Bassett's Cricket Ranch, Inc was started in 1969 by Dale and Dorothy Bassett with the help of their two sons Russ and Jon. The business started out very modestly, primarily selling crickets for fish bait and the occasional pet store.
The business grew tremendously in the late 70’s and early 80’s due to the growth onset by the pet industry. We started promoting the immature size crickets for smaller animals and the fact that they were of higher nutritional value. Today, our operation produces in excess of three million crickets each week, primarily for the pet industry. This task is completed in 48,000 sq. ft. of environmentally controlled buildings and warehouses.
Today, the operation is managed by Russ Bassett as President/CEO, Jon Bassett as Vice President/Production Manager, and Dale and Dorothy filling in various roles in the day-to-day operation. We have 21 employees that produce the crickets and mealworms, and complete all packaging and shipping. The customer service team is ready to answer your questions, process your order, and ship out to you today or next day.
We look forward to fulfilling your live food needs anywhere in the world.