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Sweetgrass Farm is a Purebred Wagyu ranch located on Lopez Island, Washington.

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$459.00

3-Bone Rib Roast

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This dry-aged Purebred Wagyu Standing Rib Roast, or Prime Rib Roast, makes the perfect centerpiece to a very special meal. This share includes a 6.5 pound Wagyu 3-Bone Rib Roast.

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$219.00

Thick Cut Filets, Top Sirloins and Steaks

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These Purebred Wagyu Filet Mignons are about 50% thicker than our usual cuts. Each share includes two 12oz Wagyu Tenderloin Steaks, two 8oz Wagyu Top Sirloin Steaks, and two 8oz Wagyu Round Steaks. This is some exquisite steak.

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$164.00

Tenderloins, Top Sirloins and Steaks

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As the name implies, Tenderloin is the most tender of all steaks. Each share includes two 8oz Wagyu Tenderloin Steaks, two 8oz Wagyu Top Sirloin Steaks, and two 8oz Wagyu Sirloin Tip Steaks. This is without a doubt some of the best steak money can buy.

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$219.00

Thick Cut Ribeye and Steaks

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One glorious 32oz Purebred Wagyu Rib Steak, over two inches thick. Paired with two 10oz Wagyu Coulotte Steaks (the best of the Top Sirloin), and two 8oz Wagyu Round Steaks.

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$159.00

Ribeyes and Steaks

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The Ribeye is the most richly marbled cut of steak. Each share includes two naturally tender Purebred Wagyu 16oz Ribeye steaks, and two 8oz Wagyu Round steaks. Steak of this quality is rarely made available for you to cook at home.

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$219.00

New Yorks and Steaks

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Each share includes four exquisite 12oz Purebred Wagyu New York Strip steaks, and two 12oz Wagyu Chuck steaks. Beef doesn't get any better than this.

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$156.00

Thick Cut New Yorks and Steaks

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These Purebred Wagyu New York Strip Steaks are 30% thicker than our usual cuts. Each share includes two 16oz Wagyu New York Strip Steaks and two 12oz Wagyu Shoulder Steaks.

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$109.00

Flat Iron, Steaks and Ground Beef

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Each share includes two delicious 10oz Purebred Wagyu Flat Iron steaks, two 12oz Wagyu Chuck steaks, and 2 lbs of luxurious Wagyu ground beef.

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$89.00

Flank Steak and Burgers

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Each share includes 2.25 pounds of Purebred Wagyu Flank steak, rich and flavorful, and four thick and juicy 1/2 pound premium Wagyu burger patties. This is sumptuous meat.

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$89.00

Tri-Tip, Steaks and Ground Beef

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Each share includes one whole Purebred Wagyu Tri-Tip, approximately 2 lbs, two 8oz Wagyu Mock Tender steaks and 2 lbs of luxurious Wagyu ground beef. If you haven't grilled up a Santa Maria Tri-Tip, you haven't lived.

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$99.00

Skirt Steak and Ground Beef

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Skirt steaks are prized for their flavor and well suited to absorbing marinades. Each share includes 2.75 pounds of Purebred Wagyu Skirt Steak -- the perfect meat for some very special fajitas -- and 2 lbs of premium Wagyu ground beef.

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$99.00

Skirt Steak and Ground Beef

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Skirt steaks are prized for their flavor and well suited to absorbing marinades. Each share includes 3.25 pounds of Purebred Wagyu Skirt Steak -- the perfect meat for some very special fajitas -- and 2 lbs of premium Wagyu ground beef.

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$109.00

Hanger Steak, Rump Roast and Ground Beef

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The Hanger Steak, or hanging tender, is prized for its tenderness and beefy flavor and distinct in that each animal yields just one such steak. This share includes a Purebred Wagyu Hanger Steak (approximately 1.25 pounds), a 3 pound Wagyu Rump Roast, and 2 lbs of premium Wagyu ground beef.

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$54.00

Wagyu Ground Beef 5 Pack

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Create downright decadent, juicy, superbly flavored sliders, burgers or meatballs or any of your favorite ground beef recipes with this Purebred Wagyu ground beef. Five pounds, packaged in convenient 1 lb packs. You won't find it in any stores. Great source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Low in saturated fat.

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$59.00

Wagyu Burger Patties (10 Patties)

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Purebred Wagyu burgers are exceptionally juicy and have a flavor that is unrivaled. Each patty is around 1/2 a pound, with 2 patties to a package. You won't find them in any stores. Great source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Low in saturated fat. The buttery flavor of Wagyu ground beef is pure decadence.

