This just in!! New to our farmers' market this week: Navajo-Churro lamb* on the Slow Food Ark of Taste** raised at Capra Collina Ranch, one of our regular farmers selling quality goat cheese and milk shares.
*More than four hundred years ago the first Churro sheep were brought into the Southwest by Don Juan Onate. The fact that these sheep still exist today is a testimony to their endurance and endearment. No other sheep population in the history of the world has survived such selective pressure with such dignity and spirit.
Even though the Navajo-Churro breed still exists, it is considered a Rare Breed. The gene pool is presently large enough to maintain the breed type with the diversity of available unrelated lines. Fortunately for breeders, a well established network of registered stock is available, scattered throughout the US and Canada.
The flavor of the meat is incomparably superior, with a surprisingly low fat content. (Navajo-Churro Sheep Association)
**The US Ark of Taste is a catalog of over 200 delicious foods in danger of extinction. By promoting and eating Ark products we help ensure they remain in production and on our plates.
Wildfire Farms from Erie will also begin selling chicks tomorrow, along with chick starter kits.
Denver Urban Homesteading www.denverurbanhomesteading.com 200 Santa Fe Drive Denver, Colorado Farmers' Market open every Saturday from 9-2
This is a place to meet other locals interested in Urban Homesteading and simple living skills like gardening, food preservation, caring for livestock, wilderness survival, alternative energy, edible landscaping, permaculture, container gardening . . . sustainability and resilience. These skills enable you to live harmoniously with nature's processes thereby improving the habitat for all living things around you.