Welcome to The James Ranch!

Hello, you are visiting the farm where beautiful grass-fed lamb has been raised since 1981.

Lance and Gay Columbel are the shepherds. They raised their daughters, Crystal and Laura, on the 200 acre historic homestead located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, one hour north of Sacramento, California.

Our small family farm focuses on the holistic management of productive pastures, a sustainable sheep flock and a family enterprise of food production.

A labor of love, such as ours, requires a love of labor, it is true! However, it thrives because of the love and support from our daughters, an invaluable asset in an occupation that is, at the same time, challenged and rewarded by nature.

Local Pick Up and Delivery Available. Find us at the North Star House Farmers’ Market on Saturday Mornings. Or Order Online

  • Thank you for your support of our small family farm.
  • Lance and Gay Columbel
  • 21347 Bald Ridge Drive
  • Penn Valley, California 95946
  • Contact us: lamb@thejamesranch.com or (530)615-1636