This week on Oprah: Rosie O’Donnell, Denise Richards and tomorrow, Michael Pollan. What a lineup! I know that we’ve been talking about Oprah more than you might expect of a sustainable grass fed lamb ranch, but we’re still so excited about our mention in the O Magazine article on online food shopping, and we can’t wait to hear what Michael Pollan suggests to Oprah’s millions of viewers.


We were honored to host Michael Pollan at Lava Lake Ranch in the fall of 2008. Mr. Pollan was in town to give a lecture at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, and spent the afternoon touring Lava Lake Ranch on horseback and learning about our efforts to raise lamb in an environmentally sound, sustainable manner.

From left to right, President Mike Stevens, Ranch Manager Tim Bennett, Owner Kathleen Bean, Michael Pollan and Owner Brian Bean

Michael Pollan’s investigations into our food systems and the culture and economics of eating have helped fuel a food revolution in America, with more and more people considering the impact their food choices have on their local economies, the environment, and the planet. Pollan is the author, most recently, of Food Rules and In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. His previous book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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