Inside ButcherBox

The ButcherBox Dry Ice team with their keys to our new Dry Ice Facility in Muscatine, Iowa

Our Supply Chain Journey: Making Dry Ice

Our goal is to ship only the highest-quality meats to our valued members. To be able to do that safely and efficiently, there are many complicated operational logistics. One of the most important ones is keeping the meat frozen.   This is where Dry Ice comes in.   Every single box is […]

the butcherbox kitchen

The 5 Most Popular Recipes from ButcherBox’s First Five Years

We are celebrating a small milestone here at ButcherBox. Five years ago this week, the initial Kickstarter campaign for ButcherBox launched. Since then, we’ve been incredibly busy trying to make it easier for you to cook the meat we deliver directly to doors across America. As we look back at […]

chef emilie abijanac

Meet ButcherBox Chef Emilie – Lessons From French Cuisine to Test Kitchens

I park in front of an old factory and double-check the address. I’m in the right place. I venture inside, past various company offices and signs that tell me of the building’s history as a once-booming leather mill. On the top floor, at the end of the hall, I find an unassuming door with a tiny sign reading “ButcherBox.” Inside, the test kitchen is a strange combination of […]

dad and son grilling

Happy Father’s Day From ButcherBox

Fire up the grill and get your dad jokes ready—Father’s Day is almost here. For many families, Father’s Day is an unofficial kickoff to summer with celebrations focused on barbecues filled with good food, laughter, sunshine, and even a competitive lawn game or two. We had so much fun talking […]

grandmother, mom, and child enjoying dinner

Happy Mother’s Day from the ButcherBox Team

While many of us like to think we celebrate and show appreciation for the moms in our life every day, we’re likely all a little guilty of taking Mom for granted. Having a day dedicated to celebrating our mothers is a way for us to all slow down and really […]

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A Note From Our Founder [Updated – 5-21-20]

Click here for the updates at bottom of this post related to COVID-19. To our ButcherBox community, Since mid-February, myself and our team have been hard at work preparing for the potential impact that COVID-19 would have on our members, employees, farmers, and animals. There is nothing more important to […]

ButcherBox at the Greater Boston Food Bank

Believing in Better at the Greater Boston Food Bank

Recently,  the ButcherBox team met at the Greater Boston Food Bank for a company service day. Donned in our black ButcherBox tees and mandatory closed-toed shoes, we attended a brief orientation and then got to work. Our job for the morning was to sort and pack food donations on their […]

kids eating

How To Build a Family Friendly Culture in a Fast Growing Company

In 2015, as ButcherBox founder Mike Salguero and his wife Karlene awaited the arrival of their first child, they started to become more thoughtful about the foods they were eating. After learning about the potential health benefits of grass-fed beef, Mike soon found himself in someone’s living room picking out […]


Building a Company and Being a Dad

When I was running my first company, I believed that I knew what it meant to be a great business leader. I thought it showed good leadership to “set the pace” by being the first one in the office and the last to leave. I also felt it was noble […]