Meat & Seafood

By: Jack Gridley | VP of Meat & Seafood
On: May 31, 2014

Homestead Rainbow Trout

What do you grow when you have water flowing from an underground spring at a rate of 1,500 gallons per minute at 53 degrees year round? Damon and Jayne Meyer and their children thought it would be a great place to start Homestead Springs Farm and grow rainbow trout! Located between Cleveland and Columbus in North Central Ohio, the spring water comes up from the ground at the indoor hatchery.

The fish are raised indoors before being moved to outside raceways. The cold, oxygenated water comes right from the ground so there is no danger of run-off from neighboring fields. Fed a diet high in protein, the trout grow to approximately 1 lb in 12 months. This delicately flavored fish is perfect for grilling whole. Keep it simple…season with olive oil inside and out, salt, pepper, and lemon. Wrap in foil and grill with your favorite local produce.

Local Loramie Lamb

When Paul Hunter graduated veterinary school in 1982, he purchased some sheep from his professor. Through open grazing and good, sustainable animal husbandry, he has created a flock of sheep raised without the need for antibiotics. The sheep graze on the pastures along the shore of Lake Loramie, about 45 miles north of Dayton.

Each lamb is identified at birth to maintain strict source verification and fed a special vegetarian diet to ensure a great eating experience. The lambs are born throughout the year to guarantee that only young lambs are brought to market. Never are there any antibiotics or hormones used in raising this exceptional lamb. Look for the Love Local sticker on the lamb or ask your butcher to cut you some!