Pekin Duck: A self-basting bird extraordinare

I’m not going to lie . . . Sometimes I feel like we ACTUALLY live on Old MacDonald’s Farm over here. Cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and ducks. With a moo-moo here. And a quack-quack, there. E-I-E-I-O. You get the idea. It can get a little crazy at chore time. But that’s the way us Baumans like it!

Our farm is diversified because, as a family, we all have diverse interests and skills.

At Cedar Valley Farms, my brother Steven is the Duck Champion. Since age 12, he has had his own little duck project.

Also . . . We love ducks because they’re cute! 🙂

Seriously! Doing chores is so much more fun when the animals you’re serving make you smile!

Steven raises his ducks on pasture (of course) and feeds them our own special duck grain that’s non-gmo & non-medicated (of course).

Being ducks, they also need a splash tub to clean themselves. Which, by the way, is a REALLY good reason to move them to fresh grass every day! Otherwise they would quickly have a pigsty!

And since Steven was raising meat ducks, that meant we needed to process them…. NOT an easy task!

Ducks take 4 times longer to butcher than a chicken, and yield the same amount of meat.

And did we mention that ducklings are also quadruple the price of chicks?

While ducks are more costly to raise, the end result: 100% dark, moist meat with a fat cover that self-bastes! The end result is worth it!

This is our only duck batch for the season, so grab yours now!

Pekin Duck: A self-basting bird extraordinare

I’m not going to lie . . . Sometimes I feel like we ACTUALLY live on Old MacDonald’s Farm over here. Cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and ducks. With a moo-moo here. And a quack-quack, there. E-I-E-I-O. You get the idea. It can get a little crazy at chore time. But that’s the way us Baumans like it!

Our farm is diversified because, as a family, we all have diverse interests and skills.

At Cedar Valley Farms, my brother Steven is the Duck Champion. Since age 12, he has had his own little duck project.

Also . . . We love ducks because they’re cute! 🙂

Seriously!

Doing chores is so much more fun when the animals you’re serving make you smile!

Steven raises his ducks on pasture (of course) and feeds them our own special duck grain that’s non-gmo & non-medicated (of course).

Being ducks, they also need a splash tub to clean themselves. Which, by the way, is a REALLY good reason to move them to fresh grass every day! Otherwise they would quickly have a pigsty!

And since Steven was raising meat ducks, that meant we needed to process them…. NOT an easy task!

Ducks take 4 times longer to butcher than a chicken, and yield the same amount of meat.

And did we mention that ducklings are also quadruple the price of chicks?

While ducks are more costly to raise, the end result: 100% dark, moist meat with a fat cover that self-bastes! The end result is worth it!

This is our only duck batch for the season, so grab yours now!

Pekin Duck: From Our Pastures to Your Table

Roast Duck

Pekin Duck Recipes

Ready to serve your family delicious and nutritious pasture-raised Pekin Duck?

We’ve curated five drool-inducing recipe options for you including . . .

Grill Roasted Peking Duck by Clint Cantwell of AmazingRibs.com

Rotisserie Duck With Drip Pan Potatoes by Mike Vrobel of Dad Cooks Dinner

Duck à l’Orange Done the Right Way by Daniel Gritzer of Serious Eats

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