Welcome to Raspberry Lane Ranch, where we are passionate about providing you with the finest pasture-raised, non-GMO dairy and meat products. Located in the scenic town of Kuna, Idaho, our family-owned ranch is dedicated to bringing you the best from our happy and well-cared-for animals.
We believe that happiness truly enhances the flavor, and we strive to deliver products that are not only delicious but also nourishing for both you and the environment. We prioritize the well-being of our animals and the sustainability of our practices. We practice rotational grazing, allowing our cows, chickens, and pork to roam freely on irrigated pastures.
By adopting regenerative grazing techniques, we are committed to creating highly diversified organic pastures for our cherished “flerd” (flock and herd combined). We take pride in our commitment to sustainable practices, ensuring that our ranch is irrigated by well water instead of canal water to prevent chemical exposure to our pastures.
At Raspberry Lane Ranch, we invite you to experience the true taste of happiness through our exceptional dairy and meat products. Join us in savoring the goodness of pasture-raised, non-GMO products that nourish both body and soul.
Why Raspberry Lane?
Our name, Raspberry Lane, holds a significant meaning rooted in our humble beginnings. It all started on a street called Raspberry Lane, where we once resided. Little did we know that this street would become the birthplace of our agricultural journey, transforming our lives and the lives of the animals we care for.
The catalyst for starting the ranch was a heartfelt desire to make a positive change in the food we consume. It began when we discovered that my mom suffered from severe discomfort whenever she ate eggs. Determined to find a solution, I delved into research and stumbled upon the distressing reality of commercial egg-laying chickens. The inhumane conditions these animals endured deeply saddened us, and we resolved not to support such an industry.
One fateful evening in March, a wild idea struck me, and I embarked on a mission. At 6 pm on a Friday night, I ventured out to purchase a few chicks from a Craigslist seller, intending to have just three. However, I was convinced to bring home six delightful chicks. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because my mom could finally enjoy eggs without falling ill. Although we were simply raising chickens in our backyard, the profound difference in the quality of the eggs was unmistakable.
Curiosity led me to question the disparity between our eggs and those found in stores. I soon discovered that the key differentiator was simple happiness. In the stressful and confined environment of commercial operations, the chickens’ well-being suffered, reflected in the inferior quality of their eggs. Commercial eggs exhibited imbalances in cholesterol levels and Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acid ratios, while the pale yolks lacked the vibrant richness inherent in pastured eggs. It became clear to us that happiness truly enhanced the taste and nutritional value of food.
Chickens became our gateway into the world of ranching, igniting a passion within us. Those initial six chickens and their happy eggs became the driving force behind our journey, propelling us from California to Idaho. Here, we have expanded our operation, nurturing a “flerd” comprising 50 chickens, pigs, and now, eight cows.
The name Raspberry Lane symbolizes the transformative power of simple beginnings and the pursuit of a happier, more sustainable approach to food. It serves as a reminder of the profound impact that a few contented animals and their wholesome products can have on our lives. At Raspberry Lane, we continue to uphold our commitment to creating a nurturing and joyful environment for our animals, producing dairy and meat products that truly embody the essence of happiness.
Join us on our remarkable journey, where the seeds sown on Raspberry Lane have blossomed into a flourishing ranch dedicated to providing you with the finest pasture-raised, non-GMO products. Taste the difference that happiness makes, and experience the richness and vitality that only nature’s bounty can offer. Raspberry Lane Ranch welcomes you to explore a new world of flavors and embrace a happier, more sustainable way of nourishing both body and soul.