Purim Giveaway #3: $30 of Pastured, Kosher Meats from Grow & Behold

Welcome to Day 3 of my Purim Giveaway Week! Are you enjoying all the giveaways? Did you catch Giveaway #1 to KosherWine.com and Giveaway #2 for Shalom Sesame DVDs?

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.


  1. michelle rosborough says

    Already a facebook fan

  2. Well, we are a big fan of “chicken in the pot.” It’s a great way to use up all of our extra veggies, and is healthy and noursihing. Plus, it has gotten us through all of these nasty winter colds going around.

  3. Email and Facebook subscribed!

  4. And Twitter, too!

  5. depends on if it’s whole- then either rotisseried or roasted w/ root vegetables, if it’s parts then either lightly breaded or one of two marinades from my grandmother – one is a cocktail sauce/onion BBQ sauce (secret recipe!) and the other is a red wine/horseradish/spice marinade

  6. Bar-B-Q! Yummy.

  7. Sautee an onion and some spinach with some salt and pepper. Stuff under the chicken skin. Season chicken with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. Drizzle tops with honey to make a think coating. The honey caramelizes and it is delish!

  8. Mushroom-wine chicken breasts are on the menu this shabbat!

  9. I like slow-roasting a whole chicken at a low temp. Rub on some spices at night and put it in the fridge. In the morning, stick it in the oven at 250 for 5 hours. it melts in your mouth!

  10. BBQ Chix!

  11. Roasted in a blue stone roaster with onions, potatoes and spices.

  12. Roasted. Glad to hear about a kosher free range company.

  13. Kathy Blanchard says

    I like you on fb and we grill our chicken and had a little bit of dry ranch as seasoning.

  14. I like baking chicken cutlets instead of frying. I use potato starch instead of bread crumbs.

  15. Stephanie says

    My family loves chicken schnitzel breaded with panko crumbs. I love it any way as long as it is pasture raised.

  16. Stephanie says

    Love you on FB.

  17. Jennifer S says

    Shared your post on FB.

  18. Jennifer S says

    Favorite weekday chicken: put whole chicken or pieces in crockpot, pour marinara sauce over, leave all day, come back, pull chicken off the bone and serve over rice. Very yummy!

  19. Jennifer S says

    And did the Tweet thing.

  20. Favorite is apricot/onion chicken – yum!