Our rabbit is farm-raised on a diet of sweet alfalfa, oats, wheat and barley with no antibiotics, no added hormones and no animal by-products. The result is lean and tender game meats with a delicate, slightly sweet flavor that can be enjoyed fried, grilled or roasted.
We are the premier purveyor of rabbit meat that provides a flavor of culinary excellence and offers a healthy eating experience for discerning consumers.
Commitment To Sustainability
De Bruin Ranch maintains a “transparent food” philosophy which involves raising its animals humanely and naturally without the use of hormones and feeding a vegetarian diet to our rabbits. It also provides education and recipes to chefs and consumers to promote the use of rabbit in a way that brings out the best of the rabbit as it was intended for us to use. This commitment to sustainability also includes being responsible stewards of the land.
Rabbits “are helping win the war” proclaimed a Los Angeles Times article from 1943. Touted as a patriotic food during World War II, rabbits were raised by thousands of Americans in their backyards. Along with victory gardens, rabbits helped put food on the table when much of the nation’s food supply was shipped to soldiers oversees and ration stamps provided less at home.
Small Carbon Footprint
Slow Foods USA, as noted in LA Times – Rabbit can produce 6 pounds of meat using the same amount of food and water it takes for a cow to produce only 1 pound of meat. Not to mention the health benefits of rabbits over other proteins.
Iowa Rabbit employs a compost system that takes waste the rabbit creates and converts it into an organic material that can be used in vegetable and flower gardens.