Thanksgiving: the fourth Thursday in November, filled with family, friends, a delicious meal, stretchy pants, and being thankful for all that we have. That Thanksgiving meal is something most of us dream about all year long, and we’ve found a way to make it even better. Cue: Wisconsin products. We’ve teamed up with Something Special from Wisconsin™ to find ways to make all your Thanksgiving recipes Wisco-fied. Dig in.
About Copper Kettle Farm: Copper Kettle Farm recognizes the increased demand for organically-produced vegetables, and began growing varieties of high-quality, healthy garlic in 2011. The farm thinks of customers as friends and has vowed to never use chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides on their product.
About Gumz Farms: A fourth-generation farm located in south-central Wisconsin, Gumz Farms remains a family operation despite being a major producer in Wisconsin and the Midwest. Enjoy their quality yellow, red and sweet onions and red potatoes.
About Alsum Farms & Produce: Alsum has been in the potato and onion business for more than 40 years and calls Wisconsin home. Each step of the potato planting, growing, harvesting and shipping processes meet the sustainability standards of a third-party agency.
About Apple Blossom Orchard & Market: Apple Blossom believes that quality of life is enriched with delicious, nutritious and locally-grown fruits and vegetables brought from the farm to the table. They grow, pick, pack and distribute locally-grown fruits and vegetables with the goal of growing healthy families.
About Habelman Bros: Since 1907, four generations of Habelman family members have dedicated themselves to delivering the highest-quality fresh cranberries available. Today, Habelman Bros. Company is the world’s largest fresh cranberry grower and picker.
About Sassy Cow: Sassy Cow Creamery was built in 2007 by third-generation dairy farmers and their families. They craft dairy products from their organic and traditional herds at their farmstead dairy.
About AVEnue Orchard: A family-owned orchard, AVEnue Orchard is based in the Eau Claire area and grows apples, pears, plums and pumpkins. Visit their on-site store or find them at various local farmers' markets.
About Dean Foods: Dean Foods is the country’s largest distributor of dairy products, and the DePere location distributes their wide variety of fresh dairy products throughout the entire state of Wisconsin.
About Flyte Family Farm: Flyte Family Farm is truly a family-run operation that continues to grow. They pride themselves on being one of the most diversified farms in Wisconsin growing organic and conventional crops.
There you have it: a delicious Thanksgiving meal filled with Wisconsin products. For ideas on how to make any meal Wisconsin product-centric, visit somethingspecialwi.com. Don’t forget to take photos of your recipes and share them with us on social media using #discoverwisconsin.
Something Special from Wisconsin™ is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin™ products and services supports local farmers, food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin™ products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!
Kristen Finstad is a member of the Discover Wisconsin crew. Having grown up in River Falls, attending UW-Stevens Point and now living in Madison, she’s a Wisconsin girl through and through. Watch Discover Wisconsin TV Saturday mornings at 10 on Fox Sports Wisconsin. (Twitter: @DiscoverWI)