I took a tour around the ag side of the Iowa State Fair on Friday and then worked with Caroline in the Iowa Sheep Industry Association food stand. Food options included a Greek sandwich with seasoned lamb on warm pita bread, a lamb kabob with onions and peppers, and a leg-of-lamb sandwich with thin slices of fresh grilled lamb. Everything was delicious. I was surprised at how many people came up to the stand to ask for a sample of lamb. They had never tasted the meat.
If you get a chance, visit a fair near you and eat some local lamb, pork, beef, or poultry. Support your farmers!
I checked out the new machinery from the sky ride.
These FFA kids had their muscle-bound pigs trained well. I've never seen wider swine.
The attentive audience for this dairy show was behind the camera. These cows were perfectly trained.
Caroline gets a close look at the second biggest boar at the fair.
Give fresh lamb a try!