The Humane Farming of Our Mighty Crickets
How often do you purchase an animal product from the grocery store knowing exactly how that animal was raised? You’ve surely heard stories of animals being raised in crowded, unsanitary farms. It can be difficult to know whether or not the farms and businesses you’re supporting have ethical agricultural practices. Rest assured, Mighty Cricket is transparent about our cricket farming. Keep reading to discover exactly how our crickets get from our farms to your plate!
Step 1: Cricket Condos
The first part of our humane farming practices is where our crickets are raised. They are kept in what we call ‘cricket condos,’ where they have plenty of space to hop around. While crickets in the wild eat a variety of things, the ones in our cricket condos eat mostly grains.
Step 2: Hibernation or “Torpor”
After a life of 4-6 weeks the crickets are frozen, causing them to enter a natural phase in their life cycle called “Torpor.” This mimics natural hibernation processes experienced by wild crickets in the fall when temperatures drop. After 24 hours in torpor, the crickets perish.
Step 3: The Final Product
The crickets are rinsed, blanched, roasted and milled into a fine powder. At this point they are blended - virtually undetected - into our Mighty Cricket products!
We are proud of the humane farming practiced at our cricket farms. Our farms are sanitary and keep the quality of life of our crickets in mind. This gives our customers confidence that their purchases are supporting the efforts of a truly ethical small business. If you’d like to join them in supporting us, click here to check out our delicious cricket products!
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