Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Thank Sampson County this Thanksgiving
If you live in North Carolina there is a good chance that your Thanksgiving turkey comes from Sampson County. According to the USDA farm census Sampson County sold 16,394,921 turkeys in 2006.
If you want to know where your turkey, sweet potatoes, green berries and cranberries were raised or grown then you should browse Esri's Where Did Your Thanksgiving Dinner Come From? interactive map. To find out where America's Thanksgiving foods come from just select one of the foods from Esri's Thanksgiving plate. You can then view a map showing where that food is raised or grown across the United States.
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 created this interactive map so that you know who to thank for your Thanksgiving meal.