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Elk is raised free-range on 90 acres. They graze on alfalfa, hay, and oats in open yards surrounded by forest. No animal by-products or growth hormones/stimulants are used and only given antibiotics periodically.

Considerably leaner than beef its all round nutrient value per serving in also higher.

They can be found at the Ottawa and the Carp Farmers Markets, as well as online and at their farm. I suspect they probably do the fair circuit as well, but I don't know that for sure.

Weisswurst at Elk Ranch
Smoked Elk Sausage at Elk Ranch
Foods from Elk Ranch

2008 Jun 5
I bought some of the Elk sausage at the Farmers Market this past weekend. They were great! Just make sure you remember that they are already cooked, so don't leave them on the grill for too too long.

2007 Sep 18
I agree! I bought some earlier this summer and we all really enjoyed them. Very lean, too!

I did feel a bit cheeky telling my 3-year-old son that they were "reindeer sausages." (He knows about moose, deer, and reindeer, but not elk.) He asked for "more reindeer sausage, please" and all I could think of was this picture. ;-)

2007 Sep 18
These sausages were awesome. While I was expecting the game-y flavour to come through, it is somewhat masked by the smoking. It makes for a subtle but flavourful munch. At $10 for 4 medium sized ones, I wont be filling my freezer with them, but a nice treat every once in a while.

2008 Oct 3
We bought these sausages at the Lansdowne Farmers Market last weekend. Put them on the BBQ, didn't take long, with some BBQ sauce and WOW, these were really really good sausages! We are very picky about the meat we eat, since it is so rare, so we choose pretty wisely and don't mind spending a little more for quality since it's not that often. These were mildly spiced and very lean. And surprisingly for a sausage, quite light! Didn't get that heavy feeling in your stomach afterwards...and I ate 2!