cm_turkey2One local family has gone back to basics to show the benefits of  being connected with what you eat. The Sugarmans have raised American Heritage turkeys – the endangered turkey breed native to North America – on their farm for the last five years to help connect people to the earth and the food it has to offer. “Our goal is to have a zero carbon footprint turkey project,” said Elizabeth Sugarman. “Our aim is for our birds to never leave San Diego County.”

The Sugarmans originally began raising turkeys to support the efforts of Slow Food USA, a nonprofit organization that encourages the support of local farmers and animal welfare. The Sugarmans’ turkeys have since become a hit with locals and have inspired many to join the cause in eating healthier, protecting an endangered species, and supporting local farmers. Learn more at