Heritage Turkey Project of Sonoma County

A community project co-sponsored by Slow Food Russian River encouraging youth in Agriculture


Welcome to the Heritage Turkey Project website! 

We are thankful to say that the Heritage Turkey Project is very much alive and well and ready to offer you beautiful organically fed Heritage Turkeys for your Thanksgiving table!

2021 marks the beginning of our 16th season of the Heritage Turkey project. The project has 16 youth this year growing over 200 turkeys. Our project leaders are active breeders of heritage turkeys and some of our 4-H and FFA youth are now raising breeding pairs and hatching their own birds. Each project member raises their small flock of birds on their own property and shoulder the responsibility of providing their feed and care. 

This project has brought awareness to our community, our farmers, and our future farmers about the preservation of heritage breeds, sustainable farming, and responsible animal husbandry. The turkey project offers our young growers valuable, hands-on involvement in a viable, real-market setting. When you buy your food locally, you support family farms and local farmland for future generations.

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

[email protected]

Thank you!