From grass-fed beef delivery to wild-caught seafood and other organic meats, here’s the top 9 sources of organic meat delivery online.
UPDATE: This post was originally published in July 2017 and has been updated with the latest delivery services and deals.
There are so many reasons to swap conventional, factory-farmed meat for grass-fed, pasture-raised animal protein. It's more humane and better for the animal; it's more sustainable and better for the environment; and it's higher in nutrients and better for YOU!
But finding high-quality, organic, grass-fed meat or wild-caught, sustainable seafood isn't always easy.
Fortunately, there's a handful of online meat delivery services offering organic, sustainable and grass-fed meat and seafood–shop from the comfort of your couch and get stock your freezer with the delicious meats delivered right to your front door.
1) Grass-Fed Meat Delivery Subscription Service: ButcherBox
ButcherBox is a monthly subscription service where you get your meat for the month delivered directly to your door in one simple, eco-friendly box! They curate an awesome selection of hormone- and antibiotic-free cuts each month including 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken and heritage breed pork, wild-caught and sustainable Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, scallops, cod, halibut, and lobster, along with easy-to-follow grass-fed recipes from the pros.
The price works out to less than $6/meal, with free shipping (to the continental 48 states)! This is a great option for you if you want to skip the shopping and know that each month you'll have a new assortment of meat automatically delivered to you, curated by the ButcherBox industry experts.
ButcherBox has been my personal favorite meat delivery service for a few years, not only because of the high-quality meat, but because they truly believe in doing better, like treating our planet with respect and caring about the lives of animals and the livelihoods of farmers.
Still not convinced? Hopefully this unboxing video demo will help!
2) Pastured Meat Delivery: Porter Road
Porter Road sources its meat from small, sustainable family farms in Kentucky and Tennessee. Everything is 100% pastured-raised (never in concentrated feedlots), and the animals are never fed hormones or antibiotics. They are committed to humane standards and are pursuing an animal welfare certification recognized by the ASPCA® Shop With Your Heart program.
Pick a curated box or make your own with a huge selection of beef (osso bucco, tri-tip, Texas short ribs), pork (shank, butt, brisket, belly), lamb (shank, legs, shoulders), and chicken (whole, bone-in breast, variety packs)–just to name a few!
3) Wild-Caught, Sustainable Seafood Delivery: Wild Alaskan Company
Wild Alaskan Company is a membership service that delivers wild-caught, sustainable seafood from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest directly to your doorstep. They source from a variety of high-quality suppliers, but never supply farmed fish.
Pick from the salmon (like sockeye and coho), white fish (like cod and halibut), or combo plan and enjoy the freedom to change your next delivery date as needed. Wild Alaskan Company's packaging is also recyclable, compostable, or dissolves in water–how cool!
4) Grass-Fed Meat + Wild-Caught Seafood Delivery: U.S. Wellness Meats
U.S. Wellness Meats is an online purveyor selling grass-fed beef (steaks, burgers, brisket, sausage, organs, and more), lamb and bison, free-range poultry, wild-caught seafood, and 300+ specialty items–think broth, gelatins, animal fats, butter, cheese, honey, and organic produce–all from small, humane and sustainable family farms. I shared my favorite items in a recent interview here.
U.S. Wellness has an impressive selection of ‘heat and serve' meals ready for your busy lifestyle, everything from BBQ shredded beef to fully cooked beef short ribs to Adobo beef meatballs. They also offer a huge variety of sugar-free meats like bacon, sausage, jerky, meatballs, and so much more if you're keto or happen to need a sugar-free diet.
5) Organic Meat Delivery + Wild Sustainable Seafood: Thrive Market
Thrive Market –one of my all-time fave places to shop online for mega savings and healthy wholesale groceries–also sells a Build Your Own Meal Prep Box, which has awesome reviews. Choose from organic and humane chicken, wild sea scallops, wild-caught cod, and wild-caught sockeye salmon.
If you don't have a Thrive Market membership (it's totally worth it, IMO!), check out this review of Thrive Market + Shopping List of My Favorite Buys.
Plus, get 25% off your first order and a free gift when you join Thrive Market! (1 year and 1 month memberships available)
6) Grass-Fed Meat Delivery + Wild Seafood: Crowd Cow
Crowd Cow sources their meat and seafood from regenerative and ethical partners–ranging from independent family farms to co-ops–who raise their animals in ways that benefit the land and surrounding environment. All meat is free of hormones and raised without any unnecessary antibiotics.
Crowd Cow offers 100% grass-fed beef, wild-caught and sustainable seafood (including lobster, shrimp, arctic char, halibut, salmon, cod, and shrimp and salmon burgers), heritage breed pork, free-range organic chicken and truly pasture-raised chicken, and grass-fed bison.
Crowd Cow also offsets the carbon impact of every shipment, from the field to your door, and every box is shipped in 100% recyclable and compostable materials. Plus, you can either opt for a one-time shipment or save 5% when you set up a subscription.
7) Grass-Fed Meat Delivery: Farm Foods Market
Farm Foods Market works with small family farms and small, family run butchers that are all as close to the farms as possible to minimize transportation that could be stressful to the cattle. They source 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef free of hormones and antibiotics, as well as grass-fed lamb and bison.
In addition, look for their variety of other unique meats like heritage duck, heritage pheasant, sausage links, elk (medallions and ground meat), wild boar, rabbit, wild salmon, and some premade foods like heritage pork meatballs, wild salmon burgers, beef snack sticks, and grass-fed beef meatloaf.
All farms are non-GMO, some are certified humane and/or organic. You can read about the farms and their practices before ordering to know exactly what meat you're getting and ensure your values align.
8) Sustainable Seafood Delivery: Vital Choice Seafood
Do you struggle with finding sustainable seafood at your grocery store? Look no further than Vital Choice, an online retailer selling fresh, wild-caught, sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon and northwest Pacific seafood like halibut, tuna, shrimp, lobster, clams, calamari, and poke, as well as huge selections of canned and pouched seafood.
All of the seafood found here is certified sustainable either by MSC, the State of Alaska or Monterey Bay Aquarium's SeafoodWatch program. Plus, they offer healthy Certified Organic foods, making putting healthy dinner on the table a breeze!
9) Grass-Fed Meat Online: White Oak Pastures
White Oak Pastures is a 150-year-old multigenerational family farm in Bluffton, Georgia that works hard to ensure that all production practices are fair, sustainable and humane. Their cattle are Animal Welfare Approved and are actually hand-butchered on their zero-waste processing abattoir.
White Oak Pastures has a wide range of meats including 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, pastured pork and poultry (chicken, turkey, guinea, duck and goose), grass-fed lamb and goat, and pastured rabbit. Additionally, they sell artisanal products like sausages, rubs, broths, preserves, leather goods, and more.
White Oak Pastures' products are available for purchase from a variety of retail stores like Publix and select Kroger and Whole Foods stores, as well as in their online store and at the farm directly for anyone local to the area.
The big takeaway here is that – no matter where you live – quality, grass-fed meats and sustainable seafood aren't always going to be easy to find, but by utilizing these dependable online meat delivery services you can guarantee that you'll always have healthy options on hand!
Do you have any other favorite sources of organic meat delivery and grass-fed meat online? I'd love to know in the comments below!
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