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StarK-GLATT OUR STORY: Kosher Pastured Meats

Kashrut

 

Shechita and Kosher Supervision

At Grow & Behold, our commitment to the Jewish value of kashrut is at the core of everything we do. We work with world-class shochtim (kosher-slaughters) and supervisors to ensure our meats are strictly kosher.

All our red meat is produced under the strict supervision of the Star-K*. Our Beit Yosef Beef is certified Chalak Beit Yoseif L'Sepharadim by the Star-S.  All Rose Veal and Lamb are Beit Yoseif without any additional markings on the package. If you have any questions regarding red meat hashgacha that are not addressed here, please feel free to contact the Star K directly.

Our poultry is produced under the strict supervision of the Orthodox Union (OU). All birds are raised exclusively for Grow & Behold. Our chicken is processed by David Elliot Poultry Farm (also under the CHK). Our ducks are processed by Pelleh Poultry under the supervision of the OU and Rabbi Dovid Miller.  Our turkeys are produced under the OU (and are also CRC). If you have any questions regarding poultry hashgacha that are not addressed here, please feel free to contact the OU directly.

We work in small, family-owned processing plants, where we can personally supervise every step of the process. Our shochtim are experts in their field and uphold the highest standards of kashrut. They have plenty of time to check their knives and thoroughly inspect the lungs of each animal (for beef). We ensure that each animal is treated humanely, without electric prods or other painful techniques.

Our cattle are slaughtered using upright slaughter techniques (based on Temple Grandin's principles of animal restraint) by master shochtim (kosher slaughterers) with whom Naftali has worked and studied. Our beef are never slaughtered using inversion pens or "shackle and drag" methods. Learn more about making kosher meat.

Our wild-caught skin-on salmon filets do not carry Star-K or any other kosher certification, but are considered acceptable for kosher consumption by many. Please consult your rabbi if you have questions. 

Letters of Certification

 

Kosher for Passover Information

Most of our products are kosher for Passover year-round without any additional Passover markings. Here is how you can tell if products you have already purchased, or are about to purchase, are kosher for Passover: 

Products purchased after March 1, 2022:

  • All products purchased on or after March 1, 2022 that are suitable for use on Passover will have the words "Kosher for Passover' in the product name on our website.

    (You won't necessarily see "Kosher for Passover" on the package itself, because all of our unground, unseasoned, raw Beef, Veal, Lamb and Poultry are kosher for Passover year-round with no additional markings required. If a product requires special Passover certification, it will be on the package.) 

Products purchased before February 28, 2022:

  • All of our unground, unseasoned, raw Beef, Veal, Lamb and Poultry are kosher for Passover year-round with no additional markings on the package. Yes, you can serve steaks, roasts, raw chicken, etc. that you have already purchased on Passover.

  • Anything with ingredients other than meat must have a Passover hechsher (OU-P or Star K-P) for use on Passover. You can find our kosher for Passover sausages, hot dogs, deli meats, kishka and various cheeses here. Marinated meats, raw sausages, cocktail franks, beef jerky, Montreal smoked meat, salami, lamb bacon and gefilte fish will not be available for Passover.

  • Ground Beef and Ground Chicken packed in 1lb tubes require a Passover hechsher. Ground Beef with Bacon is not kosher for Passover. All other ground meats are kosher for Passover year-round with no additional markings on the packages. Please see the table below for detailed information on the kosher for Passover status of previously-purchased ground meat and poultry. 


ProductPackagingKP Status
Ground Beef 1lb or 2lb brick Always KP with regular hechsher
Ground Beef (Tube) 1lb tube Only KP with Passover hechsher
Bulk Ground Beef 5lb or 10lb bag Always KP with regular hechsher
Lean Ground Beef 1lb or 2lb brick Always KP with regular hechsher
Premium Burger Blend 2lb bag Always KP with regular hechsher
Ground Beef with Bacon 1lb tube Not KP
Ground Lamb 1lb or 2lb brick Always KP with regular hechsher
Ground Veal 1lb brick Always KP with regular hechsher
Meatball Mix 1lb brick Always KP with regular hechsher
Ground Chicken (Tube) 1lb tube Only KP with Passover hechsher
Ground Turkey 1lb tube Always KP with regular hechsher