Salam & Peace,
We have been invited by the University of Toronto to speak on ‘Food & Religion’, a very interesting topic that is part of their ‘Religion in the public sphere’ series. Our main topic will be ‘restoring sacredness’, a topic that really is the heart of it all. When we realize what sacred beings we are, our miraculous beginning, and our most noble spiritual destiny, we’ll see ourselves, our food, our environment and all other inhabitants of the cosmos in a different light….
If you happen to be in Toronto, or know someone who will be, try and swing by if you can.
This is such an important topic, as we belive a spiritual based approach to food is very profound, yet not regularly discussed. We pray we can share something of value.
Spread the word!
We know you love your friends and family, and you love halal, organic, grass fed meats that nourish body and spirit. So we thought why not combine the two?
We’re happy to announce the GZ Referral program. It’s a simple way to help us out by spreading the word and at the same time get rewarded. For any new customer who places an order, you get $5 towards your next order! Get 10 customers and that is $50!!
And from now till the end of the year, for every 10 new customers we’ll also add a free package of ground beef to your next order! So go ahead and spread the word, we sincerely appreciate and look forward to welcoming more folks to the GZ family!
You can let your friends know right now by clicking HERE.
A few details:
-To get credit they must put your name in the final step of the check out, as seen in the image below
-The credit is valid for a year
-You don’t even need to be a customer to get the credit
Thank you for coming out, it was great!
If you are in CA, you can join our special CA update list by submitting your info below.
We’ll be at the RIS conference in Long Beach this weekend. So plan to swing by at booth 433, to chat, and why don’t you try some beef jerky while your at it?
Are you going to be there? Let us know.
Oh, by the way we’ll also be launching our local California program! Local grass fed halal meats in Southern and Northern CA! Let us know if you are interested so we can can keep you updated!
May is National Beef Month!
To celebrate we’re offering 10% off all our certified organic grass fed beef till the end of May. So not a bad time to stock up!
No coupon necessary, you’ll see the discounted prices as you shop. So go ahead and get yourself some tasty, certified organic, grass fed beef steaks, ground, patties, or sausages.
NPR Market Place just ran their story on GZ and KOL Foods. Give it a listen, leave a comment, share it, and let us know what you think. After looking at the picture, I’m thinking maybe Karima is right and its time to cut the hair? Hope she’s not reading this.
Its interesting, many people were quite surprised that they used the word ‘unlikely’ in the title, since its really not that odd that Muslims and Jews would find common cause. In fact perhaps no two religious communities have a more intertwined history than Islam and Judaism. And even now in our modern context, there are many similarities such as the focus of the story; we both have a living tradition when it comes to dietary laws around meat. However the historical connections are often lost, in fact many people literally erroneously believe that Jews and Muslims have some sort of inherent dislike for each other. As one comment on the story stated:
‘Finally, a story where Jews and Muslims aren’t trying to kill each other!!!! Let’s have more “good” news about life, I already know all the bad ones.
Another reality that gets lost in our present geo-political state of affairs is that Islam is a deeply spiritual path, ’spiritual’ is probably not a quality most would even associate with Islam. More on this in another post.
What Devora has been doing is an inspiration, and for anyone that is looking for Kosher, Grass Fed, Organic meats give her a ring.
Finally quick clarification, I mentioned in the story that I bought lamb from Devora, that was for my own consumption over 1.5 years ago before we had any. But any lamb we have ever sold (or any meat) has been harvested by us.