Food Connects works with so many amazing producers, offering such a wide variety of great products, it is sometimes hard to pick out something new to try. So we are introducing Food Connects Favorites—a blog to highlight some of our staff’s favorite products.
Kate’s Favorite: Big Picture Beef
Grass-fed Ground Beef
Grilling season is finally here! And if you are a fan of juicy burgers and tender steaks, we have the perfect products for you. Big Picture Beef out of Hardwick, MA, provides us with locally raised, grass-fed beef from healthy, and happy animals.
I love Big Picture Beef’s grass-fed ground beef because it’s both affordable and sustainably raised. The company, which sources grass-fed beef from small farms around the northeast, is committed to rotational grazing practices and animal wellbeing. The majority of this product currently comes from farms in Massachusetts, but cows are processed here is Vermont. Big Picture Beef seeks to expand market opportunities for northeast farms, while maintaining a commitment to ethical production. This is a product I can get behind and the flavor is great!
Because Big Picture Beef is a large-scale beef producer in the Northeast, our local schools are able to afford this product. For the most part, Big Picture Beef is able to maintain a bulk price of just under $5.00 per pound, which is an incredible opportunity for our schools. You can find this grass-fed beef in burgers, stews and sauces in the Bellows Falls and Chester schools.
I personally use this ground beef in chilis and pasta sauces throughout the winter. In the summer, it makes a great burger! Knowing that my beef is coming from a local farmer who cares about the health and happiness of their animals is a win in my book.
So, fire up that grill and try out Big Picture Beef’s meats today!