By now, you know that I’m on a mission to get folks to “eat more better meat.” And I also love defending the environmental and nutritional BENEFITS of grass-fed beef. I’m always searching for companies that utilize the most sustainable business practices. Some of the issues I have with online meat sellers are that you don’t know who produced the meat you’re buying, you’re locked into a membership, and that the whole animal is not always sold. To me, this isn’t a sustainable system.
That’s why I’m super excited about a new company called Crowd Cow. For those of you who don’t have a great local source of high quality, grass-fed and dry-aged beef, Crowd Cow is THE closest thing to buying meat directly from a local farmer. They are the next big thing.
Know your farmer, and your beef!
No more mystery boxes of random cuts of beef from who-knows-where. With Crowd Cow, you know exactly where the beef was raised. Find out which breeds the rancher is raising, and see how the cattle live by viewing photos (and sometimes video) of the farm. Their producers go through a strict vetting process, ensuring that the animals were raised according to the highest standards and treated in the most humane way possible. Often, farmers aren’t the best marketers, so with Crowd Cow, they have access to customers that normally won’t know about them. It’s really a win-win for everyone!
Check out this short video on one of their producers:
You just won’t find this level of attention and quality at your local grocery store or through most online meat sellers.
Crowd Cow sells the whole animal.
Box-of-the-month clubs and most retailers don’t buy the less desirable cuts from the producer. This leaves the rancher stuck with bones, organ meats, and other cuts that don’t move as quickly. With Crowd Cow, the cow isn’t “sold” until all the parts are spoken for – when the cow is “tipped”. You pick your share, no memberships, no drama. Now this is a truly sustainable way to sell meat!
If you’ve wanted to buy a cow share, but didn’t have room for a second freezer, then Crowd Cow is for you. The entire cow is sold to folks across the country, so if you’re not in a position to get your own, several hundred pound cow share, this really is the next best thing.
Dry-aged for the best taste.
The best thing is, their meat REALLY tastes great. Crowd Cow takes care of all the processing and dry-ages their beef for about 2 weeks, which greatly enhances the flavor and texture. This results in the best tasting grass-fed beef I’ve ever had. The cuts are then individually packaged into single-serve sizes pouches, labeled and flash frozen before being shipped to you.
For the next 2 weeks, the folks at Crowd Cow have offered my followers $10 off their first order, so you can give their meat a try. All you need to do is follow this link, choose the share you want, and as soon as the other shares of the cow have sold, you’ll receive your share. So if you’re looking for a better connection to your food, but don’t have a grass-fed beef farmer near you, I highly recommend you give Crowd Cow a shot.