LAMB available at My Farm Shop
Well the feedback we have received about our Wiltshire lamb has been excellent. Basically those who have tried it have reordered. Unfortunately our Wiltshires are seasonal breeders and only lamb in the spring, this means that there are long delays in our supply. Seasonal lamb is as it should be, but it will take a while for many our customers that are used to being able to by lamb all year round.
We have two different packs and they contain: a leg roast, loin chops, premium chump chops, and cutlets. The forequarters we have decided to do half as chops and half as rolled roasts so there will be choices; some packs with fore quarter chops and some with rolled roasts (bone in). Lean lamb sausages with Australian bush pepper and native thyme will also be in the packs - gluten and preservative free of course. Our butcher's brother is also a butcher on the south coast, and we are assured that his south coast customers love the bush pepper lamb sausages - so are they good? You be the judge and let us know.
The lamb pack weights are approx. 4 to 5 kg packs (1/4 of a lamb)
and 9 to 10kg packs (a side of lamb)
Feedback on the lamb has all been positive and comments have been coming in faster than anticipated (our clients only got the lamb yesterday!). "Very good, lean, tender and full flavoured", "Lean, soft meat, full of flavour." (these were independent and so similar). We found the chump chops 'sweet', tender and very lean. The sweetness surprized me, I'll have to try more before I can articulate what I think it is. A few found the forequarter a bit fatty, but if so it is grass finished fat and has the right balance of Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids.
"Best lamb we've had in ages. Ran rings around the ....... we bought the other day."
"We'll take another side when it's available, please" J and S
"We tried some of your lamb at a friend's, and it was so good we just had to come and get some" unknown but friends of
"We slowly cooked the forequarter roast, it melted in the mouth and the flavour was superb." P.J. Kambah
It's a sad fact that Australian lamb is being increasingly 'lot fed'. This an unnatural confinement feeding system is designed to maximise production and profits. A very good link as to why you should be eating pasture raised and finished lamb (and hogget), and why 'lot feeding' is bad for the animals health and yours, is here . This research is applicable to all ruminants and has important implications for your health.
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