Whole Foods Market Turkey Prices 2016

Whole Foods Market Salt Lake City (Utah)
(Last Updated On: November 8, 2016)
Whole Foods Laguna Beach (California)
Whole Foods Laguna Beach (California)

Turkey talk. Time to begin all the turkey talk. As a food blogger this is a very exciting and very busy time of year. I am going to be presenting as much information as I can to you to help get you ready for the most important meal of the year. We are going to kick it off this year with talking turkey from Whole Foods Market. Now is the time to order your turkey from Whole Foods if that is your game plan. Let this post be your guide to choosing which turkey you want or don’t want for your dinner table.

Whole Foods Huntington Beach (California)
Whole Foods Huntington Beach (California)

Whole Foods Turkey Standards

Here are the standards that Whole Foods says that their turkeys must meet

1. No antibiotics — ever
2. No animal byproducts in feed
3. No supplemental growth hormones*
4. Appropriate litter provided for comfort and to satisfy natural foraging instincts

Whole Foods Market Salt Lake City (Utah)
Whole Foods Market Salt Lake City (Utah)

Organic Turkeys

There are people who I know have assumed that because it is at Whole Foods it must be organic. That simply is not true. If you want an organic turkey, you must make sure it is an organic turkey. Check here to learn more about organic turkeys.

Selection Varies

As you will see in the list below, the selection at Whole Foods varies by what region you are in. Some regions have a lot of choices, especially if you live on the west coast. Some regions only have a few (like where I live in Michigan). To find out what region your store is in, check out this handy dandy map.

My Recommendations

If money were no object and I could buy any turkey from any Whole Foods in the country, I would opt for a Diestel turkey or a Jaindl turkey. They are available in regions 2,3, 5, or 11 (western regions). Check out my post on 9 reasons to buy a Diestel Turkey. If you live on the east coast, I recommend Jaindl turkeys, who raise a turkey breed unique to their farms with more edible meat per pound. Their turkeys may be found under the Whole Foods Market label but it should read on the packaging “Grown and processed by Jaindl Family Farms”. Make sure to look for that on the packaging. Also check my post on Why You Should Buy a Janidl turkey. You will find a link to a map of what Whole Foods locations carry Jaindl turkeys.

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I want to thank my wife, Donna this year for putting in all the grunt work and finding all the prices for this year’s guide. She found that prices this year were mostly steady except for a couple things. Many of the Diestel brand turkeys are higher in price by a $1 per pound out west. Yet if you live in Texas, she say prices actually dropped in some cases by 50 cents a pound. Interesting. I wonder why that is. Without furhter ado, let look at the prices broken down by region.

2016 Whole Foods Market Turkey Price List by Region

Region 1 Pacific Northwest

Prices from a store in Seattle, Washington

Mary’s Free Range Turkey $2.69/lb
Diestel Free-Range Petite Turkey $3.29/lb
Diestel Free-Range Turkey $2.79/lb
Mary’s Organic WHole Turkey $3.99/lb
Diestel Organic Turkey $3.99/lb
Mary’s Heritage Turkey $5.99/lb
Mary’s Brined Turkey $3.99/lb
Kosher Valley Turkey $3.99/lb
Mary’s Free-Range Boneless Turkey Breast $6.99/lb
Mary’s Organic Bone-In Turkey Breast $7.99/lb
Mary’s Organic Boneless Turkey Breast $8.99/lb
Diestel Free-Range Bone-In Turkey Breastk $5.99/lb
Diestel Free-Range Boneless Turkey Breast $7.99/lb
Diestel Organic Bone-In Turkey Breast $7.99/lb
Diestel ORganic Boneless Turkey Breast $9.99/lb

Mary’s Fresh Organic Raw Whole Turkey $$3.99/lb
Mary’s Fresh Raw Turkey $2.69/lb
Mary’s Fresh Heritage  Whole Turkey comes from the Pitman Family Farm and are descended from the first breed of turkeys that existed in the United States. $5.99/lb
Aurora Valley Poultry: Fresh, Local, Organic Turkey $5.99

Region 2 Northern California

Why Buy Diestel Turkeys for Thanksgiving

Prices from store in San Francisco, California
Diestel Nature Bone-In Half Turkey Breast $6.99/lb
Diestel  Bone-In Half Turkey Breast $6.99/lb
Diestel  Bone-In Full Turkey Breast $6.99/lb
Diestel Non-GMO Project Verified Turkey $3.99/lb
Diestel Non-GMO Project Verified Whole Petite Turkey $3.99/lb
Diestel Organic Turkey $4.69
Diestel Organic Petite Turkeys $4.69/lb
Diestel Boneless Turkey Breast Roast $7.99/lb
Diestel Mediterranean Brined Turkey $4.99/lb
Diestel Original Brined Turkey $4.99/lb
Diestel Lemon Herb Brined Turkey $4.99/lb
Diestel Organic Boneless Turkey Breast Roast $9.49/lb
Diestel Organic Bone-In Turkey Breast $8.49
Diestel Pastured Raised Turkey $6.99/lb
Diestel Organic Heirloom Turkeys $5.49/lb
Diestel Brined Turkey With Side of Butter (14-16lb) $89.99
Mary’s Turkey $2.69
Mary’s Free Range Turkey $2.69

