Shepherd's Lamb Organic Meat Products
As the sole Certified Organic lamb producer in New Mexico, Shepherd's Lamb is proud to offer high-quality lamb to customers of many tastes. From traditional meat cuts (chops, legs, shanks, etc.) to specialty items like bones, sweetbreads, and organ meats, we have something for everyone.
Unlike many factory-farmed animals, our lambs are never finished in a feedlot. Instead, they spend their entire lives browsing on the open range. In the spring, the flock eats shoots of wheat, grass and sand dropseed. Later, on the summer range in the Carson National Forest, the lambs eat plumajillo (yarrow), palo rosario (snowberry), Arizona fescue and mountain mahogany. Because sheep are browsers and not grazers, their diet is varied: they enjoy eating not only grass but also buds and many leaves, especially aspen.
Due to the flock's diet and relatively stress-free life, Shepherd's Lamb meat has become known for its incredibly mild and tender taste. Unlike imported lamb, which is wet-aged in Cryovac on its way to the United States and becomes soft, spongy, and limp, Shepherd's Lamb is pasture-fed and fresh, exhibiting a clean, meaty, firm texture.
How to purchase shepherd's lamb
The Santa Fe Farmers Market is our primary retail location. You can find Antonio and his sales team at the market most Saturdays with a supply of choice meat cuts, lamb pelts, and yarn. The team loves meeting new customers, so don't be shy! Click here for Farmers Market info and directions.
If you can't make it to Santa Fe for the market or would like to order a whole lamb, please contact us at (575) 588-7792 or firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. We ship to domestic and international locations around the world.
Shepherd's Lamb is proud to have a 12-year (and going!) partnership with La Montañita Coop, New Mexico's largest community-owned natural foods market. Our cuts can be found behind the meat counter regularly at La Montañita's Santa Fe location. Click here for La Montañita Coop information and directions.
Dine out with our restaurant partners
Choice cuts of Shepherd's Lamb organic lamb can be sampled at fine dining locations across northern New Mexico. See below for a list of locations where our lamb is currently on the menu: