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Rainy River Elk Company
Quality farm-raised elk meat products, leather goods and giftware
Dr. William R. Darby and Deborah Cornell
Phone: (807) 486-3409
Rainy River Elk Company is a family farm business operated by Bill Darby and Deb Cornell and their daughters Laura and Shannon. We are located on La Vallee Road North, which is 15 km west of Fort Frances off Hwy 11/71 in NW Ontario. Operating since 1995, we raise 50 elk per year and usually have about 120 elk on the farm. Our elk are on natural grass pastures in summer and fed hay in the winter. We provide a comfortable, natural environment for our elk within fenced paddocks. In 2007 we were a Regional Winner of the Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence.
Elk is a delicious, full-flavoured red meat with a hint of sweetness. It is low in fat and cholesterol - a heart-healthy choice. Elk loin is lower in fat than skinless chicken breast. No growth promotants or antibiotics are used in our elks' feed. At the Market we offer frozen elk including a variety of steaks, roasts, sausages and patties. Our smoked meats include genuine elk jerky, snack sticks and old-world style summer sausage. Other products include beautiful elk leather goods, giftware and elk velvet antler capsules.
Elk Velvet Antler Capsules
Elk velvet antler has been used in oriental medicine for thousands of years. It has two types of growth hormone which boost energy and the immune system. It is also a natural source of chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine which can help fight arthritis symptoms.