100% Grass-fed Lamb!
Grass-Fed Traditions supplies 100% grass-fed lamb from small-scale family farms in Wisconsin. These sheep graze on lush pasture all summer long in the rolling hills of the "Driftless Area" of southwestern Wisconsin.
The Driftless Area of Wisconsin is famous around the world because it is completely surrounded by glaciated territory. It preserves a large sample of what the rest of Wisconsin, as well as northern and eastern United States, were like before the Glacial Period.
The Driftless Area is driftless because of three factors:
1. The highland to the north furnished temporary protection from ice invasion.
2. The more rapid movement of glacial lobes in the lowland to the east and the region to the west resulted in the final joining of these ice lobes south of the Driftless Area, so that it was completely surrounded by the continental glacier.
3. The termination of the forward movement and the beginning of retreat came before there was time for the ice from the north, east and west to cover the driftless remnant.
The result is a unique geographical area of rolling hills that the early settlers of Wisconsin recognized was especially well-suited for grazing. Today many small-scale family farms still graze this rich soil, and some of the most world-renown artisan cheeses are also from this rich agricultural area of Wisconsin.
Grass-Fed Traditions now offers premium grass-fed lamb grazed on pastures from this same rich soil of Wisconsin. We believe you will not find tastier lamb from anywhere in the world!
How do we define “grass-fed?” The sheep are on pasture, not in feed lots eating silage. They are also finished on grass, and do not eat grains at all. We don’t process animals in the winter or early spring, when they are only eating dry grass. Our animals are eating green grass right up to the time of processing. All of our pastures are free from the use of pesticides or other chemical treatments, and completely organic.
The CLA Advantage
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is a naturally occurring free fatty acid found mainly in meat and dairy products in small amounts. CLA was discovered by accident in 1978 by Michael W. Pariza at the University of Wisconsin while looking for mutagen formations in meat during cooking.
The most abundant source of natural CLA is the meat and dairy products of grass-fed animals. Research conducted since 1999 shows that grazing animals have from 3-5 times more CLA than animals fattened on grain in a feedlot. Simply switching from grain-fed to grass-fed products can greatly increase your intake of CLA. (Dhiman, T. R., G. R. Anand, et al. (1999). “Conjugated linoleic acid content of milk from cows fed different diets.” J Dairy Sci 82(10): 2146-56.)
Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid for human growth and development. We must have it to be healthy. Grass-finished lamb is a great source for this essential nutrient. The source of Omega 3 is the green leaves of plants. When sheep eat their natural diet, lamb becomes a great source of Omega 3. Grain is not a rich source of Omega 3, so standard, grain-finishing practices cause the Omega 3 level to decrease dramatically.
Just wanted to let you know that your lamb is the best! I ordered some lamb arm roasts and ground lamb. The lamb was delicious and is by far the best lamb I have eaten and I have had other grass fed lamb. Robert - Payson, AZ
Highly recommend Tropical Traditions! We placed a meat order and it totaled over $300. A man from Tropical Traditions called me before it shipped to make sure we were expecting the order and no fraud was taking place. Wow! That was a nice touch! The meat arrived still frozen and in a timely manner. The meat is nicely packaged, no blood on the outside of the packages like we experienced when ordering from another website. Already loved Tropical Traditions for their coconut oil, now love them for their meat, too! Donna - Satsuma,
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