By Stasia DeMarco
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – If you prefer your beef locally grown, grass-fed and delivered to your home, there’s a website for that.
“‘Hey honey, let’s buy a cow’ (laugh) I know. It’s kind of a funny concept when you live in an urban area.”
PhillyCowShare.com owner Jessica Moore explains the benefits of sharing a cow as a food source with like-minded people in a community.
“Some people are very interested in the humane aspect of grass-fed beef. Some people want to support the local economy and really invest in our local farmers. And some people just buy for pure economics.”
She goes on to explain that while yes you are indeed sharing a cow, her company makes that part easy.
“You don’t have to organize a bunch of people together to buy a whole cow you can just say, you know what twice a year I am going to buy my eight of a cow. We basically as a business find the other seven people that you’re sharing that animal with.”
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And what else does she do to make her customers happy; other than just about everything?
“We handle the cow. We talk to the butcher. We get it packaged and we put it on a truck and we deliver it to your door. So you really can’t get more convenient than that.”
Typically it takes about 4–5 weeks to process a cow and deliver it to your home. That includes 14 days to dry-age the beef to intensify the flavor and tenderize the meat.
Moore also adds that while it is called Phillycowshare, they do deliver up to 25 miles from City Hall.
Moore says they do plan on expanding in the very near future…into pigs.
For more, go to PhillyCowShare.com.