our meat.

When it comes to meat, quality matters. But finding high quality healthy meat can be hard. Our goal is to find you the healthiest and highest quality beef, chicken, and pork every month. We hold all our suppliers to strict standards and taste test every cut before putting it in your ButcherBox.

As a father of three, I want to provide my family with the highest quality and healthiest meat possible. After years of researching suppliers and sampling products, I have finally found a collection of producers I can trust and I want to bring this to you. Our producers include family run farms and cooperatives who hold quality and animal welfare as core values. I feed my family from the same ButcherBox cuts as we send you to feed your family.

We believe the food system in this country needs improvement; animal welfare issues continue to surface, people in rural areas have limited access to clean meat sources and there is not enough information out there on how to eat well. We are dedicated to doing our part to connect families with the foods they want to eat by establishing an always-open, neighborhood butcher, online.

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beef

Our beef is 100% grass-fed and grass-finished and never given antibiotics or hormones. All the cattle are humanely raised and live their entire life on pasture. Cattle eat their natural diet of grass, and may receive other grasses like silage and hay when weather conditions prevent grazing. We exclusively source from ranchers who humanely raise their animals and don't interfere with their natural diet.

chicken

We source both free range organic chicken and pasture raised chicken. Our pastured chickens spend their entire lives foraging in the field. Leaner, more flavorful birds, they benefit from a slow, moist cooking environment.

All of our chicken is certified humane meaning that chickens have access to the outdoors and to shelter, are naturally fed, have plenty of room to move and do what chickens naturally do (and interact with other chickens) and that stress at each stage of life is minimized.

pork

Our pork is heritage breed and free of antibiotics and hormones, and never fed ractopamine - a growth promotant frequently administered to pork. We source predominantly pork with Duroc, Berkshire and Red Wattle genetics. These are pigs that have not had the flavor bred out of them. Over the last generation or so, in pursuit of more rapid weight gain, pig breeders cut out the marbling that gives pork its flavor, resulting in dry, bland product. Our pork is different. It is a rich color and beautifully marbled.

The pork is either pastured or meets the following standards: raised in open barns with space to engage in natural behaviours and given bedding. No tail docking or other physical alterations are allowed.

When It Comes To​ Eating​ Meat, Quality Matters.

Our beef is 100% grass fed and grass finished, our chicken is free range organic, and our pork is heritage breed. All of our animals are humanely raised and free of antibiotics and hormones. We feature either a new farm or a new product every month. And always include a note from the butcher describing the featured cuts and farms. We take our meat seriously here, and we are continually working with our suppliers to provide you the best possible value.

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Consumer Reports recommends you avoid conventionally raised beef from feedlots and instead eat 100% grass-fed beef.

Did you know that 97%* of the beef for sale in
the U.S. is grain-fed and processed in feedlots?

Because of crowded conditions, these cattle are often fed antibiotics to help prevent the spread of disease. We are encouraged by the FDA’s new guidelines this year that ban the use of antibiotics for growth promotion, but widespread use of antibiotics to control outbreaks can still lead to the creation of ‘superbugs’ (aka antibiotic resistant bacteria) as documented by Consumer Reports in 2015. These superbugs can limit the effectiveness of routinely administered antibiotics used to treat and prevent infections in humans. Grain-fed cattle can also grow to an unnatural weight due to the administration of growth hormones and fillers like corn, soy, and animal byproducts such as bone-meal, blood-meal and feather-meal. When we eat animals that are not healthy - we become unhealthy.

100% Grass-fed Beef vs. Grain-fed Beef:

environment

Cattle that are 100% grass-fed enjoy free range on grassy pastures throughout their entire life. They are never put in CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations.

environment

Grain-fed cattle start their lives on pasture, but are later moved to feedlots with no grass.

diet

Cattle eat their natural diet of grass, and may receive other grasses like silage and hay when weather conditions don’t allow for grazing.

diet

In the feedlot cattle are primarily fed grains like corn and soy and distillers grains which are a byproduct of ethanol production. They may also be given animal byproducts like bone-, blood- and feather-meal.

nutrition

Because cattle only eat grass and get plenty of exercise, the meat has less fat, 3X the heart healthy Omega 3’s, less inflammatory Omega 6’s, more CLA, which can speed fat loss and help fight cancer, and a higher portion of vitamin E, B-vitamins, calcium, carotenoids, magnesium, and potassium.

nutrition

Due to their grain-based diet and time in the feedlot, the meat is higher in fat and lower in key nutrients found in grass.

drugs

Never given growth hormones or antibiotics.

drugs

Routinely given growth hormones to speed growth and antibiotics and other drugs to prevent the spread of disease in feedlots.