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Washoe Valley Duck Farm

Products

Eggs ·

Contact

(707) 364-9639

People

Anthony Bordessa

Farmland

10 acres in Petaluma, 55 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Farm History

A third-generation farmer in Cotati, Anthony Bordessa knew from a young age that he wanted to carry on the family’s legacy. Though his grandfather’s dairy is no longer in the family, Anthony grew up in the dairy supply store and helped his parents raise pastured chickens. After serendipitiously clicking on an article about duck eggs while searching the internet, Anthony learned for the first time about the tight-knit duck egg advocacy community that celebrates the egg for its lofty yolk, superior nutrient content, and decadent richness. He decided to give duck egg farming a try with a starter flock of 60 ducks. He now raises 4,000 free-range Golden 300 Hybrid Layer ducks on organic pastures. 

Duck eggs are larger and more nutrient-dense than chicken eggs, with more protein, omega-3s, and B-12 vitamins. The flavor profile is similar, though the duck egg’s higher fat content makes for a richer texture, ideal for baking. 

Certification

California Certified Organic Pasture on which their ducks are free range.

Weed Control

Grasses are an integral part of the ducks’ diets. As the ducks forage for food, they simultaneously clear the weeds on the property.

 

Fun Fact

Anthony acquired his first ducks while a college student at Cal Poly.

Location

1420 Madrone Ave
Cotati, California 94931

About CUESA

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