It’s Trailing of the Sheep week in the Wood River Valley! Now in its 27th year, this vibrant celebration pays homage to a part of the rich agricultural heritage of the American West. From October 4-8, the festival includes cultural exhibits, culinary experiences featuring delectable lamb dishes, lively folk music, and sheepdog demonstrations.
A signature weekend feature is a series of sold-out Farm-to-Table Dinners featuring lamb raised on local ranches. This year, the Local Food Alliance partnered with Trailing of the Sheep to bring even more flavors of the region to the table. With our procurement support, the farm-to-table dinners, created by Al McCord, will include squash from Agrarian Harvest, flour and wheatberries from Hillside Grain, mushrooms from Ironwood Mycology, potatoes and onions from King’s Crown Organics, carrots and herbs from Kraay’s Market and Garden, salad mix, microgreens, beets and carrots from Squash Blossom Farm, pears and peaches from Waterwheel Gardens, and eggs and milk from Wild Spaces Farm along with the lamb from 3/D Ranch, Lava Lake Lamb, and Flat Top Sheep Company.
We are very excited about this opportunity to partner with this cherished local festival to help them celebrate all the agricultural traditions of our region.
Farm to Table dinners are sold out for this year, but check out the complete list of this week’s events at trailingofthesheep.org.