Today’s breed of the day for HERITAGE BREEDS WEEK is the Tunis sheep. The Tunis breed originated in Tunisia and is reputed to be more than 3000 years old. Referred to as fat-tailed sheep in the Bible, the color ranges from tan to red with the occasional white spot on the head and haunches. The American Founding Fathers were known for their appreciation of the Tunis. John Adams mentioned the breed in his diary in 1782 noting its exceptional taste. Thomas Jefferson ordered a herd be imported f...
"When the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another Heaven and another Earth must pass before such a one can be again." — William Beebe
The list of British breeds of lamb that are already extinct includes the Bampton Nott, the Mendip, the longwool Nottingham, the Old Lincoln, the Silverdale, the Wicklow, and the Wiltshire Down. Our nose-to-tail program features lamb breeds that are considered rare but not yet extinct. The Dorset-Horn and Navajo-Churro, for example,...
Our Annual January Sale is on! We only do this once a year to make room for many new products coming in! The sale runs for 30 days and once items sell out they are gone – so don’t miss out. Shop the sale here.
Our sale selection ranges from pork chops to leg of goat and many different cuts in between — all humanely raised on pasture by independent family farms, 100% antibiotic free.
Below is the recipe for Tandoori Lamb Balls from our friends at The Meatball Shop, NYC using Heritage ground ...
Sam Edwards is still fighting two years after a fire savaged his entire facility including his home, his smoke house, and literally thousands of hams. It was an incredible blow to everyone that is part of the chain — Heritage had thousands of hams on hand that Sam would normally smoke and cure, and an […]
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House Warming Gifts are often meant to be objects that last, objects that convey a sense of permanency. When someone moves into a place there is the idea that they will live there for a long time and that a house warming gift is something that should also be around for awhile....
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This Holiday Season, Go Big with a Classic Heritage Centerpiece! The biggest occasions deserve the best meats in America. Like all of our meats, our centerpieces are raised humanely, on pasture without antibiotics or hormones, and produce the best natural flavor and texture you have ever experienced. These are not your grandma’s pot roast — […]
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This is an EPIC story about the oldest domesticated livestock breed in the United States, a story that spans 500 years, and hopefully ends on on your plate. Antonio Manzanares is one of the last remaining Churro shepherds in the Southwest, and he herds these animals in the traditional style, with little concession to modern […]
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Ryan's recipe sounds delicious! We love the simplicity of Roasted Leg of Lamb. Try this recipe for a citrus twist on an old classic. The key is marinating the meat overnight and cooking the roast low and slow. This recipe is great in the oven, and also does wonderful on the grill.
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Young Tunis lambs at Tamarack Vermont Sheep Farm bask in the warm spring sun. Farmers affectionately refer to the birthing of baby lambs as ‘lambing’. Early spring is the traditional time for lambing, giving the young lambs time to fully develop before the challenges of winter set in. In the winter lambs are kept […]
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tender clean mineral perfectly balanced sticky fat mint cream herb cinnamon olive grassy clove delicate Chris and Ray Wilson, along with their daughter Sarah, have been raising sheep on their farm in Northeastern Tennessee for nearly 20 years. As a child of farmers, Chris hopes to one day pass down the farm to her own […]
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