There’s quite a lot of halal meat offered in North America and Europe, but unfortunately halal encompasses a wide variety of practices and doesn’t reflect how the animals were raised. The businesses and farms listed in this directory offer halal meats from animals raised humanely and often organically. Each business may have a different philosophy, different certifications, and different practices. We hope to visit as many as possible so we can speak with the farmers themselves, interact with the animals, and ideally observe slaughter practices. Just because they’re on the list doesn’t mean that we endorse them (unless otherwise noted), and we recommend that you contact and visit the farms for yourself. Let us know if we’re missing anything and what your experiences have been!
Aara Farms offers pesticide, antibiotic, and chemical free poultry, lamb, goat, and beef in the Chicagoland area.
5341 NC Highway 86 South
in Yanceyville, North Carolina, 27379.
Baldwin Beef provides halal grassfed, antibiotic-free Charolais beef. They ship throughout the United States and welcome tours of their ranch.
714 Lakeshore Road East #4A
(Cawthra & Lakeshore)
Mississauga, Ontario L5G 1J6
Blossom Pure sources from small organic farms in the Ontario area. They offer a wide variety of meats, dairy, eggs, honey, and produce.
Good Tree Farm of New Egypt
82 Jacobstown Rd.
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Good Tree Farm provides custom halal slaughter of sheep, goats, and poultry. Customers have the option of buying cuts or can reserve whole animals. They run a vegetable CSA and a meat CSA, as well as allow customers to pick their own produce. Good Tree Farm is a community-owned organic farm. You can sign up for a farm tour here.
Omar Haleem provides ethically and sustainably raised halal beef and lamb to the Chicagoland area. They also have raw honey available.
Lapera Bros. Poultry
Rumor has it that Lapera Bros. Poultry in Bensonhurst, NY, offers antibiotic-free Amish-sourced poultry, and a variety of other meats halal-slaughtered. Visiting sounds like a real experience…we hope to stop by in the next couple of months.
Les Fermes Saint Vincent
1171 Rang nord de la rivière Chicot,
Saint-Cuthbert, (Québec) J0K 2C0
All halal foodies in Quebec should check out Les Fermes Saint Vincent, a multi-generation family owned farm offering Charolais beef and veal, lamb, poultry, and eggs. They do not use hormones, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, or use reused animal products in their feed.
5636 Weber Rd
Vacaville CA, 95687
Open Friday-Sunday 8-5, or by appointment.
Nature’s Bounty is a Muslim owned farm with a USDA-licensed slaughterhouse on-site, approximately one hour from the San Francisco Bay area. They offer hormone and antibiotic free lamb, goat, beef, and poultry as well as eggs and honey. Whole animals and individual cuts are available, and be sure to sign up early for Eid meats. We have visited the slaughterhouse and strongly support this business! Check out this piece from San Francisco Magazine profiling owner Ahmad Karaouni.
Saffron Road Foods
Saffron Road provides halal frozen entrees using meat sourced from certified humane farms that use no antibiotics and all vegetarian feed. Entrees can be purchased at Whole Foods Markets.
4233 Harpers Ferry Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Simply Natural offers antibiotic-free, pastured chickens, beef, and lamb to the DC/MD/NOVA area.
Stony Brook Valley Farm
South Hadley, MA
Bilal at Stony Brook Valley Farm offers exceptional quality poultry, goat, and eggs which are about as free-range as it gets. They run a meat CSA from June through October with dropoff points throughout Boston. Check out this article for our experience visiting the farm.
New York, NY
In addition to selling raw milk, raw milk cheeses, eggs, and all sorts of other goodies via their co-op, Udder Milk also offers grass-fed halal chickens.
Whole Earth Meats
Another pioneer in humane halal meats, Whole Earth Meats and its founder Qaid Hasan are doing some great things. Qaid was featured in the segment on ethical halal meats in the documentary film Renewal, showcasing his efforts to create community around sustainable, humanely-raised foods. Whole Earth Meats offers halal organic, grass-fed beef, bison, and poultry from sustainable and biodynamic Chicago-area farms. They’re currently overhauling their shipping process, so we hope for big things from them in 2014.
Abraham Natural Produce
Abraham Natural Produce provides halal, organic, grass-fed, sustainably raised beef, lamb, goat, and poultry in the UK. They are a Muslim-owned business.
Lutfi and Ruby Radwan offer chicken, duck, goose, beef, and lamb, as well as honey, eggs, and sheepskins. They deliver throughout the UK. You can read about their beautiful farming philosophy here.
Al Marej Organic Food Store
Abdel Wahab el Englizi Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Al Marej carries organic halal meats raised by Jacques Mfarej. For more on Mfarej, check out this article from The Daily Star.
In the Qur’an (5:5), we’re reminded that the food of people of scripture is permissible for us to eat, which is great as sometimes we either can’t find what we’re looking for from a halal meat provider (like a turkey for Thanksgiving), or we want to purchase meats locally. Jewish law maintains extremely high standards for kosher slaughter, and when combined with individuals whose philosophies on raising their animals match our own, some great businesses result.
Grow and Behold
Grow and Behold offers pasture-raised antibiotic and hormone-free chickens and turkeys from Amish farms local to the NY region, and lots, lots more, delivered locally or shipped across the United States. This is one of our favorite go-to businesses for their speedy shipping, great service, and wonderful selection.
Kol Foods ships organic, pasture-raised beef, lamb, and poultry throughout the United States.
- "And He has created cattle for you: you get from them your warm garments and other benefits, and you eat of their produce. And you pride yourselves on their beauty as you drive them home in the evenings, and as you lead them forth to pastures in the mornings. And they carry your heavy loads to places where you could not otherwise reach save by laborious strain to yourselves. Verily! Your Sustainer is most kind - a Dispenser of grace." (Qur'an 16:15-17)