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Lamb, Elysian

Tableside Information:

Because of the extreme care provided to the production of Elysian Fields Lamb, please reserve lamb for the following week. The lambs are produced per order.

Holistically raised sheep produce some of the most natural lamb available. Elysian Farms Lamb is used by The French Laundry.

Raising lamb holistically allows you, the consumer, to be connected with the farmer and united in this philosophy of care and respect for the animals they raise.

Food Information:

THE FARM - Keith Martin and Thomas Keller here offer a new perspective on one segment of this industry, raising lamb, a method that puts the animal first and as a result makes what this farmer and this chef believe is the best possible lamb. “I don’t see a difference between the lamb I raise on my farm and the meat you take home,” says Mr. Martin. “It’s all part of the same continuum, it’s all one thing, holistic. In order for the lamb you buy to be the best it can be, it has to be properly cared for while it’s alive. The entire life of the animal is paramount.”

THE LAMB - Our lamb has a unique profile combining the ideal balance of size and maturity. Harvesting the lamb at the optimal age, while the structure is fine and compact, gives a high degree of tenderness and a "blushy" nature that contrasts beautifully with the white crystalline fat marbled throughout. The red marrowed bone, characteristic of a healthy, active lamb, infuses delicate flavor throughout the meat during cooking. We cultivate the natural quality of these outstanding animals under our patended Safe Alternative protocol, showing them respect, humane treatment, and recording our careful stewardship throughout their lives.

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

Eastern United States




Elysian Fields Farm

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