California Thanksgiving - Part 2
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 is most of the products come from growers and ranchers here. Celery from Oxnard in the Ventura area, which is an important ingredient in the stuffing mix. And onions too, produced throughout Fresno County - also a big ingredient for Thanksgiving. Carrots, lots of lettuce and fresh spinach in Salinas, along with many other greens that are washed and bagged and ready for us in the produce aisle. And the green beans come from California growers. You've got kiwi fruit, colorful persimmon fruit, tablegrapes, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, which have been freshly harvested from many areas of the state. You've got sweet potatoes from the Merced area about an hour North of Fresno. Boy, this is a major, major season for them. You've got all kinds of colors of potatoes and tomatoes and parsley, onions, and garlic, which are all crops from California. Practically all of the fruits and vegetables and nuts are part of America's Thanksgiving. And nearly all of it comes from California. There's often a wide array of cheeses and that wonderful whipped cream that comes from the California dairy industry. Number one in the nation.”
And don’t forget about those winegrapes that are grown here and made into wonderful California wine. Plenty of good reasons to be grateful for our farmers and ranchers this Thanksgiving holiday.