Monday, July 28, 2014

Win a Portable Grill, Support US Lamb Farmers!

The wonderful folks at Mountain States Rosen Co-op, a group of western US lamb ranches, are giving away a portable grill as part of their summer promotions, to get people excited about eating lamb again! To win you sign up over on Facebook, through this link here or the ad on the right side of the blog. It takes a second or two, and once there you can get free recipes and cooking tips as well as meet the people who comprise MSR.

I got in touch with MSR because they reminded me a lot of the Cabot Cheese folks here in Veryork. Cabot is a larger label, but it is a combination of so many neighbors' livelihoods. Hundreds of small farms and family operations, passed through generations, with the golden ticket of a place to sell their wares and distribute for them. When you buy Lava Lake Lamb you are buying grass-fed, humanley raised, food that supports folks right in this country managing to retain the job title of "Shepherd" in the 21st century.  When you find their brands at your local grocer or co-op you can make sure you are choosing an American-raised lamb over an imported one from 10,000 miles away. They have gone above and beyond labeling standards and many packages have QR codes you can scan to not only learn about the food but the farm or ranch they are raised on. This is a big deal for folks who want to shop mindfully, and something I support wholeheartedly. The video below is one of those ranchers, still driving their flocks across the mountain ranges of Montana. Watch one family keeping a tradition alive, raising meat and wool for supermarkets and soldiers alike. So CLICK HERE, to win a grill and just a visit to their site or a package of Shepherd's Pride in the freezer is a step towards better meat, better business, and happier animals. I thank them for their support of Cold Antler, where lamb will be on the menu in a few weeks!

5 Comments:

Blogger Nancy po said...

There's a big sheep drive every year thru the town of Sun Vslley, in Idaho. It's a big part of the Basque tradition here...

July 28, 2014 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Nancy po said...

I don't see what kind of a grill is it? I don't have the room for a big one.... not described on their FB page...

July 28, 2014 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Victoria Nidetch said...

That looks like heaven on earth.

July 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger PansWife said...

I would like to know their policy on wolves first? So many US lamb producers are in favor of wolf kills that I will only buy lamb from a local producer in the Northeast.

July 31, 2014 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger PansWife said...

I would like to know their policy on wolves first? So many US lamb producers are in favor of wolf kills that I will only buy lamb from a local producer in the Northeast.

July 31, 2014 at 8:02 AM  

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