From a small farm overlooking the Southern Ocean
near the 12 Apostles and Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.
Greg and Jodi Clarke farm free-range Aylesbury and Pekin ducks on their 16-hectare property overlooking Port Campbell, near the Twelve Apostles and Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.
They began with 30 ducklings and no idea about what they were doing in 2009. The couple chose the Aylesbury for its historical connections. It is the classic English table duck and was wildly popular in the 19th century
In late 2012 they started rearing Pekins and feeding all their ducks strawberries and other fruits. Just Duck, a book featuring recipes from acclaimed chefs and stories of their farming adventure, was written in 2015. In December 2016 their first consignment of ducks was exported to Hong Kong.
Ethically raised, high welfare, low environmental impact, small scale, hands-on, family-run and importantly, consistently delicious. These are the important things I look for and value in our best farmers and growers.
My relationship with Jodi and Greg at Great Ocean Ducks is coming up to a decade now and for good reason. I can’t imagine being able to source better quality ducks to share with our guests at Brae.