VPR Cafe: What's The Difference Between Lamb's Meat And Sheep's?

May 27, 2016

Lamb is not the most common meat on the market, but there are still some farmers in Vermont that raise lamb to sell for meat.

At the Burlington winter farmer's market, Melissa Pasanen, a contributor to the Savorvore Section of the Burlington Free Press, noticed that one farm stand was selling both lamb and sheep.

"I had never in my life seen a meat labeled 'sheep,'" Pasanen said. "It would be like going to the store and seeing something labeled 'cow.' We don't usually see that."

Pasanen says the difference between lamp and sheep is the age of the animal when it's processed as meat.

You can learn more about the difference between lamb and sheep in Pasanen's piece "An Education In Lamb At Danville Farm."

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