Monday, June 8, 2009

Lochgary Lamb

For the last couple of months, there has been a Lochgary Lamb van parked on Fridays in the Liquormart car park outside Winston Hills Mall. Curiosity got the better of me a few weeks ago, so I wandered up to find signs stating "$95 1/2 lamb/box" and "Fresh farm lamb". I was intrigued, so I asked the poor guy a million questions "How long had they been in business", "Were their lambs organic", "Were the lambs free range" (dumb question, I know, but these days... some people are really cruel) "Can I have a look?". He was more than happy to answer all my questions.

So Lochgary Lamb has been in business for 3 years. They are family run company. The lambs are free range, and would be certified organic, except they drench them. I got to have a look at the contents of one of the boxes (1/2 lamb) and it looked pretty good. The same quality as Spring Hill Beef, but I liked the look of the Lochgary cuts better. Lochgary made a seasoned roast out of the flap (which was very nice, I have to say. It is a very, very fatty cut of the lamb, and most people don't know what to do with it. Usually ends up being fed to the dogs). $15 cheaper than the lamb from Spring Hill Beef, no scraps (however they do sell dog food separately if you want that - I don't have dogs)

I bought a box last Friday, and the lovely gentleman carried the box to my car!

Overall I'm very pleased with Lochgary Lamb, and will be purchasing from their vendor from now on. Still getting my beef from Spring Hill Beef.

On a side note, Lochgary is having some troubles with their phone and internet. A female member of the family usually mans the phones and email, but her service provider was giving her grief, so she cut off the internet connection, not realising her phone would go as well. They are fixing this up at the moment.

A box ($95) of lamb from Lochgary contains the following:-

10 forequarter chops
3 lamb steaks
2 lamb shanks
1 leg of lamb
10 short loin chops
2 neck chops (I got 4 in my box)
1 rack or 8 cutlets
1 rolled lamb roast (this was the flap seasoned roast)

"Every box contains at least 8kg of farm fresh lamb, and all meat is butchered to meet halal requirements".

My box got a big thumbs up from me :)

Eddited 23//9/10 to add that Lochgary Lamb appears to have vanished :( They no longer have a van at Winston Hills and it doesn't appear that you can purchase from them any more. If anyone has any other info, I'd love to know as their lamb was REALLY tasty.

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