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Why do we dig in the dirt?

Raising our animals, handling our plants, and working the land with the greatest care and consideration, in a way that respects our environment, are the core values on which we base our farming practices at Raccoon Bend Farms


Lee & Alicia DuCote, hailing from NE Louisiana, embarked on a transformative journey. Lee, with a rich background in traditional crop farming, and Alicia, with her experience in horse & cattle ranching, ventured out to Tennessee & Arkansas and explored the world of sustainable living & regenerative farming. Filled with newfound knowledge and inspiration, they returned to their roots in Louisiana, eager to apply their learnings from education and travels on a small urban farm in North Bossier Parish. Their mission? To provide the community with wholesome, clean food and wellness education. 

Raccoon Bend Farms, a testament to the DuCotes' commitment to community health, was established in 1998. The property, initially purchased as a pasture for their horses, was transformed upon their return to Louisiana. The 21-year-old horse barn was renovated into a bardaminium, and the pasture was converted into market-produce gardens. The focus? Non-GMO seeds & organic practices ensure that no chemical pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides are used, thereby guaranteeing the quality of the food they provide

Alicia, who has a master's in exercise science, is passionate about wellness, cooking, extreme adventure, and teaching those around her how to eat clean, care for their bodies, and care for the environment. She loves pouring into youth and primarily works as a youth minister, and she never misses the opportunity to help young athletes grow in spirit, mind, and body. 

Lee DuCote is a modern entrepreneur and renaissance man. He is an author, filmmaker, & farmer. You can find more about him at


WE HAVE HEN FRUIT! Our girls are a bit spoiled, to say the least. They have over an acre to roam and 'free range'.

The girls are fed an organic diet and get to come to the market garden to help 'rid' the garden of unwanted pests. 

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