Region 3 Southern Pacific

Prices from store in Laguna Niguel (Orange County), California
Mary’s Free Range $2.79/lb
Mary’s Organic $3.99/lb
Mary’s Heritage $5.99/lb
Mary’s Brined Turkey $3.99/lb
Diestel Free Range $2.79/lb
Diestel Heidi’s Hens Organic Turkey $3.99/lb
Diestel Free Range Petite Turkey $3.29/lb
Mary’s Free Range Bone-In Turkey Breast $5.99/lb
Diestel Free Range Bone-In Breast $6.59/lb
Kosher Valley Turkey $3.99/lb
Mary’s Organic Bone-In Breast $7.99/lb
Diestel Heidi’s Hen Organic Bone-In Breast $7.99/lb
Mary’s Boneless Breast $6.99/lb
Diestel’s Free Range Boneless Turkey Breast $7.99/lb
Mary’s Organic Boneless Turkey Breast $8.99/lb
Heidi’s Hen Organic Boneless Breast $8.99/lb

Region 4 Midwest

Prices from store in Ann Arbor, Michigan (this my store!)
Nature’s Rancher Fresh Turkey $2.49/lb
Organic Turkey $3.99/lb
Valerie’s Family Organic Brined Whole Turkey $2.49/lb
Fresh Kosher Turkey $3.99/lb
Bone-in Turkey Breast $4.99/lb
Boneless Turkey Breast $6.99/lb
Organic Bone-In Turkey Breast $6.99/lb

Region 5 Southwest

Prices from store in Austin, Texas (the flagship store)
Bone-in Turkey Breast $5.99/lb
Boneless Turkey Breast $7.99/lb
Smoked Turkey $5.99/lb
Diestel All Natural Turkey $2.99/lb
Diestel Heirloom Organic $4.99/lb
Diestel Organic $3.99/lb
Nature’s Rancher Whole Turkey $2.69/lb
Organic Bone-In Breast $7.99/lb
Organic Boneless Breast $8.99/lb

Region 6 North Atlantic

Prices from store in Boston, MA

Whole Foods Market Turkey $2.69/lb
Brined Turkey $2.99/lb
Organic Fresh Whole Turkey $3.99/lb
Koch Heirloom Turkey $3.99/lb
Planville Farms Turkey $2.99/lb
Boneless Turkey Breast $6.99
Bone-in Turkey Breast $5.99/lb

 

 

Region 7 South

Prices from store in Atlanta, Georgia
Fresh Whole Brined Turkey $2.99/lb
Fresh Whole Organic Turkey $3.99/lb
Fresh Whole Turkey $2.69
Bone-In Turkey Breast $4.99/lb

Region 8 Florida

Prices from store in Miami, FL
Nature’s Rancher Fresh Whole Turkey $2.69/lb
Plainville Fresh Bone-In Turkey Breast $6.99/lb
Plainville Boneless Netted Turkey BReast $7.99/lb
Organic Fresh Whole Turkey $3.99/lb
Fresh Brined TUrkey $2.99/lb
Fresh Kosher TUrkey $3.99/lb

Region 9 Mid-Atlantic

Prices from store in Columbus, Ohio
Whole Free Range Turkey $2.69/lb
Whole Organic Turkey $3.99/lb
Whole Bone-In Turkey Breast $4.99/lb
Whole Boneless Turkey Breast $6.99/lb
Whole Brined Turkey #2.99/lb
Whole Heirloom Bronze Turkey $3.49/lb
Whole Kosher TUrkey $3.40/lb

 

Region 10 Northeast

Prices from store in New York City, NY
Whole Foods Market Free Range Brined $2.99/lb
Whole Foods Market Free Range $2.69/lb
Whole Foods Market Organic Free Range Turkey $3.99/lb
Plainville Turkey $2.99/lb
Plainville Organic $3.99/lb
Koch’s Free Range Heirloom Bronze $4.99/lb
Kosher Valley Turkey $3.49/lb
Plainville Turkey Bone-In Breast $5.99/lb
Plainville Boneless Breast $6.99/lb

Region 11 Rocky Mountain

Prices from store in Denver, Colorado
Diestel Natural Turkey $2.69
Frozen Nature’s Rancher Turkey $1.99/lb
Diestel Organic Heirloom Turkey $4.99/lb
Frozen Brined Turkey $1.99/lb
Diestel Organic Turkey $3.69/lb
Diestel Step 5+ Turkey $5.99/lb
Kosher Valley Kosher Turkey $3.99/lb
Diestel Natural, Non-GMO Project Verified Turkey $2.99/lb

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