Local Farm, Fresh, & Free-Range Duck Eggs

Washoe Valley Duck Farm is a certified organic duck farm that produces duck eggs that are larger (2 duck eggs = 3 chicken eggs) and more nutrient-dense than chicken eggs--more protein, 6 times of B-12 vitamins, 2 times of omega-3's, folate, and Vitamins A, E, and B6. The flavor profile is similar to chicken eggs;  free-range duck egg’s have a higher fat content which makes for a richer texture and ideal for baking.  These eggs are a nutritional treasure trove.

Washoe valley duck farm's Farmer market sales

Every Saturday at San Francisco CUESA's Ferry Plaza Farmers Market from 8 am to 2 pm. We are located on the water-side (Makai) of the Ferry Building across from Mijita Cocina Mexicana Restaurant.

Every Sunday at San Rafael's Civic Center from 8 am to 1 pm.

Did you know?

Under refrigeration (34 to 40 degrees F.), duck eggs can be kept safely for up to six weeks. By sealing freshly laid eggs in plastic bags, their refrigeration life can be lengthened to two months, as the bags help prevent moisture loss from the egg. Duck eggs have a longer shelf life than chicken eggs. 

Washoe valley Free range ducks

Farm Marketing Director

Cindy Bordessa

Farm History

A third-generation farmer in Sonoma County.

Anthony Bordessa knew from a young age that he wanted to carry on the Sonoma farming 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 discovering an internet article about duck eggs , 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. Since 2012, Anthony's farm has since grown to a flock of over 4,000 of Golden 300 Hybrid Layer Ducks producing free-range duck eggs.

Farmland

10 acres in Sonoma County, 55 miles from the world   famous San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market that host CUESA's Saturday Farmers Market.

Bordessa gets his ducks when they’re a day old from Metzer Farms-April 1st. Ducks hatched at the beginning of April begin laying around early October and peak in the spring of the following year.

Organic Certification

Washoe Valley Duck Farm ducks are raised on a California Certified Organic Pasture on which their ducks are free-range, cage-free, and have the best humane treatment and best farming conservation practices. 

 

 

The Perfect Hard-Boiled Duck Egg by steaming

The "M"Secret.  Heat water (about 2 inches of water) to a hot boil in a large pot. Set a colander or vegetable steamer on top of the pot or use a rice cooker with its steaming basket.  Rinse your eggs in warm water and place them in thesteamer container. 

Cover and steam the eggs for 11-12 minutes in a medium boil for hard boiled eggs (in a single layer of duck eggs) and then immediately gently set the eggs into a bowl of ice water (with ice cubes) until they are cool enough to peel.

Additional Cooking Times information:

Soft boiled: 6 minutes soft steam                   Medium boiled: 10 minutes medium steam 

Roll each egg on the counter to break the shell and then crack the wide end of the egg and peel them. You will get perfectly peeled eggs.  And you won't get that grayish green rim along the yolk that results from cooking the eggs for too long or cooling them too slowly.

 

 

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Washoe Valley Duck Farm- Sonoma's Free-Range Duck Eggs

1420 Madrone Ave, Sonoma County, CA  94931 

Ph:  707. 364-9639


 

 

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