Learn About Ferndale Market
Ferndale Market was founded by Dale Peterson and his wife Fern in 1939 on some farmland in Cannon Falls, Minn. Ferndale came to be when the couple decided to name the farm after themselves by combining their first names. Through Dale’s studies in poultry science, he learned the importance of raising free-range turkeys without antibiotics and processing without additives. Today, the family carries on the traditions of Fern and Dale as the third generation to care deeply for the turkeys, land, and quality products that bear their name. Ferndale Market is also proud to partner with other local farms that also raise free-range, antibiotic-free, turkeys. These collaborative partnerships create more stability and can lead to a more resilient local food system.