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Top 4 Meat Delivery Services – 100% Grass-Fed & Pasture Raised

Selecting top quality meats improves your health and benefits the environment, helps improve animal welfare standards and supports small businesses.

High-quality grass-fed, grass-finished, and pasture-raised meats, free of antibiotics and hormones, offer a greater nutrient profile and a healthier ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats than those from grain, corn, or soy-fed sources.

They also come from healthier animals that are free to range in open spaces, forage naturally and positively support the environment.

Some companies use clever marketing to confuse the public about the quality of their meats. In a previous article, we explained what the labels on eggs, meat, and dairy actually mean and how to select the best products.

As always, we recommend shopping locally, but if you cannot find what you need nearby, or prefer the convenience of having everything in one place and shipped right to your door, here are our top 4 recommended meat delivery services.

#1) US Wellness Meats

US Wellness meats is our #1 meat delivery service

US Wellness Meats offers a vast selection of meats and a wide variety of cuts and products from multiple sources, including beef, lamb, bison, pork, seafood, poultry (turkey, chicken & duck), elk, venison, and rabbit.

They also offer organ meats, bones, broths, gelatins, and semi-prepared meats such as burgers, sausages, franks, bacon, and precooked products, including jerky and a variety of smoked meats.

US Wellness uses only celery salt or cherry powder in their curing process and does not directly add isolated nitrates or nitrites to their prepared meat products.

US Wellness meats support regenerative agriculture on sustainable farms, never uses GMO feeds, pesticides, antibiotics, or growth hormones, and is unwilling to compromise quality.

Why Choose US Wellness Meats?

For me, it’s their massive selection of top-quality meats and associated products. I can’t think of anything that they don’t offer. It is truly a one-stop shopping option.

As a biologist, I also applaud their dedication to the environment. I believe that supporting ethically responsible companies is the best way to raise the standards by which our food is produced.

US Wellness Meats is also one of the few meat suppliers that offer organ meats. Organ meats from quality sources (grass-fed, pasture-raised, no antibiotics or hormones) are incredibly healthy. I try to eat some organ meat at least once or twice a week but haven’t been able to find it locally.

The taste and texture of organ meats can be odd to some people, me included. I often order the ground meat blends that include some organ meat (heart, liver & kidney) mixed in.

All red meat options from US Wellness Meats are 100% grass-fed, grass-finished, and pasture-raised; however, they provide a small amount of supplemental non-GMO grain to their pasture-raised chickens and supplemental non-GMO soy and corn to their pigs.

Pasture-raised chickens persist predominately on grasses, grubs, insects, and seeds, but because chickens are omnivores, all meat suppliers we reviewed appear to supplement with grains. US Wellness Meats does not offer details on which types of grains are provided to their chickens, but they state that they are non-GMO.

Their explanation for supplementing their pigs’ diets is because pigs are not ruminants and do not have a multi-chambered stomach. Therefore, they cannot persist on grass alone. US Wellness Meats does, however, offer certified soy-free pork in bulk and is one of the only suppliers to do so.

If you are adamant about your pork not being fed grains at all, check out the fourth meat delivery service on our list for their wild-caught boar meat.

US Wellness Meats Prices & Availability

US Wellness Meats offers competitive prices for their high-quality meats. However, if you are used to shopping for conventionally raised meats (grain, corn, or soy-fed animals confined to cages), their prices may seem high. As with most things, you get what you pay for.

Because each meat delivery service we have examined offers various products and cuts in different sizes or weights, it is a little challenging to compare prices directly. Instead, we explored some of the most common cuts available from each of our top four meat delivery services giving each one a price rating.

US Wellness Meats Price Rating – $$$ (Good prices)

Shipping – US Wellness Meats offers free shipping on 7lbs + $75 or more orders, and a $9.50 handling fee is added to each order.

Availability – US Wellness Meats are available in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

#2) Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative

Our #2 Meat Delivery Service

Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative (GRFC) is another prominent online meat delivery service that sources its meats from multiple ethically managed farms. Their meats are from grass-fed and finished, pasture or forest-raised animals and prepared at the highest standards.

