In my quest to feed my family organic meats, I have been researching the various options available in the way of local meat sources. A few farms in our area do offer shares or buying groups in which one can purchase a side a beef, or even the whole cow if you can corral enough takers.
At the moment, the most feasible option seems to be to purchase a lamb which can easily be split into two shares, without either party feeling deprived for not receiving an important part.
When I inquired about these possibilities to the members of my CSA, one member and I shared the following exchange:
She: In two weeks, we sneak onto the farm and rescue the lambs
Me: I didn't know that you were a vegetarian.
She: No, I'm an uglitarian. I can't bring myself to eat cute things. no ducks, no veal, no lamb, no kittens.
Me: The cuter they are, the better they taste! Lamb and duck are my favorites..bunny is pretty good too.
And I might add that pigs are awfully cute and mighty flavorful.