World-renowned as a delicacy in French cuisine, Foie Gras (fatted liver) comes from the Moulard duck. Buy Foie Gras slices to keep in your freezer for your next Foie Emergency! These 2oz medallions of Foie Gras comes from La Belle Farm in Sullivan County, which feeds their ducks a diet of 100% corn to yield a sweet luscious flavor. Individually-wrapped frozen slices allow for the convenient use of one serving size at a time. The low amount of protein in corn means that the Foie tastes very clean and doesn’t contain any large veins to remove.
To ensure an animal-friendly environment, feeders are assigned groups of ducks to raise and form relationships with, so they stay together for the duck’s entire life. The tube used for gavage is made completely smooth and as small as possible. Gavage is the two week feeding that fattens the duck’s liver at the end of their life. When we have observed this process, the ducks appear to be excited to be fed rather than creating commotion that one would expect from a duck in discomfort. La Belle Farm takes steps to assure these ducks live better than most farmed animals.
Buy Foie Gras from American farms that prioritize animal welfare. There are farms around the world that produces Foie Gras in unfortunate conditions, that is why it is important to do your research before you Buy Foie Gras. The Artisanal Foods’ mission is to help chefs choose ingredients that are sustainable, nutritious, and produced responsibly. For this reason, we provide Foie Gras from two farms we feel lead the industry in animal welfare.
Suggestions: When you Buy Foie Gras, serve it on French toast, or sear and serve with lean meats. Heavily season the Foie with salt, then drizzle with Maple Syrup. To sear, simply place a slice in a hot (not burning hot) pan. Cook for about 1 minute per side if starting from room temperature. To assure a picture perfect crust, you can coat the Foie in flour with salt and pepper prior to searing. Professional chefs consider this cheating, but who cares; it looks perfect every time!
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About La Belle Farm
La Belle Farm is one of only three Foie Gras Producers in the United States. Located on a 43 acre farm in Sullivan County, NY, the company has been in operation for 10 years. It currently produces 130,000 ducks per year for high quality Foie Gras and proposes to expand to 182,000 ducks per year. La Belle Farm also produces distinctive tasting Foie Gras that stands out from both U.S. and foreign competition. Its Foie Gras growing process yields excellent taste while at the same time rendering off less fat than other products. La Belle Farm customers seek this product as it provides them with a point of differentiation in the marketing of their own menus and product lines. Demand for La Belle Farm Foie Gras currently exceeds the amount the company is able to supply, forcing it to actually refuse requests for larger shipments, but opening up future additional growth opportunities with appropriate capitalization.
La Belle Farm’s team, for two years researched and developed the Foie Gras production process. During research and development, the La Belle Farm team traveled to Europe, where they studied the industry in order to develop a unique product. Using the Crossbred Moulard Duck, they refined their foie gras producing process to yield great taste while at the same time rendering off less fat than others in the market. All products are processed and packaged in the company’s U.S.D.A. inspected plants to ensure the highest quality and freshness. Their selections include Grade A, B, C as well as Euro, Petite, Butter, and Portion Sliced Foie Gras. La Belle has worked with Cochecton Mills and their nutrition experts to produce a natural product free of hormones, vaccines, and unnatural alterations. The selection of feed is very important in raising a healthy animal, and La Belle Strives to produce a natural stable diet while giving flavor and producing high growth rates. La Belle Farm seeks to provide superior Foie Gras to the world. They value their relationships with current and future customers and hope to communicate their appreciation to them through their outstanding, guaranteed product quality and freshness, personal service, and efficient delivery. Their commitment to their customers will be reflected through honest and responsible business.