Organic Farm and Hatchery for Rare Heritage Breeds
Tani Creek Waterfowl provides distinctive ducks and geese for your farm or table. Producing only about 100 ducks and 100 geese a year, we do not ship, and only market in the vicinity of Bainbridge Island, WA.
Latest News: January 17, 2015
New duck layers and breeders pictured above are now producing 3 dozen tasty duck eggs/day -available at Pane de Amore Bakery and Hitchcock's Deli, Bainbridge Island, WA.
Tani Creek Waterfowl will offer exciting new duck breeds for those in driving distance to the farm in the upcoming 2015 hatching season including a variety of Runners, Black Cayuga, "Bronze" Welsh Harlequins, bantam ducks and white Muscovies! These new beauties will join our existing flocks of Saxony and "Silver" Welsh Harlequins to greatly expand our duck breed offerings, egg production and our meat development program (more on this later). These new breeds will only be hatched based on pre-orders and only for on farm pick up. If you need birds shipped we recommend Holderreads Waterfowl Farm where all our best breeders ultimately came from.
Tani Creek's geese flocks continue to improve this year. We have culled our rare Shetland flocks down to a magnificient 16 selected for single lobes, calmness, hardiness, and of course, the classic rugby ball shape!
We have also improved the genetics of our American Buff flock by selecting the best from a 30 count batch of goslings from Metzer Farms this year to join our existing flock. Metzer Farms provides very high quality American Buff geese and we recoomend them to anyone needing shipping of Buffs.
Our American Buff flock now numbers 20 with 5 males, most have good weight, and virtually all excellent health, feathering and balanced dual lobes.
Finally, our Embden program continues with the addition of a trio of show quality Embdens from Holderread Waterfowl Farm to join our best selection from Metzer farms. One of our Embden breeders reached 14.2lb. at first full feather (7.5 weeks). Our Embden program focuses on size and early weight gain over beauty, nonetheless, we do have some beautiful & big Embdens that are exceptionally gentle.
WHAT'S FOR SALE NOW:
MEAT: Heritage organic duck meat (Welsh Harlequin only 3.5lb average). On farm pickup. Reserve your bird here.
EGGS: Duck eggs at Pane de Amore Bakery and Hitchcock's -goose eggs imminent!
July 2014 -Tani Creek Farm and Brendan McGill of Hitchcock's hosted an "Outstanding in the Field", North American Tour event (over 150 guests on the bank of our main pond). This culinary tour pairs exceptional chefs with exceptional farms across America. We are honored to have hosted this event on July 15 which was a smashing success by all accounts and literally sold out in 5 minutes. The menu featured Tani Creek produce, some 38 Saxony ducks and a delicious duck egg aioli with our own fresh veggies.
If your new to cooking waterfowl, we recommend Hanks's new book "Duck, Duck, Goose" for some great and creative waterfowl recipes.
November, 2013 The Kitsap Hearald published an informative article on local farms producing food for the holidays. The article has some nice photos of Tani Creek American Buffs and young Embdens. Here's the link: http://www.northkitsapherald.com/lifestyle/232125481.html
October, 2013. Smoked Tani Creek geese was a big hit at the Tom Douglas / Futurewise event on October 15. In support of Futurewise, this event featured local farm food prepared by Seattle's top chefs. Brendan McGill of Hitchcocks's smoked several of our heritage geese varieties for this charity gala providing possibly the most unique and delicious food on the diverse menu. Check out futurewise.org and help preserve local farmland.
Tani Creek Waterfowl Farm is dedicated to preserving heritage breeds of geese and ducks. Our waterfowl display the virtues of an agricultural past, here today. Please check back regularly for new site additions including informative blogs, and product galleries but look no further for certified organic, rare heritage geese and ducks.
100% Organic Hatchery:
Shetland geese, American geese, Embden geese, Saxony ducks and Welsh Harlequin ducks -and new breeds coming for 2015.
Waterfowl can be reserved by pre-order and will be available from birth in the spring through approximately 20 weeks of age. Adult breeders sometimes available.
100% Organic Farm:
Freshly butchered or frozen Organic Geese, whole roasters/smokers, 3 breeds available, distinct in flavor, texture and size,
Freshly butchered or frozen Organic Duck, whole roasters/smokers. New for 2014 organic Muscovy duck.