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Old 07-08-2010, 01:40 PM   #61
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All of the lamb at my local Costco comes from Australia or New Zealand.
Thanks. We can't afford membership right now, but I might be able to have a friend check it out for me.

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Old 07-08-2010, 01:57 PM   #62
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I think that Costco does the 1 day guest membership thing. If you are on a tight budget and have a freezer, Costco might save you money.
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Yes, I forgot they do have the guest membership thing. I will check it out.

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Old 07-08-2010, 05:40 PM   #64
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Tell them that you would like to check out the store to see how usefull it could be for you and ask for one day free stor shopping, not that shopping is free, but membership is free for one day. I know that is what I did when I wanted to decide on getting membership. I end up not getting one. Sam's club in my area is better. Though it is not true for all the places.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:54 AM   #65
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Lamb is something I do miss living here in Ohio. It is rarely found in any of the supermarkets and when I do find it, it is outrageously priced. We dont have Costco near us at all so I can not go there to get it. May have to look into a local farmer & buying a whole lamb to send to the butcher.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:01 AM   #66
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I think that Costco does the 1 day guest membership thing. If you are on a tight budget and have a freezer, Costco might save you money.
I don't think Costco does the one day guest membership thing. I believe BJ's and Sam's Club do.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:05 AM   #67
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Aussie Chick, there are several web sites where you can order lamb to be shipped to you.

Niman Ranch
Catskill Merino
Marx Foods
DeBragga
Jamison Farm
D'Artagnan

Some of them are pricy, but that usually corresponds to quality.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:32 AM   #68
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Aussie Chick, there are several web sites where you can order lamb to be shipped to you.

Niman Ranch
Catskill Merino
Marx Foods
DeBragga
Jamison Farm
D'Artagnan

Some of them are pricy, but that usually corresponds to quality.
Thanks you -- I will check the sites out :)
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:24 PM   #69
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I'm still searching for what I remember my parents buying from the local Navy commissary way back when. I finally nailed down what part of the lamb they used to buy. Lamb Shoulder Arm Chops.

About taste:
Lamb that's fed all grass and little grain is too gamey tasting for me (NZ lamb). I prefer US lamb that is fed grass during the early stages then fed grain about 2/3 of the way before butchering. Unfortunately, todays US lamb is now fed TOO MUCH grain. The faltering economy has US growers feeding almost all grain and little grass. That's why some say todays US lamb is not very lamby tasting and is almost like beef. I agree with that. What a shame.

Anyways, I now know what part of the lamb to ask for. Also, a site that discusses lamb being fed grain or grass or both.
http://www.sheepandgoat.com/articles/grassfed.html
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:32 AM   #70
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we just started the 60 day free membership at bj's, and were happy to find they carry american lamb. yay, now i can get dw to eat lamb again, and not just frenched rib chops once a decade.

costcos near us carry aussie/nz only, where the legs, steaks, and roasts are too gamey for her. (i would eat nz lamb sashimi if i could )
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