Learn about Lamb Shoppe
The Lamb Shoppe, owned by husband-and-wife team Connie Karstens and Doug Rathke, has raised grass-fed meat for over 25 years. On their 180-acre farm in Hutchinson, Minn., flocks spend their days grazing the pastures of grasses, clovers, and various herbs along the winding Crow River.
In addition to offering lamb to local co-ops, Lamb Shoppe is a farm, meat-cutting facility, and retail shop that offers classes on health and wellness. The couple leans on their expertise—Doug as prized sheep shearer and Connie as biologist, former nutrition professor and herbalist—to manage their farm using a holistic method.