+Where is your meat and poultry from?
+Explain whole animal butchery.
We’ve designed our product menu so nothing goes to waste. This means fat goes in sausages and hot dogs, while offal gets blended into our raw dog food.
+Where is the meat cut?
+Is it grass-fed?
We plan to offer 100% grass-fed meat in the future, but at the moment we do not. This is for a couple of reasons.
First, we believe that livestock animals should be raised in a way that’s appropriate to their locale. It’s difficult to raise animals on 100% grass year-round in New York State, where we’re based. This is why the independent farmers we partner with usually feed their animals grass as well as alfalfa and some corn. This mixture (a.k.a. “silage”) helps keep their animals consistently well-fed during long, cold, snowy winters.
Second, we don’t sell meat that comes to us frozen. Farmers who raise 100% grass-fed animals in the Northeast, where our meat currently comes from, generally can’t keep them fed throughout the winter. So they slaughter animals and freeze meat in the late fall, then sell it frozen for much of the year. This practice is not objectionable, but, again, we don’t sell previously frozen meat.
We currently source our beef from a family farm in New York State. The animals are fed silage throughout the year, which guarantees that the meat is consistent year-round and comes to us fresh, not frozen. While the silage is mostly grass, it’s not 100% grass. You can be confident that our beef is hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and raised by farmers who give their animals room to roam and a 100% vegetarian diet free of GMOs.
+Is it organic?
+What about your other ingredients?
+Is your meat fresh or frozen?
+How do I cook this stuff?
+How do you come up with your prices?
+What kind of packaging do you use?
+How long do products stay in the machine for?
+The use or freeze by date on my meat is a month from now. I’m nervous about keeping meat for a month. How do I know if it’s still good?
+Why vending machines?
+Can I place a custom order?
– Order online: www.applestonemeat.com
– Order by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Order by phone: (845) 626-4444