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Our Sourcing

We partner with people who are dedicated to doing the right thing—never cutting corners, and always looking for ways to improve. Discover why we’re the trusted source of high-quality protein for families across the country.

Grass is greener

100% Grass-Fed, Grass-Finished beef

  • 100% grass-fed and grass-finished
  • Humanely raised
  • Never given antibiotics or added hormones ever
  • Pasture-raised
  • Source of omega-3s, vitamins, and minerals

Our cattle are humanely raised, 100% grass-fed, and free to roam on grassy pastures throughout their entire lives.

If you’re buying grass-fed beef at the grocery store, you might not be getting what you expect. Typically, grain-fed or grass-fed cattle start their lives on pasture but are later confined to feedlots where their diets can include grains. Grass-fed, grass-finished cattle—also known as 100% grass-fed—are free to roam on pasture for their entire lives, not just while they’re calves.

We source the majority of our beef from Australia, where they’ve built an entire system on certifying pasture-raised meat. Australia has very high animal welfare standards as well as the climate and pastureland to allow cattle to spend their entire lives grazing. Get more details

here.

Taking a stand

Pork Raised Crate-Free

  • Humanely raised, without gestation or farrowing crates
  • All vegetarian feed*
  • Never given antibiotics or added hormones ever

We believe in better from the ground up—and that means reducing slatted floors and eliminating gestation crates and farrowing crates for hogs. Our hogs are raised on pastures or in hoop barns, with their natural tendencies, safety, and comfort in mind.

Many of our pork products are sourced from pigs with heritage-breed lineage. These breeds include (but are not limited to) Duroc, Berkshire, and Chester White. Their natural, “old-world” genetics mean that during their slow maturation process, they develop the fine marbling and great marbling that mother nature intended them to have.

Our hogs are fed an all-vegetarian diet and are raised with traditional, sustainable farming methods.

*Except milk proteins

Opening Doors

Free-Range Organic Chicken

  • Free-range
  • USDA certified organic (with certified organic feed)
  • Global Animal Partnership (GAP 3) certified
  • Humanely raised
  • Never given antibiotics or added hormones ever*

Everyone can benefit from a little fresh air and natural light—chickens included. That’s why we work with farmers who raise their chickens without cages, crates, or crowding.

Free-range means chickens have access to the outdoors seasonally. Our farmers work to develop enhancements for chicken enrichment indoors and insert windows within barns.

The Global Animal Partnership (GAP) has created a meaningful animal welfare labeling program, verified by audits on participating farms, in order to influence the food industry, raise consumer expectations, and create a sustainable environment.

GAP defines animal welfare as three overlapping components that, together with good management and genetics, contribute to good farm animal welfare:

  • Health and productivity
  • Natural living
  • Emotional wellbeing

These three aspects are defined within the GAP certification ranges, which start at 1 (being the base certification). Our chickens have a GAP 3 certification, which means they meet all of the criteria needed for GAP 1, 2, and 3:

  • GAP 1: No cages, no crates, no crowding. Chickens live in a stationary housing structure, are provided space to express natural behavior and are given access to added enrichments.

  • GAP 2: Everything in GAP 1 + Enriched environment. Chickens live in an indoor environment with at least two different types of added enrichments as well as natural light.

  • GAP 3: Everything in GAP 1 & 2 + Outdoor access. Chickens have seasonal outdoor access, more space requirements (in and out), and outdoor shade and enrichments. Get more details here.

*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones or steroids in poultry

For generations to come

Wild-Caught Seafood

  • Wild-caught
  • Sustainably harvested
  • No artificial coloring
  • No additives
  • Never given antibiotics or added hormones ever

We believe our great-grandchildren should have the chance to enjoy wild-caught seafood. That’s why all the seafood we offer is sustainably harvested.

Our Salmon

Our salmon is wild-caught and sustainably harvested. When we deliver anything that’s wild-caught, it’s important to us that it’s sustainably harvested and contributes to the overall health of the ecosystem. It’s why we partner with people who uphold strict fishing and handling practices to guarantee an unprecedented level of quality and sustainability. Every year, the best sockeye salmon on the planet make their way to the pristine waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Fishermen take their boats and head out to catch these fish in their natural habitat. Get more details here.

