Blog posts tagged 'Craft Meat':


Ambassadors (Melissa, Chad, Matthew and Todd) on Knowing Where Your Food Comes From

March 26th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,185 times • 1 min read

Meet some of the people who inspire us. Chefs, athletes and musicians whose life journeys are driven by adventure, curiosity and authentic connection. They are Modern Carnivores from all walks of life united in the belief that food is one of the great pleasures in life ― and by seeking out the very best and by being closer to the source of their food, they make the world a better place. Melissa Reome (Grilling Influencer) Q: Why is it...

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Why is it important to know where your food comes from?

February 21st by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 423 times • 1 min read

Ask anyone “if” it’s important to know where the food you eat comes from, and nearly everyone will say yes. Ask them “why, exactly?” and even the most discerning eaters will struggle to give precise answers. I think it’s important to start a dialogue about this topic, so it’s a question I’ll be asking everyone we interview on our forthcoming podcast, “Let's Meat Up.” As the Co-founder and CEO of Crowd Cow, I’m uncovering answers to the...

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Why I no longer pay attention to labels like “organic”

February 5th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 983 times • 3 min read

It may shock some people, but I no longer pay attention to labels on meat products. For years, I’ve traveled the country meeting with chefs and farmers in search of the world’s best craft meat, and over and over I hear that labels and certifications aren't meaningful or helpful, and can be abused to misrepresent the truth. The “organic” label is a good example. Thanks to the rising popularity of “grass-fed, grass-finished” and “organic” beef,...

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Why all meat delivery services aren’t created equal — here’s how we do it​

January 20th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,224 times • 3 min read

These days, you’ll find a few choices of online meat sellers, but only one that provides quality, variety and 100% direct access to the individual farms that raised the meat. Crowd Cow is a true, scaled alternative to the commodity meat regime that supplies everyone else ― and we do things better. Here’s how: The Highest Quality & Greatest Selection We've scoured the country for years, selecting only the very best independent and...

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How to simulate a 45-day dry-aged steak in 2 days using Koji

November 30th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,040 times • 1 min read

There's no secret to a great steak: start with the best meat -- from farms that dedicate themselves to producing the very best. Dry-aging (something nearly all of Crowd Cow's 100+ craft beef producers do for a minimum of 10 days) adds to the flavor and tenderness of the beef. Season, cook appropriately and let the meat speak for itself. If you want to get fancy -- without much effort -- this post has you covered. I'm going to tell you how to...

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Discover Craft Meat from Around the Globe!

October 17th, 2018 by Jack Beighle • Read 1,567 times • 1 min read

Say goodbye to a world where angus beef reigns king. Craft beef is a worldwide phenomenon with terroir, breed, and practice unique to each region and locale. Check out some of the world’s most unique craft beef!  Tasmania, AustraliaTasmania, Australia– Islands with year round rain create a subtropical environment where cattle can graze and even roam the beach! Learn moreOlive Wagyu from Kagoshima, JapanKagoshima, Japan- Highly marbled, “melt...

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Craft meat is global and we're bringing it to you

October 3rd, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,828 times • 2 min read

When Ethan and I started Crowd Cow a few years ago, we had a simple purpose: to find the best beef possible. For us, and to this day, that means seeking out the very best of small-scale, independent farms who are uncompromising in their dedication to flavor, quality and high ethical standards. That search led us to dozens of farms across the Pacific Northwest, where an abundance of rain leads to lush pastures and some of the best-tasting...

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Press Release: Crowd Cow Expands to Source Craft Meat from Independent Farms Around the World

October 3rd, 2018 by Jon Whitely • Read 1,615 times • 2 min read

SEATTLE, October 3, 2018 – Crowd Cow, the marketplace for craft meat, has announced its plan to offer craft meat from around the world, beginning with today’s launch of Westmore Pastoral in Tasmania. Only Crowd Cow explores the farthest reaches of the world to bring the highest quality and best tasting craft meats directly to U.S. customers. “We believe that the best craft meats can be found in different locations around the world,” said Crowd...

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Craft Beef Around the World (Infographic)

October 3rd, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,645 times • less than one min read

Unique varieties of craft meat can be found on the smallest of ranches all around the world. These high quality, delicious craft meats are often in areas that are hard to reach due to difficult supply chains, local regulations, language barriers, and many other challenges. Scouting out the very best farmers, building relationships with them, and sharing their outstanding craft meats is Crowd Cow’s specialty. Learn more about our global craft...

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Crowd Cow's 2018 Tech Impact Award - Seattle Business Magazine (Acceptance Speech)

September 25th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,618 times • 1 min read

The Tech Impact Awards recognize companies in Washington state that are using technology to have a significant impact on business, industry or society. This year, 17 companies out of over 100 entries were selected as finalists, and Crowd Cow took home an award in the Consumer/Retail category. Here is the full text of my acceptance speech. Crowd Cow started three-and-a-half years ago when a friend came to the office one day saying "I'm so...

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