Buy Our Pastured Lamb
There are currently two ways to purchase our lamb. The first is to find us at a market (see "Our Locations" under the "About" tab), and pick up some loin chops, legs of lamb, stew or ground meat, shanks, or rack of lamb, and the second way is to buy a whole lamb in the fall to stock your freezer with for winter. Pricing for our products is provided below.
Please note that for lamb shares the per pound price is based on a hanging weight.
The weights on the diagram above are approximate ranges. As a rule-of-thumb, you can expect the take home cuts to be approximately 70-85% of your hanging weight, depending on how much of your cuts are deboned, which means that for a whole lamb, your average price per pound will work out to be between $12/lb and $14/lb. This price includes all butchering charges. We have sold out of lamb shares for 2015 and are currently taking orders for Fall 2016.
What to Expect When You're Expecting (A Lamb)
Assume for the sake of this exercise that you have decided to buy a whole lamb. The list below provides a play-by-play of what happens next:
- You send in a deposit of $100 to Stonewood Pastures, 66 Town Farm Road, Ipswich MA 01938. This reserves your share, and helps us with our expenses.
- You fill out a cut sheet (see Cut Sheet Template, below) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. This tells the butcher how you want your lamb cut and processed.
- We raise your lamb for you until it reaches market weight and drop it off at the butcher for you with your cut sheet.
- One week later, we pick up your lamb cuts, wrapped and frozen and bring it back to our farm in Ipswich where you come and pick up your share that same day. Our storage capabilities are very limited, so it is imperative that you pick up your meat within a few hours. A whole lamb share will take up approximately 1 cubic feet of freezer space or less and weigh approximately 25 - 40 lbs. This is also the time that the remaining balance is due ($10/lb times the hanging weight, minus the deposit, or approximately $300).
- You go home and enjoy your stash of chops, legs, stew or ground meat, and rack of lamb, plus all the other bits you want to keep! You can expect the following proportions of the various cuts: