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At Hawksmoor, we’ve spent the better part of a decade crisscrossing the country looking for American farmers, ranchers, and fishermen who, like us, believe there’s a different way of doing things, one which honors natural systems, increases biodiversity, and helps regenerate the land. 

One of the great pleasures of doing what we do is being able to support local American producers do what they do best – all of which is to the highest possible animal welfare and environmental standards. As farmer-poet Wendell Berry puts it, ‘Eating is an agricultural act.’ Without a market for beef raised on pasture, which helps sequester carbon back into the soil, our farmers wouldn’t be able to do what they do so well.

We believe that sustainable farming, supporting independent farmers, and animal welfare is not just the right thing to do – it is as close as you can get to guaranteeing the best tasting beef. By eating with us you’re helping to preserve their family farms and way of life, and, in a small way, helping to conserve agriculture on the east coast.

All our beef is pasture-reared to incredibly high animal welfare standards without the use of hormones or other growth promoters. All the cattle are raised and finished by ranchers on family-run farms, resulting in a supply of the best tasting beef from the happiest, ethically raised cattle out there.

When it comes to meat: eat less, but eat better.

We apply everything we have learned about beef (buy the best meat possible and don’t mess it up) to the fruits of the sea. As with beef though, it can be difficult to get a hold of the good stuff. We owe a big debt of gratitude to all the East Coast fishermen and women who catch our lobsters, steelhead, mussels, oysters, halibut, and scallops. And a little bit to beef, which taught us about how we should think about food.