Crowd Cow is an online meat delivery service with the aim of ending mystery meat. By connecting shoppers directly with farmers and ranchers, they provide meat that is both sustainable and tastes better – such as grass-fed beef, wild-caught seafood, organic free-range chicken and pastured pork products as well as Japanese Wagyu or game meats. While their prices tend to be higher than grocery store options, many customers feel the value is justified given its quality, sustainability and taste.
Crowd Cow’s website makes it simple for customers to locate exactly what they need. They feature bestsellers, specific cuts of meat, and butcher specials as a way to help customers decide on an order. In addition, Crowd Cow provides information about family farms they partner with; unlike some meal delivery services which only provide vegetarian or vegan options.
Budget shoppers and those on plant-based diets may find the service too expensive. Furthermore, no plant-based meat substitutes are offered by Hungryroot or Peapod. Instead, for these consumers who support sustainable agriculture or independent ranchers might want to look into services like Imperfect Produce or Misfit Market which provide boxes of “ugly” produce to support local food economies.