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Where to buy a whole lamb...

Satyr Mar 18, 2008 01:10 PM

Does anyone know a good place to buy a whole lamb? There used to be a place near Santa Rosa......I'd like to find a good source!

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    OldTimer Mar 18, 2008 04:48 PM

    If I help you turn the spit, do I get the head?

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      Satyr Mar 18, 2008 04:59 PM

      I cooked a whole pig last year and my family was completely grossed out by the pig's head...their loss! I wonder how disgusting a cooked lamb's head will be?

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        OldTimer Mar 18, 2008 09:06 PM

        It is an old Greek custom to reward the "spit-turner" with the head. It is not disgusting...a bit fatty but delicious. It just takes a little getting used to...especially the eyes. I'm kind of joking, because I doubt if you can get a lamb with head on. Most of the carcasses I've seen have the head removed.

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      Joan Kureczka Mar 18, 2008 03:20 PM

      Golden Gate Meats was offering milk fed lamb for Easter, including whole lambs for special order.

      1. maria lorraine Mar 18, 2008 01:52 PM

        You may be thinking of CK Lamb, in Healdsburg, used by many of the Sonoma County chefs. Very good flavor.

        Bruce H. Campbell - C. K. Lamb
        11100 Los Amigos Road
        Healdsburg, CA 95448
        (707) 431-8161
        FAX (707) 431-8100

        Product: Whole California Lamb, custom cuts, shipped to anywhere in the U.S.,
        available year-round.

        1. Morton the Mousse Mar 18, 2008 01:22 PM

          Lamb from Marin Sun Farms is excellent. I'd contact their butcher shop in Pt Reyes

          Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop
          10905 Hwy 1, Point Reyes Station, Ca

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