We respect our livestock & believe humanely sending them to that greener pasture in the sky is appropriate and necessary for genetic improvement, herd health, and keeping the species (especially the Suri breed) from becoming endangered. Heritage breeds of meat animals and plants are generally more nutritious than the varieties you find in grocery stores, but became endangered or extinct because commercial farms stopped growing them.
Alpaca meat is high protein, high iron, lean, and low cholesterol compared to other meats. It has a sweet, mild flavor all its own but its closest comparison is beef.
Alpacas have an extremely efficient digestive system as well as a build that makes them gentle on the earth.
To enjoy an alpaca burger, visit Game, or call Smithtown Seafood & ask when alpaca will be the special.
To purchase alpaca meat products to enjoy off your grill or skillet at home, visit Good Food Co-op, Pasture at Marksbury Farm, Reynolds Grocery, or find us at the Downtown Richmond Farmers’ Market every Saturday April through October from 9 ‘till 1.
Ground alpaca can be substituted in any recipe that calls for ground beef. Want 100% Alpaca Awesome steaks? with the flavor of sweet beef, but the texture of tuna, our favorite way to prepare them is on a salt block (which can be purchased here). Click HERE TO WATCH Tim Farmer's Country Kitchen to learn how.
Here are some recipes to get you started!