Sheep play a really important role in restoring the soil biology and species diversity on our farm. We use a method of grazing called high density management intensive grazing (MiG). Sheep are moved twice a day to an ungrazed paddock, which reduces over-grazing and leaves a wealth of nutrients behind.
Since using MiG grazing, we’ve seen an explosion of life in our pasture that includes at least three species of frog, the return of bobolink and salamanders are now commonly spotted.
After grazing a paddock, we then wait a minimum of 30 days before we graze the same paddock again. A pasture rest period reduces the need for veterinary pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics and antihelminthics. In fact, we have never had a need to use either on our farm. MiG is an highly efficient way to use our farm land and improves soil and livestock health while bringing a gourmet product to your table.
Sheep and chickens share pasture in the apple orchard. It is also not unusual to see the sheep grazing cover crops in the vegetable garden. Cover crop grazing helps to build nutrients in the garden.
Lamb is a cornerstone of some of the world's best cuisine (think Mediterranean, North African, and Indian cuisine). And it's easy to prepare (check out our recipe section). Lamb is also incredibly good for you. Grassfed lamb is good for the land and reduces our carbon footprint. At Maple Hill Garden, our lambs are grass fed from weaning in early June to slaughter in the late fall.
-Stew meat $12.99/lb
-Loin Chops $18.99/lb
-Shoulder Roast $12.99/lb
-Rack of Lamb $18.99/lb
-Shoulder Chops $12.99/lb
-Sirloin Chops $11.99/lb
-Rib Chops $18.99/lb
-Leg of lamb $8.99/lb
-Leg, boneless $11.99/lb
Whole & Half Lamb:
-Whole lamb $349.00*
approximately 30lbs of meat
-Half a lamb $189.00*
approximately 15lbs of meat
*Price includes butchering and delivery. Product is cut, wrapped, and frozen.
Want to butcher your own lamb?
We offer special seasonal pricing for farm pickup of spring lambs.
June $110.00 July $125.00
August $150.00 September $175.00
October $210.00 November $210.00
You can also find our lamb at the following locations:
Colin visits the flocks (chickens are in the far background).