Where to get an ethically raised duck in/near Toronto?
I'm looking for a shop that will sell me a cleaned, dressed duck (frozen or fresh) that was ethically raised. Meaning, it lived outside, and didn't live in a tiny cage for its whole life. (Perhaps even shot wild?)
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re: Charles Yu
I haven't heard of free range duck other than from small farm producers, so I looked at the three major producers' websites, and did not find any reference to selling free range ducks. In fact, King Cole states that the CFIA regulations ban free range ducks to prevent avian flu and other problems.
There is no mention of free range ducks at Wing Tat; it is not even clear whether they grow ducks or buy them.
King Cole and Brome Lake raise ducks in free run barns, humanely. Both refuse force feeding.
In the absence of good information from Wing Tat, I would buy King Cole, in major supermarkets, or Brome Lake, at T&T.
(Replying to my own thread...) I wonder if one if the farmer's markets in the towns outside Toronto might be a place to look?
Marvelous Edibles Farm occasionally sells ducks they raise in small quanties on their farm in the manner you seek.
Beacuse they only raise a few animals they aren't covered by the CFIA ban on outdoor birds.
They are at Brickworks and Wychwood on Saturdays I think they've done their slaughter for this year but they do freeze some.