Douglas Ranch produces grassfed beef, lamb and pastured natural pork in a rural valley near Paicines, California near San Francisco/San Jose Bay Area.
The ranch is run by Rani and Don Douglas with organic practices and is sustainably managed. The pastures are not sprayed with chemicals and are kept lush with rotational grazing. Animals are treated humanely and are not confined in barns or small enclosures. Mothers and babies are sometimes briefly fenced away from other herd animals during the first few days of birth. They all enjoy the lush irrigated pastures as well as native natural pastures giving them daily choices of what they naturally prefer to browse on. The animals are never given antibiotics or hormones.
We raise Angus cattle (the meatiest and most tender), Dorper sheep (the mildest and tastiest), and several cross breeds and heritage Berkshire pigs (more marbling in the meat). Cattle and sheep are raised on grass only—no grain. Pigs are raised with free choice on pasture, and supplemented with organic milk and an organic feed supplement. The pigs are happiest when they are sampling grasses and forbes and allowed to wallow in cool pools of mud.
Animals are born and raised on the ranch, and are harvested humanely and taken to an organically certified processor. The meat is vacuum sealed and frozen at the plant to ensure you will receive the freshest products. Cuts are packaged in small quantities to allow our customers more flexibility for meals. Beef is gently aged for delicious flavor. The lamb meat is not “gamey” tasting because Dorpers are “hair” sheep with much less lanolin than wool sheep. This prevents the stronger taste many people object to in lamb. The pork cuts are very moist and delicious. Ham and bacon are naturally smoked without nitrates and nitrites. We sell meats in many sizes but most popular are the Sampler Pack, ½’s and ¼’s.
We deliver to most of the Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito counties, and we ship anywhere.
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