What Makes Our Lamb Different

Our fresh lamb is Animal Welfare Certified, plus we have strong relationships with our regional and international suppliers.

group of lambs in pasture

At Whole Foods Market, all fresh lamb in our Meat department comes from Global Animal Partnership Step-4 Certified animals raised with no antibiotics, no added growth hormones and no animal by-products in their feed. We also have strong relationships with farmers and ranchers who are deeply committed to animal welfare. But what does all of this mean for you? Confidence that you’re buying high-quality-tasting lamb that was raised to our high standards.

Our Standards for Lamb

When you're purchasing fresh lamb from Whole Foods Market, you can trust that the animals were raised with their well-being in mind. Plus, our lamb must meet our baseline Meat department Quality Standards.

About the Global Animal Partnership: Global Animal Partnership is a nonprofit organization made up of farmers, scientists, retailers, manufacturers and animal advocates, all collaborating with a common purpose: improving farm animal welfare.

Meet Some of Our Lamb Suppliers

We have strong relationships with farmers and ranchers from all over the world. When we say we know them by name, we’re not just making a point. We really mean it. Read their stories below.

Looking for lamb buying and cooking tips? Check out our in-depth lamb guide for all the pointers you’ll need.

*The lambs have been raised and fed a diet in compliance with Non-GMO Project Verified standards for the avoidance of genetically engineered ingredients.

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