Navajo-Churro sheep

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Brought into New Mexico's Rio Grande Valley by the Spanish explorers in the 16th Century, the Navajo-Churro sheep breed is North America's earliest domesticated farm animal.

Once numbering two million, the breed was dissipated by a federally-imposed interbreeding initiative and a government-mandated livestock reduction program. By the 1970s, only 450 Navajo-Churro sheep were left in the United States. The Navajo-Churro sheep's meat is lean with distinctive, sweet lamb flavor.

In addition to excellent meat production, these sheep provide abundant milk and have a highly desirable fleece. The sheep is hardy, living lightly on the land and requiring less water and grass than other breeds.

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Prescott College Crossroads Cafe

  Prescott, AZ

Get a delicious, local-food-rich breakfast or lunch in Prescott, Arizona, at the Crossroads Cafe. A part of the larger Crossroads Center at Prescott College, the Cafe serves as a meeting point for residents, students, visitors and staff. (more...)

Palouse Prairie Farms

  Troy, ID

Palouse Prairie Farms is located among the rolling hills and timbered hillsides in North Central Idaho. Our small family owned and operated farm raises beef, lamb, chicken, turkey and new for 2013, pork. We care for our animals and our land to happily coexist and thrive. (more...)

Old Pine Farm

  Manchester, MI

We are currently signing up for our July CSA season! Our mission is to produce great tasting, high quality, wholesome meats with only the finest ingredients- grass, certified organic/natural feed, and clean water- the way nature intended it to be. (more...)

Murray Hill Farm

  Wakeman, OH

2014-2015 Winter CSA Shares Are Now Available We are a family owned farm about 50 miles west of Cleveland. We raise organic vegetables and have a growing CSA program including local fruit, free range eggs, pork, beef, broiler chickens, organic grains, maple syrup and honey. Our CSA programs run year round. (more...)

Mountain Niche Farm

  Chehalis, WA

We raise Navajo-Churro sheep and their crosses for fiber and meat. Navajo Churro are a narrow body, lean sheep with lower grease content than other breeds. Our sheep are raised on pasture, hay and alfalfa pellets, with grain for moms with lambs. Our primary market is wool for weaving yarns or handspinning fleeces and meat is our secondary product. (more...)

Mackie Family Farm

  Unity, ME

Mackie Family Farm is a Certified Organic diversified farm in Unity, Maine. We produce pastured chickens, turkeys, and pigs, culinary and medicinal herbs, and heirloom vegetables. We also create value-added herbal products - high-quality dried herbs, salves, tea blends, and tinctures.(more...)