10882 Sunset Road
St Thomas, ON N5P 3T2
Oegema Turkey Farms is a third generation family farm. In 1958, Sikko and Aultje Oegema immigrated from The Netherlands with their 7 children, hoping for a farm with room to grow. They purchased the present property in 1958, and started their farming venture in Canada, raising some hogs and growing tomatoes and sugar beets. In 1959 they began raising turkeys; and over the years, sons Heiko and Tom grew the turkey and cropping aspect of the business. In 2004, Heiko’s sons, Mike and Wayne, took on the turkey operation. Years of experience combined with education in business and agriculture have built the company over the last 70 years. In 1992, we started The Turkey Shoppe, offering turkey products to consumers direct from the farm. Originally there was one employee and store was open three days a week. Over the years the business and product line has grown to the point where we are now open six days a week with 6 full and part-time employees.