Did you know that beef and pork product labels aren’t required to show where the animals were born, raised, and slaughtered? Ethan Lowry and Joe Heitzeberg’s company Crowd Cow is doing its part to solve the “mystery meat” problem by allowing customers to buy meat directly from small family farms.
There are fewer than 2,000 cows in the world dining on this unusual diet of olive peels, making this the rarest beef in the world – and we got to try some.
As a former food writer, I’ve eaten a lot of expensive steak. But from the moment I unboxed an A5 Olive Wagyu — a top quality, hard-to-get steak from Japanese cows that are fed toasted olive peels — it was obvious that it stood apart from all the others.
Joe Heitzeberg, the chief executive of Crowd Cow, which has sold nearly 200 cows online, founded the company with Ethan Lowry. He said their idea was to teach the consumer about the particulars of each ranch. “We’re saying it’s like microbrews and wine,” he said. “There are differences. We want you to understand the differences.”
Introducing the newest member of the sharing economy: cow-sharing startup Crowd Cow. A Seattle-based startup has made it possible for you to buy a cow with strangers on the Internet.
In 2015, two tech startup veterans launched Seattle-based Crowd Cow, the first company that lets customers buy beef directly from small family farms. It works with farmers in Washington who raise sought-after varieties like Wagyu, produced by a rare Japanese cattle breed.
It took first place in Japan's ‘Wagyu Olympics'. Dive deeper into the juicy, fat-streaked world of Wagyu beef, and you'll find an even more prized and rarer (pun intended) variety: Sanuki, or olive Wagyu.
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When it comes to the world’s best steaks, Japanese Wagyu beef stands above the rest. Starting July 12th, the Seattle startup, Crowd Cow, will be largest single importer and online retailer of Japanese A5 Wagyu in the U.S.
July 2, 2019 — Crowd Cow, the online marketplace that sources its meat directly from the top 1% of farms and ranches across the country, including Japan for its Wagyu products, announced today that they have exclusively imported a limited amount of Japanese A5 Wagyu "Packer Briskets" into the United States.
Jun 13, 2019 — Crowd Cow, the online marketplace that delivers craft meat directly from the top 1% of farms and ranches across the country, today launched the "Farm to Table Tasting Flight." These "flights" allow conscious foodies and grillmasters alike to host their own tasting, offering the only way to try four farms in one box.
April 25, 2019 — GreenCell Foam will become the exclusive shipping material for Crowd Cow—the marketplace for craft meat—as part of its commitment to sustainable practices in 2019. The completely biodegradable material, produced by KTM Industries, can be composted, burned or safely disintegrated in water, making it one of the most eco-friendly packaging materials in the world.
Oct. 30, 2018 — Crowd Cow, the marketplace for craft meat, has hired Michelle Newbery as chief financial officer and Kathryn Ficarra as head of marketing.
May 24, 2018 — Crowd Cow, the Craft Meat Marketplace, Launches "Beef Tasting Flights"
February 28, 2018 — Crowd Cow is offering a limited amount of A5 Wagyu imported directly from Japan. A5 Wagyu contains higher proportions of healthy omega-3 fatty acids than Angus steak and is legendary for umami flavor, filigreed marbling, and fat so soft it melts against your skin.
Oct. 3, 2018 — Crowd Cow, the marketplace for craft meat, has announced its plan to offer craft meat from around the world, beginning with today's launch of Westmore Pastoral in Tasmania.
April 23, 2018 — The small, independent farm marketplace now offers snout-to-tail cuts of pork to its nationwide customer base.
June 6, 2017 — U.S. consumers now have convenient access to the healthiest and best tasting sustainably raised beef from independent ranchers
July 12, 2017 — Japanese A5 Wagyu beef imported directly from Mirai Farm in the Kagoshima prefecture of Japan is now available from food tech startup Crowd Cow.
SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle-based startup Crowd Cow announced today that it launched its service to ship premium beef from small, sustainable cattle ranches direct to consumers.
Imagine opening a delivered-to-your-doorstep box to find the best locally sourced bacon you’ll ever eat. Well, thanks to the heroes at Crowd Cow, this dream-like scenario can become your reality.
Finding the restaurant market tough to crack, local egg producer Storey Farms is now selling its chicken meat through an online marketplace originally designed to prop up small farmers.
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SEATTLE -- Crowd Cow, the company transforming the meat industry and delivering small-batch craft meats to your door, 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.
Crowd Cow, a Seattle, WA-based meat delivery company, raised $8m in Series A financing.
