Turkey farm shares their Thanksgiving secrets
Take a look behind the scenes at how a turkey farm prepares for Thanksgiving.
is it thanksgiving without a turkey? Absolutely not not for pounds and not for us. And many people can agree, which is why the pound. Turkey farm works to prepare for the thanksgiving holiday well in advance and has been doing so since 1935. Thank you. Thank you. Well, we actually already have the pulse ordered for next year. So you have to really be thinking a year out in the turkey farming business. So they grow all summer here and then just part of the holidays when they're processed and dressed and ready for the customers. That preparation leads to the final countdown to the big meal surrounded by loved ones. Orders have been made since october now, as thanksgiving approaches, customers are flying in faster than a turkey can gobble to make sure the main dish can be served and pound says this is nothing new, even as we still face the pandemic. It's actually pretty similar to last year, maybe requests for larger birds because families are gathering more together again with thousands of items leaving their market today and a total of around 7000 turkeys headed to families homes this year, Pound says as crazy as it seems, they were lucky to only face a few challenges. As the supply shortage is affecting businesses nationwide are challenges were some packaging items didn't come. Um, some things were delayed and that was more on the preparatory side of things like we make turkey pot pies, we make gravy. Those kinds of things that require us to get outside ingredients were more difficult this year, but instead of getting their feathers in a bunch, pounds says their customers keep them going. People are so appreciative and say this has been my 50th pounds turkey, or it won't be, you know, thanksgiving without you. So that I think just motivation, you know, you're pleasing people really helps a lot and that motivation goes a long way, making it to your dinner table on thanksgiving day.