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Ground Lamb in NJ

juman23 Oct 20, 2009 07:43 AM

Does anybody know of a good place to buy ground lamb in central or northern New Jersey? I'm looking to buy about 5 lbs and need some quality meat.

  1. tommy Oct 20, 2009 08:52 AM

    do you have a butcher you deal with? i would think any butcher that carries lamb would grind it for you. i grind blade steaks at home when i want ground lamb. they're cheap and suit my needs.

    1. menton1 Oct 20, 2009 10:05 AM

      If you don't have a local butcher nearby, even the meat dept at a supermarket will grind it for you...

      1. sixelagogo Oct 21, 2009 01:15 PM

        Valley Shepherd in Long Valley, Nj sells lamb-various cuts including ground- around this time of year...They're at the shop in long valley, but also bring meat to the various farmers markets they're at. From their site:

        Valley Shepherd Creamery
        50 Fairmount Rd
        Long Valley, NJ 07853
        Phone: 908-876-3200
        FAX: 908-916-5269
        Toll Free: [coming soon!]

        Get our cheeses at these Farmer Markets:
        Tue-Princeton Univ
        Wed - Union SQ& Dag Plaza
        Wed & Fri- Rockflr Ctr
        Thur-Nyack, NY
        Fri-City hall& 97th & Col. NYC
        Fri-Rutgers Univ, NJ
        Sat - Union Sq, NYC & Boro hall-Bklyn
        Sat - Abingdon Sq &Tribecca NYC..
        Sat - Bernardsville & Montclair, NJ
        Sat - Inwood, NYC & Morningsde
        Sun - Lawrncevill, tenafly & Morristown
        Sun - Summit, NJ, Stuyv Village, NY
        Sun:77th&C.P., NYC
        Sun:Rye, NY &Piermont, NY
        Also available in our shop, online, and at very few retailers nationally.

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          agnesrob Oct 27, 2009 05:43 AM

          All of the supermarkets around me carry it, Shop Rite, Kings, A&P. But you can always request it at the meat counter in any supermarket.

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            croslan Oct 28, 2009 10:05 AM

            THe absolute best lamb in the state is raised by Lou Tommaso at Pittenger Farms up near Allamuchy:

            If you don't need anything that high end, you might try the many middle eastern butchers on Main Street where Clifton meets Paterson.

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