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Hi guys. Just wanted to send along my compliments on the most amazing lamb I have ever eaten!

We purchased 34 pounds of lamb from you and it is a smash hit. We started with the burger, making traditional shepherd’s pie.  With an adolescent boy in our family whose sole mission in life is to eat us out of house and home, we quickly discovered the necessity to make a double batch when we make it.  It simply doesn’t last. It is beyond flavorful and straight into succulent.

The real star of the show, however, was the roast leg of lamb we prepared for Easter dinner yesterday.  It was simply outstanding, and I went a little past medium rare (new oven coming soon). Carved easily, melted in our mouths. Meat this delicious simply doesn’t come from the mass market.  You can be rightfully proud of the good work you do, it shows in your product.

Looking forward to our next purchase

Be well

Vicki

Around Christmas of 2021 my father sent an email to myself and siblings about getting some lamb to have at our family dinner. I replied, “yuck, I’m not eating that.” He asked why and I said that every time I have cooked it from a local butchery in Stowe for the 93 year-old gentleman that I take care of, it smells awful. The one time I took a sliver of it to taste, I spat it out and said, “never again”.

Despite my disinterest in having lamb, my father brought some to our family dinner, as everyone was willing to eat it. There were six adults and three kids who all had some and commented on how tender it was and quite tasty.  I forced myself, with a scrunched-up face, to try a bite, and I was quite surprised to find it quite good. By this time the meat was pretty much gone so I did not get a good size piece to try but I will say I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely try it again from Brian and Susan’s farm.

Local and delicious, can’t get any better than that.

Mariah J.

Pasture Raised Whole Lamb Available Now & Grass Fed Beef This January.

Pre-Order Now!

NOTE: The steer is to be harvested Monday, 1.17.2022.

Custom cuts available, vacuum sealed, fed certified organic pasture/hay and certified organic grain.

Here at AJHC farm we take slaughtering very seriously. All of our animals are raised from day one with nothing but love. This includes those that, unfortunately, are destined to be harvested for consumption.

PRE-ORDER PASTURE RAISED LAMB 1/2 OR WHOLE.

CUSTOM CUT AND PACKAGED

$12 PER LB HANGING WEIGHT (AVERAGE LAMB IS 30 LBS)

A standard whole lamb includes:
2 Racks of Lamb
8 Lamb Loin chops (4 pkgs of 2 chops)
4 Leg shanks 
2 Leg roasts 
2 Shoulder roast
2-4 lbs ground

  • PRE-ORDER  GRASS FED BEEF  1/4, 1/2, OR A WHOLE
  • CUT AND PACKAGED BY CLARKS CUSOM MEAT PROCESSING
  • $8.00 PER LB HANGING WEIGHT
  • WEIGHT VARIES BUT AVERAGE IS 350-400 LBS
  • A WHOLE COW PACKAGED WILL FIT IN A 20 CUBIC INCH FREEZER USUALLY CONSISTS OF 175-200  LBS OF GROUND BEEF AND THE REST IN ROASTS AND CHOICE CUTS. THESE CUTS ARE CHOSEN BY YOU AND CAN VARY BASED ON THE DISHES YOU SERVE AND PACKAGED IN THE LBS THAT WORK FOR YOUR SIZED FAMILY. FOR EXAMPLE WE GET OUR GROUND BEEF IN 2 LB PACKAGES AND OUR SHORT-RIBS CUT KOREAN BBQ STYLE.
  • PROFESSIONALLY TANNED COW HIDE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOU $1200 both will be very nearly all black with some white. Very nice thick coats. Minimum 4-5 feet wide by 8-9 feet long.

FOR THOSE THAT WANT ALL THE DETAILS:

KNOW WHERE YOUR FOOD COMES FROM:

LAMB

Our lambs are born here in April and stay with their mothers until 4.5 months of age when the boys are moved over to pasture with the big boys (rams and wethers). They are on fresh grass moving every week from one pasture to another until November where they come into the barn and enjoy our 2nd cut hay and some certified organic grain (more as a treat than anything else) until their last day.

PRE-ORDER 1/2 OR WHOLE  CUSTOM CUT AND PACKAGED

$12 PER LB (AVERAGE LAMB IS 30 LBS)

BEEF

Our 2 steers for this winter come from a local dairy farmer. In the Vermont dairy world bull calves (boy cows) that are not sold locally get shipped to large factory farms out of state to be raised up for market (females get held onto by the farmer and raised up to join the dairy). Borage and Aspen are 2 holsteins from our friend and local farmer Ray and have been with us since May 2020. They were bottle fed and given organic grain as calves moving onto pasture with the herd by the late summer. They have had a wonderful life full of multiple pastures, hordes of fall apples, and yummy treats. AJHC will be retaining half of one for ourselves. They will be available in early February.

PRE-ORDER 1/4, 1/2 OR A WHOLE

CUT AND PACKAGED BY CLARKS CUSOM MEAT PROCESSING

$8.00 PER LB HANGING WEIGHT (ESTIMATED TO BE 350-400 LBS)

EMAIL TO ORDER and follow up with your USPS deposit(s):

$50 for LAMB

$200-$400 for BEEF

DAY OF HARVESTING

When that day comes the only one stressed out is me. We do not send any of our animals out to a slaughter house instead we have chosen to do everything onsite. Being completely unaware, each animal be it lamb, cattle, goat, or fowl is brought out into a private area to eat treats and then as they are happily enjoying themselves it is lights out. The method depends on the species but rest assured it is done with precision, skill and respect. For all meat other than beef we process and package onsite, our beef goes to Clarks meat processors in Irasburg VT. Our lamb and goat is vacuum packaged according to order after proper processing.

WHY CANT I JUST BY A FEW T-BONES AND A ROAST?

Due to federal regulations because we do not send our livestock to a USDA slaughter house we are unable to sell our meat in individual packages. We prefer to have our animals with us from beginning to end. Therefore our beef is available in 1/4, 1/2, or whole. Our lamb and goat is available as a whole or half. The cuts are all packaged according to order (i.e.: 1 lb packages of ground, 2-4 steaks or chops per package) but the purchase is on the hanging weight before cutting begins. Multiple people are able if they so choose to purchase one or part of an animal to help offset expense or quantity. We promise that both the cost and quality is far superior than going to your local grocer and because our meat has not traveled anywhere it is only ever frozen the one time, allowing you to defrost and refreeze multiple times if necessary.

WE WILL HONOR YOUR SACRIFICE AS BEST WE CAN.

At AJHC Farm we try to make sure that every part of our animals are not wasted. We render the blood and bone into our own meal for fertilizing our crops, use what parts we can as dog treats, and the pelts and hides are tanned. Professionally tanned cow hides must be special ordered and lamb pelts are available in February.

Email us to place your order or to inquire.