Today’s giveaway is one that I am most excited about. Just a few weeks ago, I was introduced to a truly wonderful company. It’s small, it’s ethical, and it’s local – at least it is for my many NY / NJ readers (sadly it’s not local for me, waaaaay out here in Kansas).
The company is called Grow & Behold and it is run by Naftali & Anna Hanau. They sell kosher (O-U), pastured meats, with deliveries (yes, deliveries – as in to your house or shul!) in the New York area, plus Philadelphia and South Jersey. They have even recently implemented a three-day ground service so those of us in the… ehem… hinterland can enjoy slightly more affordable shipping on the highest quality meat.
Okay, but enough about the delivery options. What I really REALLY want to tell you guys about is this AMAZING pastured, kosher meat. (Although Grow & Behold chickens are not certified organic, they are free from hormones and antibiotics.)
Naftali was very kind to send my family an amazingly generous package of chicken. Now you guys know that we tend to save our meat-eating for Shabbat, but when our Grow & Behold box arrived, we knew we couldn’t wait that long! So, we defrosted our chicken in eights and fired up the grill.
Oh, my, YUM.
My husband and I kept saying to each other things like:
“Is it just me? Or is this chicken… actually… sweet?”
“Yeah, I totally know what you mean. It IS sweet.”
“Yes! And it’s definitely more… tender, dontcha think?”
Apparently not spending their lives cooped up in cages the sizes of shoe boxes does something good to these birds. It makes ‘em sweet. And tender. (Poor things.)
I will tell you, since you all know I’m a frugal-minded gal, that this chicken IS more expensive than the already expensive, non-pastured chicken you’re probably used to. And if you live out in the boonies, shipping is going to get spendy.
But if “ethical eating” is one of your non-negotiables, then I really think you will be delighted with Grow & Behold. And as I’ve often said, Kosher on a Budget isn’t about saving money on everything. It’s about saving money on some things, so you can afford the rest of the things.
Would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Grow & Behold* to taste this yumminess for yourself?! (Trust me, you would!)
You have three different ways to enter to win. Be sure to leave separate comments for each answer to increase your chances.
(1) Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to prepare chicken.
(2) “Like” Kosher on a Budget on Facebook (if you haven’t already) and then share this giveaway with your friends (you can just click on the “share” button under this post on the Facebook wall). Be sure to come back and leave a comment telling me you have done so.
(3) Follow Kosher on a Budget on Twitter (if you haven’t already) and then ReTweet this giveaway. Simply copy & paste the following: I just entered to win $30 worth of pastured, kosher meats from Grow & Behold @kosheronabudget. http://bit.ly/gtFsva Be sure to come back and leave a comment telling me you have done so.
** Coupon Code **
If you would like to try Grow & Behold on your own, through April 7, KOAB readers can save 10% on orders over $75 when they use the code KOAB10 at checkout.
Entries on this – and the rest of my Purim giveaways – will end on Sunday, March 13 at midnight. I will announce all the winners on Monday morning!
All winners will be selected randomly. Each person can win only once during the week-long Purim Giveaway.
*Please note that the $30 Gift Certificate does apply to shipping.