Who We Are
We are Cordell & Jackie Campbell, and together with our house full of boys, we own and operate Laughing Duck Ranch. Our small family farm is situated in the beautiful Parkland region of Manitoba, a few miles east of McCreary and about a 20 minute drive from the East Gate of Riding Mountain National Park. We sell grass fed beef, pastured chickens, and free range eggs direct to consumers, and are passionate about getting high quality, nutritious food onto the tables of Manitoba families. In addition to our food products, we also offer seeds, plants, shrubs and trees from native and open pollinated species that are all grown on the farm. And if you'd like to add a seasonal bouquet of fresh flowers to your order, Jackie would love to help you out!
We had always dreamed of living in the country, but became seriously interested in the health of our food shortly after the birth of our first son. We wanted to do our best to give him a healthy start, and as we learned more about nutrition, we increasingly sought out raw, organic, and whole foods. We soon found that it was often difficult to find what we were looking for, and so our journey into food production began. We spent 2010 - 2017 hobby farming on 5 acres east of Winnipeg, learning how to raise chickens, milk cows, grow gardens, and grind our own grains. It wasn't long before we fell in love with the lifestyle and knew we wanted to try farming full time. In April 2018, our dream became a reality, and we packed up our family and our animals, and moved to across the province to begin our new life as full time farmers. What began years ago as a conviction for feeding our family wholesome, nutrient dense food, has blossomed into an all-out farming and ranching adventure!
How We Farm
Here at Laughing Duck Ranch, we operate according to the principles of regenerative agriculture. We acknowledge the complexity and design of the natural world, and we seek to imitate nature in our farming practices. We focus on improving soil health, increasing biodiversity, and building resilience into our landscape. We desire to steward our land in a way that is beneficial not only for us, but for our animals, our wildlife, our environment, our local community, and the generations to come.