Sustainability is in our DNA. From farm to your doorstep, we're committed to eco-conscious choices.
Sustainability is a core value at Crowd Cow — from the way we produce our meat to the packaging it arrives in.
100% recyclable packaging and compostable insulation — our commitments far exceed industry norms, ensuring your meat is frozen from start to finish and helping us all do our part for the environment. Throw our insulation in your garden, use it as a fire starter, or simply dissolve it in water and watch your waste literally disappear.
Crowd Cow is a win for meat lovers and the environment. By buying meat from Crowd Cow, you're helping us reduce waste and conserve resources, while supporting producers who are at the forefront of sustainable meat production. Thanks for doing your part!
“The shipping was tremendously fast, and the packaging was over the top good. My steak was perfect too!”
— Tanner, Muskegon, Michigan
“I was very impressed with the packaging. It was something I was worried about when I made my first order, but everything arrived fully frozen and the dry ice gives me the confidence to order whatever is on the site.”
— David, Oxford, New York
“Packaging was excellent and very much still frozen after sitting outside for over 8 hours because I work at night.”
— Peggy, Morven, Georgia
“...the shipping materials being 100% recyclable or compostable, the fair shipping rates, the personal feel to their communications, and the downright reliability are all small bit significant aspects of what they do well. But the huge elephant in the room is the product. Just exceptional.”
— Michael, Petaluma, California
“Crowd Cow is amazing. They take pasture to table to a new level and make it super convenient. The taste is exceptional, the packaging top notch, and the customer service is first class.”
— Paul, Tybee Island, Georgia
“I just want to say thanks for your incredibly packaging of shipments! Our order arrived last week, and we managed to forget to unpack one box - when it was discovered nearly 14 HOURS later, everything was still frozen solid!”
— Jennifer, Tampa, Florida
Compost Foam in any residential or commercial compost facility. Our backyard-compostable packaging will biodegrade in less than 60 days in a moist soil environment.
Our foam dissolves in water! Run warm water over small pieces in the sink and watch it "melt" safely down the drain — it even biodegrades in both seawater and freshwater.
Bring it full circle and light up the barbecue with our foam. Our new eco-friendly packaging burns cleanly and safely in fireplaces, firepits and power plants.
The Fine Print
What makes this foam unique?
It's a biodegradable, eco-friendly foam material we're now using for our insulated packaging. It’s an ASTM D6400 and BPI certified closed-cell foam that's backyard compostable, biodegradable and water soluble.
What are the additional benefits?
Manufacturing this foam requires 70% less energy and produces 80% less greenhouse gases than petroleum-based foams.
What’s our foam made out of?
The primary raw material is U.S. grown, non-GMO cornstarch, an annually renewable resource.
Does the foam perform as well as Styrofoam packaging?
In summer 2018, our tests using real customers in New Mexico and Arizona in 100+ degree weather showed better performance than our Styrofoam packaging. The foam kept our meat frozen, even when we left test units on a cement patio in the sun at surface temperatures peaking over 130 degrees.