John Peterson is the thirdgeneration of his family to grow turkeys on his farm in Cannon Falls. Johnreturned to his family's farm in 2008 to begin direct selling their turkeyunder their own label, Ferndale Market.
John isactively engaged in both turkey production and the selling of their turkeyproducts. Today Ferndale Market's free-range &antibiotic-free turkeyproducts are found in natural food stores and served in many restaurants andcollege and corporate foodservice settings throughout theUpper Midwest.
ThePeterson family also operates an on-farm store, retailing local foods from over100 producers. John is currently serving as Chair of theCannon Falls Chamber ofCommerce and has been active in local economic development efforts.
John is agraduate of Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a degree inBusiness & Communication. He and his wife, Erica, have a son, Finn.
John hopesto bring a unique perspective to the board as it’s important for all segmentsof our industry to be represented and to work together to promote turkey andour Minnesota farmers.