Crowd Cow Review – Affordable Grass Fed Beef
Clean Eating, Paelo, Keto or Whole30? Regardless of your lifestyle, I’m sure you’ve heard the benefits of grass fed beef! We started shopping for affordable grass fed beef over 4 years ago. At the time it was so hard to find and when we did find it, it was so expensive! We had the option of purchasing half a cow from a farm, but I didn’t have enough freezer space. Not to mention the upfront cost was going to be over $600. That did not include the packaging and delivery costs. As a young family of 4, we just couldn’t afford that.
When we moved into a bigger house, I finally got a big garage freezer and once again, I started looking to purchase grass fed beef in bulk. That’s when I heard about a new startup called crowd cow.
Keep reading for more info but if you want to get to ordering, use my affiliate link to get $25 off!: Crowdcow.com
How does Crowd Cow work?
I first heard about Crowd Cow on the radio and I rushed home to look them up (OK, maybe I was at work). The concept is fairly simple. They work with small, independent farmers who take pride in their humane practices in raising cattle. Their cows include grass fed, grass finished and Wagyu. They sell one cow at a time and the cow is not considered “tipped” until 100% of the cuts are sold. This includes the organs and bones, so no parts go to waste.
This is straight from their website:
“Crowd Cow lets you buy a cow with friends. Claim a share, rally your friends, tip the cow and become a “steak holder”.
Crowd Cow lets you buy the exact cuts and quantity you want direct from a farm with the ease of ordering online, delivered straight to your door.”
Health Benefits of Grass Fed Beef
Aside from the delicious flavor, there are so many health benefits of grass fed beef. This is something to consider whether you have health issues, or just want to give your kids the best healthy start in life! I try to remember that I am influencing the way they will eat when they grow up.
- It is lower in fat. The fat that it does contain is thought to reduce heart disease and rick of cancer
- It contains a large amount of Omega 3 oils which are great for the heart
- It has anti-inflammatory properties
- Has more antioxidants and vitamins that other beef
Affordable Grass Fed Beef
Although Crowd Cow is affordable, it still costs more than store bought beef. That being said, it has so much more flavor that store bought beef, so a little goes a long way! For example, I will purchase a 1 pound sirloin and it is enough for me and my husband. If we were really hungry for a steak, I would make one each.But trust me, once you taste it, store bought beef won’t have much flavor!
If you are a regular reader of Natural Deets, you know that I am frugal and I save money where I can. Beef is no exception. I typically buy the cheaper cuts and cook them accordingly and I still love everything I have tried. To give you an idea of the prices, my last order is below. Keep in mind that prices change with each cow depending on type and farm. Shipping is a flat $12.99 regardless of how much you order:
|Nine items: Chuck Eye Steak (2), Mock Tender Steak, Beef Stir Fry Portions (2), Sirloin Tip Steak (2), Shank, and Stew Beef Portions|
Chuck Eye Steak (2)
(Approximately 0.625 lbs each) (Approximately 0.625 lbs) Cut from the 5th rib of each cow, the Chuck Eye Steak takes after its Ribeye Steak cousins for tenderness and marbling.
Mock Tender Steak
(Approximately 0.5 lbs) (Approximately 0.5 lbs) Pair our Mock Tender Steaks with a marinade overnight, then pan sear or grill for a quick, delicious bite.
Beef Stir Fry Portions (2)
(Approximately 1 lbs each) (Approximately 1 lb) Our juicy, tender beef, pre-cut into convenient stir-fry-sized pieces. Just add your favorite veggies and sauce, and sauté up a quick and delicious meal.
Sirloin Tip Steak (2)
(Approximately 1 lbs each) (Approximately 1 lb) The sirloin tip steak is a butcher’s secret – a great value cut that comes in limited quantities. This steak is very versatile, and can be quickly seared or grilled with your favorite rub or marinade. Includes 2 half-pound steaks.
(Approximately 0.625 lbs) (Approximately 0.625 lbs) The Shank comes from the leg portion of the animal. When cooked slowly at a low temperature, it yields one of the most flavorful cuts. It’s the ideal cut for beef bourguignon, and can also be used in stews and casseroles.
Stew Beef Portions
(Approximately 0.75 lbs) (Approximately 0.75 lbs) Cut down on prep time with our pre-trimmed beef perfectly sized for beef stew. With your favorite braising liquid and aromatics, you’ll have a savory dish the whole family will love.
Give it a try! Get $25 Off your First Order
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Be sure to come back and let me know how much you love your meat!!
Now that you’ve got your beef covered, be sure to check back for recipes.
In a prior order, I purchased marrow bones and made the delicious bone broth below. Our dog loved the bones too!