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wildgoosechase Nov 29, 2010 08:40 PM

Anyone know where I can buy locally raised goose and duck?

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  1. wolfe RE: wildgoosechase Nov 29, 2010 11:48 PM

    Check with these folks.
    Reichardt Duck Farm
    3770 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma, CA
    (707) 762-6314

    Reichardt Duck Farm
    3770 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma, CA

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      celeryroot RE: wildgoosechase Nov 30, 2010 08:25 AM


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        wolfe RE: celeryroot Nov 30, 2010 02:00 PM

        Gosh that name sounds familiar, another family dispute?
        Jim Reichardt
        Sonoma County Poultry
        P.O. Box 140
        Penngrove, CA 94951

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          SteveG RE: wolfe Dec 1, 2010 12:18 PM

          Reichardt duck farm focuses on their own strain of ducks based on Pekin stock that they've developed over the last century and sell to local chinatown butchers and meat shops. Liberty Ducks are based on European farm ducks targeted at western-style restaurants. Could be a family dispute, or just a split off business with a related but separate focus.

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            Melanie Wong RE: SteveG Dec 1, 2010 07:41 PM

            Yes, Reichardt Duck Farm raises ducks to spec for roasting whole. They're a little younger and smaller than the Liberty Ducks product.

            Salmon Creek raises Muscovy ducks which have broader, bigger breasts.

            Reichardt Duck Farm
            3770 Middle Two Rock Rd, Petaluma, CA

            Salmon Creek Ranch
            1400 Bay Hill Rd, Bodega, CA

            Liberty Ducks
            520 Fair Ave, Petaluma, CA 94952

          2. re: wolfe
            chefj RE: wolfe Dec 1, 2010 01:11 PM

            Working with your Dad is hard!

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              wolfe RE: chefj Dec 1, 2010 02:03 PM

              :-)). you betcha.

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          takuhead RE: wildgoosechase Dec 1, 2010 06:07 PM

          Salmon Creek Ranch

          Salmon Creek Ranch
          1400 Bay Hill Rd, Bodega, CA

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            wildgoosechase RE: wildgoosechase Dec 2, 2010 12:33 PM

            Thanks for the duck resources. Do you have any for goose?

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              SteveG RE: wildgoosechase Dec 2, 2010 12:42 PM

              Some of the chinatown duck roasters also do goose, especially this time of year. The same producers who do ducks do a little goose, usually. Melanie Wong has posted in the past about one shop on Clement street that sold fresh goose, at a really great price compared to western grocery stores, but last I heard that was no longer available. Take a weekend afternoon to explore in chinatown, and I'll bet you'll find something. A few weeks back, I'd promised roast duck to a friend visiting from out of town but I ran short on time. I was able to get a fresh (hours from the farm) unfrozen uncooked duck "to go" from one of the duck roasting shops. I'm sure the health department wouldn't approve, but my $10 duck yielded delicious breasts for dinner that night, and the rest became fantastic confit.

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              wildgoosechase RE: wildgoosechase Dec 9, 2010 09:48 AM

              Found it! Ver Brugge will have goose in time for Christmas, from a farm near Stockton. It's kind of pricey at $9.99, but I'm going to give it a try.

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                wildgoosechase RE: Gustavo Glenmorangie Dec 9, 2010 03:57 PM

                GG: That was what I tried to do, but I couldn't find any. I checked the net, asked around, and even called poultry farms. The closest I got was Leslie from Salmon Creek Ranch (a source for Moskovy ducks), who said that she had thought about raising geese this year and wished she had, since I was not the first person to call. If you know any farmers/ goose fanciers with a gosling or two to spare, please let me know!

                Salmon Creek Ranch
                1400 Bay Hill Rd, Bodega, CA

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                  wolfe RE: wildgoosechase Dec 9, 2010 04:02 PM

                  I thought with the name they were local and not only are they not local they are pets.
                  Sebastopol Goslings.

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                    Gustavo Glenmorangie RE: wolfe Dec 9, 2010 04:18 PM

                    Hmm. These folks don't say anything about goose,; but they may be worth contacting:


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                    Gustavo Glenmorangie RE: wildgoosechase Dec 9, 2010 04:13 PM

                    Wish I could help. My goose story (or should I say, storied goose?) came from a local who had a small place. Large enough to raise family food: one steer, couple of hogs and some birds. Turned out she had more gooslings than she could handle. I found the deal on the craigslist of the 1970s -- a local market bulletin board. Have you looked at craigslist?

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                      wolfe RE: Gustavo Glenmorangie Dec 9, 2010 04:26 PM

                      Neat suggestion.
                      poultry auction (wilton)
                      Date: 2010-12-03, 10:44AM PST
                      the next auction is on dec 12th receiving starts at 7:30 am and the sale starts at 10:00 am for directions and any questions call 916-687-7625 bring your chickens ducks geese doves turkeys rabbits hope to see you there

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                      Melanie Wong RE: wildgoosechase Dec 16, 2010 01:40 PM

                      Here's the other thread on the goose chase with one success.

                      I hope that folks continue to call Salmon Creek and ask about geese, would be great to have another producer. Wonder if she'll take payments on futures and raise to order?

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