WEST LINN, Ore. -- When Joe Brandl, manager of meat and seafood for West Linn Thriftway's Portland, Ore., unit, placed his Thanksgiving Day turkey orders last month, he practically tripled the number of "natural" turkeys ordered from the previous year's. "The market for natural meat seems to grow every year," said Brandl, adding that his customers are becoming "more aware" of such products and are "always asking about them." Brandl also carries two small, year-round "natural" lines -- a ...
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