Hand Sourced is proud to be the sole Queensland distributor for both Awassi QLD and Lambtastic Australia lamb and sheep produce. Awassi QLD breed, raise and grow Awassi sheep, an arid acclimated animal native to the Saudi Arabian desert. These sheep, and their startling fat tails, are considered a delicacy iin the Middle East and have a history that dates back to the Hippocrates era. Awassi lambs, meat and tails are only available to the hospitality sector, and currently are on exclusive menu rotation at Gerard’s Bistro, Brisbane. Awassi dairy can be found in our cold store section, and these are available to retail, hospitality and our farm share co-operative members. Lambtastic Australia supply us with export quality farm direct Oldman Saltbush fed lambs. These are genuine Murray River Saltbush lambs, not QLD lambs supplemented with saltbush pellets. Lambtastic supplies are available to order 4 seasons a year by following the link below.
If you would like to know more about our wholesale pricing, please contact us.
I come from the Bresse region in France and it is like our Poulet de Bresse. From the minute I took it out of the packet I knew the smell was like home. After a few minutes of cooking we knew we had something special.
Tracy TakacsDaughter of the world's oldest vegatarian
We had the Saltbush Rack tonight and in the words of my husband: OH MY HAT! Extraordinary, even my ancient mother (the worlds oldest vegetarian) ate it all up! We are really enjoying the produce, looking forward to trying more.
Couldn't wait, had the chicken tonight! Did it on the Weber, just a bit of butter & salt. All I can say is Thank god I've found you !!!!!! Amazing, was just the bomb! So much flavour! Thank you so much, really love what you do. Many cheers From our little very satisfied family. X X X
John LethleanFood Writer
"To my way of thinking, the Sommerlads have taken a massive step forward in Australian poultry. They have bred a meat bird from foraging, traditional egg-laying species rather than the Cobb or Ross species that totally dominate the meat poultry landscape of Australia. These are birds that grow slowly, roam and eat grass, bugs and grubs rather than protein- heavy superfoods. The result is a bird that produces a superior carcass and flesh in every sense."
Babak HadiBlack Pearl Epicure
We had your chicken this weekend and it was magnificent. Loved everything about it. Great flavour in particular the breast meat. Would love to place a group order for family and friends. Is that possible?
I dusted the lamb with sumac, cinnamon, salt, garlic paste from four large cloves, and drizzled with pomegranate molasses. The leftovers with chickpeas, diced aubergine and pomegranate seeds in Lebanese flatbread.
Husband said it was the best lamb he has eaten since leaving Scotland, where we reared our own! A.
HOW GOOD WAS THE CHOOK?? Bloody fantastic that's how good. I haven't tasted one as good since I stopped growing my own 20 years ago. I need more!
We know of the benefits of free-range chooks. But the breeds of meat chickens traditionally grown in Australia often have not been bred to cope with, and thrive in true free-range pasture-rearing environments. Enter Sommerlad chickens, a unique slow-growing new breed. They are processed at 13 to 14 weeks and have a rich flavour and texture.
Tracy TakacsSatisfied mum
Tonight we had the Redclaw! Burnt Butter, Sage, & Red Claw Risotto served with Organic Green Beans. Total perfection, really really impressed. 3 purchases, 3 amazing dishes. Thank you again for doing what you do.
We have the Sommerlad chooks on our private dining menu in “The Servery”. I love the chicken, I have never tasted chicken quite like it. I would like to continue to use them.