Tue 8 Apr 2014 7:36PM

Grass Fed Beef and Lamb from Stemple Creek Ranch

GG Gina Giarmo Public Seen by 9

Ben contacted me today wanting to know if we would like to split a half beef and whole lamb three ways (w/ Sandbox & Embassy).

Stemple Creek Ranch
Grass Fed Beef: $3.80/lb hot carcass weight
Grass Fed Lamb: $350 for a $50lb lamb

From the survey results, most people eat meat 1-3 times/week. Sandbox is willing to just start with splitting beef if that's what ya'll want. This is a really cheap price for extremely high quality meat that will keep in the freezer for quite some time. The chest freezer is coming later this week. Let's get this discussion going, I'll put together a proposal by the end of tomorrow!


Levon Minassian Tue 8 Apr 2014 8:49PM

Yes to beef and lamb.


Chris Hoogewerff Tue 8 Apr 2014 10:46PM

OMGz. Sounds like a great option.
I love lamb, but I'm not sure if we need a freezer full of it.

That said..l I love lamb, so maybe we do.

Definitely yes to beef though...


Antoine Bicycles McGrath Wed 9 Apr 2014 12:50AM

They have a free ranch tour Saturday April 19th at 11AM in Tomales (1hour drive). Should we make it a house field trip?


Antoine Bicycles McGrath Wed 9 Apr 2014 1:04AM

A bit more info: the 40-50 lbs lamb is 300$, plus 90$ for Bud's Custom Meet to cut it (pick up in Petaluma). The website says it comes out $7.50 - $10.00 per lbs. I'd like to be involved with the pick up if we do go for it.


AJ Romine Wed 9 Apr 2014 7:20PM

Yes to Beef and Lamb. Yes to field trip. And while we're in Petaluma can we make a stop at the seed bank?! The sooner we start planting the better. Am I right? : )


Catherine O'Hare Wed 9 Apr 2014 9:19PM

As a vegetarian, I'm neutral but always supportive of buying from local ranches.
As someone whose family cooks a lamb on a spit in the backyard once a year (not kidding, you're all invited to easter in san diego) I support having lamb.
Lambs under 50lbs are usually tastier/less game-y. A big lamb though feeds about 40 a dinner's serving-worth. Splitting it between the three ways might only give the house one or two meals worth...it might be an expensive option...