Launched in 2015, Crow Cow claims to be a unique, “curated ranch to table service” that gives consumers access to “a quality of meat not available in stores." ( Crowd Cow )
Three years after getting started with a plan to change how people shop for quality beef products, Seattle-based Crowd Cow announced an $8 million Series A funding round on Thursday.
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The service charges a premium for less meat than you'd normally buy at the supermarket—and that's okay.
People have bastardized the word “craft,” transforming it into something that brings to mind ultra-hipstery products that cost a fortune. Craft, in its true form, is about quality and care, which is something we’ll always support. That’s why we’re all in for Craft Beef: A Revolution of Small Farms and Big Flavors, a coming book from Joe Heitzeberg and Ethan Lowry, the founders of Crowd Cow, along with author Caroline Saunders.
Founded by the people who brought you UrbanSpoon, Crowd Cow was created for the purpose of providing a superior cooking experience. Not only is the meat that much tastier, the convenience of delivery is unbeatable.
The small, independent farm marketplace now offers snout-to-tail cuts of pork to its nationwide customer base.
Beginning May 2nd, Crowd Cow, the Seattle-based startup that lets carnivores buy cuts of meat directly from farmers, will expand into pork.
Crowd Cow, the Seattle-based startup that set out to change the way people think about, order and consume beef, is now setting its sights on sustainable pork, promising a new line of meats to online customers across the United States.
Here in America, we have some of the best beef in the world. We probably treat our prized cattle better than any other country around and our steakhouses in America are truly second to none. You can get a world-class steakhouse steak in every major city across the United States but there’s one type of beef we can’t (regularly) get here in America…Genuine Wagyu Beef.
Crowd Cow, an online service that offers different cuts of high-quality meat from cows, chickens and pigs, has announced that it will be selling a limited amount of Shodoshima Island olive wagyu—a product that it is calling “the rarest steak on the planet.”
Are you on the hunt for the perfect place to get beef, chicken, and pork? Do you want to make sure it’s pasture-raised and hormone-free? Well, you’re in the right place. Crowd Cow will quickly become your online go-to for ordering high-quality meats for you and your family to enjoy.
Crowd Cow, the local, innovative start-up that brought us the craft beef-sharing website, penned a book about the craft beef revolution, which is increasing a demand for locally sourced, humanely raised, high-quality beef.
Just three weeks ago, I discovered an interesting spin on sourcing non-CAFO beef coming from smaller, independent farms using sustainable practices: Crowd Cow (crowdcow.com). It's like crowdsource funding for beef buying.
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In the last week or so, two meat startups have brought in new rounds of financing. At first glance, the companies, Crowd Cow and Porter Road, don't seem like the typical recipients of venture capital.
First launched in 2015, Crowd Cow is a "ranch to table service" that lets consumers order high-quality meat often not found in stores from ranchers and farmers and get it delivered directly to their doorstep.
Crowd Cow, the online service that allows consumers to buy craft meat direct from independent farms, announced today that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding.
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Crowd Cow, a startup providing door-to-door delivery of small-batch craft meats, raised $8 million in a Series A financing round led by Madrona Venture Group, with new participation from Ashton Kutcher & Guy Oseary’s Sound Ventures. Existing investor Joe Montana of Liquid 2 Ventures also participated in the round.
Before Crowd Cow, five or six families would have to go in together on more than 500 LBs of beef in order to be a compelling customer to these small farms. That means they need a large meat freezer, upfront cash, and all the time and resources necessary to get the product from the farm to the home.
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Deck Family Farm, of Junction City, Ore., has started selling pasture-raised pork to Crowd Cow, a craft meat supplier based in Seattle that crowd-funds animals one at a time from small, independent farms.
Winner: Crowd Cow. Crowd Cow is on a mission to deliver sustainably-raised beef to customers across the U.S. The 3-year-old business, founded by tech vets Joe Heitzeberg and Ethan Lowry, works with independent ranches and cuts out the middleman to bring quality beef direct to consumers
The company’s promise to offer only beef sustainably raised, all or partially grass-fed, and humanely slaughtered appealed to me.
It’s time for the next event in our monthly food tech meetup series! We’ll be exploring a subject that’s been making a lot of headlines recently: the future of meat including panel guest Ethan Lowry from Crowd Cow.
Have you had Japanese Wagyu beef before? If you’re not sure, well, that’s because you haven’t. It’s the Rolls-Royce of beef, and very rare. Even rarer is Olive Wagyu beef.
If you needed another reminder of Seattle’s robust startup scene, take a look at the finalists for this year’s Startup of the Year category at the GeekWire Awards.
You’re telling us there is a six-day Wagyu beef Olympics held in Japan, and we didn’t attend?