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What’s new on the farm:

It’s been a minute, so we wanted to check in and update you on all the new and exciting things happening at Lambtastic Farms! We have had a heck of a year so far and are looking forward to bringing you the same amazing-tasting lamb for the rest of 2022 as well! 

In March and April, we plan on dropping two more meal kits, one for St. Patrick’s and the other for Easter! We are still ironing out the details on the menu, but you can be sure they will be stocked with our delicious lamb, locally sourced ingredients and be as tasty as ever! 

We’ve also added a few new items to the product list, introducing Lamb Meatballs and Lamb Skewers, a quick and easy way to spice up your weekday meals! Our meatballs will come in two flavours, Mint Pea or Chorizo and the skewers will be Souvlaki. These products will be rolling out soon and we hope you love them as much as we do! 

We have also sold our barn and are looking forward to a less hectic lambing season this year but love that we are still able to raise our lambs at the quality level we always have. We will continue to bring you the best-tasting lamb, with the option to focus more on finishing products and scaling our business! 

Spring is coming and we know that Summer can be a crazy busy time, so we wanted to add a few easy-to-prepare meal options to our growing list, we hope Lamb Meatballs and Skewers become part of your regular Summer BBQ plans! As always, all our products continue to be gluten-free and cooked with love by us! Thank you for supporting your local farmers and ranchers, we may grow and prepare the food that goes on your table, but your support means that we can put food on our tables as well. For that, we are always grateful.

Until next time!

 Ray + Nancy

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The Local Food Price Stigma

In a world where people are struggling with high grocery costs, it’s important to find ways to save money on food. One way is by buying local produce and meats from your local farmer. Buying locally helps the environment because less fossil fuel will be used in transport and food won’t have to travel as far. Furthermore, you’ll get the freshest foods that taste better! You also will know more about what you’re eating than if you were relying on mass-produced groceries for convenience. Farmers can tell stories of how they grow or raise their crops or animals which gives them meaning and value. so, ask questions next time you buy.

Buying local creates a safer food supply by avoiding mass production and decreasing the chance of large-scale contamination and better for our environment. Grocery stores can be expensive! Plus, you get to support small businesses in your area- what’s not love about that?

Grocery chains might have larger footprints than local mom n pop places; they rely on transportation which leads to the use of more gas as well as emits carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from their trucks etc.

We all know that eating local is better for our environment, but did you also realize how much cheaper it can be? Eating this way has many other benefits as well: I’m sure we’ve heard about sustainability before and maybe even what goes into making produce fresh versus canned or frozen; if not then let me paint a picture here–fresh meat that is harvested right off the farm which helps make them taste better due to its lack in preservatives like chemicals found within packaging from mass-produced foods!

Grocery stores have become in some cases more expensive, local foods are often fresher and healthier. It can be hard to find good quality food at a decent price especially when trying to feed a large family or even just yourself. Many people would like access to better options but don’t have the time or resources necessary for finding these items outside of their traditional supermarket. You would be surprised to learn that not many people know of their local food options.

Food prices are rising, and many people are wondering where to get the best deal. Grocery stores may be cheaper than buying directly from a farmer, but they’re not always the cheapest option. Buying local food can save you money in some cases! Food prices have been on the rise for years now- it’s hard to ignore that fact. Many people wonder how they’ll make ends meet with expenses going up every year, especially when it comes to groceries. Grocery stores indeed offer savings over buying direct from farmers at times, but only sometimes- other times shopping local will help you save money instead of spending it!

The grocery store offers a wide variety of food choices. But what about the other, less publicized options? Local food is becoming popular in many places because it’s more nutrient-dense and has more flavour. We all must eat three times a day, why not try something different for once?

Support local folks. It supports the local economy by investing money back into local resources.

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Let’s talk lamb. Because why not.

What is the best kind of meat? It depends on where you are. If you’re in Alberta, for example, lamb might not be your first answer. Growing up in Ireland, on a sheep farm that choice came naturally. In my youth, lamb was a common ingredient on our table. Alberta lamb is an ever-growing choice for people to feed their families today.

