Thursday, November 27, 2014
Mapping Your Thanksgiving Dinner
This Thanksgiving America will consume around 250 million turkeys, millions of barrels of cranberries and hundreds of thousands of acres worth of green beans. Smithsonian has created this map to show you where your Thanksgiving dinner comes from.
Where Did Your Thanksgiving Dinner Come From? shows the location of the U.S.'s turkey farms and also where sweet potatoes, cranberries and green beans are grown. You can click on either of the four food groups on the Thanksgiving plate to view their production areas on the map. You can then select any of the dots on the map to view details about the farms in each selected county.