If you’re a local, you may best know DD Ranch in Terrebonne, as a great place for a day of family fun. The Ranch has a Kids Corral, Petting Zoo, Hay Rides, Pony Rides, Sand Box, DD Dirt Express, Nature Walks, U-pick Flowers, U-Dig Potatoes and seasonally, a Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Tree Lane with Santa. Schools & Moms groups participate in Spring and Fall Field Trips and Birthday Parties. The Country Market features home décor by local vendors along with meat, eggs, raw local honey and seasonal produce.
DD Ranch brings part of the fun to the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market each Saturday, where they bring out the Pony Rides and Petting Zoo. In addition, they offer their 100% grass-fed and finished beef —no hormones, no chemicals, steroids and no grain—and pastured, Heritage Breed pork, raw local honey and delicious eggs. DD Ranch’s free-range, grass fed beef is some of the best meat in the world! During the growing season, they also bring vegetables, i.e. rhubarb, corn, potatoes out.
“We’ve been participating in the NorthWest Crossing Farmers Market for many years,” they said. “We enjoy the priceless expressions on the children’s faces when they interact with animals that they may not otherwise have an opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with. It also gives us the chance to educate the adults regarding the advantages of eating healthy rather than processed foods. Overall, it is a great place to have fun and teach families about healthy eating and animals at the same time.”
When Mike and Diann Duggan purchased the ranch back in the late 80s, they wanted to create a place for families to bring their children and learn about ranch life and animals. They extend this mission at the Farmers Market!
They continued, “We encourage you to support your local farmers and ranchers offering healthy and safe produce and meat alternatives for your family.”