The secret to succulent, tender lamb shanks is a low-and-slow cooking method, such as braising. Cut from the lower leg of the lamb, shanks are sold in packages of two.
Lamb is a rich source of protein and, in moderation, an excellent source of iron, Vitamin B12, selenium, niacin, phosphorous, zinc, and monounsaturated fat.
Why is American Ostrich Farms selling lamb? It's a fair question; allow us to explain.
For most of us, a healthy, balanced diet consists of a wide variety of foods consumed in moderation. While we love the leanness of ostrich, sometimes our bodies want - and need - fat. Lamb is a rich source of dietary fat, along with a number of other important vitamins and minerals. It also happens to be delicious.
We source our lamb from other family farms in our community, partnering only with those who share our commitment to sustainability, humane animal husbandry, and producing only the cleanest, unadulterated products (i.e. grass-fed, no hormones or additives). Our partners responsibly graze their livestock, practicing rotational grazing that traps carbon in the soil and has a regenerative effect on the land. These partnerships -- wherein small producers are able to leverage our USDA-inspected facility, ‘farm-to-freezer’ distribution capabilities, and existing customer base –- allow us to support fellow American farmers contributing to a more sustainable, ethical & resilient food system.
Many of our first time customers have never had meat shipped directly to their door. These are some of the most common questions we receive about shipping.
Is the meat frozen?
Our meats are flash-frozen immediately after harvest and remain 100% airtight in a state of deep freeze until shipment, at which time they are carefully packaged with sufficient dry ice and renewable insulation to maintain our very high standards of food safety during shipment.
We calculate the amount of dry ice and insulation to use in every package based on the shipping address, shipping service, and the weather likely to be experienced en route to your door.
What if my meat thaws in transit?
While we strive to ensure every order arrives fully frozen, carrier delays do happen. The important thing to remember is that upon arrival, as long as the meat is still cold to the touch, it is perfectly safe and appropriate to put right into your freezer, or fully thaw to cook.
Buying frozen meat means you will have the extra step of thawing your meat but we promise, the process is easy! The three options below are the safest, easiest methods to get fresh meat from the freezer to your plate.
You won't find any factory farm raised lamb here. Our pasture raised, grass-fed lamb is as clean as it comes, with no hormones, preservatives, or other funny business.
Every package of meat is USDA inspected and flash-frozen at peak freshness.
We source our lamb from small farms in and around Idaho that share our commitment to sustainability and humane handling.
Healthy, pasture-raised lamb delivers quality you can see and taste.
We only partner with farms that share our values and meet stringent standards.
Responsibly raised livestock place less strain on the environment.
Every animal is treated with compassion & respect.
Far from factory farms and the culture of waste, American Ostrich Farms has set out to revolutionize the way red meat is cultivated and consumed. We believe that every choice makes a difference and when common sense meets a common purpose, we can do what’s right for generations to come. Welcome to the future of red meat.