Delicious grass-fed NIFQA lamb direct from the farm to you
Quality cuts of Co Antrim lamb and delicious lamb streetfood
Wendy Dempster is on a mission to persuade more local people to eat the high-quality, ethically reared and incredibly delicious NIFQA lamb.
That’s why she created the Lamb Van, an agri-business that sells fresh and frozen lamb boxes direct from the farm to locals and into retail. Plus she runs a pop-up kitchen in her converted horsebox, serving up contemporary streetfood made with her pasture-raised lamb.
Wendy’s products show just how flexible, convenient, easy to cook and tasty lamb is. It’s not just for Easter or a celebratory roast – it’s a wonderful ingredient that can be served any night of the week!
Luscious lamb boxes you’ll love
The Lamb Van offers a range of small, medium and large fresh and frozen lamb meat boxes, sold direct to local people and available through retail outlets and The Lamb Van website.
She also sells a bumper BBQ Box with burgers, sausages and kebabs, and a sumptuous Soirée Box with cocktail sausages, soirée sausage rolls and vol-au-vents.
Serve these up at your next get-together and your guests will be delighted!
Lamb with added wham-bam!
With help from the College of Agriculture, Farming and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Wendy and Alan developed fast, convenient and flavour-packed lamb streetfood dishes to serve up from their old Ifor Williams horse trailer, which they converted into a mobile kitchen. The menu alone will get your mouth watering!
Choose fabulous lamb-loaded fries – fragrant chilli lamb mince on golden potatoes with mozzarella. Or the most-talked about sausage roll on the Causeway Coast, served with farm-made chilli jam and rocket.
Try the luscious lamb curry served with cubed potatoes, naan and fragrant coriander. Or if you’re in the mood for something comforting, savour Wendy’s lamb stew slow cooked in Stout.
But you really can’t beat the scrumptious combo of lean lamb sausage and egg in a sweet brioche bun. One bite and you’ll be a lifelong Lamb Van fan! And of course the delicious lamb burgers that just melt in your mouth.
About the lamb Van
Wendy Dempster runs a 50-acre sheep farm with her husband Alan, where they rear sheep and some cattle, as well as growing hay for the farm and selling the surplus to other farms. Their passion to promote NIFQA lamb and make it readily available led to the creation of The Lamb Van, with the support of Invest NI Innovation Voucher and CAFRE. They serve a variety of lamb dishes, initially as a streetfood, but this has grown over time and they have now also moved into retail and more recently wholesale. The business has gone from strength to strength and has even picked up a Department of Economy Innovator Award!
Wendy has more plans in the pipeline, including delicious tasting events and suppers set in beautiful and unique places, packaging and selling her own ewe milk cheese, and a fantastic £10 Family Meal bundle… and much more!
Keep an eye on the Lamb Van’s social media and the Farm Foodies Group’s Blog and News, and Events pages for updates.
Enjoy the Flat Cap & Wellies Experience
Spend an unforgettable day on Ganaby Farm where Wendy and Alan live with their daughter Summer-Rose and their flock of sheep, including lovely, dappled Dutch Spotted Cross, sturdy and laidback Texel, and distinctive Suffolk with their black face and legs.
Try penning a sheep, feeding the pet lambs (usually Wendy’s job!) and see farmer Alan at work with the sheepdogs, then finish off with a wonderful BBQ, with Wendy and Alan’s grass-fed lamb taking pride of place.
Follow Wendy’s social media or check the Farm Foodies Group’s Blog and News, and Events pages for upcoming experience days.
The Lamb Van is official Slow Food
The Lamb Van is a member of Slow Food Causeway which is coordinated by Taste Causeway and the Director of Slow Food Northern Ireland, Paula McIntyre. Taste Causeway is an accredited member of Slow Food UK, part of a global grassroots organisation that is committed to the creation of good, clean and fair food.
It’s a sign of genuinely sustainable food that is unique to the area, that doesn’t harm the environment in its growth or production, and that is for and available to everyone.
Where to find us
148s Gracehill Rd