But not every supermarket in America is stocked with grass-fed, grass-finished and bird-friendly beef—yet.
If you can’t find it at your store, there are still ways to purchase sustainable steaks, chops, and burgers wherever you are.
Here are some tips to get you started.
- Shop online. Panorama Organic has partnered with online retailer CrowdCow.com and you can find their beef as well as meat from other high-quality sustainable ranchers there. Panorama Organic is a network of 34 family ranches that span nine states and over 1 million acres of USDA Certified Organic grasslands in Northern California, Southern Oregon, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, South Dakota, New Mexico, Nebraska and Colorado.
- Buy a cow share. In many communities, smaller farmers and ranchers will sell one-half, one-quarter, or one-eighth of a single animal to you. Check out EatWild.com to find one near you.
- Shop at your farmers market. Farmers markets are typically a great place to connect with the kind of farmers and ranchers who are passionate about sustainability and land stewardship.
- Ask questions. When you’re shopping, ask your butcher where the beef comes from and how it was raised. This educates you and lets them know there’s a demand for sustainable beef.
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