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minncalif Apr 2, 2011 08:10 AM

has anyone bought lamb from any of the vendors at the st paul farmers market

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    Brad Ballinger Apr 4, 2011 07:46 AM

    I've purchased lamb chops from Otis Family Farms. More than once. Liked them just fine.

    1. Michael Florey Apr 4, 2011 11:46 AM

      Absolutely. I've done so on many occassions. I usually get rib chops with frenched bones, sometimes special ordered. Also have gotten legs and loin chops. Really some of the best lamb I've seen anywhere. The Frenched rib wracks are insanely good. We grill them all summer. I also buy a bunch and put them in the freezer for use in the winter. The only bad experience I've had was buying some "lamb steaks", which ended up being fatty.

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        BigE Apr 7, 2011 10:35 AM

        Michael, what vendor are referring to?

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          Michael Florey Apr 8, 2011 11:58 AM

          Honestly I think I've tried every single vendor there that offers lamb. We are lamb fanatics. The vendors all kind of blur together. I got the custom cut rib chops for a big party last year from the large guy with kids who look just like him. I think that was Otis Family. Farm on Wheels is good. There is another place, though, that has rib chops where the Frenched bones are like 12 inches long. They are insanely good. Can't recall the name, though. My experience is that if you stick with the more expensive cuts, everything is excellent. When you try to bargain shop lamb it gets more dicey.

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