Thanksgiving Day food maps
Published Friday, November 25, 2005 by CCAer | E-mail this post
Now that our American friends have finished feasting on their roast turkey, cranberry, squash and other fine traditional Thanksgiving Day foods, they can learn where their food has come from. Indiana University Libraries
has a series of pdf maps showing the sources of various food items from across the United States. Menu items include turkey, bean, squash, cranberry, pumpkin and others. There is a separate map for each food item and a composite poster
containing all the maps. Classification of states by food production, however, is not very intuitive or consistent, nor is the colouring scheme logical.
Of course, it is surprising that Washington D. C. doesn’t produce more turkeys.