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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Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

  San Francisco, CA

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is operated by CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture). All our markets are open year-round, rain or shine. For more information and to subscribe to our weekly e-letter, visit www.cuesa.org. (more...)


Earth Markets, Greenville SC

  Greenville, SC

What is an Earth Market? Earth Markets are farmers' markets that have been established according to guidelines that follow the Slow Food philosophy of Good Clean and Fair. (more...)


Dragonfly Farm

  Delta, CO

We are a small farm raising the rare and beautiful Navajo Churros. We have yarn, fleeces, roving and lambs for sale. I have Navajo Churro yarn spun 90 yard per pound, in all the beautiful natural colors. Ready to weave. I have freezer lamb available. The Navajo Churro are the choice of slow food and ark of taste. (more...)


Dot Ranch

  Scio, OR

From a field of war to a field of sheep Dot Ranch is a veteran owned and operated small, sustainable ranch in Scio, Oregon. Here we exercise family farming at its finest with heritage breeds of sheep and poultry. (more...)


Cota Farms

  Cardington, OH

Cota Farms is a true free-range operation. That means our animals are raised outdoors on chemical free pastures, no cages, no feedlots. Animals that are treated well are contented and can better serve us. We feature Jacob lamb, specialty eggs and seasonal produce. (more...)


Blue Hen Farm

  Montrose, CO

When we left the crowded east coast and the big city and started the Blue Hen Farm in 2003 we decided to raise the food we wanted for our table using the best natural feeds and techniques we could find. A great deal of research and lots of advice has produced great results. (more...)