More Americans are discovering duck than ever before. With a number of convenient, fully cooked items in the marketplace, Maple Leaf Farms has made preparing duck even easier. Through its natural breeding and feeding programs, it has been able to meet the growing consumer demand for safe and healthy foods without compromising the succulent flavor its customer s love. Its ducks are raised in spacious barns where they are protected from extreme weather conditions and predators. The ducks have room to roam about and have access to fresh water and feed. Its ducks are fed a natural, grain-based diet that does not include any antibiotics, hormones or other growth promotants. Maple Leaf Farms, in Milford, Ind., was selected as a winner of the 2003 Blue Chip Community Business Award.