Talking California Turkey–Zacky Farms & Foster Farms



Talking Turkey:

  • California ranks 6th turkey producing state in the U.S.
  • If you eat turkey or chicken in California, there’s a good chance your fowl comes from Zacky Farms of Fresno or Foster Farms of Livingston.
  • George H. W. Bush formalized the turkey pardon in 1989. Before that, the turkey was eaten at the White House.
  • Turkey candidates for presidential pardon are trained to be comfortable around people.
  • More than 226 million turkeys were consumed in the United States in 2010. 46 million of those turkeys were eaten at Thanksgiving, 22 million at Christmas and 19 million at Easter.
  • Approx. 736 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving in 2010.

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