THEN: The original founders and their duck truck at the market.
NOW: The fabulous 3rd generation female farmers who lead the flock.
THEN: 1951 where it all began.
NOW: In 2016, we opened our farm fresh retail store and head offices.
NOW: 21st century equipment has helped us continue to use best farming practices by recycling our compost and shavings.
Three Generations of Farmers
Our Egg to Plate Process
Natural and Responsible Farming
Clean Label Ingredients
Good food is clean food; “clean” of additives and unnatural elements that affect the integrity of taste and nutrition. Our clean label: No hormones or growth stimulants. No food colouring or additives, phosphate free and gluten free. Nitrates are used in several fully-cooked products to ensure a 30-day refrigerated shelf-life, standard in North American food retail.
Animal Welfare & Humane Handling
King Cole has long been heralded for its leadership and stewardship in the area of animal care. Ducks are raised free run in large spacious barns with plenty of fresh air ventilation, unlimited water and natural feed. Many barns are bedded down with recycled fresh wood shavings daily and others are washed out for maximum sanitary conditions.
Leaders in Recycling
In the past two years we have won 3 major business awards in areas of recycling and zero product waste. King Cole purchases recycled wood shavings from local wood-working companies to use in the 28 barns on our 17 different farm locations. After cleaning out the barns each day, some shavings are recycled along with 2 tons of water, and are transformed into the best natural soil enhancer. We then bag this soil called DUCK DIRT, which is sold to golf courses, landscapers and every-day customers for healthy and thriving gardens. Visit our store and pick up a bag today!