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$49.00

Round Steak Mix

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This share offers a mix of steaks from the Round, or hindquarters, of the beef. Each share includes 4 pounds of Purebred Wagyu steaks in total, in 8oz packages. Braise or slow cook to get the most out of this lean cut of grass-fed, grass-finished Purebred Wagyu beef.

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$48.00

New York Strip Steak

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(Approximately 0.75 lbs) One delectable 12oz Purebred Wagyu New York Strip Steak.

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$30.00

Coulotte Steak

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(Approximately 0.5 lbs) One 10oz Purebred Wagyu Coulotte steak, the very best of the Top Sirloin. Tender and full of flavor.

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$27.00

Flat Iron Steak

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(Approximately 0.5 lbs) One 8oz Purebred Wagyu Flat Iron steak. A wonderful cut of meat, perfect for grilling.

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$13.00

Merlot Steak

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(Approximately 0.5 lbs) One 10oz Purebred Wagyu Merlot Steak. It's called 'Merlot' for its velvet texture. It is similar to a flank steak in appearance, but more tender.

$120.00

Brisket (Packer Cut)

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(Approximately 6 lbs) This is a whole, or "Packer Cut", Purebred Wagyu Brisket. Brine it, season, and smoke it for deli-style pastrami, or smoke it for Texas-style barbecue.

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$109.00

Brisket (Packer Cut)

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(Approximately 5.5 lbs) This is a whole, or "Packer Cut", Purebred Wagyu Brisket. Brine it, season, and smoke it for deli-style pastrami, or smoke it for Texas-style barbecue.

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$80.00

Brisket (Packer Cut)

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(Approximately 4 lbs) This is a whole, or "Packer Cut", Purebred Wagyu Brisket. Brine it, season, and smoke it for deli-style pastrami, or smoke it for Texas-style barbecue.

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$24.00

Wagyu Ground Beef

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(Approximately 2 lbs) Create downright decadent, juicy, superbly flavored sliders, burgers or meatballs or use in any of your favorite ground beef recipes with this Purebred Wagyu ground beef. Two pounds, packaged in convenient 1 lb packs. You won't find them in any stores. Great source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Low in saturated fat.

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$26.00

Wagyu Burger Patties

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(Approximately 2 lbs) Purebred Wagyu burgers are exceptionally juicy and have a flavor that is unrivaled. Pure decadence. Each patty is around 1/2 a pound, with 2 patties to a package. You won't find them in any stores. Great source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Low in saturated fat.

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$30.00

Oxtail

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(Approximately 1.5 lbs) Oxtails make the most flavorful beef stock, and the meat itself is very tasty. Braise it slowly in a liquid to bring out the best flavor.

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$38.00

Petite Tender

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(Approximately 1.25 lbs) Petite Tender, so called because it resembles a miniature tenderloin, comes from the beef shoulder and is one of the most tender cuts of beef. It can be prepared either as a small roast or cut into medallions.

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$36.00

Shank

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(Approximately 2 lbs) The shank comes from the leg portion of the animal and is therefore relatively tough and sinewy. But if cooked slowly at a low temperature, it yields one of the most flavorful cuts. It's the ideal cut for beef bourguignon and Osso Buco and can also be used in stews, casseroles or braised.

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$39.00

Short Ribs (Kalbi-style)

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(Approximately 2 lbs) Beef short ribs are ideal for the barbecue or the smoker. These Purebred Wagyu short ribs are flanken cut, 1/4 inch thick, and ready for grilling. What better way to enjoy Kalbi-style (Korean barbecue) than with the very best wagyu available in the United States.

$74.00

Plate Ribs

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(Approximately 3.5 lbs) A beautiful 3-bone slab of Purebred Wagyu short ribs, just waiting for your grill.

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$36.00

Sirloin Tip Roast

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(Approximately 2.5 lbs) Roast this Purebred Wagyu Sirloin Tip in the oven for a tender and delicious meal.

$39.00

Chuck Roast

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(Approximately 3 lbs) Perfect for pot roast, rich in flavor, this Purebred Wagyu Chuck Roast is a wonderful cut of meat.

$32.00

Shoulder Roast

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(Approximately 2.5 lbs) Make a stew or pot roast, this Purebred Wagyu Shoulder Roast is rich and flavorful.

$36.00

Top Round Roast

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(Approximately 3 lbs) Perfect for pot roast, rich in flavor, a Purebred Wagyu Top Round Roast is a wonderful cut of meat and will make for a very special holiday feast.

$36.00

Rump Roast

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(Approximately 3 lbs) Slow cook this Wagyu Rump Roast for an amazing pot roast.

