Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
A butcher box is a box filled with meat or fish traditionally curated by a butcher and sold as a package deal. Since the rise of online shopping, companies have emerged which allow you to buy a curated butcher box online and some allow you to curate your own butcher box online and get it to your home delivered.
There are many terminologies used for grass-fed beef: 100% grass-fed, grass-fed and grass-finished beef, pasture raised beef and more. We refer to grass-fed beef on our site to 100% grass-fed and finished beef all the way through the lifecycle of the cow’s life. Not by the USDA regulations which can label beef ‘grass-fed’ when it only has been grass-fed a portion of it’s life.
Grass-fed beef is leaner, contains more omega fats and contains less toxins. It has higher values of vitamins, minerals, an overall higher nutrition value.
Wild caught salmon does not contain the toxins which farm raised salmon has. Although wild caught salmon is leaner, the fat is of higher quality and contains more omega fats. Wild salmon has higher values of vitamins, minerals, an overall higher nutrition value.
No. Most butcher box programs offer a subscription but also a non-recurring option. If they only offer a subscription-based service it’s usually free to cancel and restart at a later date.
By mail. Depending on the company and State you live, a carrier will be used to deliver your meat box. Usually companies like Fedex, UPS or Purolator are used for the long-distance deliveries and local companies are used for within the city or State.
Yes. If the butcher box advertises that the products are frozen, they will make sure the products arrive frozen. They use insulated boxes combined with dry ice and cooling packs to make sure even shipments to the warmer southern States the contents will stay frozen.
No. For the quality of meat and fish you receive right to your door we cannot classify the butcher box services as expensive. Can you buy meat or fish cheaper? Sure thing, but this usually means lower quality and you have to get it yourself. Almost all butcher box services focus on extremely high quality of product and packaging. This costs more starting from the farm but paying more for better quality cannot be called expensive.
This varies a lot per service and company but the following products can be found in our top 10 meat delivery services: grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork, pasture raised chicken, grass-fed lamb, grass-fed bison, elk & venison, wild caught seafood, wild caught shellfish, cooking oils and spices.