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I took the ultimate beef journey in Japan

July 9th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,770 times • 8 min read

Wagyumafia's chateaubriand A5 Kobe Beef Wagyu Katsu Sando I just got back from a trip to Japan where I met with some of the best beef producers in three regions I heard about on my last visit. We love Japanese Wagyu and we know you do too, which is why I was excited to meet award-winning producers from regions that are well-known in Japan but haven't yet been made available to people in the USA. I was also eager to explore Japanese culinary...

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Simple burger tips for the Fourth of July

July 3rd by Caitlin Postal • Read 3,951 times • 1 min read

Beef? Check. Grill? Check. Burger? Double check. A juicy burger on the grill is classic Americana. To celebrate Independence Day, we have a few tips and tricks to knock America's favorite grilling day out of the park. To start, grab some ground beef to form your patties. Ground beef comes from trimmed beef that wasn't cut neatly into a steak or wasn't the right shape and size for a roast. Whether you prefer lean or fatty ground beef, we have...

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Crowd Cow Visits Harlow Cattle Company

June 27th by Caitlin Postal • Read 1,864 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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By Going to Japan, We're Helping American Wagyu Producers

June 18th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,487 times • 2 min read

I'm currently in Japan to meet with a select group of small producers in three regions of Japan, all with unique beef varieties that we hope to bring to America for the first time. Though there are many varieties of beef in Japan, each unique in their history and flavor (including the Olive Wagyu from Kagawa Prefecture that we brought to consumers in the USA for the first time earlier this year), they are all related as kuroge washu. Kuroge...

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The story of Craft Beef on The Intellectual Agrarian

June 6th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,498 times • less than one min read

I recently spoke to Terrance Layhew, the host and creator of The Intellectual Agrarian about Craft Beef -- our new book and the movement itself. Terrance was raised on an Organic farm, has worked in farmers markets and is today an Organic inspector. He is someone that has spent a great deal of time thinking about farming and its role in society. The podcast episode touches on what Craft Beef means, some of the "ah-ha" moments that led to the...

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Wild Copper River Salmon Splashes Down At Crowd Cow

May 30th by Peter Kim • Read 2,114 times • 1 min read

Growing up in a landlocked town I always equated fish to sticks, or something to serve with chips. Later I encountered buffet tables of pale pink salmon, steamed to oblivion. Dry, chalky, and oddly-flavored -- it wasn't until the cedar plank goodness of Ballard's own seafood fest that I first delighted in the smooth richness of real wild salmon. That was only the tip of the Alaskan iceberg though. Not all salmon is created equal, and wild...

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Press Release: Crowd Cow Announces $8 Million In Series A Funding

May 24th by Jon Whitely • Read 983 times • 1 min read

Crowd Cow, the marketplace for craft meat, today announced an $8 million Series A financing round led by Madrona Venture Group with new participation from Ashton Kutcher & Guy Oseary's Sound Ventures and existing investors including Joe Montana of Liquid 2 Ventures.The Series A financing will help Crowd Cow add more new ranches and farms to its online platform, further improve its innovative supply chain, and go all-in on the search for...

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Crowd Cow is Geekwire's Startup of the Year 2018

May 24th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 1,814 times • less than one min read

We have exciting news to share with all of our farms and customers: Crowd Cow won Geekwire's Startup of the Year 2018 at the Geekwire Awards on May 10th! We are proud to be part of the Seattle tech community and it is truly an honor to be recognized in this way. Thank you to all who voted, to our many amazing and inspiring farmers and their families, to our customers and to GeekWire for putting on this wonderful event. Congrats to the Crowd...

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Press Release: Crowd Cow, the Craft Meat Marketplace, Launches “Beef Tasting Flights”

May 24th by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,389 times • 2 min read

Crowd Cow, the Craft Meat Marketplace, Launches “Beef Tasting Flights” “Flights” allow customers to try a collection of delicious, small-batch cuts from multiple farms around the country SEATTLE, WA – May 24, 2018 – Think you know beef? Think again. Crowd Cow, the company transforming the meat industry and delivering small-batch craft meats to your door, today launched “beef tasting flights.” These “flights” allow conscious foodies and...

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The Copper River's First Salmon of the Season

May 23rd by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 6,232 times • 2 min read

Coming very soon to Crowd Cow! Alaska’s Copper River, often said to produce the best salmon in the world, is cold, powerful, and rugged. Each spring right around mid-May, Sockeye are the first salmon to spawn in it, along with a few King. The hard upstream swim those first fish complete requires that they have built-up fat stores for fuel and insulation, which means more healthy, richness-giving omega-3's fatty acids in the filets. These...

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