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Exploring the World of Craft Meat


8 Beef Cuts You Didn't Know You Needed to Try

September 20th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 10,751 times • 1 min read

Everyone knows that a good steak — and I'm talking a really good steak — is worth savoring every bite. But the whole cow offers a lot more than just filets and ribeyes. Today is all about eight cuts you didn't know you needed to try. Foodies everywhere, fork up. 8. Plate Ribs Plate Ribs come from the sternum area, below the go-to ribs. Plate Ribs carry a hefty layer of meat, packed with juicy flavor. They're a classic BBQ go-to and...

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Crowd Cow opens Turkey pre-sale for Thanksgiving

September 10th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 7,158 times • 1 min read

Seattle, Washington, September 2018 – We’re launching our annual Thanksgiving turkey pre-sale from the family-owned and operated Gunthorp Farms in LaGrange, Indiana. On September 10th, place your order for a humanely raised turkey that tastes great no matter how you cook it. By reserving your turkey early, you’re sure to get this fantastic bird in time for your holiday meal. We get our turkeys from a family farm that raises a limited flock...

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Stir Fry, Four Ways

September 7th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 8,976 times • less than one min read

When you need a nourishing meal that comes together quickly, look no further than stir fry! Fresh (or frozen) veggies, thinly sliced meat, and a light but flavorful sauce result in a great meal that doesn't take long to come together. With the right wok, a stir fry dinner is the perfect midweek pick-me-up. Here are some of our favorite stir-fry recipes. Mix and match the veggies to tailor the cuisine to your preferred taste. Just remember to...

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The Difference between Purebred and Fullblood Wagyu

September 4th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 46,483 times • 2 min read

Raw Wagyu from Pacific Rogue Cattle Company So what's the deal with Wagyu? The word itself means "Japanese cow" and is the name given to cattle breeds developed in Japan. There are four breeds of Japanese cattle that can be called Wagyu, but the Kuroge-washu breed, or Japanese Black, stands apart for its genetic predisposition to create finely grained marbling. The Kuroge-washu breed comprises 90% of cattle in Japan. Other than its...

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Looking for a lean and incredibly tender beef? Try Piedmontese

August 31st, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 37,421 times • 2 min read

People in the know are calling it "the next Wagyu" — because, like Japanese Kuroge Washu, the Piedmontese breed enjoys a unique genetic ability to create a unique and delictable meat that other breeds can not. As a result, this beef is incredibly lean, but like 100% purebred and Wagyu from Japan, it is ridiculously tender and exhibits a sweet flavor profile. Piedmontese beef You may not have heard about the Piedmontese breed but it’s is...

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Congresswoman Suzan DelBene visits Crowd Cow's Seattle HQ

August 29th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 5,887 times • 1 min read

Rep. DelBene with the Crowd Cow team, August 2018 Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Washington's 1st Congressional District visited the Crowd Cow headquarters in downtown Seattle last week as part of Startup Week. During the visit, Rep. DelBene received a tour of our office, a tasting of craft beef samples, and a great discussion with members of the Crowd Cow team, including co-founder Joe Heitzeberg. Members of the team met the Congresswoman in...

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How to Use the Whole Chicken

August 28th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 5,883 times • 1 min read

Whether you're roasting in the oven or breaking down for multiple meals, using the whole bird is a great way to make the most of your delicious, nutrient-rich, pasture-raised chicken. Chicken is versatile and can be used throughout the week for multiple meals. We just made the following four recipes using just one whole chicken from Clark Family Farms. 1. Spicy Chicken Fajitas Use the chicken breast for grilled chicken fajitas like...

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Celebrate the end of summer with Crowd Cow

August 25th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 4,831 times • 1 min read

Crowd Cow works because we sell the whole cow. The End of Summer Event is the perfect way for you to help us do that while enjoying new cuts! With Labor Day on the horizon, now is the perfect time to get the best deals on craft meat for your end of summer grill-cation. If you're still planning the perfect spread for your friends and family, be sure to add these cuts to your menu. Order today (August 25th) and you'll get the full spread in...

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Labor Day Grill Guide

August 22nd, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 5,781 times • 1 min read

Labor Day is a time to celebrate your hard work with a crowd-pleasing spread, perfectly prepared on your home grill. The beginning of September marks the final hurrah for grilling season as crisp fall air rolls in and the temperature begins to drop. So enjoy the act of grilling from the comfort of your backyard and savor the last moments of the summer season with our recommendations. Plan your spread in advance to take advantage of Crowd...

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Comparing A5, A4, A3 Olive Wagyu

August 20th, 2018 by Caitlin Postal • Read 160,177 times • 2 min read

From left to right, A5, A4, A3 cuts of Olive Wagyu Every country operates under different practices for grading their beef and identifying the best of the best. I've explained a little bit about the USDA grading practices as they relate to marbling but with Olive Wagyu right around the corner, I want to dive into Japanese grading standards and explore just how magnificent these cuts really are—especially since we now offer A3, A4, and A5...

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