Support Local Farmers with New, Sustainable Meat Deliveries in Manchester

Launched this week, MeatCo is a sustainable way to eat, a better way to cook and an easier way to support local farmers.

By Manchester's Finest | August 21st '20

MeatCo, a new ethical delivery service was born out of lockdown and a love for cooking, and is the regions newest & most sustainable way to eat meat.

MeatCo’s offering will be completely unique, and rather than just offering the most popular cuts of meat, the new delivery service will encourage the use of more unusual cuts available from local suppliers. As well as the delivery service, the team at MeatCo will teach its customers to cook each new cut, with monthly recipes to introduce customers to a new sustainable way of eating.

Rather than customers picking & choosing the product for each box, each delivery will contain a variety of the very best selection of meat on offer from local farms, with the contents changing throughout the year in a bid to reduce waste and encourage a more sustainable way to eat.

Currently in Britain 26% of meat is imported to keep up with demand of more popular cuts such as sirloin or fillet, with 27% of British meat being exported to other countries as Brits simply don’t want it. This leads to hundreds of thousands of unnecessary food miles each year, resulting in massive negative environmental effects.

Demand of specific cuts of meat has also opened up the UK market to imports from countries with lower animal welfare standards, and high intensity farming practices. As local farms are then forced to compete with these lower standards, many local farmers are struggling to make a living.

MeatCo’s way of supplying readily available produce will not only help to reduce waste at local farms, but also help local suppliers thrive, all in a sustainable way.

Within each box there will be some familiar favourites, but with the addition of more unusual cuts the average meat eater might not have heard of, never mind cooked or eaten.

Alongside each delivery, there will be recipes for each new cut of meat, which will developed by a team of chefs to be easily replicated at home.

MeatCo is headed by two women from Manchester who are passionate about eating ethically, supporting local farmers and educating meat lovers about why it’s so important to do so.

“Lockdown has had an (obviously) huge knock on effect on many things. Restaurants have been closed, and small local farmers lost a lot of business and were struggling. Essential shopping rules meant that deliver to your door options were more popular than ever, and spending more time at home has given people time to cook.

We saw a lot of disastrous dishes on instagram and thought it was probably time to give a little helping hand whilst doing our best to support small and be as ethical as possible. If you’re gonna eat it, do it right.”

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The new delivery service will be launching soon, with delivery available across Greater Manchester.

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