Quality meat from the Jurassic Coast
Freshly frozen on site, we sell individual pre-packed cuts at the Farm Shop or Meat Boxes delivered to your door as convenient freezer fillers in our Meat Boxes. All our meat is from grass-fed animals grown only on the herb rich coastal pastures of Tamarisk Farm, certified Organic and freshly frozen for convenience and quality.
Our pedigree herd of Ruby Red cattle were the natural choice of breed for Tamarisk Farm. World renowned for their ability to produce the very finest well marbled beef on a low input system, they are the perfect beast for our species-rich meadows where they mature slowly on a 100% grass-fed diet. Our cattle eat nothing but fresh grasses and herbs for most of the year with extra meadow hay in the winter. Hung on the bone for at least 25 days in time honoured fashion, their meat is bursting with flavour and meltingly succulent.
Like wild deer, our sheep give birth to their lambs in spring when grass is fresh and abundant. All the lamb you buy live their whole lives outdoors on our herb-rich meadows. They come from our flock of Dorset Down sheep, a dependable traditional breed no longer as common as it once was. Bred for our warmer southern climes they mature faster than our other breeds, producing succulent cuts that are perfect for summer barbecues and roasts.
Hogget is an old English word for sheep which are older than lamb but younger than mutton. Our heritage breeds (such as Shetlands and Hebrideans) are closer to the wild ancestors of sheep, meaning they are hardy and mature slowly, developing deeper flavour as they graze the herbs, shrubs and wild flowers. Aged on the bone to further intensify their flavour and tenderise the meat: for those who seek rich flavour then our hogget is the natural choice.
All of our mutton comes from ewes at the end of their natural lives, having given us much wool and many lambs over the years. Mutton is perfect for a slow roast, or for any dish that requires slow cooking, with that extra cooking time rewarding you with its deep flavour. If you want an authentic curry or a hearty winter pot-roast bursting with flavour then mutton is what you need. One of Tamarisk Farm's specialities is our mutton sausages; either herby or lightly spiced they'll make a hearty Sunday morning English breakfast extra special. With mutton, rich rewards await the patient.
Traditional, Sustainable, Ethical
We think our beef and lamb is pretty special: grass fed, slow matured heritage breeds, grazing our herb rich coastal pastures. All resulting in healthy soil, people and planet & meat with superlative taste.