Our 2020 Commitments
With only hours left until the next decade begins, we’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how we want to start both this year and the next ten. And, while we like the sentiment behind New Year’s Resolutions, that phrase always falls a little short for us. As though these are things you are resigned to do as opposed to things you’re passionate about achieving. And intentions sound nice, but far too passive because, like anything in life, actions mean more than words. So we’re going with commitments.
We’ve come up with three strong commitments for 2020 that we’ll hold ourselves to accomplishing before the year’s end. These commitments not only align with our larger mission to help bring trust and transparency back to our collective tables, they also align with what you’ve told us you need from us moving forward. We’ll be updating you throughout the year on our progress and as usual, if you have any questions, want to know more about one of these commitments, or have a suggestion, we’d love to chat!
Commitment 1 – Sustainable Packaging
We’ve heard from a lot of you that more sustainable packaging is something that you value very highly – and expect from us as a responsible company. And we couldn’t agree more. We’ve been actively looking into more sustainable shipping methods that will replace the styrofoam coolers we currently use with packaging that’s either compostable or recyclable. The reason it’s taken us so long to solve this puzzle is because, our first priority is making sure your meat arrives safely and still frozen. So part of our solutions will also include a major shipping upgrade to ensure your orders get to you faster – and with less breakage.
Commitment 2 – Certified Humane Raised & Handled
We believe in treating both our planet and our animals with the utmost care and respect. Our animals have always been treated humanely and raised in ways that mimic their natural lifestyles. They are free to roam in open fields and pastures and when the time comes to process them, that too, is done with respect and care towards their wellbeing.
In 2020, we will officially become Certified Humane Raised & Handled. Adding this third-party certification will bring another level of trust and transparency to our business and your food that is very important to us. It will signify that our animals are raised according to the following practices:
- Continuous outdoor access
- No added hormones or sub-therapeutic (unnecessary) antibiotics
- No feedlots
- Humane transport & slaughter processes
This certification is endorsed by the ASPCA as part of their “Shop With Your Heart” program and we will be proud to add this to our name this coming year. This will be the first of several new certifications we will be persuing so stay tuned for more on this later in the year.
Commitment 3 – More Curated Meats
In 2019 we added Naturally-Grazed Elk & Venison to our offerings and the response was overwhelming! We can hardly keep those two varieties in stock. If you liked those additions, you’ll really like what’s coming in 2020, because we’ve been hunting for more like-minded ranchers, farmers and grazing partners to help us bring an even wider selection of premium curated meats to your table. Want a hint? How do Grassfed Wagyu Beef, Naturally-Raised Pork, and Grassfed Lamb sound to start? Stay tuned for some of these additions to start hitting our store in early 2020.
Have questions or comments about our 2020 commitments? Got something you’d love for us to consider as we move forward? Simply want to hear more about the future or our company or the meat industry? We’d love to connect!