Down to Earth Whole Foods (http://www.downtoearthwholefoods.com) at 305 Grant Avenue, Endicott, NY.
The main line of business of Frisky Lamb Farm is producing slaughter lambs of superior quality right here in Broome County, NY. We raise our lambs on pasture using rotational grazing so that they always have lush, fresh grass to eat. We feed them no grain. This results in happy, frisky, healthy lambs whose meat is not only tender and delectable, but also healthful because it's high in omega-3 fatty acids.
The price of our freezer lambs is $2.50/lb live weight for 2015. In 2014, they ranged in weight from about 60 to 80 lbs. This price includes transportation to the slaughterhouse. We use Shaff's Custom Meats, 572 Martin Hill Road, Harpursville, NY 13787. The slaughterhouse charges a separate fee of $49 for slaughtering, cutting, and wrapping.This year we also have some USDA-inspected items for retail sale; namely, ground meat and lamb hot dogs, both available in 1-lb frozen packages. The price of the ground meat is $8/lb and the price of the lamb hot dogs is $10/lb. The hot dogs are all lamb and contain no preservatives, flavor enhancers, or coloring. You can purchase these items at the farm when you pick up your freezer lamb or any time (make sure to call ahead). They are also available at the following local businesses:
You have the option of giving the slaughterhouse cutting instructions. The weight of the carcass (meat and bones) from lambs of this size is about 40% of the live weight. Our slaughter date in 2015 is November 7. Your frozen cuts of meat will be brought back to Frisky Lamb Farm one week later where you can pick them up. Alternatively, you can pick them up a couple of days earlier directly at the slaughterhouse.
Call or e-mail us to order (see Contacting Us). A deposit of $50 will be requested to reserve a lamb.
Make sure you have enough freezer space. About 2 cubic feet are needed for a whole lamb in the form of wrapped and frozen cuts of meat.
Old Barn Hollow Farm Market (http://www.oldbarnhollow.com) at 1217 Vestal Avenue, Binghamton, NY.