In the summer I ordered half a lamb from our local sheep farmers, the Bottemines at Les Effes, who raise a breed called Charmoise. The lamb was to be ready in November, and sure enough, Charlie Bottemine emailed me in mid-November to say I could pick it up.
|Boxes of lamb in the refrigerated van on the farm.|
In our box of lamb was a leg, a boned rolled shoulder, three packs of mixed bits for stewing, six packs of four chops or cutlets, two slices of liver and two kidneys, all vacpacked and ready to eat or freeze. It weighed 7.3 kilograms and cost €117. We ate some cutlets that night and the liver the next night. We are delighted and will definitely be buying direct from the farm again.