Monthly meat subscription box

*UPDATE*: due to our low stock of last season’s meat and new season’s meat not coming until June, our ordering system will open to new customers from 30th June 2020.

 

Enjoy a variety of cuts from top quality 100% grass fed beef and lamb and free-range pastured pork delivered to you every month – no more hassle of meat shopping and buying the same old cuts!

Frozen and seasonal, our meat gives you more energy and nutrients with less bulk – it is up to 4X more nutritious than meat from the stores. Despite it appears to be more expensive, it is still a bargain – for the same amount of goodness of our single beef steak (with a cost of about £10), you would have to eat 4 steaks from the shop and pay £16 (£4/steak).

Guide to subscription sizes and pricing:

Next to each price in brackets is a rough estimate of meat weight in box. This will depend on type of meat included; when mostly steaks, cutlets and pork chops are delivered, the final weight will be lower than when the box is based on mince, joints and stewing cubes.

Small (4 meals/month)Medium (6 meals/month)Large (12 meals/month)
1 – Single person£30  (1 kg)£45 (1.6 kg)£90 (3.4 kg)
2 – a couple£56  (2 kg)£83  (2.7 kg)£165 (5.4 kg)
3 people£84  (2.8 kg)£126  (4 kg)£252 (8 kg)
4 people£112  (3.6 kg)£168  (5.4 kg)£336 (11 kg)

Do you need help in choosing the right size? Get in touch.

We recommend you to pick a size you think it’s about right – you can always adjust it later from your Account when you sign up, or by calling or emailing us. Some of our customers find the portions large enough to be stretched to feed more people so try a smaller box first and see how it works for you in the following months.

FREE DELIVERY zone

is Milton Keynes and surrounding areas, plus Towcester, Potterspury and Yardley Gobion.

every Thursday and Saturday

From: £30.00 every 4 weeks

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Intake of new monthly customers from 30th June

OUR GUARANTEE

If you are not fully satisfied with the taste of our meat, we will refund you in full.

How it works

Every month you’ll receive a different selection of meat cuts and types. Majority of cuts will be suited for quick cooking – steaks, minces, chops, cutlets, stir-fry strips. Roasting joints, stewing cubes and braising steaks will be occasionally included for your weekend meals. You can adjust the default selection from a list of options we send you a week before scheduled delivery.

The box will also contain cooking suggestions for all the meat cuts, so you are never short of ideas what to do with them.

You can pause your subscription at any time when you go on holidays or you find yourself with too much meat to eat. Plus, you can change your subscription up or down as your needs change over time or cancel altogether. You can do all this from home via signing into your Account on this website. Or call us or email us and we’ll do it for you.

Do you not want pork, lamb or beef? Not a problem, indicate that at the dedicated field during checkout, you can omit any meat types you don’t want (so you can only have beef, for example).

Any other instructions, just let us know in the delivery notes of the checkout form.

 

Delivery days

Milton Keynes and surrounding villages: We will deliver your meat box on Thursday or Saturday, depending which day you choose during checkout. You can also specify AM or PM schedule. The delivery driver will text you ahead about his planned time of delivery. You can text him back if you want him to leave the box somewhere safe.

Mainland UK: after ordering, we will be in touch with you shortly to arrange a suitable day for 24 hr courier delivery. We prefer sending the meat Mondays-Wednesdays to allow extra working days if it gets returned into the depot and you need to rearrange re-delivery. Best if you could specify a safe place to leave your box in if you are not going to be home. This is to prevent thawing the meat by returning it to depot. If you are unsure about the courier delivery, please let us know.

 

Freezer space

1-2 people sizes: need ¼-1/2 of a freezer drawer

3-4 people sizes: need ½ – a full freezer drawer

You can place some packages straight in the fridge to defrost – once defrosted, they are safe there for 2 days.

 

Special features of our meat

  • 100% grass fed beef and lamb
  • Free-range outdoor pastured pork, soya-free, slowly raised
  • From happy animals living as nature intended
  • Cattle and sheep managed in a way that helps to slow down global warming by storing CO2 from the air in the soil as soil carbon (and creating a soil sponge that holds water and nutrients)
  • Tender and delicious dry-aged beef (21-28 days) and lamb (10 days)
  • Clean meat – no pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers are used on the pastures our animals graze. Our animals are naturally healthy so no medicines are used to treat them.
  • All animals graze diverse meadows, giving them extra nutrients
  • Our animal management encourages wildlife,
  • Our animal management restores wildlife meadows and allows wildlife to thrive – most land is ungrazed at any one time.
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how many people?

1, 2, 3, 4

box size

large, medium, small

4 reviews for Monthly meat subscription box

  1. Robert Stroud

    Found the delivery service, packaging and products supplied to be of the very top quality. I cannot praise the quality of the meat enough – after years of using supermarkets and basically, doing what everybody does, I had forgotten how decent meat should taste and the fact that your products are easily distinguishable on taste alone. Was simply a revelation.

