CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK
Side of Lamb Easter Hamper
€120 + free delivery
Crafted and packed, Freezer ready
Delivered fresh everywhere on island of Ireland
Out of stock
To celebrate our most recent accolade, A BIG ONE, Irish Food Writer’s Guild Food Award, we have a Special Offer for Easter so you too can enjoy this rare and wonderful lamb meat being raved about! Calvey’s of Achill Salt Marsh Lamb SIDE Easter Hamper WITH FREE DELIVERY €120.00
Look forward to treating yourself and your family to Easter Lamb with the Wow factor! Since Summer 2021 we have perfected this product so it’s just right for the Easter plate. Salt Marsh Lamb is available while stocks last as there is limited availability until next Autumn again. This Special Offer includes fresh & pure, succulent lamb meat bursting with flavours. Full Leg for Easter Sunday, Full Shoulder (can be boned, rolled and tied or left whole, please specify when giving details at checkout), the Rack of lamb, add all the Centre Loin Cutlets and offal is optional. Offer includes delivery to your door North, South, East, West. We deliver everywhere all-Island Ireland. All products are fresh meat and are delivered in bio-degradable boxes butchered, bagged and labelled ready for you to stock in your freezer if you wish.
ORDER TODAY WHILE STOCKS LAST! And have a Happy Easter, to you and your family.
READ MORE….. Calvey’s Achill Mountain Lamb: Irish Food Writer’s Guild Food Award
As an example of a farming family who have met the challenges of the pandemic with panache, the Calveys of Achill Island would take some beating. Their superb salt marsh lamb (the coveted ‘agneau de pré-salé’) has been even more widely enjoyed, thanks to the way they tweaked an already successful multi-generational enterprise to meet the new market demands. The Calveys have been sheep farmers on Achill Island for over a century and a half, always including several generations of the family working together. This has been the secret of their success in many ways, not least in adjusting to doing business differently during a pandemic. The most sought-after product, the late season Calvey’s of Achill salt marsh lamb, has a unique terroir-related flavour and texture which is similar to mountain lamb from other coastal areas, but with a special extra ingredient contributed by their specific location. Born in mid-summer, much later than lowland lambs, their Mayo Blackface mountain lambs graze salt marsh plants and herbs in the rare ‘machair’ habitat of the sandy seaside banks at Keel – creating what the Calveys evocatively describe as its “heather-sweetened, seaside seasoned taste”. But, while crucial, it is not just the habitat that makes this product special.
The Calveys’ way of doing things is the complete opposite of most mainstream farming operations, particularly meat producers. The difference is that they have control of every stage of the production process. Critically, they have an on-site abattoir so – unlike most animals – their lambs do not have the stress of travelling to a slaughterhouse but remain on their own territory and in the care of familiar people to the end. Calvey’s abattoir is the last on an island that once had two dozen, so the family is very conscious of its importance and determined to keep it going. The same hands on care applies to the butchery at Calvey’s On-Farm Abattoir Butchers, and the wonderful meats
sold at their recently upgraded and relaunched farm shop at Keel. This shop also sells other Irish artisan products, as well as their own meats and hampers, along with offering an excellent online service, with everything from sausages and burgers to whole carcasses and sides of their special lamb for nationwide delivery. Unusually, they also sell hogget (lamb over one year old) and mutton (over two years), both of which are excellent products that are not widely available. Many Calvey family members are currently involved with this ethically operated and admirably sustainable business and the next generation will soon be represented by butcher Grainne’s son Peter, who is at college and looking forward to taking a part in the business. At a time of such rapid change in the world, in agriculture and towards responsible “less but better” shopping habits, products like Calvey’s Achill Mountain Lamb are not only exceptionally delicious and healthy, but also provide a role model for others – and assure a sustainable future for farming on Achill Island.