Thode Family Farm

Welcome to Thode Family Farm!

SOLD OUT FOR THE 2017 SEASON! THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT OF THE SONOMA COUNTY 4-H HERITAGE TURKEY PROJECT!!!

 

 

 Once again this year the Sonoma County Heritage Turkey Project, in collaboration with 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 youth and their families. All of the turkeys offered for sale are raised on ORGANIC feed by 4-H youth 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 for the order form below. The profit from the sale of each turkey sold goes directly to the 4-H grower who grew it.

 

 SORRY, SOLD OUT FOR THE 2017 SEASON!
Reserve your Heritage Turkey:
Ordering your Thanksgiving turkey supports our young 4-H and FFA farmers, organic farming, and Heritage breeds. 

Please reserve your turkey by filling out the form below and mailing in your deposit. The cost will be $9.00/ lb. with the balance due upon pick up; to be paid directly to the young farmer via check or cash. Turkeys will be available for pickup Tuesday November 21 and Wednesday November 22 in Sebastopol. You will be notified with details of the times and location the week prior to Thanksgiving. 


FILL OUT FORM

To order a fresh, locally grown heritage turkey for your holiday table and support youth in agriculture, please fill out the order form below
I've invited you to fill out a form:
Reserve your Heritage Turkey
Ordering your Thanksgiving turkey supports our young 4H farmers, organic farming, Slow Food Russian River and Heritage breeds. 

Please reserve your turkey by filling out the form below and mailing in your deposit. The cost will be $9.00/ lb. with the balance due upon pick up; to be paid directly to the young farmer via check or cash. Turkeys will be available for pickup Tuesday November 21 and Wednesday November 22 in Sebastopol. You will be notified with details of the times and location the week prior to Thanksgiving. 

For more info on heritage turkey breeds see The Livestock Conservancy (formerly American Livestock Breeds Conservancy) at: http://www.livestockconservancy.org/
FILL OUT FORM
I've invited you to fill out a form:
Reserve your Heritage Turkey
Ordering your Thanksgiving turkey supports our young 4H farmers, organic farming, Slow Food Russian River and Heritage breeds. 

Please reserve your turkey by filling out the form below and mailing in your deposit. The cost will be $9.00/ lb. with the balance due upon pick up; to be paid directly to the young farmer via check or cash. Turkeys will be available for pickup Tuesday November 21 and Wednesday November 22 in Sebastopol. You will be notified with details of the times and location the week prior to Thanksgiving. 

For more info on heritage turkey breeds see The Livestock Conservancy (formerly American Livestock Breeds Conservancy) at: http://www.livestockconservancy.org/
FILL OUT FORM
I've invited you to fill out a form:
Reserve your Heritage Turkey
Ordering your Thanksgiving turkey supports our young 4H farmers, organic farming, Slow Food Russian River and Heritage breeds. 

Please reserve your turkey by filling out the form below and mailing in your deposit. The cost will be $9.00/ lb. with the balance due upon pick up; to be paid directly to the young farmer via check or cash. Turkeys will be available for pickup Tuesday November 21 and Wednesday November 22 in Sebastopol. You will be notified with details of the times and location the week prior to Thanksgiving. 

For more info on heritage turkey breeds see The Livestock Conservancy (formerly American Livestock Breeds Conservancy) at: http://www.livestockconservancy.org/
FILL OUT FORM
I've invited you to fill out a form:
Reserve your Heritage Turkey
Ordering your Thanksgiving turkey supports our young 4H farmers, organic farming, Slow Food Russian River and Heritage breeds. 

Please reserve your turkey by filling out the form below and mailing in your deposit. The cost will be $9.00/ lb. with the balance due upon pick up; to be paid directly to the young farmer via check or cash. Turkeys will be available for pickup Tuesday November 21 and Wednesday November 22 in Sebastopol. You will be notified with details of the times and location the week prior to Thanksgiving. 

For more info on heritage turkey breeds see The Livestock Conservancy (formerly American Livestock Breeds Conservancy) at: http://www.livestockconservancy.org/
FILL OUT FORM

Welcome to the Thode Family Farm site!

 

We are a small-scale, family farm operation that has grown out of our enjoyment of owning and exhibiting poultry.  Over the years we have developed a deep interest in preserving rare and heritage breed birds.  We raise a number of poultry breeds (listed below) for exhibition and sale.  We also raise Standard-bred Heritage Turkeys for exhibition and the holiday table.  We are located in beautiful Sonoma County, California.  Thank you for visiting our website!        

PLEASE NOTE:   We are not a walk-in business...please email or call ahead to make arrangements for purchase or viewing our birds.   Thank you!     

 

 

 

Here's photos of some of our birds:

We raise:

Bantams:

Black Cochins

Silver Spangled Hamburgs

Golden Penciled Hamburgs

Salmon Faverolles

Bearded White Silkies

Black Belgian Bearded d'Anvers

 

 

Large Fowl:

 

Cuckoo Marans

Black Copper Marans

New Hampshires

    Heritage Turkeys:

Standard Bronze

Narragansett Turkeys

We are proud to be members of the following Associations:

The Livestock Conservancy

American Poultry Association

American Bantam Association

Slow Food - Russian River Convivium

Marans Chicken Club USA

 

 

North American Hamburg Society

American Silkie Bantam Club

Pacific Poultry Breeders Association

Sonoma County 4-H