Our Scallops

Our sea scallops are all-natural with no added water or chemicals. They’re caught in the cold water of Georges Bank, landed in New Bedford, Massachusetts and are traceable using the technology of Legit Fish. They’re sold “dry,” which means there are no added chemicals to make the scallops retain water and overcook. Get more details here.

Our Lobster

Our lobster is wild-caught by independent harvesters in the cold, clean waters of the North Atlantic. We partner with a family-run business off the coast of Maine to bring our members delicious, high-quality lobster—sustainably. Learn their story here.

Our Cod, Halibut & Sablefish

Our wild-caught cod, halibut, and sablefish are sustainably harvested in the pristine waters of the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. We’re proud to partner with a fishery that’s managed under strict standards to maintain long-term sustainability, helping to ensure access to delicious, wild-caught seafood for generations to come.

Our Shrimp

Our wild-caught shrimp come from the Gulf of Mexico and are fully traceable using the technology of Legit Fish. They come deshelled with the tail off and deveined for your convenience. Get more details here.

Raised Naturally

Free-Range Turkey

  • Humanely Raised
  • Free-range
  • All-natural* young turkey
  • Never given antibiotics or added hormones ever**
  • No preservatives
  • Complete traceability to the farm
  • Hatched, raised and harvested in the USA

Sourced here in the United States, our turkeys are raised on multi-generational family-run farms that are always mindful of the treatment of the animals, farmers, environment, and what it means to believe in better.

The turkeys on these farms are grown differently than commercial operators:

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    Our turkeys are thoughtfully cared for on the farm every step of the way, from the hatchery to the pasture.
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    These farms either grow their own fresh feed including grains, corn, and soybeans or work with local feed mills to make custom feed for their flocks.
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    The white-feathered turkeys are grown on fresh straw or pine shavings, which aids in the cleanliness of the live turkey barns, for instance, giving the farmers of this independent breed a leg-up in the industry.
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    Our birds run around in their open pens and are given various types of enrichments (toys) inside, which promote interaction and motion throughout the day.
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    Our birds are given plenty of access to the outdoors with lots of fresh air, grass, and sunshine.

Our turkeys are farmed with a focus on broad-breasted turkeys and a deep commitment to raising turkeys the right way to produce high-quality meat with incredible flavor and value. We work with our farmers to strive to be a part of the gold standard in breeding excellence and practices that support healthy animals, humans, and the environment.

*All-natural: no basting ingredients, minimally processed, no artificial ingredients)

**Federal regulations do not permit the use of hormones in poultry

Free to Roam

100% Grass-fed Bison

  • 100% grass-fed
  • Humanely raised
  • Never given antibiotics or added hormones ever*

Our bison are humanely raised, 100% grass-fed, and sourced here in the United States, where they are free to roam on over 100 square miles of grassy prairie throughout their entire lives.

Often referred to in North America as buffalo, our bison are raised using sustainable and regenerative grazing practices.

What is meant by sustainable and regenerative grazing practices?

This references the practice of building soil health and grazing in a way that supports human, animal, and environmental health, food system resilience, farm profitability, and benefit for the community.

The bison we send you graze on natural organic pastures with:

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    No herbicides or pesticides
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    No GMOS – ever

They eat mixed tall grass and shortgrass prairie along with clean water and non-GMO wild pastures to ensure high-quality, delicious tasting meat and happy, healthy bison.

*Federal regulations do not permit the use of growth hormones or artificial stimulants when raising bison

The right process

Trusted Partners and Fair Labor Practices

We believe in better every step of the way. That includes working with people we trust at meat processing facilities with the highest standards for quality.

  • Trusting our partners

    Our partners' operating methods are inspired by Dr. Temple Grandin, a member of the Humane Farm Animal Care Program's scientific committee. Their facilities are routinely inspected and approved by the USDA or a comparable agency.

  • Honoring our team

    We believe in fair labor practices. In line with our family and community values, we seek partners who treat their employees as part of a team—and we’re ever thankful for that team. The folks in our facilities make up a crucial part of our supply chain. Without them, keeping food on our members’ tables would be impossible.

We're better together

Discover why we’re the trusted source of high-quality protein for families across the country.

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ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, humanely raised pork, and wild-caught seafood directly to your door.
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Watertown, MA 02472
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