So many of us are changing the way we consume food. With so much awareness and knowledge about the full impact of what we eat on our bodies and on the planet, people around the world are looking for healthier options.
Meat and how it is produced, distributed, and consumed is always one of the biggest talking points in this conversation. Many of us are reared with meat as a staple part of our diets for protein but did we ever stop to think about what was really in our meat?
Maybe not back then but we certainly have now and one thing is for certain - we needed to find new places to buy our meat. We set out on our search for high-quality ethically sourced meat, which led us to Wild Pastures and Crowd Cow. They are the two highest-rated delivery services of high-quality meat sourced from sustainable farmers.
We decided to try them both and see what they really offer.
- Both are subscription-based services that deliver meat to your door, that also offer once-off purchases
- Both are 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised meat, that is humanely raised without added hormones
- Wild Pastures offers 100% Grass-Fed Beef, Pasture-Raised Chicken, and Pasture-Raised Pork
- Crowd Cow offers Grass-Fed Beef, Grain-Fed Beef, Pasture Raised Chicken, Pork, and Seafood
- Wild Pastures offers two memberships, the Standard annual membership for $59 (25-40% savings, flat rate shipping of $7.99, and a 365-day money-back guarantee), and the Plus annual memberships for $79 (all that plus free shipping) for a whole year
- Crowd Cow just offer members 5% off your box and free shipping over $99
- Wild Pastures have a more streamline easy to use service that offers customization without being confusing about cuts or price
- Crowd Cow customizable boxes making the process of buying a box complicated and extremely expensive
Wild Pastures, a subscription delivery service devoted to making higher-quality, ethically sourced meat a lot more accessible and at the lowest price. Their meats are ethically and sustainably raised and sourced from local family farms. They are unbelievably transparent about how their product is produced, sourced, and prepared. Wild Pastures follows a rotational grazing technique that mimics nature and doesn't use harmful pesticides. We were completely sold when we read about their zero-waste policy, where they make every effort to optimize the use of the entire animal.
Wild Pastures offers two memberships, the Standard annual membership which gives you access to 25-40% savings on pasture-raised meats, flat rate shipping of $7.99, and a 365-day money-back guarantee for $59. The Plus annual memberships offer all that with the addition of free shipping for a whole year for $79. They also offer month-to-month boxes too if you want to try them out without a membership.
From there you get to create your own custom boxes with whatever you enjoy. Depending on your needs you can choose from the 10-11 lbs for $89 box, the 20-21 lbs for $178 box, or the 30-31 lbs $267 box and fill them with your preference with the different cuts of beef, chicken, and pork.
Each month you'll receive your Wild Pastures box full of delicious, nourishing, pasture-raised meats delivered right to your doorstep in 100% recyclable and compostable packaging (or reusable packaging for local deliveries). And you can always pause or skip a month if you need to along with changing up what is in your box.
Signing up was easy and our box arrived quicker than we expected. The meat was easily the leanest, juiciest, and tastiest meat we have ever had at home. It was crazy how much of a difference we could feel while cooking and taste when eating.
Crowd Cow online marketplace specializing in sourcing high-quality, grass-fed meats like beef, chicken, seafood, and pork that you can cook and enjoy at home. Their meat is 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised without added hormones and they ensure the farmers they work with comply with all health and environmental standards of Crowd Cow.
When we first went on to their website we were a little overwhelmed, there is so much going on and the process of choosing the meat you wanted, customizing your box, and signing up was not streamlined at all. In fact, it was overly complicated to even check out. And when we got to the end we could only sign up for their membership, which was a disappointing 5% discount and only free shipping when you spend over $99.
But the biggest surprise was the whopping price tag at the end. Our box was way more expensive than our Wild Pastures delivery even though it has less meat in it. We did not enjoy the Crowd Cow purchasing experience at all, over-complicated and misleading as you cannot see the full price until the end.
When our box finally arrived the meat was very tasty but not as lean as what we would have liked.
It was very clear we would not be ordering from Crowd Cow again. But we have kept our Wild Pastures subscription and love every box. Each one is full of our favorite cuts of meat that are always melt in your mouth delicious. We've even saved money by switching to Wild Pastures. I read their average customer saves $864 per year but didn't believe it till I did the maths myself.
Wild Pastures is the easiest, most cost-effective, and delicious way to enjoy meat in a healthy and sustainable way.