In the summer, you are sure to encounter sheepherders and their flocks when you are hiking around Steamboat. The high mountain range land of Northwestern Colorado provides some of the best forage available for sheep. In fact, this area has a rich history with sheep. During the 1930’s, Hayden was the largest rail-shipping center for lambs in the country.
Local ranchers, like Shiloh and Jay Whaley, are working hard to revive our appetite for lamb. They sell their lamb, raised in Yampa, on the Community Agriculture Alliances marketplace. Give grass-fed, Colorado-raised lamb a try.
Photo courtesy of the Community Agriculture Alliance.