ROCHESTER, Minnesota - We all love to sit around on Thanksgiving and gobble up all that turkey, but you might be surprised if you knew where your turkey came from. No, we're not talking about the grocery store. Turns out, Minnesota is the top turkey producing state in the country.
While a turkey farm in Rochester is getting ready for Thanksgiving, workers say that's not their busiest time of year. They're busy all year-round.
"Every six to seven weeks we have a turnover. We have birds coming in and birds going out," said Kim Halvorson of Halvorson Farms.
Kim says the type of turkeys eaten on Thanksgiving are hens. But they stay busy throughout the year raising tom turkeys. Toms are the type of turkeys that end up in your grocery store as deli meat, or those awesome turkey legs you can find at a rodeo or carnival.
So when you gather around the dinner table this Thanksgiving and give thanks for your family and friends, don't forget to give thanks to Minnesota.