Back in the 1980s, I could occasionally find lamb shanks at the bottoms of freezers in ethnic markets or at Green Hills Meat Market. It was always New Zealand lamb, which was slightly annoying, since Colorado has a thriving lamb industry. I found Colorado lamb chops for sale once, at Wild Oats.
My eye-opening trip to Wal-Mart included finding lamb shanks, a major event, and finding that the lamb is raised in the United States, which elevates a mere event to a miracle.
What else have I been missing by not shopping at the place with its own bus stop?