|I wanted to let you know how AMAZING your chorizo is! We used it in a Spanish recipe, with fresh tomatoes, thyme, white wine, and pasta . . . It was fantastic.|
|- Stephanie, Queens|
|I received my first order a few weeks ago and I am so happy to have found you. The beef bacon was amazing. I can finally make BLTs!!!|
|- Carrie, New York|
Making delicious, pasture-raised kosher meat that meets our ethical and environmental standards available to our customers is worth every extra step we take. It’s not easy to produce kosher meat, and it’s definitely not easy to produce pastured kosher meat. But what’s the value of easy if it compromises people’s health, the environment and animal welfare? Grow & Behold Foods doesn’t take the easy way: we do it the right way.
Recent scandals in the kosher meat industry have reminded us of the importance of looking at the entire chain of production to ensure that the people involved in producing our meat are paid fairly, well-treated and work in conditions that are healthy and fair.
Raising animals on pasture helps to ensure they have a natural, healthy life, and are free to behave as cows (or chickens or sheep) are wont to behave. Grow & Behold only works with farmers who share our views on animal treatment, farming practices, and business ethics. We endeavor to source our animals from farms near our processing facilities in order to minimize the time that the animals spend on a truck from farm to processing.
At our slaughterhouses, the pace is slow enough to ensure that workers treat animals with respect. Our slaughterhouse systems are based on the animal handling guidelines developed by Dr. Temple Grandin to ensure that the animals are calm and stress free from the moment they arrive at our facility throughout the shechitah process. We never use electric cattle prods or shackle and hoist slaughter methods.Click here for more detailed information about our animals.
Caring for the land, for our sake and for the sake of our children, is one of our highest concerns. We regularly inspect the farms that produce our meats and reserve the right to inspect without notice at any time of the year.
Producing a tasty, healthy and safe product is of utmost importance to us. Grow & Behold produces in USDA inspected facilities, and follows all USDA guidelines regarding animal handling, processing, packaging, refrigeration and storage. Small-batch production allows us to pay close attention at every step of the process.
While we value transparency, we do not publicize the names and addresses of our farmers to protect their privacy. Our farmers are busy and hardworking, and have requested that our customers not contact them directly. We are in constant contact with our growers and make regular, unannounced visits. We are happy to answer any of your questions about the farms and farmers.
We’ve provided an overview of our standards above, but we also want to make sure you can read the nitty gritty. You can read our standards by clicking on the links below. These detailed documents are the foundation of our promise to our customers.