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StarK-GLATT OUR STORY: Kosher Pastured Meats

Kashrut

 

At Grow and 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

 

Passover Kashrut Information

All of our raw Beef, Veal, Lamb and Poultry are kosher for Passover year-round with no additional markings on the package. All of our ground/chopped meats are kosher for Passover without additional markings, with the exception of the Ground Chicken, which must say "kosher for Passover" on the label. Marinated raw meats are not kosher for Passover. We carry kosher for Passover provisions and cheeses, which must have a Passover heksher (OU-P or Star K-P) for use on Passover. We expect our Passover provisions to be available in the next few weeks.

For your convenience, all products that are appropriate for use on Passover will have "Kosher for Passover" in the product title.