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HALF LAMB 21-23lb All cuts are individually packagesTunis
All cuts are individually packages
Tamarack Sheep Farm, Corinth VT
This package includes:
Rack of Lamb, feeds 3
Bone-in Leg, feeds 6
Bone-in Shoulder Roast, feeds 4
2 Shanks & Loin Chops, feeds 4
Ground, feeds 15-22 for burger, meatballs or pasta
Organ meat, feeds 1
Every part of a half lamb is packaged in its own individual cryo-vac. Lamb ships
The Tunis is smooth, minerally and herbaceous with notes of buttermilk and a bouncy texture.
It’s hard not to respect a breed that was referenced numerous times in the Bible (see fat-tailed sheep) and is reputed to be 3000 years old. It’s even harder to imagine the Tunis not being completely delicious since the first three U.S. Presidents raised and consumed them.
John Adams mentioned the breed in his diary in 1782 when the Tunis had an excellent reputation for delicious mutton — and tail (not sold today!). Thomas Jefferson ordered the importation of a second herd from Tunisia because he loved them so much he thought they should be more readily available. George Washington bred them —one of his early legacies was the proliferation of his particular Tunis crossbreed on farms and dinner tables along the East Coast.
The tail is now smaller and the color ranges from tan-to-red with the occasional white spot on the head and tail. Ewes usually birth twins although the Tunis still remains on the ALBC-USA.org Conservation Priority List. The Tunis is an excellent ambassador breed for the grass-fed movement – they don’t like to eat a lot of grain.
Our Tunis are raised by 3rd generation Vermont farmers Ben and Grace Machin. All lamb are raised on pasture and are never fed antibiotics.
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