If you love JakoPure lamb and you have a bit of freezer space available, then a whole lamb is for you! Consider this:
1. You’ll save a bunch of money. When you buy a whole lamb, you’ll get all the cuts of meat (roasts, rack, chops, leg, etc.) for roughly the price of ground lamb in the farm store. If you frequently purchase cuts of JakoPure lamb, this is definitely the way to go.
2. Customize the cuts any way you like. We’ll hook you up directly with the butcher, who will walk you through all the choices for cuts of meat. Do you want all the bones to make bone broth? They can do that. Want your chops cut thicker or the roasts smaller? They can do that, too. You’re the boss.
3. Explore different cuts than you usually purchase. You may like ground lamb but have you ever tried lamb riblets? They’re amazing. Leg of lamb? Mouthwatering. Have a bit of adventure and learn to cook something new.
Lamb is $5.25/lb hanging weight. A whole lamb averages 50 pounds and about 70% of that is take home meat. A processing fee of approximately $93 is also due to the butcher. We’re taking orders through November 15. We have very limited quantities. Orders will be filled mid November-December.
Fresh Milk Update
The pastures are still looking great, the cows are happy, and with no freeze in the forecast, we plan to continue milking for at least another week. Don’t worry; we’ll let you know when we stop milking!
And a reminder: We have thousands of gallons of frozen milk squirreled away for the winter. With flash freezing, the milk truly tastes the same as fresh milk. It just takes a little extra effort to thaw. Check out our frozen milk guide on our website or pick one up in the farm store for more information!
Story From the Farm
We’ve always had a large compost pile at the farm, but for the first time we’ve made the addition of worms! This week our friend Dan from Fed ‘n Happy brought us a worm starter mix.
This added over 20,000 cocoons and 40,000 juvenile red wigglers worms to our compost pile! The worms will increase the microbial life in the compost. This means that next year when we add the compost to our pastures, it will increase the microbiome of the soil, then the animals, and then your food. Leaves you bring to the farm will be added to a new compost pile!
As my farmer friend Gail Fuller always says, “Soil is the answer, what’s the question.”