Look deeply into this precious lamb's eyes. They're telling you, "Please don't eat me."
Seriously, though, even for hard-core omnivores, the idea of "spring lamb" (for Easter, Passover or otherwise) doesn't seem to make much sense here in the States because they're out of season right now. In fact, most local farms are lambing as we speak so that the little guys will grow big and strong throughout the summer leading up to a late summer, early fall harvest. I got to visit a local lambing operation last Spring and missed a live birth by about 10 minutes. It really is a sight to behold. Check out my story about out-of-season lamb at TakePart.com. If you're interested, here's a link to my 2013 Edible Boston story about farmer's market meat that includes reporting from Signal Rock Farm in Charlton -- one of the state's preeminent lamb and sheep operations. Enjoy!
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