Collected Thoughts

☆ April 19, 2016

Star Brand Beef

Last night, I set up the blog page on my Star Brand Beef website and copied over some relevant posts regarding my philosophy behind Star Brand Beef.

I enjoyed re-reading these posts, some dating back to 2012, and thought you might, too. This one is my favorite – and even though it’s four years old, I vividly remember writing it, and it still holds true.

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13 Responses to “Collected Thoughts”

  1. penny in co
    April 19th, 2016 @ 10:02 am

    I love that post. :)

  2. Kathleen
    April 19th, 2016 @ 12:21 pm

    <3 So good. This is also why I respect the hunter I share my life with. The intimate process, the respect for the animal, and being grateful for the gift of food. I don't see that much in the world today. Thank you for bringing it back.

  3. BuddyM
    April 19th, 2016 @ 1:53 pm

    I too enjoyed your post.

  4. bonnie
    April 19th, 2016 @ 2:59 pm

    thank you for demonstrating the power inherent in respect!

  5. Judy W.
    April 19th, 2016 @ 10:32 pm

    Dear Shreve – was that really four years ago? I remember that post vividly, and it engendered enormous respect. I was one of your customers that first year, and the quarter beef I bought has been slowly consumed by my husband and myself with a great consciousness of its humane origin. We haven’t bought any more from you yet, simply because I found we eat beef rather rarely. In fact, I still have a few roasts in the freezer from back then, and I want to say that they are still in perfect condition when I thaw one. The experience of purchasing a quarter beef from you, and reading about your herd and your project, has caused me to become more aware of the sources of my food, for which I thank you. I hope to be your customer again some day.

  6. mlaiuppa
    April 20th, 2016 @ 1:46 am

    I remember that first run. I was lucky enough to get some of that beef. I still have some in my freezer and it is still good. What can I say? I don’t eat beef often, but when I do, I appreciate it.

    This has become my “grace”:

    Prayer After Eating by Wendell Berry

    I have taken in the light
    that quickened eye and leaf.
    May my brain be bright with praise
    of what I eat, in the brief blaze
    of motion and of thought.

    May I be worthy of my meat.

  7. Deborah
    April 21st, 2016 @ 8:29 am

    Very moving. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Marg
    April 21st, 2016 @ 7:33 pm

    I can’t believe it has been four years either. I’m glad it has been successful for you and copied by others in the business. I am more careful about who I buy from as well. Ty.

  9. Ruth
    April 22nd, 2016 @ 6:57 am

    You just helped me strengthen my resolve to eat meat only from a local organic rancher and from restaurants in Nashville that do the same. Thank you. I’m spreading your info into conversations because you explained it so well.

  10. Erynnn
    April 24th, 2016 @ 9:06 pm

    I absolutely cannot wait for the day your beef makes it’s way to Toronto… or somewhere close to it :).

  11. Tracker Ann
    April 25th, 2016 @ 2:09 pm

    I love the linked post (and for me, since I was reading the archives, it was only a couple of weeks ago!). I was wondering, if you don’t mind discussing it, how to make the distinction between animals that will be eaten eventually and those who won’t. For instance–do you think you’d ever be able to eat one of the dairy calves? Or would they only ever be pets / Farmily for you?

  12. Tracker Ann
    April 25th, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

    how you* make the distinction. Typo!

  13. bp
    May 4th, 2016 @ 4:25 pm

    Details: Wed 4 May 2016 @ 5:23 Central time.

    Just because.

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