Why I'm Getting My Grass Fed Meat Delivered From Now On
Instead of a sweet tooth, I have a meat tooth. All my life, I've been a hardcore carnivore, and never really thought about the ingredients of a hot dog. That is, until my best friend recommended this podcast to me about the horrors of the meat industry (she knows I can't resist a good story). I had no idea that the quality of the majority of the meat consumed in the US is extremely low. I didn't want to put anything that could end up harming me into my body, so I knew I needed to find another source of meat.
I remembered my friend raving about the steaks her and her husband had had the week before, so I reached out to her about where she got them from. She found a high-quality meat distributor that practices ethical, sustainable farming in the U.S. She uses Wild Pastures, a membership club that produces and delivers 100% grass fed and pasture-raised meats at an affordable price. My meat would be sourced from honest farmers near me, so this felt like a great way to ensure the quality of what I was eating!
I thought it might be weird to order meat online, but she said it tastes better than anything you can buy in stores, and for the quality, it's unbeatable. I really liked how open they were about their farming practices - they use a rotational grazing technique that doesn't use pesticides or herbicides, so they have healthier and happier cows. I also loved that I could be certain these toxins wouldn't be passed down to me from the meat.
As a lover of steak and extremely busy person, the idea of having meat that would typically be hard to find delivered right to my door was irresistible. I also loved having the ability to create custom boxes, so alongside my steak, I received lovely pork chops (and they turned into one of the best meals I've ever made!)
The cuts of meat were all high-quality and lean; no weird organs here. I decided to make sirloin steaks for dinner, which would be way less expensive than from a restaurant. With just the classic salt and pepper and a touch of my favorite rub, I cooked them to a perfect medium rare, slightly on the side of rare for my partner. Now I can tell you, we have tried meat from lots of different store in an attempt to find the best. Everywhere from Whole Foods, Omaha Steaks to Costco. I thought we had found the best until I tried this Wild Pastures steak. The meat is consistently rich in flavor, juicy and simply great quality.
To get access to this meat and savings, there's a yearly membership fee, like Costco, at $59 or $79 with free shipping. Then, you get to choose the frequency of how often you receive your meat. I started with a $267 order of meat because that came out to under $9 a pound of the highest quality meats in my area, but there are also smaller box options.
I now know that eating meat can be hit or miss, but with Wild Pastures' sustainable, ethically-sourced, and super nutritious meat, I feel better knowing that I am consuming food that helps me thrive. If you're looking to take your well being, and the environment's, into your own hands, Wild Pastures is a great first step in this journey!
Check out Wild Pastures' grass fed and finished meat today.