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evehamilton Dec 7, 2011 07:55 AM

I'm looking to get a lamb leg or shoulder to roast Saturday in Iowa City. Is there a butcher anywhere?

  1. corneygirl Dec 7, 2011 07:38 PM

    Fairway and New Pioneer coop are both small grocery stores that cut meat. I have had good luck w. custom orders from both. Fairway is generally much cheaper. Ruzicka's is a butcher in Solon (if your not local it's just a 15 min drive north).

    Finally, and my fave is Pavelka's Point. Lois raises and lamb - I know she sells it at farmers markets normally. There is a winter's market at the IC rec center on Gilbert this Saturday - I would think about going there to see if she has anything.

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      ctscorp Dec 7, 2011 08:11 PM

      Definitely go with Pavelka's Point. You could call:

      Pavelka’s Point, Inc. Pork and Lamb
      Bill Ellison and Lois Pavelka
      (319)624-2392

      Lois is super friendly and accommodating, and her meat is delicious. Good luck!

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        Big Al Jan 19, 2012 08:52 PM

        Pavelka's is the bomb. Failing that, New Pioneer can get you what you want. They're pricier than Fareway, but I honestly have never seen lamb in stock at Fareway.

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          IowaBoy Jan 22, 2012 10:51 PM

          My experience with Fareway when I lived in Iowa not all that long ago was that the lamb was never in the display case, but always in their walk-in freezer if you asked for it.

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