Local Lamb

Lamb is available in Ontario year round and is often a key ingredient in many religious holiday feasts starting in the spring. A lean and tender read meat option, lamb is also high in protein, iron and B-vitamins. There are several different cuts available and the meat is easy to prepare. For more information on lamb and a great collection of easy to prepare recipes check out the The Ontario Sheep Marketing Organization's website.

There are lots of options to buy lamb locally. Check out these to Wellington County farms and a retail store who offer high quality meat.


Circle R Livestock - Wallenstein

Located in southern Mapleton Township, Ryan and Romy Schill and family keep a flock of over 200 ewes. All lambs are raised on their family farm from birth and are grain finished resulting in a mild and tender meat. They offer a variety of cuts, 1/4 or 1/2 lamb meat boxes or whole lambs butchered to your specifications. In addition to meat, they offer sheep skins, fibre products and yarn and wool processed at the Grand Valley Fibre Company close to Arthur.

For orders, please contact Romy directly at 519.669.4146, by email, or order online through Bailey's Local Foods in Kitchener/Waterloo.

View Circle R Livestock's Partner Profile for location information and more.

Thatcher Farms Butcher Shop, Bakery and Farm Market - Rockwood

Adam and Dana Thatcher and family offer a variety of farm fresh meats including beef, pork lamb and poultry at their farm in Guelph/Eramosa Township. All of their meats are expertly cut in their on-farm butcher shop. Custom orders are welcome or you can pick and choose from the variety of popular cuts at the Guelph Farmers' Market on Saturdays or their farm store. Thatcher Farms also has an excellent bakery and they carry a wide range of local products, including, eggs, cheeses honey, syrup and much more.

For orders or inquiries, contact the Thatcher Farms Butcher Shop and Bakery at 519.856.4073 or by e-mail.

View Thatcher Farms' Partner Profile for location information and more.

Local Retailer:

Market Fresh - Guelph

Market Fresh prides itself in sourcing local product. In fact many local artisanal food brands have had their start at their store. Their commitment to sourcing local is represented in all different areas in the market, especially in their house-own butcher shop. They offer a wide variety of meats, including locally raised lamb from Beverly Creek Farm. Popular cuts include racks, shoulder and shank and customers are encouraged to talk directly to the butcher shop staff for custom cuts and preparation instructions.

Pre-orders are available via phone 519.823.8046, by e-mail, or visit them in store.

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