you crave: roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans almondine, orange-cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy and more. It’s also got plenty of offerings for those avoiding meat and dairy products, such as mashed sweet potatoes, lemon cranberry rice pilaf and vegan mushroom gravy. If you or someone in your family is avoiding wheat, you’ll be happy to see wheat-free stuffing and wheat-free turkey gravy on the menu as well. New this year: creamy spinach with butternut squash – a savory and cozy casserole you’ll want on your Thanksgiving table. 

Sides from Kimberton Whole Foods are crafted using organic and non-GMO ingredients. So while the flavors might be decadent, you can relax knowing that the ingredients are squeaky clean. The full list of sides will be offered in-store on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, but only while supplies last. If there’s something you simply must have at your holiday meal, preorder it in advance!

The Pies

Kimberton Whole Foods Thanksgiving

One of the biggest Thanksgiving timesavers with the best payoff is outsourcing the desserts. Making a proper pie is time-consuming and labor intensive. Let the baking professionals at Bread Box & Bakery do the work instead! Kimberton Whole Foods is offering a tasty lineup of scratch-made pies from this Perkasie-based bakery featuring local apples, maple syrup, honey and milk from small farms in Bucks and Montgomery County. Pumpkin, apple crumb and pecan pies are all on offer, as well as wheat-free versions of pumpkin and apple crumb!

Imagine your dessert prep this year being as simple as whipping up a bit of heavy cream or taking a carton of vanilla ice cream out to soften. That wonderfully relaxing vision can be a reality with a simple pie order through Kimberton Whole Foods. Again, preordering is highly recommended.

Thanksgiving with Kimberton Whole Foods

If you’ve got guests coming who don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten, Kimberton Whole Foods has got you covered with tons of tasty alternatives to complete the meal. Gourmet vegan cheeses, gluten-free stuffing mixes, meat-free roasts and gravy, gluten-free pie shells and more are waiting in this well-stocked natural foods market (product availability varies by location). And if you simply love to cook and truly want to tackle the entire Thanksgiving meal yourself, KWF has plenty of locally sourced organic produce, bulk items, dairy, spices and everything else you need for a feast to remember.

Pre-order holiday turkey and sides, or shop for ingredients at your closest Kimberton Whole Foods: Collegeville, (484)971-6055; Douglassville, (610) 385-1588; Downingtown, (610) 873-8225; Kimberton, (610) 935-1444; Malvern, (484) 324-2800 and Ottsville, (610) 847-2419.

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