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Sustainable Meat – The Mission and Values of Grid Iron Meat

At Grid Iron Meat, we are passionate about providing our customers with sustainable meat that is high-quality, ethically sourced, native breed from North Yorkshire farms. We believe that by supporting small-scale farmers and promoting traditional farming practices, we can help to preserve the unique landscapes and ecosystems of North Yorkshire while also providing our customers with exceptional tasting meat.

What do we mean by sustainable meat?

Our mission is to provide our customers with an alternative to mass-produced, industrial meat that often comes from intensive farming practices. We believe that by choosing native breed meat, we are not only supporting small-scale farmers but also promoting biodiversity and preserving the heritage of traditional farming practices. We work closely with farmers who share our values and are committed to raising their animals in a humane and ethical way, with a focus on animal welfare and responsible land stewardship.

Our commitment to sustainability and ethical practices extends beyond our relationships with farmers. We also prioritise environmentally responsible packaging and shipping methods. We use recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable materials whenever possible, and we strive to minimise our carbon footprint by choosing low-emission shipping options.

At the heart of our values is a commitment to transparency. We believe that it is essential to be open and honest about our farming and sourcing practices, and to provide our customers with all the information they need to make informed decisions about the meat they buy. We work hard to build trust with our customers, and we are always happy to answer any questions they may have about our products or our farming practices.

Finally, we believe that food is an essential part of human connection and culture. We are committed to promoting traditional meat-based dishes and providing our customers with recipes and inspiration for cooking and enjoying native breed meat. We believe that by sharing our love of high-quality, sustainably sourced meat, we can help to build a more connected and sustainable food system.

Overall, our mission and values at Grid Iron Meat are centred around providing our customers with exceptional tasting meat while promoting sustainability, transparency, and ethical practices. We believe that by working together with farmers and customers, we can create a better, more sustainable future for everyone. We believe that you can eat ethical meat and still help the environment.

About Our Home

The Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful and diverse area of Northern England, known for its stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and rich history. The region is characterised by rolling hills, rugged moorland, and limestone pavements, as well as a network of fast-flowing rivers and streams. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including red deer, sheep, and a wide variety of birds.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park was established in 1954 and covers an area of over 1,800 square kilometres, making it one of the largest protected areas in England. The Dales offer a unique combination of natural beauty and cultural richness, making it a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts.

Farming in the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire is an integral part of the region’s economy and culture. The farming community in the area is a diverse group of people, raising a wide range of crops and livestock. The region is home to many small family farms, as well as the larger commercial operations. The diverse topography and geology of the land provides a range of different habitats and microclimates, which support a variety of farming practices.

North Yorkshire is known for its grassland farms, which support a wide range of livestock, including sheep, cattle, and pigs. The Dales’ hilly terrain and rocky outcrops provide ideal grazing for sheep, which are an important part of the local economy, with the Swaledale and Bluefaced Leicester breeds being particularly well known.

In addition to traditional farming practices, the region is also home to a growing number of diversified farms, which are often focused on producing high-quality, niche products, such as artisan cheeses, organic vegetables, and free-range eggs. Many of these farms also offer agritourism opportunities, such as farm stays, farm tours, and farmers’ markets, which allow visitors to learn more about the local farming community and the region’s unique products.

The Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire are home to many protected areas, such as national parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Sites of Special Scientific Interest. These protected areas provide important habitats for wildlife and support a wide range of biodiversity. Many of the local farmers work closely with conservation organisations, such as the National Trust and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, to manage the land in a sustainable manner, supporting both farming and conservation goals.

Despite the challenges facing farming in the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire, such as changing weather patterns and market pressures, the region’s farmers continue to work hard to maintain the area’s rich agricultural heritage and to produce high-quality, locally-sourced products. With its beautiful landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and a growing reputation for producing high-quality, artisanal food and drink, the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire are an ideal destination for those interested in learning more about the region’s farming community and the unique products they produce.

Local food production in North Yorkshire is a vital and thriving industry that plays a key role in the region’s economy, environment and culture. The county’s rich agricultural heritage, innovative food production methods, and thriving artisan food and drink sector all contribute to the success of local food offering in North Yorkshire. This success not only helps to promote healthy, locally-sourced food products, but also helps to support local farmers and producers, and strengthen the local community.

Behind The Butcher's Block

Celebrating Heritage, Sustainability, and Taste

Order online from our selection of locally-sourced, high-quality Yorkshire native breed meat and charcuterie, plus our range of carefully curated artisan food products, including cheeses, jams, and preserves.