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Lava Lake Lamb

185 Lava Lake Rd, Carey, ID

Lava Lake Ranch is carving out a unique niche in Idaho as a leading producer of certified organic and all-natural grass-fed lamb to local markets.

"We had our lambs coming off this feed looking absolutely beautiful, and some people started asking for it, and we had some restaurants asking for local product, so that's how it started," says Cheryl Bennett, sales director for Lava Lake Ranch.

It started small, with annual sales of 50-75 animals six years ago, and now Lava Lake has expanded sales significantly throughout the Pacific Northwest.

"We've been doing really well in the Wood River Valley, Boise, Jackson Hole and Park City, and then we started doing web sales, and that's gone over really well, too," says Bennett, who grew up on a farm in the Magic Valley.

Restaurants that carry Lava Lake Lamb include the Arid Club, Bar Gernika, Bitter Creek, Red Feather and the Cottonwood Grille in Boise, Ketchum Grill, Cristina's, Papa Hemi's and Globus in Ketchum and the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch in Stanley, among others.

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