My business model flows from God giving humans dominion over the earth and its resources: not to exploit and degrade, but to redeem and serve. I am here to provide adroitly cut meat from family farms, butchered by one person's hands — no assembly line, no middle man, the animal honored and the earth sustained.
I will move from consumer to contributor, even to putting aside a portion of my budget to provide fine cuts of meat for people in severe financial distress. No longer will I be isolated from my neighbors but will, with my small artisan butcher shop, educate others in life, laughter, and meat!
—Zephaniah Shepard '04
See more in the Autumn 2012 Response Magazine "At Work" gallery.