About Savory Butcher
Who We Are Primarily
We are a community of families that want to provide better quality meats for our tables. It works because we come together in groups from different communities and together have the power of group buying in bulk. That group buying power allows us to fill a refrigerated truck full of farm fresh meats that stops in parking lots near our community members in each area. The community members meet the truck and pick up their bulk meat orders. We are a cooperative because we bring the prices down to 30-50% less than the grocery store by operating this way.
So we are a community first and foremost!
But How Did This All Start?
A Mom Blogger and a Local Small Business Owner
The Savory Butcher was a partnership between a mom blogger, Cassie Michael, and a local small business owner, Erle Adams. One Summer day in 2018, they had a conversation about wanting to provide great quality meats direct from farm to families all over for a discounted price - to fill the void after a company who had done something similar closed its doors. This time, however, their goal was to fix the problems the prior company created: make the process smoother, eliminate paying far in advance, provide better quality (similar to what the prior company offered at it's beginning and lost later) and even provide a line of organic products. Yes, we heard and listened to the community with the goal of creating something to serve the community well.
Thus, The Savory Butcher was born!
We have been delivering farm fresh meats to families all over since September 2018 as we strive to make the best quality meats accessible and affordable to as many families as possible. Although Erle and Cassie started this company, The Savory Butcher as a company is a community that our customers are building, working in communities as a cooperative across the country.
Cassie's first and primary job is being a mom to her six kids at home. But while being "mom" first and foremost, she has a passion for helping people make the best use of their money in whatever project she takes on. When it comes to food, she is both a budget-conscious and health-conscious shopper and wants to provide the best quality for her family for less.
She has also been the blogger behind the blog TheThriftyCouple.com for nine years with her husband. In that time, she has reached millions with a healthy, frugal living tips and ideas. She is also a co-author of The 2% Rule To Get Debt Free Fast book that is filled with lots of ideas and ways to save to become debt-free and meet financial goals. One of those topics discussed in her book is the idea behind food co-ops.
She has talked about food co-ops for years as one of the primary ways she saves on good food for her family time and again. But since there was a sudden void in the summer of 2018 for this type of option for families everywhere when it came to meats, her new passion became helping families in another new way by helping to fill this major void. Meat is one of a family's grocery staples and this is the best and consistent way to save on this diet staple, thus it became a new passion for Cassie!
Cassie acts as the CMO of The Savory Butcher, LLC while being the CEO at home.
Is The Savory Butcher Zaycon?
This is the biggest question we receive so we are addressing it in both our FAQ and in our About Us page. We get it. In fact we get it well. We started The Savory Butcher because of the void that Zaycon left behind when they closed.
Cassie and Erle knew each other because of Zaycon. Cassie is a blogger who talks about saving money ideas and talking about Zaycon on her blog became a popular topic. Erle worked for Zaycon from October 2016 to December of 2017 and his job was to connect with bloggers and provide a blogger program on behalf of Zaycon as Zaycon knew reaching bloggers was a good marketing strategy and Erle was the employee responsible for this department. Since Zaycon was a very popular topic on Cassie's blog, Cassie and Erle talked frequently so Cassie could provide the best and most accurate information to her readers about Zaycon. Erle left in 2017, 7 months before Zaycon closed. Erle was an employee of Zaycon, but his time at Zaycon did provide insight into how to create something similar in The Savory Butcher. Cassie was a customer of Zaycon for 8 years and became very familiar with the product and service from the customer side.
Together, Erle and Cassie could provide a powerhouse of experience and knew exactly what they wanted to do differently to make for a better company and experience.