La Belle Farm

Ferndale, NY

La Belle Farms is a 40-acre, family-run, duck farm located in Sullivan County, NY. It is one of three farms in the country that produce foie gras. The farm was established by the Saravia family in 1999 and has supported four generations of family members. It currently produces over 182,000 ducks per-year for high-quality foie gras and other superior duck meat products.

With quality always a dominant factor, La Belle Farms grows its own soy and corn, in the fertile foothills of the Catskill Mountains, as feed for their ducks, thus ensuring they get the absolute finest nutrition. They employ sustainable practices and donate all the farm’s duck manure to local farmers to use as fertilizer.

An innovator in the field, La Belle Farm introduced a new type of plastic feeding tube that is less traumatic on the duck. It’s just one of many practices they employ to ensure the ducks are always well handled up to the time of their processing. The new feeding tube is being adopted by other farms world-wide.