10 Amazing Minnesota Turkey Facts (You Probably Didn’t Know)
As get ready to celebrate a somewhat different Thanksgiving 2020 (thanks, coronavirus!), here are 10 facts about Minnesota's Thanksgiving star of the show: the turkey.
I'm always a little surprised when I'm reminded that Minnesota is currently ranked #1 in the country when it comes to turkey production. It's probably because Olmsted County isn't one of the top turkey-raising counties in Minnesota; the Top 10 Turkey Counties are Kandiyohi, Stearns, Morrison, Lyon, Ottertail, Rice, Meeker, Becker, Redwood and Brown Counties.
But it's no surprise to the gang over at the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association. They note that there are 450 family farmers in Minnesota who raise approximately nearly 46 million turkeys annually. Hoo boy, that's a lot of gobbling! Keep scrolling to see 10 more amazing Minnesota turkey facts (you probably didn't know.)
10 Amazing Minnesota Turkey Facts (You Probably Didn't Know)
And, while turkey may be the star of just about every Thanksgiving dinner in Minnesota, they're just one part of our holiday celebrations. Watching those classic Christmas specials is another big part, right? So keep scrolling to check out this list of the Best Holiday Specials of All-Time. (And see if any are missing!)