Thanksgiving Abundance

“You know I’m always amazed when I go into a grocery store and I can’t help but think that somebody from a foreign country coming into one of our grocery stores for the first time, not only the fact that they can, there’s a shelf full of corn flakes, or a case full of meat products, but just the sheer variety and the abundance that we enjoy in the United States.”

Mike Kristynik is a local rancher and hay producer and was quick to point out that some of our nation’s food supply originates right here in the Brazos Valley.

“With our beef production, and with poultry and eggs, and then the farmers in the bottom that are producing wheat and corn.”

And regardless of whether you make your Thanksgiving dinner from scratch, order in, or eat out, it’s a safe bet that most of us didn’t have the challenge of growing the food that’s part of the celebration.

“As we get ready to gather with family and enjoy good food and good fellowship we have a lot to be thankful for in this country. In spite of some of the hardships that we’ve had with the weather and the markets and the economy, we still have plenty to eat, reasonably inexpensive for a family to enjoy such a wonderful feast.”

So whether you’re enjoying the main event or taking advantage of those tasty leftovers that follow a big Thanksgiving meal, you might not only give thanks for the food you’re about to eat, but the farmers and ranchers who grew it. I’m Joe Brown, tracing the journey or food makes from the farm and ranch to our tables, from the ground up.


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