I’m here today with Mike Salguero who is the CEO and founder of ButcherBox, the first delivery service dedicated to providing completely natural grass-fed beef, organic chicken, and heritage pork directly to your door. It’s something our family has used for a really long time.
Today Mike talks to us about how he got into grass-fed meat, why it’s better for you, and how he’s managed to balance his entrepreneurial goals with family life.
Episode Highlights With ButcherBox
- The personal reason Mike Salguero started a grass-fed meat business
- Why more consumers want grass-fed meat than ever
- What labels like grass-fed, grass-finished, organic, etc. really mean
- Why we might need to be wary of the grass-fed label in the future
- Labels to look for to know if meat is humanely raised
- Whether the labels “natural” and “hormone-free” really mean anything
- The differences between how a grass-fed and a grain-fed cow are raised
- What to do if grass-fed meat isn’t in the budget
- Whether raising livestock for meat harms the environment
- Advances in emission-free or carbon-neutral meat
- The ups and downs Mike went through to find his ideal work-life balance
- Tips for entrepreneurs
- And more!
Resources We Mention
Books Mike Recommends
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