About this project
Hello! My name is Mike Salguero. I'm a health nut that spent the last 6 years running a company connecting craftsmen with individuals wanting something unique. I recently discovered a new problem: today's beef. I've been working with my team to bring America a better beef. We invite you to join us in this journey back to nature - it's gonna taste good!
Consumer Reports recommends you avoid conventionally raised beef from feedlots and instead eat 100% grass-fed beef.
- "The majority of beef (about 97 percent) for sale comes from “conventionally raised” cattle that begin their lives grazing in grassy pastures but are then shipped to and packed into feedlots. That practice is considered to be the most cost-efficient way to fatten up cattle."
- "In the feedlot corn and soy are the primary foods. But the cows may also be fed candy, chicken coop waste, and the slaughterhouse remains of pigs and chickens."
- "One of the most significant findings of our research is that beef from conventionally raised cows was more likely (2X) to have bacteria overall, as well as bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, than beef from sustainably raised cows (grass-fed)."
- Only 1% of the total beef produced in the United States is 100% grass-fed.
- 100% grass-fed farms lack the resources necessary to advertise and distribute their beef.
As a result it's impossible for most people to get 100% grass-fed beef and the few who can are often confused with supermarket labels or limited to just ground beef. Just because a label says grass-fed doesn't mean it's 100% grass-fed beef (all cattle are grass-fed to start!).
Knowing where your beef comes from is no longer a 'nice to know', it's a 'need to know'.
100% grass-fed beef delivered to your door for ~$7/meal
We've spent endless hours identifying and partnering with the best sources for 100% grass-fed beef. And we're proud to say that you now have a beef free of the bad and full of the good!
What's in the Box?
Each box comes with a highly curated selection of 100% grass-fed beef cuts. For example, a box might come with top sirloin cuts, short ribs, ground beef, and sirloin tips. There's 15 - 20 individual meals worth of meat in every box at 6 - 8 oz portion sizes. To tell you exactly what's coming might ruin the surprise and nobody likes the guy who ruins the surprise.
We give you the cuts and the recipes to cook like a pro
We chose popular cuts that we know you'll love cooking, as well as a few of our personal favorites. You'll also enjoy our step-by-step recipe cards that provide you with everything you'll need to deliver a perfect meal.
Think of us as the neighborhood butcher for modern America
Our goal is to make 100% grass-fed beef more accessible than ever before. We are working with industry experts to provide you with the best products and a simple ordering system.
Your support will allow us to offer more types of meat (chicken, pork, etc.) and spread the 'back to nature' movement across America.
By redeeming one of our rewards you're not locked into an ongoing monthly subscription. After you receive your shipment, you can become a monthly ButcherBox member if you'd like!
CHOOSE YOUR REWARD ON THE UPPER RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you source your beef from?
All of our beef is sourced from various farms in the Midwest. We have partnered with amazing farms who are revolutionizing the grass fed industry. Our beef is of the highest quality and is always 100% grass fed and finished.
So you choose what beef I receive monthly?
Yes. Our team spends countless hours curating the individual boxes you receive monthly. We choose the best possible combinations while ensuring a wide variety of high quality meats.
How will my meat arrive?
Our meat is flash frozen at the peak of freshness and individually packaged. These packages are then separated based on cut type into cardboard boxes. The cardboard boxes are then packaged into a styrofoam box filled with dry ice. Once your box arrives, you will be able to take the cardboard boxes out of the styrofoam box and place the individual packages directly into your freezer.
Will my meat be fresh upon arrival?
All of our boxes are packaged with a specific amount of dry ice. The amount of dry ice is carefully calculated based on your geographic location. The dry ice may be completely evaporated by the time the box arrives at your house, but your meat should still be frozen or cold to the touch.
Can I specify a delivery date for my box?
Yes, you will be able to select a week wherein your box will be delivered.
Does somebody need to be at home to accept delivery?
No. Our boxes do not require a signature upon delivery, however, we do recommend that you bring your box inside as soon as you can to ensure maximum freshness and high quality. Please let us know if you have any special requests for delivery.
We'd love to help! Just send us a note and we'll respond asap.
Risks and challenges
Availability of 100% grass-fed beef:
Should this Kickstarter grow into something viral, we will need to get smart about how we are sourcing our 100% grass-fed beef; we do not want to cut corners on our partners, so need to find the right meat to fit our demands… We have partnered with some great farms, have worked with them in great detail, and are confident we will be able to fulfill all demands for our meat.
Risk of fulfilling our orders:
We have partnered with a fulfillment house in the Midwest and have good confidence they can deliver, even if we are sending out tens of thousands of boxes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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