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Lamb with new potatoes and crisp spring greens makes a delicious Easter feast. See why grass-fed lamb makes a difference

Jessica Battilana,  – January 29, 2008

Lamb Chops with Little Red Potatoes and Lamb’s Lettuce
Smooth, small potatoes add substance without disrupting the delicacy of the dish.


Meat raised on grass is showing up more often in grocery stores. It’s often expensive, so what makes it worth trying?

Healthy animals Grass is the natural food of cattle, bison, sheep (and lambs); when allowed to munch on pasture, they’re eating the way nature intended.

Healthy us Grass-fed (versus standard grain-fed) meat has higher levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and beta-carotene, and is usually lower in fat.

Great for the land Grazing animals fertilize the pastures as they roam.

Great taste The flavor is often cleaner and more complex than that of grain-fed meat. Our favorite is certified organic meat from Idaho’s Lava Lake Lamb, whose animals are raised on thousands of acres near Sun Valley. Lava Lake offers everything from chops to petite lamb roasts, just the right size for two to four people.

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