$26.00

Tongue

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(Approximately 1.75 lbs) If you've had it you probably love it. Most people never try it. It's not on the typical menu, but it's hearty, healthy and delicious.

$26.00

Tongue

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(Approximately 1.75 lbs) If you've had it you probably love it. Most people never try it. It's not on the typical menu, but it's hearty, healthy and delicious.

$18.00

Heart

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(Approximately 1.25 lbs) If more people knew how easy to prepare and delicious beef heart is, we'd all be eating a lot more of it. Beef heart has all the wonderful flavor of a more typical steak for a fraction of the price. Simply slice, pan sear or grill with garlic and olive oil for a simple, delightful meal.

$18.00

Marrow Bones

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(Approximately 3 lbs) These bones are large and loaded with marrow, perfect for beef broths and stews.

$12.00

Soup Bones

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(Approximately 3 lbs) These bones can be simmered easily to create nourishing, delicious broths and demi-glazes, or to make your dog very, very happy.

$12.00

Leaf Fat

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(Approximately 3 lbs) Wagyu leaf fat is internal fat, or suet, that surrounds the kidneys. Rendered (melted) it makes the very best grass-fed tallow. Use it for baking or frying.

$10.00

Liver

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(Approximately 2.5 lbs) Beef liver is loaded with vitamins and incredibly nutritious. Properly cooked, liver is tender with a rich flavor. There's a reason why your mother wanted you to eat it.

$11.00

Kidney

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(Approximately 2.25 lbs) Beef kidney can be slow-cooked into a unique and flavorful dish on it's own, or as part of that British classic, steak and kidney pie.

The Farm

Sweet Grass Farm
Sweet Grass Farm

Sweetgrass Farm is a Purebred Wagyu ranch located on Lopez Island, Washington. They were the first ranch in the United States to raise 100% grass-fed, grass-finished, Purebred Wagyu.

Sweet Grass Family

Every animal is born and raised entirely on their pastures, it is a “closed herd”. This practice protects the health of the cattle and assures customers of the origin and quality of their beef.

Their cattle consume only grass and hay produced on their own land. Herbicides and chemical fertilizers aren’t used and aren’t needed. And neither are hormones or antibiotics.

Scott and Brigit Meyers own and operate their ranch with a total commitment to producing the healthiest animals and the best tasting meat:

“We don’t need to use antibiotics or any kind of medicinal support for our livestock because they’re always on good grass and are managed without stress. It’s a beautiful way to live and it creates an incredibly clean and delicious beef as a result.”

Sweet Grass Farm

"An out of body experience..."

This beef is truly special. The unparalleled genetics of Wagyu cattle, the bountiful grass of the ranch, and the tremendous care taken by Scott and Brigit combine to create uniquely delicious beef.

In his book, Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef, author Mark Schatzker wrote about Sweet Grass Farm, saying:

“The steak was so rich and flavorful I had to eat it slowly… A beef so intense it nearly qualifies as an out of body experience… It was to steak what espresso is to coffee”.

Sweet Grass Steak

The beef from Sweet Grass Farm is nearly impossible to get. It’s not available in stores, and has only rarely been featured at some of Seattle’s top restaurants. Purebred Wagyu makes up a vanishingly small percentage of cattle in America. It is unlikely that you’ve ever tasted meat like this before.

The response from those who have been able to try it is inspiring:

“We adore it. Every guest who ate a cut said it was hands down the best piece of beef they had ever had…. Truly, truly amazing.”

— Holly Smith, Chef-Owner of Cafe Juanita

Sweet Grass Farm does Wagyu beef the right way. You’ve never tasted anything like this.

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What is Wagyu?

“Wagyu” is the name given to cattle breeds developed over centuries in Japan. They are genetically predisposed to have intense marbling and carry a well-deserved reputation for excellent taste, texture and tenderness. Wagyu is, quite simply, the most sought after beef in the world.

Wagyu Marbling

It is often said that Wagyu “feels delicious” due to it’s smooth texture and overall soft mouthfeel. This may be because the fat in Wagyu is more evenly distributed as intra-muscular fat than in other types of beef.

The Japanese use a 12 point scale to grade the degree of marbling in Wagyu beef. USDA Prime, the top designation of American beef, is the equivalent of a 4 or 5 on the Japanese grading scale. The Wagyu beef we sell on Crowd Cow is typically in the 6 to 8 range. A 12 is essentially butter.

Wagyu is also rich in glutamic acid (a type of amino acid) and natural inosinic acid (used by the food industry as a flavor-enhancer) which contributes to “umami” - a flavor term that originated in Japan, used to describe a subtle sweetness and aroma.