GRFC does not offer nearly as many products as US Wellness Meats, but they still provide a robust menu including beef, pork, poultry (chicken & turkey), and lamb.

In addition to various grounds and cuts, GRFC also offers sugar-free pork breakfast sausage (ground or links), bratwurst, chicken livers or hearts, beef liver, polish sausage, broth & bones, and much more.

GRFC’s premade products are nitrite and nitrate-free, aside from those naturally occurring in celery salt or cherry powder.

Something unique about GRFC is that they source their pork from forested pigs rather than exclusively pasture-raised. This means that their pigs have access to a broader range of natural food items; however, as with almost all meat suppliers, their pigs and chickens receive supplemental feed that may include corn, soy, or oats (non-GMO).

They have two supplemental feed options. One consists of local oats, non-GMO certified soy, and vitamins and probiotics. The alternative ration contains milo, alfalfa meal, kelp, probiotics, and minerals and is completely free of corn or soy.

GRFC is also committed to regenerative farming practices, allowing many of its staff to work remotely to reduce vehicle emissions and support the highest standard forest projects through Pachama.

Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative Prices & Availability

GRFC’s prices are, on average, a little higher than US Wellness Meats, but they also offer a few products from different sources.

Grass Root’s Farmers’ Cooperative Price Rating – $$$$ (Prices a little higher on average)

Shipping – Free Shipping is available on orders above $120. Shipping fees for orders under $120 are $25. Reward points can be accrued and applied towards future orders, and discounts are often available on specific value packs.

Availability – GRFC products are available anywhere in the US except Alaska and Hawaii

#3) Farm Foods Market

Our #1 Meat Delivery Service

Farm Foods Market appears to be the largest meat delivery service on our list, offering both individual and wholesale meats. I couldn’t say for certain that they offer a wider range of products than US Wellness Meats, but they do provide a greater variety of cut sizes/weights.

For instance, while most other suppliers offer a single weight range for a particular cut of meat, Farm Foods Market generally offers three distinct sizes, making shopping here a little more customizable.

Farm Foods Market offers traditional meat sources, including beef, pork, and chicken, as well as lamb, elk, bison, pheasant, duck, and wild-caught seafood.

The quality of their meats is essentially identical to both US Wellness Meats and GRFC. Their beef, bison, elk, and lamb are grass-fed, grass-finished, and pasture-raised without antibiotics or hormones.

Their pork is pasture-raised, and their pigs subsist on natural forage and some supplemental “all vegetarian” feed. Their chickens are also pasture-raised and consume natural forage, and some supplemental locally milled grains.

Farm Foods Market offers organ meats, bones, broth, and a wide variety of semi-prepared or fully prepared products, including franks, jerky, and bacon; however, they add nitrites to some of their cured products. Complete ingredient/nutrient profiles are readily available for each product.

Farm Foods Market Prices & Availability

On average, Farm Foods Market offers the best prices compared to the other meat delivery services we examined, and their prices are even better on large or wholesale orders.

Farm Foods Market Price Rating – $$ (Prices very reasonable)

Shipping – Free shipping is available on orders over $99.

Availability – Farm Foods Market products are available nationwide without additional fees; however, an additional $29.99 is added to Alaska, Hawaii, and the US Virgin Islands shipments.

#4) Force of Nature Meats

Our #4 Meat Delivery Service

Force of Nature Meats is a smaller meat delivery service that offers predominately grinds and bulk from 100% grass-fed and finished pasture-raised beef, bison, elk & venison, and pasture-raised pork and wild-caught ground wild boar (feral swine/pigs).

They also offer Ancestral Blends of beef and bison that include organ meats (3% heart & 7% liver).

In addition to their grinds, Force of Nature Meats offers a bison filet, bison bacon burgers, venison steaks, beef & venison burgers, pasture-raised whole chickens, and sugar-free pasture-raised Iberico bacon (nitrite and nitrate-free except for those naturally occurring in celery salt and cherry powder).

