Unless we host the Thanksgiving meal, we may give little thought to its preparation. Even when we do think about it, our thoughts may not extend far beyond our own shopping, cooking, cleaning and serving. Yet, a holiday meal encompasses so much more.
People in the poultry industry raise the turkeys. Bakers prepare breads, rolls, pies and cakes.
Vegetables depend on farmland and farmers for cultivation, harvesters for harvesting, packers and truckers for packaging and hauling.