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Blog posts tagged 'Grass Finished':


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

February 5th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,264 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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Press Release: Crowd Cow Expands to Source Craft Meat from Independent Farms Around the World

October 3rd, 2018 by Jon Whitely • Read 1,810 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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Grass-Finished Versus Grain-Finished

July 18th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 10,200 times • 3 min read

Close up of grass at Little Shasta Ranch Grass versus grain, or so the story goes. But how do we know the real differences between the two? In the meat industry, using terms like grass-fed, grass-finished, or grain-finished can mean very different things for the beef associated with them. But let's back up for a second because I just wrote "meat industry" as if it's one homogenous beast. It's not. There's a marked difference between the...

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Crowd Cow Visits Harlow Cattle Company

June 27th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 2,298 times • 1 min read

This post was written by Olivia Pingul. Pony ride at Harlow Cattle Company In early May 2018, Becky Harlow Weed of Harlow Cattle Company graciously invited us to visit her ranch in Spanaway, Washington. Although Becky is a long time friend of Joe and Ethan, the Crowd Cow team was able to get to know her better during our day on the ranch while also experiencing what it's like to work on a farm. Crowd Cow has partnered with Harlow Cattle Co....

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Coming soon! Little Shasta: A grass-finished ranch with deep roots in California

January 25th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,829 times • 1 min read

In 1862, Stan Sears’s family settled in mountainous Siskiyou County, California. More than 150 years later, cows still dot the same original property that his family settled. When Stan Sears graduated from Cal Poly in the sixties with a degree in Animal Sciences, he came straight back to the family ranch, and ramped up efforts to expand the farm's acreage and focus on rotational grazing and land preservation. These days, Stan is all about...

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We're working with a new farm! Burke's Garden Farm, an Amish ranch in "God's Thumbprint"

December 1st, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,938 times • 1 min read

If you flew over the remote community of Burke’s Garden in a plane, you’d see a valley spread out below you like a crater in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. Appalachian Trail thru-hikers who come upon it don’t know they’ve stumbled into a place locals call “God’s Thumbprint” -- they just know they’ve happened upon the most beautiful, secluded vista they’ve seen on the trail yet. Much of Burke’s Garden is covered by Burke’s Garden...

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We're working with a new grass-finished farm in the Western Catskills

November 7th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,759 times • 1 min read

At Slope Farms in New York’s Western Catskills, Ken and Linda Jaffe are raising 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef on hilly, ridge-top pastures that like much of the land in New England is ideally suited for grazing healthy and happy cattle. Their farm divides the waters flowing into Deleware and Susquehanna Rivers, and grows a mix of lush grasses during the damp summers and cold winters. Ken farms in a way that allows grassland ecosystems...

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A stroll through Thistle Creek Farm

September 29th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 4,502 times • 1 min read

If you visit Thistle Creek Farm in Tyrone, Pennsylvania like I did a few days ago, you'll wind up learning a lot about cows, soil microbial populations, and the local iron-forging history, all courtesy of ranchers George and Christy Lake. First, George will introduce you to his world-famous herd dogs, who have been featured on A&E for their talents. Especially dear to George is Mack, who, though he's getting up in years, is still known to...

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