Farm-Raised Meat Guide: Lamb
Idaho Preferred Farm-Raised Lamb guide
Enhance your dining experience this season with a variety of locally sourced meats from Idaho. Fill your freezers with lamb produced right here, ensuring transparency in your food source and direct support for Idaho’s dedicated ranch families.
Raising sheep is one of Idaho’s oldest agricultural traditions ranking in the top ten states in the nation for sheep and lamb production. Its sweet and tender meat that can be cooked in many ways, and Idaho Preferred sheepherders and ranchers offer a variety of direct buy-purchase options.
Further, Idaho cultivates over 185 commodities offering a bountiful state where you can more likely find almost anything you need for your dinner table grown, raised, or crafted locally. Check out the Idaho Preferred Farm + Food Finder and discover a local sheep and lamb producer near you!
GUIDE TO DISCOVERING IDAHO’S PREFERRED DIRECT-BUY SHEEP & lAMB pRODUCERS
Boise River Lamb
Brett and Liz Wilder are second-generation sheep producers and the 6th generation on the family ranch. They raise farm fresh, high-quality lamb for every occasion, ethically and sustainably raised. They prioritize their animal’s well-being while being considerate of the impact they have on their land.
Gutierrez Family Farms grazes their ewes and lambs year round on their small farm in Nampa, Idaho. Livestock graze rotationally through spring and summer months, and Gutierrez Family Farms preserve their winter hay fields to provide year-round grazing.
Set on rolling forest, grassland, and shaded draws near Troy, Idaho, Mellifera Farm was homesteaded in the late 1800s and maintained as a diverse family farm for much of the next century. Today, the farm is a special place, inspired by art and science, and dedicated to the sustainable production of cut flowers, Icelandic sheep for meat and fiber, and queen bees.
Purple Sage Farms
Purple Sage Farms is a family owned and operated organic farm in Middleton, Idaho. They grow fresh herbs, greens, edible flowers, and specialty produce in greenhouses. They also raise grass-fed, hormone-and-antibiotic-free sheep, goats, and cattle.
weiser river ranch
Weiser River Ranch is a small family business that grows and sells organically-grown beef, lamb, and raspberries (and Jamie’s JAM). They raise their animals on grass, organic alfalfa in the winter, river water, and love. Their meats are USDA certified.
Don’t forget to browse our other farm-raised meat guides!