Thanksgiving Fun Facts

Pilgrims-FreeDigitalPhotosHow are you at Thanksgiving facts and trivia?  As you are sitting around the table today you might be able to show off your skill by adding some of these facts into your conversation.

Which six states are the largest producers of turkeys?

Answer:  Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia and Indiana. 

How many American households serve turkey on Thanksgiving Day?

Answer:  Nearly 88% of Americans say they eat Turkey on this holiday as compared to another meat or main course. 

Which states produce the largest crops of cranberries each year?

Answer:  Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington.  If you don’t have cranberries on your menu yet, it is not too late.  For recipes and creative solutions on how to add this flavorful superfood to your menu, consult our cookbook Cranberries: Delicious, Mouth-Watering Recipes for Every Day available for immediate download. 

Which states produce the largest number of pumpkins each year?

Answer:  Illinois, California, Pennsylvania and New York. 

In which state is the sweet potato most plentiful?

Answer:  North Carolina, followed by California and Mississippi.

How big was the largest pumpkin pie ever baked?

Answer:  According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest pumpkin pie ever was baked on October 8, 2005 in Ohio.  It weighed 2,020 pounds and measured a little over 12 feet long.  Ingredients included 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 gallons of evaporated milk, 1,860 eggs, 300 pounds of sugar, 3.5 pounds of salt, 7 pounds cinnamon, 2 pounds pumpkin pie spice and 250 pounds of crust.  Now THAT’s a pie! 

Name four places in the United States with the name Turkey?

Answer:  Turkey Creek in Louisiana; Turkey, Texas; Turkey, North Carolina; and Turkey Creek, Arizona.  There is also Turkeyfoot Township and Lower Turkeyfoot Township in Pennsylvania.


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