01. Is your halal meat slaughtered on the farm or in a USDA facility?
02. Why are your prices higher than regular halal meat we buy at the supermarket?
03. Where do you ship from and what should I do if there is an issue with my delivery?
04. How is your chicken is raised?
05. Why does it matter if pesticides are used?
06. Can you elaborate on hormone treatments and its effects in animals?
07. Do you sell organic fruits and vegetables?
09. Is all of your meat and poultry halal and what does halal mean?
10. Where do you get your chicken, lamb and beef from?
12. What is your return policy and what happens if I paid more than what I received?
13. Is your beef grass fed and grass finished?
Is your halal meat slaughtered on the farm or in a USDA facility?
All of our meat is slaughtered and processed in a USDA slaughterhouse. Beef and chicken are slaughtered at separate facilities. For the beef slaughter, we are the only farm at the slaughterhouse the day we process and we use our own equipment, including grinder parts, knives and buckets. As soon as the meat is processed, we put them in vacuum sealed bags. We do this to ensure no cross contamination of any other meat.
Why are your prices higher than regular halal meat we buy at the supermarket?
We do not use petroleum based fertilizers, antibiotics, cheap GMO feeds, large feed lot fattening pens, or factory line slaughter plants, all of which are used to reduce the price of conventional meat. Finding and working with our suppliers, as well as making sure the whole process beginning to end, meets our standards takes tremendous ongoing time and effort. Our meat is the result of human scale artisanal methods, not an industrial process. So our prices may be higher, but the cost to you and your family’s health and the environment is much lower. We believe it’s worth the tradeoff.
Our shipping facility is in Kansas City, MO. All of our products come from NY, but we ship out of the mid-west so that all of our customers can get better shipping rates. You are also more than welcome to come to the farm to pick up meat, we are located at 180 Twin Arch Road, Rock Tavern, NY 12575.
Please let us know within 24 hours of when you are supposed to receive your order if there are any issues with FedEx deliveries. This allows us to correct any issues that may arise. We may not be able to help if you wait to long to let us know that your order hasn't arrived on time. Also, if there are any issues with your order, like for example an item was missing, please let us know within 2 days of receiving your order so we can correct the issue and we cannot address any issues after 2 days.
Our chicken is raised in an open barn where they can roam freely to forage for food or go in the barn to eat organic grains. We ensure that our chickens live a according to its natural ways. Our chickens are
* USDA certified organic
* Given no antibiotics or hormones
* Raised on pasture, cage free, and given organic, non-GMO grains
* Hand slaughtered
* Air chilled for optimal taste
Why does it matter if pesticides are used?
Children and fetuses are most vulnerable to pesticide exposure due to their less-developed immune systems and because their bodies and brains are still developing. Exposure at an early age can cause developmental delays, behavioral disorders, and motor dysfunction. Pregnant women are more vulnerable due to their hyper-metabolic state. Plus pesticides can be passed from mother to child in the womb, as well as through breast milk. Some exposures can cause delayed effects on the nervous system, even years after the initial exposure. Most of us have an accumulated build-up of pesticide exposure in our bodies due to numerous years of exposure. This chemical “body burden” as it is medically known could lead to health issues such as headaches, birth defects, and added strain on weakened immune systems.
At Halal Pastures, we pride ourselves on sourcing our meat from farmers who do not use chemical pesticides on their grass and many of them are ceritifed organic famers.
Can you elaborate on hormone treatments and its effects in animals?
To boost profits, some farmers give hormones to beef cattle and sheep to speed their growth and to dairy cows to increase milk production. The USDA does not allow hormones to be used on chickens. The extensive use of hormones (rBHG-free) in meat and dairy may increase the risk of cancer in humans and result in higher rates of infection in animals. Products labeled “organic” cannot come from rGBH-treated cows. There is no specific hormone-free certification, though organic and grass-fed labels do not allow hormone use.
Do you also sell organic fruits and vegetables, honey, jams and other fresh products?
You can purchase these items either at our farm at 180 Twin Arch Road, Rock Tavern, NY. We also have a farm stand from June 15th through November 1st at 92nd Street and 1st Avenue.
Our meats are USDA certified organic and our vegetables and eggs are organically raised. Each of our animal species follow a different program for raising them. We go into a detailed description of each animal so you can be aware of the program for that animal and know what their diet consists of.
Is your meat and poultry halal and what does halal mean?
We are certified Halal by Halal Advocates and you can see our certificate here https://www.halalpastures.com/halal-certificate/ . All of the meat and poultry we sell on our cite is halal and is hand slaughtered by one of team members who are all Muslims. Please visit our halal page www.halalpastures.com/halal to learn more about what halal means.
Where does your chicken, lamb, turkey and beef come from?
The chicken, beef, turkey and lamb are raised by local family farms specifically for Halal Pastures and that we inspect, and trust to follow our animal raising methods.
No, at this time, we cannot offer wholesale.
What is your return policy and what happens when I paid for more than what I received?
It is hard to get exact weights on various cuts of meat, which is why our packages are +/- .03- to.50 in weights. We strive to give you more than what you paid for. However, if you have received less, then please let us know and we will give you store credit for the extra amount you paid.
We do not offer refunds on our products. We do offer store credit in certain circumstances. For more information on when store credit applies please email us at email@example.com
Is your beef grass fed and grass finished?
Yes! In fact, the grass the beef grazes are on are on certified organic pastures.