Family and friends will gather around the table this Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. The star of most of these tables will be the turkey. If you are in North Carolina, that’s great reason to celebrate.
North Carolina is the second-largest producer of turkeys in the nation. In 2016, more than 1.2 billion pounds of turkey were produced in North Carolina.
Whether your Thanksgiving includes waking up early to start a meal for your extended family, watching the Thanksgiving Day parades on television, reading the Black Friday sales ads in the newspaper, or maybe participating in a Turkey Trot 5K in your community, here’s some advice to help you have a safe and successful Thanksgiving.
Purchasing a turkey:
Roasting a turkey:
Here’s a list of resources to ensure you have a safe and successful Thanksgiving:
Be sure to look for other North Carolina products such as sweet potatoes, collards, turnip greens, eggs (for deviled eggs), pecans, apples and more. Check out a local farmers market or, look for the Got to Be NC logo at the grocery store.