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Japanese Cattle Breeds

July 6th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 8,914 times • 1 min read

Japan produces some of the most outrageously marbled, incredibly decadent beef on the planet. And because of that, there are a lot of people outside of Japan who use the words "Wagyu" or "Kobe" or "American Kobe" to capitalize on that reputation in an attempt to charge higher prices. We're going to break it down for you in this post. In Japan, the word “Wagyu” (和牛) means “Japanese Cow.” There are four breeds under the Wagyu umbrella: Kuroge...

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How does beef achieve "A5" status?

July 6th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 61,489 times • 2 min read

"Out-of-this-world-good." That, plus a whole lot of incoherent salivating, is how we would describe the exquisitely marbled beef for which Japan is legendary. When it's at its absolute best, they call it "A5." The quality of the beef is almost ludicrous--across the whole planet, there is nothing better. A5 Tenderloin from Kagoshima, on Crowd Cow But... what does A5 mean exactly? Let's break it down. The rating system is alphanumerical, which...

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Get to Know Dragonfly Farms

June 21st, 2017 by Laura T. • Read 1,933 times • less than one min read

Set your clocks to Monday, June 26 at 8AM EST to reserve your shares from our newest farm: Dragonfly Farms. Owned and operated by Bruce and Katherine Johnson, Dragonfly Farms raises Angus-Belted Galloway cows on a rich diet of native grasses and clovers in the rural pasturelands of Beaverdam, VA. Come tour Dragonfly Farms and take a look at all the hard work the Johnson's put into raising their 100% grass-fed beef.

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Get To Know Novy Ranch

June 19th, 2017 by Laura T. • Read 2,276 times • less than one min read

Set your clocks to Wednesday, June 21 at 8AM PST to reserve your shares from our newest farm: Novy Ranch. Located in Northern California’s Shasta Valley, Novy Ranch is owned and operated by the Novy family. First started by Dr. Lowell Novy, a small animal veterinarian, Novy Ranch’s pasture-raised beef reflects Dr. Novy’s lifelong interest in conservation and ranching. Come tour Novy Ranch and take a look at all the hard work the Novy family...

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Get To Know Hat Creek Ranch

June 12th, 2017 by Laura T. • Read 2,490 times • less than one min read

Set your clocks to Monday, June 19 at 8AM PST to reserve your shares from our newest farm: Hat Creek Ranch. A 4th-generation ranch, Hat Creek is owned and operated by Henry and Pam Giacomini. Part of the Lassen National Forest, Hat Creek's cows enjoy a blend of desert grasses and forest greens that fatten them up beautifully. Come tour Hat Creek and take a look at all the hard work Henry and Pam put into raising their 100% grass-fed beef.

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Get To Know Bedient Farms

June 12th, 2017 by Laura T. • Read 1,892 times • less than one min read

Set your clocks to Monday, June 19, 8AM EST to reserve your shares from our newest farm: Bedient Farms. Featuring over 650 acres of rich pastureland in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Bedient Farms is owned and operated by Angela Bedient, a true one-woman show. Come tour Bedient Farms and take a look at all the hard work Angela puts into raising her delicious pasture-raised, grain finished beef.

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Crowd Cow Opens Its Unique “Cow Sharing” Marketplace to Consumers Nationwide

June 6th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,386 times • 2 min read

U.S. consumers now have convenient access to the healthiest and best tasting sustainably raised beef from independent ranchers SEATTLE, Wash., June 6, 2017 -- Just in time for Father’s Day and the summer barbeque season, food tech startup Crowd Cow (www.crowdcow.com) announced today that it is now shipping to beef lovers throughout the U.S. The sharing economy’s latest big idea allows consumers to buy portions of an actual cow online with...

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How to Smoke Meat Like a Pro with Jeff Phillips

May 30th, 2017 by Sophie Messing • Read 4,410 times • 4 min read

Are you interested in making fall-off-the-bone tender ribs at home? Or do you already have a home smoking setup, and want to step up your game? We wanted to learn from one of the pros, so we sat down with Jeff Phillips, creator and editor of Smoking-Meat.com, to get the inside scoop. CC: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into smoking meats. JP: Born and raised in North Carolina, I started grilling just out of high school and...

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Grain-Finished Beef Done Right

May 13th, 2017 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 6,291 times • 2 min read

Our goal at Crowd Cow is to help people find fantastic beef from the very best farms, raising happy cows and producing healthy meat. Within that we think there’s room for a great deal of variety. We work with farms with 100% grass-fed beef, ranches raising genetically pure Wagyu beef, and now we are also introducing farms with cattle raised on the pasture but finished with grain. Ultimately, flavor is a personal preference, and can span a wide...

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Learning About Grilling From Big Green Craig

April 22nd, 2017 by Laura T. • Read 2,118 times • 2 min read

Ever wonder what it takes to grill anything at home? We thought who better to learn from than a grilling champion? We sat down with Craig Tabor, better known as Big Green Craig, two-time winner of the national Eggtoberfest grilling competition and self-described griller of anything to find out. CC: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into grilling. BGC: I got into grilling out of necessity. My wife, who is a great cook by the way,...

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