Our Story

Our heritage is evident when you visit the farm, where you’ll see our turkeys happily spending their summer days outside on the range.

Peterson Turkey Farm

Our Farm

Our heritage is evident when you visit the farm, where you’ll see our turkeys happily spending their summer days outside on the range.

History

Our farm was founded by Dale Peterson, who had grown up in rural North Dakota and studied poultry science in college. He chose the land in the Little Cannon River Valley because of its ideal environment for raising turkeys outdoors. Soon after, Dale married Fern and together they fostered a family farm that has been running strong for three generations.

Our Farm’s History
  • First Generation Turkey Farmers - Dale and Fern Peterson
  • Dick and Dale Peterson - Turkey Farmers | Ferndale Market
  • Dick and John Peterson on the Peterson Turkey Farm
  • Third Generation Turkey Farmer - Kids
  • Dick Peterson and Governor Quie
  • Uncle Lloyd on the Peterson Turkey Farm
  • Historic Prize Turkey - Peterson Turkey Farm
  • Peterson Turkey Farm - Original Turkey Truck
  • Ferndale Market - Historic Opening Day
  • Third Generation Turkey Farmers - Peterson Turkey Farm

Raising Practices

Although the faces on our farm have changed over the past 80 years, our commitment to raising free-range, antibiotic-free, naturally processed turkeys has remained the same.

Learn More About Our Sustainable Practices

Partner Farms

Along with raising turkeys on our home farm, we work closely with partner farms that grow turkeys following our raising practices. We are proud to be able to expand opportunities for fellow independent, family farmers.

  • Local Partner Farms | Ferndale Market

From Your Farmer

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From Your Farmer