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More than two weeks after Thanksgiving, Whole Foods Market in Paramus is still selling turkey -- and it's a bargain.
Last week, I picked up trays of turkey drumsticks and thighs for only 99 cents a pound. I called the butcher counter this morning, and was assured more parts were available at this price.
As with all Whole Foods meat and poultry, the turkeys were raised on a vegetarian diet free of antibiotics and growth hormones.
At 99 cents a pound, these turkey parts are cheaper than antibiotic-free chicken parts from Readington Farms or Coleman Organic.
Two large turkey thighs at Whole Foods were $2.07, and trays of two drumsticks were $1.64 and $1.91.
For dinner, I picked up 2 pounds of Blue Bay farmed mussels from Canada for $5.99.
I gladly pay more than at other stores, because these mussels are ready to remove from the net bag and put in a pot.
All I have to do is add chopped tomato, a few ounces of cheap sake and seasoning, and steam them open. They are always grit free -- unlike mussels I've purchased elsewhere.
This is a two-course meal: tender meat plucked from the open shells and a delicious broth.
Whole Foods Market, 300 Bergen Town Center, Paramus;
201-226-1244. Open seven days 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.