Vineyard Farmer Revives Rare Duck Breed
(April 9, 2015)

In the mid 1800s, Cayuga ducks were one of the most popular meat birds in New England. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Rebecca Gilbert of Native Earth Teaching Farm in Chilmark about why the breed fell out of favor, and why she thinks it’s worth bringing back.

You can learn more about Cayuga ducks on the Slow Food website, as part of their “Ark of Taste.”

Cayuga ducks are notoriously shy. This bird made an escape once it saw the camera!

Cayuga ducks are notoriously shy. This bird made an escape once it saw the camera!

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