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Mustard Seed Farm is a prime example of what sets Mississippi Market apart from conventional grocers. This local, family run farm is located just over 30 miles from St. Paul in Marine on St. Croix. They raise grass-fed, pastured lambs that are processed at a nearby USDA inspection facility. Their lambs are never given hormones or antibiotics and aren’t confined to tight spaces. These animal husbandry practices result in more humane living conditions and happier animals. It also produces greater marbling and a richer taste in the finished product.

In 2015, we developed a strong relationship with Mustard Seed Farm and began purchasing their lamb for sale in our stores. This enabled them to begin offering it year-round, available exclusively at the co-op. As a result of our close relationship, they are also able to continue growing their business. The co-op is committed to this valuable partnership that directly supports a small family farm while providing co-op customers with high-quality, locally raised lamb.