When Mark and I were both told beef is not our friend we thought we were doomed to eating ground turkey for the rest of our lives. Don’t get me wrong; I love turkey especially on Thanksgiving. There is nothing like a roasted turkey breast dipped in my dad’s homemade gravy. However, turkey burgers did not sound appealing to me, who LOVES a grilled beef burger in the summer. What were we going to do? One of the options our doctor presented to us was lamb. Ok, great, but where were we going to find it? We would eventually learn Wacholz Grass-Fed meats was the answer.
Where do you find lamb?
I was cruising Aldi’s meat aisle and to my delight there sat ground lamb, leg of lamb, and lamb roast. I had no idea how to cook any of it, but I was confident in my ability to adapt to various cooking techniques. I put the cuts of meat into my cart and excitedly finished my shopping.
Aldi became my go-to center for purchasing lamb. I didn’t even want to tell my readers, because this store is famous for having items like this for a season and then randomly not selling it anymore. Which ended up being the case, one day I walked and checked, sure enough, when I asked the clerk, she said they no longer carried it. Big bummer!
OMG. It’s expensive!
Lamb at Hy-Vee is a whopping $6.99-$9.99 depending on the cut you purchased. So, I hopped online and messaged our farmer, Cazzi Wacholz’s from Wacholz’s Grass-fed Meats, whom we had bought a whole pig from three years ago. I wasn’t even sure he raised lambs or if he sold them to the public. However, God had it all figured out. Not only did he raise lambs I could purchase one. I decided to buy two lambs instead of just one, hoping it would last us at least six months. I can already tell I think we will save up and purchase four lambs next year.
Wacholz Grass-Fed Meats to the rescue.
Cazzi charged us $4.15/per lb., each lamb weighing in at 67 for one lamb and 64 for the other lamb. Steve’s Meats in Ellendale, MN did the processing. The meat is beautifully marbled. I love that we can talk to our farmer first hand to find out what our animal ate and know what of kind of life and living conditions of our animal experienced while alive. I firmly believe happy animals produce happy meat. We chose to get ground lamb, lamb chops, leg of lamb, and roasts. Every cut has been lean, delicious, and I excited to have meat in our freezer again.
Contact Cazzi today!
Are you wondering about Wacholz’s Grassfed Meats check out their website and contact them for more information? They have fair prices, happy animals, and the meat is delicious!