While Americans are busy gobbling up 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving, many don’t stop to think about where the food on their tables comes from. The ingredients we use in our holiday feasts come from family farms across the nation. These families are dedicated to providing safe, nutritious and delicious meals not only for the holiday, but all year-round. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to hear from the farmers who make this meal possible. In this interview, American farm women Kristin Reese and Katie Olthoff explain why this Thanksgiving, as families gather to eat a wholesome meal together, we should all be grateful for the safe and healthy food supply made available to us by family farmers. Giving us a glimpse of what the holiday is like on their own farms, they even share some of their favorite dishes from their own Thanksgiving family traditions.
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Kristin Reese specializes in farming sheep, poultry and hay. In addition to her family’s farm, she is also actively involved in her husband’s family business – a Christmas tree farm that sells more than 1,000 Christmas trees annually.
Katie Olthoff is a wife, mom and turkey farmer. Together with her husband and two boys, they raise three flocks of turkeys, all at different stages, at one time. She is passionate about sharing the true story of agriculture and helping people understand where their food really comes from.