Meat & Recipes
Delicious Icelandic Lamb
Icelandic lamb is lean, mild, and delicious, with none of that “gamey” flavor often found in commercial lamb. The breed’s modest size is perfect for modern families who often don’t have freezer space to store a large amount of meat.
The October 2009 issue of Saveur magazine said, “Free-range, grass-fed Icelandic lamb is exceptionally fine grained and mild tasting; it is prized by chefs….”
In the March 2010 issue of Food & Wine magazine, Robert Wiedmaier, chef-owner of Marcel’s and Brasserie Beck in Washington, DC, is quoted as saying, “Icelandic lamb is the best I’ve ever tasted. It’s a very pure, nonfatty meat.”
In previous years, the few surplus lambs we’ve had at the end of each summer were just enough to fill our own freezer. But since we’ve expanded our flock, we now have enough to meet our own needs and still have some to sell as locker lambs.
Love our lamb? You may also be interested in our pastured gourmet pork when it becomes available.
Our supply of locker lambs is very limited, and they’re available only in early October.
Once they’re gone, there will be no more until the following year.
Contact me to check availability or to be put on our waiting list for next year.
We send lambs to slaughter in early October. At this time, our lambs are about 4-6 months old and weigh about 50-80 lbs. Each one typically yields 25-35 lbs. of packaged meat.
We sell live animals only. Our price is $100 per lamb, including delivery to our local butcher. The butcher then charges approximately $70 to process each lamb, including cutting, packaging, and freezing.
You can tell the butcher exactly how you want the meat cut. Do you want more roasts or more chops? More ground lamb or more stew meat? How thick do you want your chops cut, and how many do you want in each package? In a few days, your meat will be wrapped, frozen, and ready for you to pick up.
The butcher is only a 10-minute drive from our farm, so the lambs don’t have to endure the stress of a long, arduous trip.
If you want to do your own butchering, you can also pick up your live lamb here at the farm. For those with religious restrictions: Our male lambs are intact, and no tails have been docked. All lambs do have ear tags.
Icelandic lamb is naturally lean, with a very mild, delicious flavor. We use no hormones, steroids, or medicated feeds to promote growth, but try to raise our lambs as naturally as we can. Support locally grown food—buy your locker lambs from Ingleside Icelandics!
Our supply of locker lambs is extremely limited. Once they are gone, there will be no more until the following year. Please contact me to see what we might have available, or sign up now to be put on our waiting list.