Berks County Duck Operation Expands Into Mexico, Rocky Mountains

Last Updated: June 13, 2024//Categories: Featuring Jurgielewicz//

From his home farm in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, Joey Jurgielewicz has watched his business span the globe.

Now, the family operation is venturing south of the border into Mexico’s tourist industry.

Joe Jurgielewicz & Son Ltd. processes approximately 6 million Pekin ducks at its plant in Hamburg. The ducks are raised by cooperating farms around the state, and most of them go to the Asian market and high-end restaurants domestically and around the world.

To make inroads in Mexico, the business recently hired Benjamin Nava Vargas as chef ambassador for Cancun, Rivera Maya and Merida. Nava Vargas will represent JJS and work with its customers in Mexico as the company focuses on growing its presence.

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