All Natural Duck (or Goose)
I am trying to find some All-Natural Goose or Duck. Specifically, Ducks that have not been fed Soybeans or Soymeal.
So far, I have researched these brands:
- Happy Farm
All of these brands feed their fowl Soybeans or Soy as part of their feed. Does anyone know of a Farm that does not feed their Fowl Soy?
The Whole Foods that I normally go to (Princeton, Jenkintown and North Wales) rarely have Goose or Duck. Also, they usually only know whether they are Organic or not, which is really useless in this case.
You can feed any animal as much Soy as you want and it will not affect it's Organic status.
Check out a website called eatwild.com - they have a list of all the farms in the area that feed their animals grass or natural foods. Also, we bought a goose from Illgs on Folly Road. (yes, the German butcher shop) I can't remember the name of the Goose farm, but it was all natural. If I can remember the name, I'll repost. One other website to try is Willowcreek Orchards. I know they sell naturally raised Chickens, (not sure about geese) from local farms.
EatWild is a great resource, but, unfortunately, there are no Soy-Free Goose or Duck Farms anywhere near Philadelphia (You need to get at least 2 hours west before you start finding them, well, that is what my research has found).
I am pretty sure that Willow Creek does not have Goose or Duck, but they are a good resource otherwise.
Thanks for the tip to Illgs. I will need to call them to see where they get there Goose/Duck from. Unfortunately, All-Natural rarely means that the meat is Soy-Free. It just means that they use Organic Soybeans (or Soymeal).
I know that you can purchase Whole Ducks from Hudson Valley Foie Gras, and I 'think' those ducks are fed corn the whole time, if not a good percentage. It's a top notch facility. I looked into it, and than I was hospitalized for a short time and it completely slipped my mind until I saw your post.