John Peterson

John Peterson
Peterson Turkey Hatchery Inc. & Ferndale Market
31659 Willow Trail
Cannon Falls


John Peterson is the third generation of his family to grow turkeys on his farm in Cannon Falls. John returned to his family's farm in 2008 to begin direct selling their turkey under their own label, Ferndale Market.  

John is actively engaged in both turkey production and the selling of their turkey products. Today Ferndale Market's free-range &antibiotic-free turkey products are found in natural food stores and served in many restaurants and college and corporate foodservice settings throughout theUpper Midwest.

The Peterson family also operates an on-farm store, retailing local foods from over 100 producers. John is currently serving as Chair of theCannon Falls Chamber of Commerce and has been active in local economic development efforts.

John is a graduate of Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a degree in Business & Communication. He and his wife, Erica, have a son, Finn.

John hopes to bring a unique perspective to the board as it’s important for all segments of our industry to be represented and to work together to promote turkey and our Minnesota farmers.