Well, Thanksgiving has rolled around once again. With snow flurries in the air, it’s going to be a cozy one. Have you ever thought about where your Thanksgiving meal comes from? Alberta farmers are hard at work all year to bring those delicious foods to your table. Here’s a little window into the story of your potatoes, wheat and turkey. This Thanksgiving, let’s all take a moment to thank our Alberta farmers!
Of course no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without stuffing, and with bread as its core ingredient, wheat is at the heart of your stuffing. Here’s a staggering fact: wheat has been around for 11,000 years. A few more:
- Wheat is the third largest production crop in the world and the largest crop grown in Canada.
- Wheat is grown on approximately 6.8 million acres of land in Alberta and 24 million acres in Canada.
- Alberta produces 8.3 million tonnes of wheat annually.
- Alberta’s wheat feeds consumers both internationally and at home.
- Alberta produces enough wheat in one year to make 9,258,000 loaves of bread.
- Wheat is on the Alberta flag!