Crowd Cow lets you buy a cow with friends. You'll know the breed, the style of beef and you'll get to meet (virtually) the small, independent ranch who produced the beef. You pick the exact cuts you want and we deliver it straight to your door. Claim a share, rally your friends, and become a "steak holder"!
You pick the exact cuts you want, and buy as little or as much as you want. No surprises!
We feature 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef, pastured grain-finished beef, A5 Wagyu from Japan and more, always from the very best independent "Craft Beef" producers in our network. You'll always know what kind of beef you're getting, who produced it, where and how it was raised. We don't work with industrial factory farms, CAFO or beef brokers (like the other guys). Never have, never will.
Most people order 5 to 10 lbs at a time and have no trouble fitting that into the available freezer space of an ordinary home refrigerator.
We ship everywhere in the USA except Alaska and Hawaii.
Crowd Cow is an event-based service. Depending on what's available from our partner farms, we offer beef from different regions, with different cuts, and at different prices. Since our events sell quickly, and many folks have their favorites, we like to give you a heads up by email when we're launching something new. Learn more about Crowd Cow.
We source 100% of our beef directly through independent producers -- never from concentrated feedlots or meat brokers. We shine the spotlight on the producers and their families, and share as much as possible about the breed and how they care for their animals and the environment. This typically means family-run farms and beef that is grass-fed, grass-finished. When you buy on Crowd Cow, you will always know exactly where your beef came from, who raised it and how it was raised.
Yes. Farmers face a dilemma: either auction off to the industrial beef world at pennies on the dollar, or finishing out their animals on their own at considerable added cost and effort. Crowd Cow helps small producers reach more customers by handling the marketing, support and logistics so their beef can reach many more customers than they can on their own. See https://www.crowdcow.com/farms
Our hamburger is about 80/20. This is ground beef from animals who are raised to produce steaks and which has been dry-aged. It’s truly unlike any ground beef you’ll find in stores.
Please see Farms and Ranches
Your card will be charged at the event's end date, or when the tipping point has been reached, whichever is sooner. Until then you can change your order or cancel at any time.
Yes. We use Stripe for payment processing, the same secure, 256-bit encrypted payment gateway trusted by OpenTable, Kickstarter, Lyft, Twitter and more. They store your credit card information and are fully PCI-compliant.
After the event completes, orders are typically shipped the following week. We will give you an estimated delivery date for your address when you place an order. We ship with plenty of dry ice so it will be nice and cold when you get home. No signature is required for delivery.
We visit countless independent producers and work directly with the select few who we identify as having the highest quality beef and best practices. This typically means multi-generational, family-run farms whose beef is typically only available at specialty markets, farmer's markets, high-end restaurants and here on Crowd Cow.
Dry-aged beef tastes better and is more tender. Supermarket beef is never dry-aged, and the very best steakhouse beef always is.
No matter what, you will get your order. The event ends after the cow tips or the time runs out. We will charge your card before shipping your order.
We'll email you to keep you up to date on the event and you can return to the site at any time, sign in and view the status of your order.
Our steaks and roasts are individually vacuum sealed in high quality, airtight cryovac packages to lock in freshness and ensure a long shelf life in your freezer. Ground beef and patties are vacuum sealed in convenient, one pound packs. Bones are wrapped in butcher paper. All are flash-frozen and packed in an insulated box with dry ice for delivery direct to your door. All of our beef is USDA inspected.
No, you will not need to be home to sign for your package. It will be packed to stay nice and cold for many hours after it arrives. That said, you should plan to unpack it and put it away in your freezer or fridge as soon as possible. After package is confirmed as delivered by the carrier, what happens to it after is your responsibility.
Yes, we provide your choice of delivery status updates via email or text message.
You'll receive the cuts and portions described in each of your selection's descriptions, however the exact cuts and quantities may vary, since the weight of each animal, dry-aging and preparation may result in slight variances.
We're happy to help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text message to (206) 539-0639.
Shipping is $12.99 no matter how much you buy, no matter where it ships (we ship everywhere in the lower 48 states.)
We currently sell select cuts to wholesale customers. If interested in learning more, please email email@example.com