Heritage Turkey Project of Sonoma County

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

We are thankful to report that neither fire, nor flood, or pandemic has deterred the Heritage Turkey Project here in Sonoma County! 


If you have any questions, please contact us at:

[email protected]

Thank you!


Once again this year, the Heritage Turkey Project, with the help of Slow Food Russian River, is proud to offer HERITAGE TURKEYS for your Thanksgiving table! These turkeys have been bred and hatched here in Sonoma county by 4-H and FFA youth and their families. All of the turkeys offered for sale are raised free-range and fed ORGANIC feed by our young growers for your holiday enjoyment.


Heritage turkeys are part of American History and had almost disappeared in this country due to the commercial economy and efficiency of the industrial-raised, White Broad-Breasted Turkeys. Fortunately, heritage turkeys are experiencing revival, as food lovers have discovered their superior flavor and moist texture. Heritage Turkeys are delicious; their meat is tender, succulent and extremely flavorful -- in the words of Marion Burros of the New York Times, they are "the essence of turkey".


Maintaining genetic diversity with any species is crucial to a secure and sustainable food supply. Heritage Turkeys take longer to grow to maturity but are infinitely better tasting than their industrial, broad-breasted cousins. For more information about Heritage Turkeys go to: http://livestockconservancy.org/


THE TURKEYS OFFERED FOR SALE IN THE HERITAGE TURKEY PROJECT ARE ORGANICALLY FED and FRESH, NEVER FROZEN. 


To order a fresh, locally grown heritage turkey for your holiday table and support youth in agriculture, please click on the link above. The profit from the sale of each turkey sold goes directly to the young farmer who grew it.


If you have any questions, please contact us at:

[email protected]

Thank you!