Depending on your location, it may be hard to find high quality meat that is humanly raised without hormones or antibiotics. That’s why we love Butcher Box.
While we love to support local farms, sometimes that just isn’t possible depending on your location. And that’s exactly how Butcher Box was born.
Mike, founder of Butcher Box, wants to make grass-fed beef, heritage pork, and organic chicken more available and accessible, delivered right to your door.
Butcher Box wants to make sure that all their meat is sourced humanely and naturally without the use of antibiotics, hormones, or pesticides. That’s why the animals are allowed to live in their natural habitat, free from negative influences.
This was our second round with Butcher Box. In this last box, we received 6 chicken breasts, 4 thick pork loins, 2 lbs. of ground beef, 4 filet mignons, 2-8oz ranch steaks, and a pack of bacon.
With the service you can allow them to choose the cuts that are in the box and plan your meals around the cuts you receive. Or You can choose the cuts in the box (though this option is a little more).
Here are a few of our thoughts:
Top Quality Meat
So far we have eaten beef (steaks and hamburger meat), pork (loin and bacon), and chicken (breasts) from Butcher Box, and all of it has been top quality and delicious.
(* Note: I, Erin, do not eat beef (only chicken and fish), but Will assures me that the beef and pork are top quality, and the kids love it.)
The beef is grass-fed and grass-finished where the cows are free to roam and eat their natural diet. In turn the pork, is sourced from heritage breed pigs that have plentiful access to outdoor and eat an all vegetarian diet. The free-range chickens are certified organic and spend their days in roosting in barns and foraging outside.
To say something about their standards, Butcher Box was going to offer salmon at one point, but the distributors did not mean there quality standards, so rather than deliver a poor product to their customers, they scraped the idea all together.
Also, If you aren’t used to eating grass-fed beef, it can taste a little different than the traditional beef, so keep that in mind.
Is it worth it?
The biggest question that people often ask with Butcher Box is “Is it worth it?”
My answer to that question is that it depends. If you have access to a local farmer who raises grass-fed cows, heritage pigs, and free-range chickens, then you may be able to buy in bulk for cheaper.
However, if you are like many people and don’t have access to that type of meat, then Butcher Box may be a good option for you.
If you have a really large family, the portion sizes may not feed everyone, but for our family of 5 + a toddler, we have been able to make the meat stretch.
I think it’s actually fun to challenge myself to make the meat stretch because that’s how we can afford to buy quality meat.
For example, one morning for breakfast, we cooked the package of bacon with some eggs and grits. Everyone go a couple of pieces of bacon, and we saved 4 pieces to wrap around the filet mignons for later that night. Since the filets were so thick, we were able to cut them in half an our girls were able to eat their fill.
Another night, we made a huge pot of soup with two chicken breasts. I love making soup because it stretches so far. There was enough for dinner and leftovers for the next day. We went ahead and shredded the other two breasts to use for soup or another dish later.
On a third occasion, my husband used our air fryer to cook the pork chops. Again, they were so thick that we were able to split them for our girls, and my husband still had one leftover for lunch the next day.
You are paying for quality meat, and with it delivered to your door, you are also paying a little for convenience.
For us, it has been worth it to have such high-quality meat delivered to our door.