What would you like to see from Ferndale Market in 2020?
This is the question on our minds and in our discussions here as we start the New Year. 2019 was good year for us here. We experienced some high-profile milestones, like the 80th anniversary of our farm’s founding and the chance to be at the state fair with Minnesota Cooks, while also making slow-but-steady progress on the unseen, daily projects that prepare us for the future – building more ranging shelters, planting new trees, and replacing worn fences.
In 2019, we are proud to have launched our new Ground Turkey Breast and our Birchwood Café Turkey Burger. In our on-farm market, we introduced our now-popular glass bottle milk from Crystal Ball Farms and re-introduced local favorite Thousand Hills Cattle Company grass-fed beef. We also welcomed a number of new members to our team and somehow allowed a few to sneak off into the world of retirement. We expanded our warehouse and worked hard on some delicious new turkey sausages that we’ll be releasing soon—stay tuned for more!
Through it all, of course, we’ve done our best to stick close to what brought us here: sustaining our distinctive farming practices and supporting fellow independent family farmers in carving a different path in agriculture.
So what should we work toward in 2020? Few farms or markets have the advantage of being so closely connected to our customers, and we’d love to hear from you as we kick off the New Year. Is there a new turkey product you’d like to see us make? Or, an item you wish we carried in the market? Or, do you know of a store or restaurant you wish carried our turkey? Drop me a note in reply and let me know your thoughts.
Thanks for being a part of the flock and I look forward to hearing from you!