Long Island was once home to a thriving industry of duck farming, with more than 100 duck farms dotting the island in the early 1900’s. Flanders, Long Island is even home to a literal Big Duck that marks the location of a duck farm in operation from 1936 – 1984.

Breeders at a Long Island Duck Farm

The image below shows a typical Long Island duck farm as it would have looked in the middle of the 20th century.

Picture of a duck farm on Long Island, NY

As of 2017, the only remaining duck farm on Long Island is Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue, a farm established in 1908 that still processes more than one million ducks per year. Visit Modern Farmer to read more about the history of Long Island’s duck farms.