10 Amazing Minnesota Turkey Facts (You Probably Didn’t Know)
As we get ready to celebrate a somewhat more normal Thanksgiving in 2021, here are 10 facts about Minnesota's Thanksgiving star of the show: the turkey.
I'm always a little surprised when I'm reminded that Minnesota is currently ranked first in the country when it comes to turkey production. Perhaps that's because there aren't a lot of turkey farms in our backyard here in Rochester.
In fact, Olmsted County isn't one of the top turkey-raising counties in Minnesota; the Top 10 Turkey Counties are Kandiyohi, Stearns, Morrison, Lyon, Ottertail, Rice, Meeker, Becker, Redwood and Brown Counties.
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Hoo boy, that's a lot of gobbling! Keep scrolling to see 10 more amazing Minnesota turkey facts (you probably didn't know.) And, if cooking a turkey and traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner isn't something you're inclined to do, keep on scrolling to see a list of Rochester restaurants that WILL be open this Thanksgiving Day.