INGREDIENTS – Lamb is all that is required to describe the contents of the boxes I supply. Because my croft at South Nesting, Shetland is mainly rough pasture, I produce what Shetlanders would call “park fed lamb”.
SHETLAND HILL LAMB – comes from those of my flock that live more extensively on the open hill at East Kame. (some Hill Lamb I source from my neighbours) Later born hill lambs do not grow to marketing size by the end of the autumn. These I overwinter and sell as hogget the following summer.
SHETLAND SEAWEED LAMB – is the most celebrated version of Shetland lamb. The name has been formally adopted by Shetland Livestock Marketing Group to describe lamb from flocks that normally have access to sea shore and are hefted to graze amongst the ebb. As my croft has no shoreline, I source this each autumn from my neighbours who do. Availability is determined by the date they are able to gather their flock.
BRIGGS’ SHETLAND LAMB IS A SEASONAL PRODUCT – Please look at my News page for availability. Orders and enquiries can be sent from my website or to my email address above at any time. We do not ask for payment for orders before we confirm the despatch date.
Also valued for its wool, I believe that Shetland Lamb (PDO) is ONE OF THE JEWELS IN THE CROWN of iconic Scottish produce because of the origins of the breed and because it has evolved to thrive in the Shetland environment.