California Thanksgiving - Part 1

California Thanksgiving - Part 1

Tim Hammerich
Tim Hammerich
News Reporter
With California Ag Today, I’m Tim Hammerich.

It’s the week of the Thanksgiving holiday, and California Ag Today’s Patrick Cavanaugh shares a few of the many reasons we should be thankful for California agriculture.

Cavanaugh… “It's truly a California Thanksgiving as most of the products come from growers and ranchers here. And while California is number seven in turkey production, we do supply most of the Western United States and the famous Mrs. Cubbisons dressing that we all use comes from the California gal, Sophie Cubbison. Who was born in 1890 in the San Marcos area of San Diego County. A long, interesting story made short: in May of 1920, she graduated from the California Polytechnical University with a degree in Home Economics. It was 1948 when she used broken pieces of the popular Melba toast and added seasoning to make stuffing. A factory in Commerce, California turns it out this time of year. And farmers in California produce almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, raisins, prunes, figs, dates, apricots, and pomegranates. Right up the food line. These are all Thanksgiving items. It's truly a Thanksgiving from California, and we're really grateful for the California farmers and ranchers for providing so much for us on this great holiday.”

Thank you very much Patrick. Tune in again tomorrow for another segment honoring the bounty that is California agriculture as we are all grateful this Thanksgiving week.

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