It’s turkey time. Check out some facts, tips, and recipes for a favorite holiday bird.
Read about turkeys in the Winter 2023 In Season article, along with former WSU executive chef Jamie Callison’s roast turkey and stuffing recipe.
Value of US production: $5.89 billion
US turkey meat production, ready-to-cook weight: 5.56 billion pounds
Total US production, number of birds: 216.5 million
US consumption: 5.09 billion pounds
US consumption per capita: 15.3 pounds (compared to 8.2 pounds in 1970)
US turkey meat exports: 548 million pounds
US average price for whole frozen turkey hens: $1.23 per pound (compared to 96 cents per pound … » More …
The winter school at Washington State College's Puyallup station trained many farmers on the finer points of raising hens and eggs, including how to build laying and brooding houses.» More ...
More than a century ago one man’s longing to live in the country led to a course in chicken farming offered through Washington State College, laying the groundwork for one of the largest and oldest egg operations in the Pacific Northwest. Along with just a few other large egg companies, the family-run Wilcox Farms is now a pillar in Washington’s 1.9 billion-egg-a-year industry.
In the early 1900s, a Canadian transplant named Judson Wilcox settled in Seattle. He had a home on Queen Anne and a hat shop in Pioneer Square. But city life wasn’t for him. In 1909 he visited a site east of … » More …