More and more, people are turning away from the big chain supermarkets (and their unfair pricing tactics), and considering ethics, sustainability, transparency and supporting local farmers and producers when they buy their food. Bonus: you could even get free steaks for life when you make the switch.

When you opt for local meat you support Aussies and the local economy. On top of that, ethical farming (as opposed to large-scale industrial farming) leads to less pollution, better biodiversity outcomes and a healthier ecosystem overall.

Animal welfare is also important. Ethical meat ensures animals are treated with respect and dignity. By supporting farmers who adhere to humane practices, you’re advocating for the wellbeing of Australia’s farm animals.

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Grass-fed and pasture-raised meats and wild-caught seafood are also often higher in essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants compared to their industrially raised counterparts. Ethical meats are also typically free from nasties like antibiotics and hormones.

If you care about where the ingredients you buy and eat come from you can do the research to find the best alternatives to the supermarket duopoly. Or you can leave that work to experts like Butcher Crowd.

The meat and seafood subscription service sources grass-fed and grass-finished (meaning the cattle are raised and live outdoors in beautiful green pastures their whole lives) beef and lamb, free-range and pasture-raised chooks and pork, and wild-caught seafood from trusted Aussie farmers and fishing families, then delivers them to you.

This focus on ethical sourcing is no surprise given the brothers behind Butcher Crowd – Rob and Damien Moffatt – grew up on a farm in the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, surrounded by farm-fresh produce.

Apart from wild-caught salmon from Canada (because Australian salmon is farmed), everything else is from Australian farming and fishing families. We’re talking chicken from South Australia, wild-caught seafood from North Queensland, and beef from Tasmania and Victoria.

You can customise your own box or choose a curated option, with different sizes that can feed two to five people (you can always order more if needed).

If seafood is your thing, order Australian tiger prawns, barramundi and wild-caught sockeye salmon. Or go for juicy porterhouses, scotch fillet, brisket, pork chops, chicken and more if meat is more your style.

The online box subscription service starts at just $159, with prices as low as $4.89 per meal. Flexibility and convenience are both in mind, with Butcher Crowd offering different options tailored to your needs – you can customise your delivery frequency to weekly, fortnightly or eight-weekly options to suit your schedule. You also have the flexibility to skip, pause or cancel at any time.

For a limited time, Broadsheet readers can also get free rump steaks for life. They’re 100 per cent grass-fed and grass-finished, plus they’re non-GMO and no antibiotics or hormones are used for growth promotion.

Sign up for a Butcher Crowd subscription and use the code GFEDBEEF4L to get your free steaks – it’ll automatically be added to your subscription, and any boxes you order in the future. You also get extra steak in the first box, with two grass-fed and finished rump steaks with your first order instead of one.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Butcher Crowd. Say goodbye to supermarket queues and enjoy hassle-free deliveries straight to your doorstep, on your terms.