We hope to sell about 1000 organic lambs this year, and we’d love to sell them one at a time. Buying a whole lamb means you have great lamb in the freezer that will last several months, reduces your shipping costs and the shipping materials, and you get it at a great discounted price. I know it sounds like a lot but we’re not talking about a cow here – if you have a side-by-side freezer or even a standard pull-out drawer freezer, you have plenty of room for a whole lamb and the other essentials, like ice cream and a frozen pizza or two. And here’s what you can do with it:

rack-of-lamb-lg[1] 2 racks. That means two really special dinners – maybe a birthday dinner or an evening with special friends or clients. They will be wowed. And it’s one of the easiest cuts to prepare.

1 boneless leg. This covers an Easter or Passover feast or one nice barbeque for 10-12 people.  The leftovers will provide another great meal for your family later in the week (look at our website and this blog for some good lamb leftover recipes).

8 loin chops. A classic, like the rack they are so quick and easy to prepare and everyone loves a tender juicy lamb chop. My husband and kids love chewing on the bones.  These are a big treat at my house.

4 shanks. The ultimate winter comfort food. Prep time for braised shanks is about 15lamb-shanks-lg[1]
minutes and after that they just slowly cook in your oven or slow cooker. The end result is the most tender, succulent lamb imaginable and the leftovers are fantastic. Our shanks are so big and meaty, this is enough for two meals for a family of 4.

4 packages of short ribs. These are the yummiest ribs I’ve ever had – so tender and juicy. We serve them as an appetizer when we are grilling and they disappear before your eyes.

4 sirloin roasts.  These “petite” leg roasts are perfect for small families. Marinate and roast them as you would a leg, or cut them into strips for fajitas or stir fry.

1 boneless shoulder roast.  This cut is fantastic prepared in a slow cooker or braised in the oven or, if cut up for stew or fajitas.

1 shoulder sampler, with:

3 lbs. of ground lamb. This has to be my favorite thing to reach for in the freezer. It’s so easy to use ground lamb. Make lamb burgers stuffed with goat cheese, use it in a pasta sauce, or make our favorite lamb & wild rice meatballs. I never get enough of this.

2 lbs. of trimmed stew meat – perfect for classic lamb stew or curries.

A whole lamb provides at least 20 delicious, healthy meals for a family of 4. At $459, that’s about $23/meal on average or $5.60/person!

So seriously, order a whole lamb. It’s like a secret weapon in your freezer – ready to solve your dinner party problems or mid-week “what to cook for dinner” blues at a moment’s notice. You’ll save money, you’ll save time and trouble, and you’ll be making us really happy too!

Thanks, Kathleen

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