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Locally raised, grass-fed lamb and beef

zelbee | Aug 16, 2007 07:35 AM

I have been searching for a good source of organically and locally raised, grass-fed lamb and beef out here in Chester County (and surrounding areas). I've bought both at Hendricks <http://www.hendricksfarmsanddairy.com> in Telford, but would like to find a place where I can buy a half or whole lamb, and a half or quarter beef.

We're about to try Tussock Sedge <http://www.tussocksedgefarm.com/Home.htm> for beef, and I have been talking to a place called Woodsong Hollow Farms (in Boyertown) for lamb. One question that came up is whether lamb that has been raised on grass but also given some grain is OK.

Does anyone have experience with either of these farms or any others nearby that raise beef and/or lamb? What do you think about the grass vs. grass+grain issue? There is a long thread about this on another board (Not About Food), which has a lot of great information about the husbandry and health aspects of grass vs. grain with regard to beef, and I assume the same issues are true for lamb. I'm just wondering if people on this board have experience with our local farmers on this issue.

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