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Last Penny Farm
Contact: Max Goldrich
Address: 1650 Fritz Cove Rd. Juneau, AK, 99801
Phone: 907-321-3389
About Us
Last Penny Farm is a small, family-run hobby farm in Auke Bay, toward the end of Fritz Cove Road. Last Penny is owned and operated by Max Goldrich and Laura Steele, along with capable farm assistant Lucy, age 2 1/2. Our little farm's namesake is our Pekin-Grimaud hybrid duck, Penny, named by our daughter. She is our "last Penny", after her twin sister and other Pekin-Grimaud hybrid (also named Penny) didn't make it to adulthood.

Together, we are venturing into homesteading, starting with raising a small flock of ducks alongside our backyard garden overlooking Suedela Island. We hope to help both our little family and our beloved community become more sustainable and food secure, increasing the amount of local food in our own diet and in that of our families, friends, and neighbors.

We also respectfully acknowledge that our community - including our little farm - rests on unceded ancestral lands stewarded by the Tlingit people for over ten thousand years. We express immense gratitude for all that we have learned and continue to learn from our Indigenous friends and relatives, and recognize that none of our endeavors on the land we so love would be possible without their loving stewardship, both historic and at present.
We are thrilled to share farm fresh duck eggs with local friends both old and new. Our flock is made up of seven fawn and white Indian runner ducks — Blackberry, our drake, and Blueberry, Strawberry, Salmonberry, Neigóon, and Faun. We also have one Pekin-Grimaud hybrid, Penny — our little farm's namesake. Our flock eats high-quality whole grain, fermentable organic duck feed, supplemented by castoffs from our organic garden; grubs, slugs and mealworms; salmon skins and wild game offal; and other household scraps. The flock is currently contained within a large yard and enjoys watching boats, playing in the mud, and swimming in their pool. We hope to fence our entire property soon to allow them to range freely. The girls get lots of love and attention from Lucy and are carefully guarded by Otto, our Great Pyrenees mix.

Our duck eggs are rich and creamy and are an excellent source of nutrition and antioxidants. Duck eggs contain 50% more vitamin A than chicken eggs along with more protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They are delicious scrambled, fried, poached, or boiled, in quiche or soufflés, in your favorite egg dish, or make a great addition to your baked goods.