Exceptional NZ Lamb
Regenerative farming is not new here in Central Otago. High country farmer David Crutchley is a person who will challenge you on the use of the word sustainable – for him sustainable is simply put ‘not good enough’.
He and his family run Shortlands Station, a high-country station near Naseby in Central Otago, which is the home of Provenance Meats and Shortlands Sheds boutique accommodation. Back in the 1990’s David became aware that his stock and pastures were no longer thriving – in his words – “to me the pasture felt quite dead”.
After lots of research and defying traditional farming advice, 2008 saw them begin the transition from conventional farming practices to biological farming. For the Crutchley’s the way forward is regenerative farming practices – which means they are working to improve / heal / sort mistakes from the past. This has resulted in not only healing their land, but also developing an exceptional premium lamb product high in Omega 3 with a subtle flavour and undertones that speak of unique terroir where the lamb grows. Many other farmers are now following in the footsteps of David and his family and changing their farming practices.
Provenance lamb can be found on restaurant menus throughout New Zealand, offshore, and is now available to purchase direct online. However, we think there is something special about enjoying this wonderful product right here in Central Otago near where it was grown. If you are in or near Naseby, The Royal Hotel will have Provenance meats on their menu, and