If you haven't tried it yet, ostrich may be everything you're looking for – it's red, lean, super tasty, AND it's the most sustainable red meat on the market. As seen in Paleo Magazine and discussed on Bloomberg Radio, this is the "Holy Grail" of meat! Our family founded American Ostrich Farms in 2013 and we hope to quadruple production in the coming year – but we need your help! The American food chain is consolidating, making it harder for small family farms to compete. Join us as a backer and you can help us bring healthy, sustainable, delicious red meat to more American tables!
THE BEST-TASTING, HEALTHIEST, MOST SUSTAINABLE RED MEAT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: OSTRICH
This is your opportunity to bring delicious, healthy, sustainable red meat to your table. USDA inspected, hormone and antibiotic free, 100% natural, premium ostrich meat – frozen at peak freshness.
Our family farm is growing fast, but not fast enough to keep up with demand. This year we will have limited supply, so get it before it's gone and, with your support, we promise to have much more next year. Backers at all levels will be added to our email list and will be the first to know when we have more tasty ostrich available.
Because of its low fat content, ostrich cooks faster than other meat products, so we recommend cooking ostrich steaks and filets no more than medium rare.
We ship our meat in reusable coolers that not only create less waste for the environment (noticing a theme? ;), but also keep the product colder for longer, so we can use less dry ice and pass the shipping savings on to our customers – because shipping frozen meat is expensive.
FIVE REASONS – BEYOND INCREDIBLE TASTE – WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE OSTRICH:
Our Food Truck needs a makeover!
What self-respecting purveyor of a healthy red meat revolution wouldn't have a sweet food truck in which to cook his product?? To prepare for prime time mobile grilling and spreading the ostrich gospel, we're going to deck out our food truck as part of this campaign. If you back us at either the $15 level or choose a meat package, the snazzy new exterior will feature your name (or a few short words of inspiration). Hope to see you from inside the AOF food truck soon!
Reusable Grocery Tote
Just say no to paper or plastic. Show you care by toting one of three designs on this roomy (15" x 14" x 7"), durable, 100% cotton-twill, over-the-shoulder bag. Choose one of three designs: "Live Green"; "Red is the New Green"; or "Sustainable (M)eats".
Sustainable (and Educational!) Water Bottle
High quality 24oz N-Gen Nalgene Water Bottle is BPA-free and features our sustainability infographic in organic ink. With a slim, graduated profile, it's easy and comfortable to hold and its extra-rugged co-polyester material stands up to extremes of all kinds – including dishwashers. A detached cap has a handy loop easily grabbed by fingers or backpack clips. Let's get the word out that ostrich production requires dramatically less water than any other red meat. Save water... Pick Ostrich!
AOF Logo and "Red Bird" Hat
Your choice of embroidery... the official AOF team hat with logo on the front and "The Healthy Red Meat" on the back, OR a subtle, stylish, "Red Bird" on the front only. Incredibly comfortable, lightweight, 100% brushed cotton twill, classic low profile, with an adjustable slide closure – available in over 10 colors. You'll represent the future of red meat in what is the most comfortable hat we've EVER worn... I usually forget I'm even wearing it. Seriously.
ADOPT AN OSTRICH
Adopt a young ostrich chick and follow his or her rapid growth toward mature Breeder status. Your adoption fee will contribute to the care and feeding of your adopted ostrich. Adoption package includes: official frame-worthy certificate of adoption; naming rights; ostrich fact sheet; and photo updates for the next year. Chicks may be adopted immediately (currently 2-5 months old) or freshly hatched beginning April 2016.
OSTRICH EGG SHELLS
A blown-out ostrich egg shell is probably the most unique oval object you'll ever see or touch. When laid, these eggs can support over 250 pounds of force without breaking – so they're pretty darn strong even when clean and empty. Paint it, carve it, turn it into a Christmas ornament, or order a few and make a totally realistic dinosaur nest in your living room ;) 13"-16" circumference x 5"-7" long.
GENUINE AMERICAN OSTRICH LEATHER PRODUCTS
Extremely rare, all-American ostrich products made from American leather, tanned, designed, and crafted in the USA.
Ostrich leather is said to be the most durable, distinctive leather in the world. We have chosen to make three products from our hides this year...
BELL SHAPED KEY FOB
A unique and sophisticated gift for a man or woman, the Bell Shaped Key Fob has feathered edges that are finely stitched and hand painted. Both the front and backside are made of our Genuine American Ostrich Leather. The solid brass ring hardware is high-quality and attractive. Size: 1-1/2″ x 3-3/8″. Other high end leather key fobs typically retail for $200+, but our early backers can get one now for only $65.
FIVE POCKET CARD CASE / WALLET
Slim and stylish, this Five Pocket Card Case is a convenient accessory to carry credit or business cards and cash. Each case has finely stitched edges that have been hand turned. The interior pockets have been moire lined. Both the front and backside are made of our genuine American ostrich leather with 2 pockets on each side and 1 pocket in the center. Size: 3″ x 4″. Similar to this one for sale at Barneys for $295, but our early backers can get one now for $150.
SPRING CLIP CARD CASE / WALLET
The Spring Clip Card Case is an alternative option that combines the five pocket card case with a convenient money clip. The leather-covered Spring Clip has feathered, stitched, hand burnished and painted edges and can securely hold 12 to 15 bills. There are 2 front card pockets and 1 back pocket. Both the front and back of the card case are made of our genuine American ostrich leather, a description of which is embossed on the interior pocket. Size: 3″ x 4″. Will regularly retail at AOF for $225, but our early backers can get one now for $150.
We aren't open to the public, so this may be your only chance to visit American Ostrich Farms in Boise, Idaho! Includes a guided tour of AOF grounds and facilities, feeding and interacting with birds of all ages, and either an ostrich egg omelet brunch or an ostrich burger lunch with the McCoys. $25pp additional for families larger than 5 please.
OSTRICH RANCHING WEEKEND EXPERIENCE
You and up to five friends can come to AOF in Boise, Idaho and spend a weekend learning the ins and outs of operating a sustainable ranch – including sessions on hatching, genetics, waste management, soil preservation, and water conservation. Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch included.
The McCoys will drive the newly decked out food truck (with everyone's names!) to your party and cook for up to 100 of your friends and family who love delicious, sustainable, healthy red meat! Full lunch or dinner, including ostrich burgers, drinks, and sides. Fuel and lodging for Team McCoy not included; max 1,000 miles from Boise, Idaho.
Risks and challenges
All of the ostrich products we have made available as part of this campaign are already walking around our ranch, so there is virtually no risk that we will be unable to deliver on our promises.
We have partnered with a few highly reliable third parties to help bring our products to glorious fruition, and our entire supply chain – for every reward we offer – is 100% American and only a time zone or two away. While our American supply chain helps mitigate the risk, as with any third party contracted manufacturing, final products may vary from prototype pictures provided above.
Our real challenge is getting to a higher level of production in the Summer of 2016 and beyond so our family farm can grow to a scale at which we can actually be profitable, and we need your help to get there. We ask you to join us as a backer to not only help our family farm survive and thrive, but to also help us affect fundamental change in how consumers choose what protein they eat. Your health and the environment will give you more thanks than we ever could.
Best wishes from our family to you and yours this holiday season,
We are American Ostrich Farms.
Boise, Idaho USA
- (45 days)