Although their menu is limited, their dedication to top-quality regenerative meats that are sustainably sourced is not.

Feral pigs are incredibly damaging to the environment in multiple states throughout the US, so managing their number is beneficial to conservation. Wild pigs consume a wide range of natural foods, which results in a more flavorful meat, and their diets are not supplemented at all with grain, soy, or corn.

Force of Nature Meats Prices & Availability

Force of Nature Meats’ prices are extremely reasonable and are even better than the standard commercially raised meats available in most local supermarkets.

Force of Nature Price Rating – $$ (Prices very reasonable)

Shipping & Availability – Free shipping is provided on orders over $159 within the contiguous US.

* Another thing that we didn’t realize initially is that Form of Nature Meats primarily ships their products in compostable coolers that can easily be broken down in your backyard compost container or placed into your municipal compost bin.

Other Meat Delivery Services We Reviewed

Several other high-quality meat delivery services are available; these happen to be our top 4. We examined several other popular suppliers before narrowing out the list, and we have outlined why they didn’t quite make the cut.

Butcher Box Review

Butcher Box is a top-rated meat subscription service that offers a wide range of high-quality meats. Their beef is 100% grass-fed; however, their pork is not entirely pasture-raised, often maintained in hoop barns presumably during inclement weather, and their feed is not non-GMO.

Butcher Box chickens are free-range, not pasture-raised, which means they rely heavily on supplied feed. The feed is organic, but details regarding the specific types of feed used are not specified.

It is also difficult to see what products Butcher Box offers without first providing your email address and selecting a subscription plan.

Subscription services can add convenience for customers who prefer to receive boxes on a routine schedule; however, there have been several complaints from customers who did not receive their preferred products due to shortages when their package was prepared.

Crowd Cow Review

Crows Cow is somewhat unique in that they offer both a standard shopping process and a subscription service. Their beef is grass-fed but grain-finished. Finishing with grain adds additional fat and marbling to the meat, but this process can also alter the nutritional profile of the meat (higher in omega-6 vs. omega-3 fatty acids)

Their pork is not pasture-raised, and their chicken is either pasture-raised or simply free-range (depending on the specific producer), which, as noted above, means that the chickens are consuming more supplied feed. Crowd Cow’s prices also seem to be relatively high on some products.

Moink Review

Moink (Moo-Oink, clever) offers grass-fed, grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, and wild-caught salmon.

It does appear that their chicken and pigs receive supplemental non-GMO feed, but they are a little shy on the details. Moink is also a subscription service requiring you to select a box type (small, medium, or no pork) and then make some customizations.

It is also challenging to get the full scope of their products before initiating the signup process.

Porter Road Review

Porter Road is another subscription meet delivery service that offers curated boxes. There is still quite a bit of flexibility in the selection process, but they are not as customizable as the suppliers on the top of our list.

Porter Road offers grass-fed, grass-finished beef. See above for our thoughts on grain finishing. As weather permits, their animals are raised on pastures, and their pigs are predominately forest raised.

From what we could gather, Porter Road does not offer any organ meats, and they have added sodium nitrate to several of their prepared meat products.

Omaha Streaks Review

Omaha Steaks offers everything you would find in a steak house restaurant, including a wide variety of meats, seafood, starters, side dishes, desserts, and even wine.

They provide precise details about how their meats are aged but little to no information on how the animals are raised or sourced. My assumption, therefore, is that their meats are likely more commercially produced using grains, soy, or corn feed, and the animals are somewhat restricted in their access to open spaces or pastures.

Mountain Primal Meat Co. Review

Mountain Primal Meat Co. offers highland beef, American Berkshire pork, and 100% grass-fed locally sourced bison and elk. Their beef is pasture-raised, grass-fed, and grass/grain-finished, their pigs/hogs are raised on soy and corn, and they add nitrites to their bacon.

Where do you buy your meat? What are your favorite cuts or products? Please consider sharing your experience by commenting below to help others live a fit keto lifestyle.

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