Butcher Box is a unique company that started with the goal of making 100% grass-fed (and grass finished) meats accessible and affordable to everyone nationwide. It’s was really cool idea that has really taken off: a subscription box service that brings grass fed beef, organic chicken, and pork to your doorstep every month (two months, or three months, whatever your preference). It’s sort of like having a “cow share” that doesn’t require owning a chest freezer (you could probably use that extra space in your garage!) Along with the varying cuts of beef, chicken and pork, they also provide recipes to go along with the cuts. They’re almost exclusively Paleo recipes, too.
The mission of Butcher Box aligns with one of the many missions of PLEIJ Salon, Spa and Wellness, this being practical and affordable ways to help you improve you and your family’s health. Butcher Box provides a a Standard Box which includes 8-11 lbs. of beef, chicken and pork for just $129.00 with free delivery. Depending on your portion size, this is enough for 18-25 meals (this is based on a 6-8oz portion size but the recommended healthy portion size is 4-6oz, or about the size of the palm of your hand. Click here if you’re wondering if Red Meat Is Healthy but as referenced in our Food as Medicine article the best dietary advise is to “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants” … but food does include red meat). This works out to about $6.00 per meal. They also now offer The Big Box which includes double the meat at 19 lbs. of beef, chicken and pork for $238.00. That’s enough meat for at least 45 individual meals which works out to $4.95 per meal!
The company’s founder, Mike Salguero was first introduced to 100% grass-fed beef through a local farmer who sold ¼ and ½ shares of cattle. After trying it, he was instantly hooked. He preferred the more natural taste and was thrilled to discover the many health advantages grass-fed beef has over ordinary grain-fed beef. So his question became, “why isn’t everyone eating this?”
After doing some research, he discovered that not everyone has access to grass-fed beef, and even if people have access, their selection is often limited to just ground beef. This helps explain why just 1% of the total beef consumed in the United States is 100% grass-fed. The goal of Butcher Box is to make grass-fed beef more accessible than ever before. Please join us in spreading the Back to Nature Revolution.
Why Eat Grass Fed?
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.” So while these animals were grass fed, allowing supermarkets and grocers to promote these meats as such, they typically are not grass finished.
- “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 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).”
Where’s The Beef?
- 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 less than ~$6.00/meal
The Butcher Box Team spent endless hours identifying and partnering with the best sources for 100% grass-fed beef. And they’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.
They give you the cuts and the recipes to cook like a pro
Butcher Box chooses popular cuts that they know you’ll love cooking, as well as a few of their personal favorites. You’ll also enjoy their step-by-step recipe cards that provide you with everything you’ll need to deliver a perfect meal.
Think of Butcher Box as the neighborhood butcher for modern America
Their goal is to make 100% grass-fed beef more accessible than ever before. They work with industry experts to provide you with the best products and a simple ordering system. For more information, or to place your order visit them at butcherbox.com