Lamb is an ancient food, and it’s a protein with a rich history. If you want to feed your family the best meat available today while supporting local farmers, choose lamb. Whether you’re looking for chops or the “king of meat” the lamb rack (Probably one of the most known lamb cuts and rightly so for its wonderful taste and presentation). Lamb is used by many chefs on their menus around the world.

Lamb used to be the staple of human diets in Europe and Asia Minor because it was plentiful, requiring far less space than cattle or pigs. The history behind this protein source goes back to ancient times when sheep were domesticated by early humans in Mesopotamia around 9500 BC. Lamb has been called “the other white meat” for its leaner qualities that make it an excellent choice if you’re trying to cut down on fatty foods like beef. And while there is no guarantee that lamb will always be available due to changing consumer preferences, one thing is certain – demand for this delicacy isn’t going away anytime soon!

But maybe one reason why people love lamb is that they can find locally raised lamb direct from the farm or butcher shop near them. Local chefs have found that using local lamb brings out more flavours than anything else they’ve tried before! They also know that buying from small farms means better animal care practices since these animals aren’t shipped long distances to slaughterhouses like some meats are. Another big plus about eating locally sourced meats is knowing where your food came from – you can trace its origins back to the farm where it was raised.

Although it’s awesome going to great restaurants to enjoy lamb and having the chef create wonderful flavours. Why not try something new in your own kitchen, there are plenty of options for everyone. How do you cook your perfect roast leg with a mint sauce recipe?
What’s better than cutting into a juicy, flavorful lamb with friends and well…..your favourite glass of red. Don’t want to get fancy then let us do the cooking with one of our meal kits. Recipes are also available on our website with the juiciest selection of lamb cuts to take home or deliver to you weekly.

The world is changing and so are people’s diets. If you’re looking for meat that’s tasty, delicious and local with a large celebrity following then lamb might just be right up your alley! Lamb has been on my menu since I was growing up in Ireland– it seems like everyone there loves their lamb chops or racks – but now more than ever this protein-packed food is gaining popularity here in Alberta as well. Let us know if you want help getting started with incorporating some of these amazing flavours into your kitchen!

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What is the definition of locally sourced food?

When something has a label that says “local” and is in your grocery store, does that really mean it is locally sourced food? Local should be defined as how close to home you are getting this product from. Local meats are usually defined as those that have been processed, slaughtered and sold within a certain radius of where they were produced. However, many people don’t know how to make sure their meat is truly local because the term “local” can be used in different ways by producers. For example, some may say it’s “local” if just the slaughtering was done locally while others might consider it only to be true when the animal has lived its entire life on one farm or ranch before being killed there too–and everything in between!

The definition of “local” varies depending on who you ask and where they live, but it usually means the food comes from within around 100 miles or less from home. This could mean locally grown produce, dairy, meat, seafood and other foods.

Buying local meats is a great way to get fresh meat and support local farmers, but it’s important to know what the label really means. Some grocery stores sell locally raised meats that aren’t actually from your Provence; they’re just labelled as local because of their geographic proximity. To ensure you’re getting an authentic product with all its benefits, ask where exactly this meat came from before buying it! Or perhaps what we need to do is go back to basics and start buying more products like eggs, milk, cheese and meat at our farmer’s markets or other farm-to-table establishments. That way we can know for sure where these items come from while also reducing greenhouse gases by not shipping foods far and wide.

If you are looking for a way to help reduce your carbon footprint, one of the easiest things you can do is eat locally raised meats. When we say “local” here, it means eating meat from animals grown here on our farm. Our family farm has been raising our lamb since 2012; as such, we know how important it is to buy local because we care about supporting other small businesses in this region.

Here at Lambtastic Farms, we want to make sure we are providing our customers with the best quality of products and service so they can enjoy their experience here in person or online, but also provide them with information about where their food came from. Our goal is for people who shop here to feel like they have gone back in time when there were no grocery stores, just family farms. We take pride in raising all of our livestock naturally without any antibiotics or hormones and give them plenty of space to roam around outside which means less carbon footprint than most other places.

If you’re looking for a great-tasting, locally raised cut of meat that is delicious and sustainable then look no further. At Lambtastic Farms, we are proud to sell some of the best lamb in town! Whether it be our juicy pasture-raised leg of lamb or your favourite lamb chop recipe, we have what you need here. Stop by today and let us help you find something perfect for your meal tonight!