Sonoma County Poultry was founded in 1992 by Jim Reichardt, a fourth generation duck farmer, in response to chefs’ demands for a larger, meatier, more flavorful duck. Our “Liberty Ducks” are a strain of Pekin Duck that was developed in Denmark and is suited to a slower, less stressful style of rearing. This results in a market age of about 9 weeks as opposed to six weeks for other commercially grown birds.
Sonoma County has the perfect climate for raising ducks in this style. Our temperate climate allows us to raise Liberty Ducks year-round, on straw litter, in an open environment with a minimum of intrusion. Liberty Ducks receive no antibiotics or hormones and are fed a diet that consists largely of corn and other grains. The combination of all these factors result in the best, most flavorful duck available in the country today.
In addition to supplying the finer Bay Area Restaurants with their fresh duck needs, Sonoma County Poultry ships Liberty Ducks directly to restaurants and individuals across the United States. In the western US shipping is accomplished economically by using Golden State Overnight. Further east we must use UPS Next Day Air Saver or Two Day Air service at a higher cost.
Deliveries to Restaurants and Retail Locations in San Francisco and the East Bay are available on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Deliveries to Restaurants and Retail Locations in Sonoma and Napa Counties are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Unfortunately at this time, we are not able to deliver to residents. If you're trying to purchase Liberty Ducks for your home, please check out our retail locations on the "Restaurant Links" tab. We can also ship directly to your residence via Golden State Overnight or UPS depending on your location. Thank you!