Numerous co-ops around the metroplex distribute organic produce to their members once or twice monthly, normally every other Tuesday. These same co-ops distribute Holy Cow's Grassfed Beef to their members on one of those two Tuesdays. Call the person managing that co-op for more details.
Holy Cow Beef charges the co-op manager a $10.00 delivery fee. Each co-op member is charged a $2.00 delivery fee for separate invoicing and bagging of each individual member's beef order. The co-op manager earns the difference between our $10.00 delivery fee and the total dollars collected from each $2.00 delivery fee from the co-op's individual members. Double check your invoice against your specific order to make sure you received what you paid for.
Purchasing products through your local co-op supports local farmers, ranchers and artisans producing healthier products for your family and community. By supporting your local co-ops, you are helping your environment by minimizing the carbon footprint created by the large industrial food-distribution networks around the U.S. and world.
Large national super market chains now willingly carry "fake" grassfed beef, charging a premium to regular beef. The Obama Administration said "Since all cattle eat grass during their lifetime, so all beef can be labeled Grassfed." For customers who have food allergies and sensitivities or those customers who do NOT want to reward crony capitalism or pay a premium for the same-old-same-old Grainfed Beef, look for a "Third Party Certification" from groups such as: American Grassfed Association (AGA) or IMI Global's Verified Grassfed Beef. If you find true Grassfed in a grocery store, it likely will be imported from overseas. Just imagine the energy, resources and carbon foot print used to bring that product from a country several thousand miles away vs. buying from local providers, Natural Grocers, and Whole Foods Market stores in your neighborhood.
Also, do not be fooled, in our opinion, much of this newly labeled Grassfed beef really is 100 percent GrainFED and thus very misleading" because of the USDA's No Truth in labeling standards. Also, the USDA standards for Grassfed, do not prohibit antibiotics or hormone use, and thus, this standard allows for animals to be fed antibiotics and growth hormones and still be labeled Grassfed. Holy Cow Beef cattle graze green forages (a great source of protein) or hay cut from green forages (a great source of protein) and have no added antibiotics or hormones. If and when Holy Cow Beef supplements, we use cottonseed supplements (a healthy mix of protein and fat) rather than a grain-based supplement such as corn or milo (primarily a source of carbohydrates).