Yes, that is a word! And though it goes against the philosophical definition of vegan, some vegans are finding the benefits in consuming insects. We are often asked: "I'm vegan, can I eat crickets?"
Well it really boils down to why you are vegan. We found that there are usually 3 reasons or a combination of those reasons.
#1. "I care about the environment and traditional mean protein is harmful to our environment."
-Good news! Crickets are environmentally friendly. Compared to beef, crickets use 2,060x less water, 14x less feed, and a fraction of the land mass...vertical farming is awesome.
#2. I am health conscious. Red meats are high in saturated fats which have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease. "
- More good news! Crickets only have 1/10th of the saturated fat that of red meats. Even better, crickets have twice the amount of iron as cattle.
#3. "I don't eat anything that has a face."
-Yep, we can't help you on that one.
Exciting Stuff Happening at the Farm...
Crickets go to Boomtown!
Thanks to our faithful clients, customers and supporters, Cowboy Cricket Farms has been accepted into the Boomtown Accelerator in Boulder, CO to further grow the company.
Automated Cricket Habitats
We are making cricket farming easier. Less labor and less guess work. Forget to give them water? No worries. Sensors in the modular bin will integrate to an app and will let the farmer know if something is not right within the bin.
Send us an email if you are interested in becoming one of our in-network cricket farmers.