Many meat subscription services offer the same products sourced from similar locations. I’ve been using these services for a while and
History of Crowd Cow
Crowd Cow is a Seattle, Washington based meat subscription company. The founders want to order one cow directly from farms without having to store beef for a year or more in a freezer. As the company's name implies, the founders came up with an idea to crowdfund the purchase of one cow straight from farms so that multiple people could share in the cost
Then, Crowd Cow became a company specializing in sourcing high-quality grass-fed beef in the United States straight from local ranchers and farmers market. They have since expanded and sold a full range of pasture raised meats like chicken, seafood, and pork.
6 Things to Know Before Subscribing
1) Meat Options
Crowd Cow sells a large selection of meats.
The company says that they strictly commit to quality when sourcing the pasture raised meat they sell. Crowd Cow says that they source meat all over the world and even visit every single farm partner. They work with independent farmers and co-ops, avoiding factory farms dominating local grocery stores and even Amazon.
The company also says that the farms they support must not use hormones in their meat. According to Crowd Cow's policy, each meat they source must first go through flavor experts who taste it to ensure consistency.
Like other meat box services, Crowd Cow delivers to all areas of the US in just a short amount of time. This is due to restrictions on the delivery of meat by mail (1). You would even get free shipping if you buy a subscription box worth at least $99. For all other boxes, the shipping costs you will pay depends on the quantity you're ordering and your area. All boxes will be
4) Subscription Service
Crowd Cow offers both subscription-based pricing
Custom Box - this is a great way for you to try cooking your favorite types of meat for you and your family. You can order anything from a list that includes items like salmon, chicken, pork chops, beef ribs, roast, ground beef.
Coupons and Discounts: For every subscription, you'd get a 5% discount if you buy a box as compared to buying individual meat cuts, which is a really good way to save money. Keep an eye on their page for current sale products.
Steak Lovers - This is a great box for people who really love to make steaks. You can try cooking four different cuts in each package, like flat iron steaks, New York strip steaks, bone-in Ribeye steaks, and filet mignon steaks.
Japanese Wagyu Box - if you want more beef, this might be a much better option. This box comes with a small 12oz or a 14oz Japanese beef. It's a special type of beef that has lineage still tracing back in Japan. It is
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The Crowd Cow site says that their packaging
Spread of disease from factory farming is exacerbated when waste products, including manure and the remains of animals who have died, are used to feed livestock being raised for meat.
- Gene Baur, National Geographic
Crowd Cow Benefits
During my review,
Ease of Delivery
There is one drawback with Crowd Cow - their pricing. Yes, their food can be way more expensive than something you get from a store. But, I know that the variety you can try, the time you save, and the way they find farms to partner with well balances this cost.
Is Crowd Cow Worth It?
I appreciate how Crowd Cow
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