We now have a small flock of free-range hens, and our farm fresh eggs are available at the Leesburg Farmers Market, as well as directly from our farm. Check out the photos of the Purple Poultry Palace and its residents!


"Retail" style packages of our lamb are finally available for our Washington, D.C. metro area (and some far 'burbs) customers!

As of June 9, 2007, we have 3 styles of our lamb sausage available: Sweet Italian, Hot Italian, and Classic Sage (the flavor you remember from the traditional American breakfast sausage). All are made with no MSG and no preservatives - just our natural Eco-ganic lamb and herbs and spices.

What is Eco-ganic? A neighboring farmer friend coined this term to describe their farm products, and has graciously allowed us to "lift" it: Eco-ganic is organic in all but government paperwork, certifications, and fees. We walk the organic walk, and prefer to invite you come out to see for yourself how we operate our farm and build a relationship with us (if you wish), rather than spending our time and your money for the government to issue a certification. So, we are able to offer our premium product to you without a mark-up for the certification costs.

Now you can finally purchase small quatities of lamb from us, instead of the whole lamb. You've been asking, and we've been working on this for a long time. We found a great processor who can prepare lamb cuts for retail sale! Our lambs are still pastured on pesticide-free and chemical fertilizer-free grass pastures augmented with feed supplements of hormone and antibiotic-free grain and grass feeds to balance their nutrition. Most of our hay for winter feeding is locally produced right next door, and we do our best to ensure chemical-free hay for winter feed. We take great pride in producing "clean" Eco-ganic meat for your well being, as well as for Planet Earth's future.

Our standard cuts include: rib chops, rib rack roasts, loin chops, whole legs, shoulder chops, arm chops, neck slices, riblets, ground lamb, and several varieties of lamb sausage - Sweet Italian, Hot Italian, and Breakfast links in mild, medium, or hot. If you want something specially butchered, you may either purchase a freezer lamb, or request a special cut that we will include in our next available processing reservation.

Just contact us for current availability of specific cuts and current market prices.

 

Here's one of our favorite recipes for ground lamb - a delicious Moroccan meatball dish!
 
Tajine Saloui bil Kifta:

Meatballs:
1 lb. ground lamb (or beef)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. hot red chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
1 tsp. fresh ginger, crushed, or 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
4 sprigs flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 small onion, chopped fine

Mix meatball ingredients and form small meatballs 3/4 - 1" diameter. Set aside.

Sauce:

1 Tblsp. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped fine
1.5 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
4 sprigs flat leaf parsely, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. sweet paprika
1/8 tsp. hot red chili powder
1/2 cup water

Heat oil in large saucepan, add onion and fry on low heat till clear and beginning to turn golden. Add tomato and remaining sauce ingredients. Simmer over low heat 1/2 hr.

Drop the meatballs one at a time into the sauce. cover and simmer over low heat 15 - 20 minutes.

Serve with couscous.