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Exploring the World of Craft Meat


By Going to Japan, We're Helping American Wagyu Producers

June 18th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,486 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, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,341 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, 2018 by Peter Kim • Read 3,051 times • 2 min read

NEWS: Copper River Salmon has returned to Crowd Cow! Claim your share and taste the buttery flavors of a fish born of 300 miles of cold, glacier-fed, fast-running water. As Tom Douglas, a James Beard Award Winner, said it, “It's the most pristine wild salmon in the world.” 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...

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

May 24th, 2018 by Jon Whitely • Read 1,806 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, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,802 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, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 3,887 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, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 7,105 times • 2 min read

Coming very soon to Crowd Cow! NEWS: Copper River Salmon will be back soon. Enter your email to get the email alert so you won't miss out. 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...

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What? Sriracha + Manuka Honey Pasturebird Chicken Wings, That's What

May 21st, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 2,446 times • 1 min read

These are some of the best chicken wings I've ever had in my entire life. Pastured Chicken Wings from Pasturebird makes a huge difference, as does the creamy richness of the Manuka honey and tangy heat of the Sriracha Chili Sauce. Manuka honey is a superfood known to promote digestive and immune health, and it adds a special taste. I recommend Comvita's Manuka Honey from Amazon. I also recommend using a hickory smoked sea salt instead of...

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How to make amazing beef jerky at home

May 20th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 4,358 times • 1 min read

It's easy to make incredibly good beef jerky at home, and the secret is to start with excellent quality, lean cuts of meat. Top round roasts, brisket and rump roast are all excellent cuts for beef jerky, and relatively inexpensive. Also, these cuts are hard to find in grocery stores, but are always on sale on Crowd Cow. Instructions For around 1 pound of finished beef jerky, you'll want to start with 4 pounds of meat. 1) Mix all of the...

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How to Cook Grass-Fed Steak

April 26th, 2018 by Joe Heitzeberg • Read 7,098 times • 1 min read

Grass-fed, grass-finished beef is absolutely delicious--make no mistake. We’ve known more than a few people who swore they’d never eat anything but grain-finished convert to grass evangelists after trying a well-raised grass-finished steak. At risk of going full beef-nerd on you, I’ll quickly explain: Grain-finished beef is known for marbling and tenderness because grain helps cows gain weight more quickly and reliably, and because grains just...

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