True Wagyu contains mostly monounsaturated fatty acids (aka “the good fats”) rich in Omega-3s and Omega-6s. These fats melt at a lower temperature and are what makes Wagyu beef so full of umami goodness. So Wagyu gives you better flavor, more tenderness, and healthier meat. It’s the total package.

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A Rare Treat

You may have seen “American Kobe” or “Wagyu” on menus or in grocery stores. That’s typically Angus beef (that you’d find any any Outback Steakhouse) crossbred with only a small percentage of Wagyu – marketers capitalizing on people’s interest in the real thing.

Real Purebred Wagyu is truly rare. Only an estimated 26,000 or so cattle in the entire United States (just 0.029% of the total cattle population of 89.9 million) meet the Fullblood or Purebred Wagyu standards set by the American Wagyu Association. Only Sweet Grass Farm and a handful of other boutique ranches in the Unites States meet that standard.

Genetics matters! Its Wagyu’s genetic predisposition for intra-muscular marbling that has earned Wagyu’s reputation for excellent taste, texture and tenderness.

How does buying beef through Crowd Cow work?

First off, you won’t be charged anything unless we raise enough money and the cow “tips.” At that point, your credit card will be charged and we’ll handle the rest.

The meat is dry-aged for approximately 14 days to enhance tenderness and flavor, then processed into steaks, roasts and ground beef.

Next, your cuts are individually packaged in single-serving sizes and flash frozen. In fact, our steaks are vacuum-sealed in sous vide-ready pouches.

Finally, we deliver to your door for a flat fee, no matter how many shares you buy.

Our steaks come in vacuum-sealed, sous vide-ready packaging.

Buying direct saves money

Purebred Wagyu beef is incredibly rare and expensive. Many retailers charge exorbitant rates because consumers have so few options to obtain this product.

By purchasing an entire cow direct from the farm, we eliminate overhead and pass along the savings. You’re not paying a dime towards things like managing a retail store front or covering inventory spoilage.

Snake River Farms, a part of the Agribeef conglomerate, sells “American Kobe” to restaurants as well as in some retail stores. This beef comes from cattle that have been crossbred, typically with Angus, to reduce cost, increase herd size and produce animals that grow to maturity more quickly. It’s not Purebred Wagyu. Even so, their tenderloin sells for almost $100 a pound. Williams-Sonoma sells Wagyu ribeyes for $115 a pound.

It’s simple: buying direct with Crowd Cow means you’re cutting out the overhead, supporting a local farmer and getting the real deal – Purebred Wagyu.

How much space in my freezer?

A: You’ve got room for this.

insulated Packs

Our Wagyu shares contain 4 to 6 pounds of the very best beef money can buy – enough for a couple of meals with the people you care about most.

Four pounds of meat takes up roughly the same space as a half-gallon carton of milk. And since each cut is individually vacuum-packed, you’ll find a place for everything even if you’re freezer is already quite full.

100% Grass-fed, Grass-finished Wagyu

Aside from its genetic pre-disposition for marbling, Wagyu ranchers usually grain-finish and often restrict the animals’ movements to further boost beef marbling. Therefore, it’s a rare and wonderful thing to have Purebred Wagyu that’s grass-fed, grass-finished and raised on open pastures.

A cow’s natural diet is grass – not grain. They are ruminant animals, meaning they have an entire stomach devoted to breaking down foraged grasses.

Their physiology is poorly adapted to eating grain. Yet almost all the beef you can buy in America is grain fed, because that’s the cheapest and fastest way to increase the size of the animal.

Grass fed

Grass-fed beef is lower in saturated fat than grain-fed, but higher in healthy omega-3 fats. These crucial healthy fats are most plentiful in flaxseeds and fish, and are also found in walnuts, soybeans and in meat from animals that have grazed on omega-3 rich grass. Grass-fed beef also has higher levels of beta-carotene, Vitamin E, and other healthy nutrients.

Grass-fed, grass-finished Wagyu has been found to have even more of these benefits. Author Mark Schatzker of Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef spent years testing beef on four continents in search of the best beef and said this of Sweet Grass Farm’s grass-fed, grass-finished Wagyu:

“This particular type of Wagyu had an insane omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 1.3 to 1, and it’s fat was the least saturated fat of all the samples.”

Read what Consumer Reports recently had to say about buying grass-fed beef.

Read more about grass-fed vs. grain-fed cows.

Our Mission

Crowd Cow brings you the very best meat, from the happiest cows, at an affordable price.

We believe you should know where your meat is coming from. We want people to enjoy healthy, delicious beef while honoring the animals and ranchers that make it possible.

By connecting consumers directly with local, sustainable farms, everyone wins.