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Where to buy "happy" lamb legs?

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So, Easter is coming up and I'd love to buy a lamb leg to roast. Is there any place where I can get "happy" (natural, organic, free-range, whatever you'd call this) lamb legs in the outer boroughs or even the City?

I was tempted to try some of the halal markets nearby on Atlantic Ave., but after seeing one too many dropped on the sidewalk on the way from the unrefrigerated van they come in, I think I'm going to steer clear.

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  1. You don't need to look very far for happy lamb. New Zealand lamb which is quite ubiquitous, at least up here in Montreal, is free range, pastured and hormone free. It is, however, from the other side of the world so I guess you have to choose your battles.

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    1. re: SnackHappy

      Yeah - I'd like to try to keep it local, too. (NZ and Aussie lamb are the ubiquitous options around these parts as well.)

        1. Have you been to Marlow & Daughters -- the Marlow & Sons spin-off butcher shop? All their meat is locally sourced and raised by small producers. The head butcher is really friendly and knowledgeable about the provenance of the meat they sell. I was there a week or so ago, and they definitely had lamb. It's just a few doors down from Marlow & Sons on Broadway, between Bedford and Berry.

          1. STAUBITZ on Court Street is rated one of the top butchers in NY, right up there with Lobel. Their Leg of Lamb, with bone in, or butterflied and tied is outstanding. They will custom cut, custom pound, roll and tie, anything you want if you call and ask them in advance.

            Their meat and poultry are impeccably fresh, and are stored under perfect conditions, never breaking the chain of refrigeration. They sell so much, nothing sits around for very long.

            The guys there are very nice, and very helpful. I find their prices are lower than the Butcher on Clark Street, and much better quality. Ditto for FAIRWAY.