Here's one thing you probably haven't tried: crowdfunding a cow.
But now you can. Crowd Cow is a company that has a platform to crowdfund the purchase of a steer or heifer. Started by Ethan Lowry, formerly of Urban Spoon, Crowd Cow lets backers buy their choice of meat and crowdfunds local meat one cow at a time.
I talked to Ethan about how he got the idea for Crowd Cow, how he sees the retail market for meat changing and how Crowd Cow could evolve to become a platform for products other than beef.