Where Does Your Thanksgiving Meal Come From?

Where Does Your Thanksgiving Meal Come From

With the arrival of Thanksgiving week and the focus that we all seem to have on food, I thought I would take a break from sports and social analysis to take a look at just where all of that delicious Thanksgiving food comes from. Thanks to the USDA and the Census of Agriculture, we can get a visual of exactly which states are responsible for our favorite Thanksgiving meal ingredients.

Interactive Map of Where Thanksgiving Crops are Grown:

In the map below, you can see just where each crop is grown with total acres harvested. Simply, choose each crop from the dropdown menu to display the data on the map.
In the map below, you can see just where each crop is grown with total acres harvested. Simply, choose each crop from the dropdown menu to display the data on the map.
The chart below shows the total acres harvested in each state. Visit this page using a tablet or larger screen for the interactive map.

Interactive Visualization of Thanksgiving Crops and Total Acres Harvested:

Next we have an interactive visualization that includes a map of the selected Thanksgiving crops totaled together, along with chart total that automatically update after selecting a state. Click on a state within the map to select it.
Next we have an interactive visualization that includes a map of the selected Thanksgiving crops totaled together, along with chart total that automatically update after selecting a state. Tap on a state within the map to select it.
Next we have an interactive visualization that includes a map of the selected Thanksgiving crops totaled together, along with chart total that automatically update after selecting a state. Tap on a state within the map to select it.

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