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Karv: Your Monthly Subscription to Superior Meats

It’s Like Having a Talented Butcher Send You Care Packages

By Hadley Tomicki ·

We’ve seen a lot of meal-kit services launched in these past few years. Despite this fact, we know absolutely no one who uses meal kits. Maybe it’s just us.

But a recently launched meat subscription service called Karv has definite potential to catch on, differing from your typical meal-kit-in-the-mail through superior meats and a no-waste philosophy.

Karv sends monthly packages of frozen meats, all sourced from U.S. farms, to its customers. The pork is always heritage. The beef is always 100% grass-fed-and-finished Angus. And the chicken is always organic free-range.

Freezing the meat means you don’t have to use all your ingredients before the next shipment comes, a common predicament for users of meal-kits, farm boxes and anything else involving regular deliveries of perishable items.

And it’s not just the meat that is saved from sudden spoil and disposal. The corn-based packaging that surrounds each Karv shipment can be dissolved harmlessly in your bathtub or used to water your plants.

Of course, if you’re looking for more of a full entrée experience, recipes are included and oven-ready add-ons can be obtained, such as kimchi-stuffed beef and pork porchetta, which can all be cooked in 35 minutes or less.

But the real promise here is a steady supply of high-quality meats that arrive regularly at your door, producing scant waste, at a digestible cost.

Boxes are currently based on family size, available for one to four people, ranging in price from $99 to $349. Each box contains roughly 13 cuts of pork, chicken and beef per person. 

Paleos, your dream may have just come true.

Hadley Tomicki

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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