It’s summmmer time and the livin’ is easy…There are barbecues to be fired up, waves to be surfed, and sand to be squished between toes.
In celebration of Summer lovin’, today we are kicking off our series of seasonal giveaways! Every spring, summer, fall, winter, you can now expect to see an epicly awesome giveaway here on Lick My Spoon You’re welcome. I love you too. This inaugural Summer Giveaway is all about high-quality MEAT. Rawrrrr.
“Meat” (har har) our awesome producers and prepare to get carnivorous over the goods they’ve generously offered:
- Lava Lake Lamb: (16) lamb loin chops
- Rocky Mountain Organic Meats: (6) 1-pound packages ground beef
- Niman Ranch: (4) bone-in pork chops, (2) packages Fearless Franks, (2) packages Applewood Smoked Bacon
- Columbus Salame: tasting kit of 6 salame varieties
- CHEFS Catalog: Deni Professional Meat Grinder and Picnic Time Barbeque Tool Set/Apron Tote
Lava Lake Lamb: Loin Chop Lover’s Package (16 Lamb Chops)
Lava Lake Ranch is an artisanal producer of 100% grass-fed and finished lamb. The lamb is sustainably raised on a family-owned ranch in the Pioneer Mountains of Idaho. Lava Lake raises their lambs sustainably, humanely, without antibiotics or growth hormones.
Lava Lake’s grass-fed lambs are never placed in feed lots. Instead, they range freely over 800,000 acres, grazing on the natural bounty of a vast and biologically diverse landscape, and continuing to drink mother’s milk all their lives. A diverse diet of lush, fragrant range grasses and herbs makes for healthy animals, producing the most delicious tasting meat possible that is highly nutritious as well.
For our Summer Giveaway, Lava Lake is offering 16 loin chops, one of their most popular cuts, often referred to as the filet mignon of lamb.
Rocky Mountain Organic Meats: Ground Beef Package – Grass Fed Organic (6 pounds)
Rocky Mountain Organic Meats are certified organic by an independent agency approved by the USDA. That means that each of their farmers and ranchers, as well as their processing plant has been inspected and certified organic. And, it means that the livestock have not been given antibiotics, growth hormones, genetically modified organisms or animal by-products and have eaten only organic feed such as certified organic pasture grasses. Since Rocky Mountain’s happy cows are 100% certified organic grass-fed and finished, the result is great tasting meat that is lower in fat and calories and higher in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Being certified organic is not the most cost effective way to go about bringing meat to your table. Lucky for us, Rocky Mountain’s commitment to providing the healthiest, best tasting beef possible, while being responsible stewards of the environment, trumps profitability.
No BBQ is complete without some juicy burgers, so Rocky Mountain Organic Meats is offering 6 pounds of their organic ground beef.
Niman Ranch: 4 bone-in Pork Chops, 2 packages of Fearless Franks, and 2 packages of Applewood Smoked Bacon
Niman Ranch began in the early 1970s on an eleven acre ranch in a small coastal town just north of San Francisco. Since then, their dedication to supporting family farmers has made Niman Ranch the largest network of sustainable U.S. family farmers and ranchers — 676 and growing. (You may remember our peek into life at Niman Ranch farmer, Paul Willis’ Dream Farm last year.)
Niman Ranch hogs are raised outdoors or in deeply bedded pens on environmentally sustainable family farms. The hogs are never given hormones or antibiotics, and they are fed a 100% vegetarian diet.
Columbus Salame: Tasting Kit of 6 Salame Varieties
Founded in 1917 by two Italian immigrants, Peter Domenici and Enrico Parducci, Columbus Salame started in a two-room flat in North Beach, San Francisco, where the mild year-round climate and cool bay breezes were ideal for salame making. To maintain the perfect temperature for the intricate curing process, windows were opened. And closed. And opened again. And the salame was moved from one corner to the next. Today, the operations have modernized a bit, but the taste and traditional slow aging process of Columbus’ hand-crafted, all-pork Italian salame remains the same.
For our giveaway, Columbus Salame would love to share a beautiful Tasting Kit of 6 Salame Varieties from their Artisan Salumi, Classic Salame, and Natural Salame collections: Hot Sopressata, Salame Secchi, Italian Dry, Toscano, Herb Salame, Uncured Peppered Salame. The kit also has tasting guides with a little history, tips and a tasting journal to help you and your friends become true salumi aficionados.
CHEFS Catalog: Deni Professional Meat Grinder and Picnic Time Barbeque Tool Set/Apron Tote
Homemade burgers, sausages, and meatballs will be a breeze with this Deni Professional Meat Grinder from CHEFS Catalog. The powerful 800 watt motor is heavy-duty for commercial use and can grind 3 pounds of meat per minute!
And, to send you off in style, we have our Picnic Time Barbeque Tool Set/Apron Tote. This handsome durable shoulder tote unfolds into an apron packed with a deluxe set of brushed stainless steel and hardwood grilling tools. Perfect for a whole summer of barbeques, picnics, tailgate parties, beach outings, and camping trips
For additional entries to win our Summer Meat Giveaway:
- Leave a comment on this post telling me:
“I eat my meat [insert answer here]”
(Rare and topped with foie? On a stick? With a beer in one hand? The possibilities are endless…)
- Leave a comment on the Lick My Spoon Facebook Page telling me: “I eat my meat [insert answer here]”
- Tweet my Meat.
- Tell your friends. If they put your name down as their Referral on the entry form, we’ll automatically put in an extra entry for you.
Each item above gets you an extra shot at winning my meat. You can do all four, and you can do it multiple times. Yeah, baby. (No need to re-comment here telling me you tweeted or posted on FB, I’ve got you covered thanks!)
Giveaway deadline is Tuesday 7/26, 11:59 pm PST.
Winner will be announced on the Lick My Spoon Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
(Contest is open to US residents only. Winner will be selected by a random number generator.)
Disclosure: This giveaway was made possible via a giveaway donation by Lava Lake Lamb, Rocky Mountain Organic Meats, Niman Ranch, Columbus Salame, and CHEFS Catalog.