  2. Alexandra Guerreiro

    Nature Way meat box was an amazing surprise for me. I really wanted meat from a source I could trust. I like that their animals live, eat and die in a very close way that only nature would provide. The meat tastes incredibly. I recommend it to everyone. I hope more people join Nature Way Farm so more farmers can give their animals the life they deserve.

  3. Alexandra Baggs and family

    The variety of cuts we have received is really good although they may not have been our first choice. It’s great to get cuts we wouldn’t usually choose. When I used the mince in burger – kids wanted seconds!! Very tasty. There was nothing but praise for the taste and texture of the pork steaks. In fact, our son said it was one of his new favourite dinners.

  4. Julia Barkans and family

    The meat is excellent and a joy to cook. I was surprised that when cooking the lamb it smelt lovely. We had a box for 2 but easily stretched it to feed 3 of us.

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Our 100% grass fed herd of English Shorthorn beef cattle

Our meat is clean and beyond organic

Our meat is not all labelled organic but it conforms to all the standards and goes well beyond them.

All our cattle and sheep are fed only grass. Grass that is never fertilized or sprayed with herbicides. Even an organic system does not require 100% grass fed system. The beef you get in the shop has been fed a mountain of grain which has been grown with pesticides and fertrilizers.

Our beef and lamb are good for the planet

The herd of grazing animals stimulates grassland to pump CO2 from the air into the soil. Yes, I mean CO2, the greenhouse gas that causes global warming. They do this by intensive grazing for 1 day only and allowing land to recover. After being grazed and re-growing, grassland pumps CO2 into the soil and stores it there as soil carbon while growing taller each time.

One person emits 10 tonnes of CO2 every year. This nearly equals what one of our cows takes from the air and stores in the soil (9.6 tonnes CO2) every year. This is a net CO2 after we have taken away corresponding methane emissions of our herd.

Our cattle and sheep management mimics nature and allows grassland to store CO2 in the soil

The amount of feed and fertilizers per 1 beef animal

As a calf, it is fed 100 kg of feed in a creep feeder:
60 kg barley
14 kg soya
23.5 kg sugar beet

growing steer (for 100 days) ratio:
350 kg barley
30 kg rapeseed

finishing steer (for 80 days)
600 kg barley

TOTAL feed per steer:
1010 kg barley
30 kg rapeseed
14 kg soya
23.5 kg sugar beet

Source: AHDB

Pesticide figure based on yearly application of pesticides on barley in 2018 (based on application to 0.17 ha that would produce 1 tonne of barley):

spring and winter barley were mixed in equal ratio for simplicity.
Pesticides in spring barley:
157.5 g
Pesticides in winter barley:
307.5 g

TOTAL 465 g of pesticides = to litres it is about 465 ml of pesticides per year.

Source: Pesticides usage survey 284 for arable crops in the United Kingdom 2018 (National Statistics)

Fertilizer figure (based on application to 0.17 ha that would produce 1 tonne of barley):
nitrogen: 24.14 kg
phosphate: 4.59 kg
potash: 5.95 kg
sulfur: 5.95 kg


TOTAL 40.63 kg of fertilizers

Source: British survey of fertilizer practice for 2018 (DEFRA)

How our cattle are carbon negative

At a sequestering rate of 2.5 t C/ha/year​2​, our herd of 150 cattle can sequester whopping 1,404 t CO2 from the air in the soil. That is equivalent to lifestyle emissions of 140 people.

You can follow my calculations for more details:

  • 150 cattle running on 550 acres. 550 acres = 222 ha
  • Rate of sequestering is 2.5 t of C per ha​ (1)​, so that is 2.5 x 222 = 555 t C. To put this amount of carbon into an equivalent amount of CO2, we have to multiply by -3.666 (IPCC)
    555 x -3.666 = -2,034.63 t CO2 sequestered
  • The methane emissions of cattle in CO2 equivalent terms are 12.14 kg CO2/kg of beef (2)​. Our cow deadweight is about 350 kg. So 12.14 x 350 = 4.2 t CO2 per cow. We have 150 cattle, so that is 4.2 x 150 = +630 t CO2.
  • When we take away cattle’s emissions from our sequestering rate, we conclude 2,034.63 – 630 = -1,404.63 t CO2/year

This means that a beef cow from such herd sequesters -9.3 t CO2 every year. This is nearly equivalent to yearly emissions of your lifestyle (+10 t CO2/year).

 

References:

(1)
Teague WR. FORAGES AND PASTURES SYMPOSIUM: COVER CROPS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION: WHOLE-SYSTEM APPROACH: Managing grazing to restore soil health and farm livelihoods1. Journal of Animal Science. February 2018:1519-1530. doi:10.1093/jas/skx060
(2)
Audsley E. An assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the UK food system and the scope for reduction by 2050: how low can we go. Godalming, UK: WWF UK and Food Climate Research Network. 2010.