President Biden will pardon 2 Monroe North Carolina Turkeys. It’s a lucky day for the two turkeys in Washington DC. President Biden is set to give the annual pardon to Chocolate and Chip, two turkeys from right here in our own backyard. The annual pardoning ceremony takes place on the White House South Lawn. Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will then fly to North Carolina. They will share a Thanksgiving meal with servicemembers and their families at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Dubbed a “Friendsgiving” dinner, it’s part of the White House’s “Joining Forces” initiative.
I love that Biden’s pardoning 2 Monroe North Carolina Turkeys. Yaay for the home team!
Last year a couple of turkeys got the presidential treatment too. President Biden pardoned two turkeys ahead of the holiday. The turkeys named Peanut Butter and Jelly are enjoying their freedom I’m sure! .
Following the ceremony, the turkey’s were sent to Purdue University Agricultural Program for the remainder of their days. Presidential turkey pardons have been a White House tradition for over 150 years.
Did you know? The turkeys are always named in pairs — including 2014’s Mac and Cheese, 2016’s Tater and Tot and 2017’s Drumstick and Wishbone. In 2020, President Donald Trump pardoned turkey Corn over Cob.
Ever wonder why we can’t eat turkey eggs like we do with chickens?
Eggs are a huge part of the American diet because they taste good, are nutritious and versatile and are a critical ingredient in many recipes. How popular are they? According to Statista, every person ate about 288 eggs in 2021 (versus 250 in 2000).
As demand has risen, so have the options. For example, it’s not just about eggs…we’ve got ‘cruelty-free,’ ‘free-range’ and even ‘organic’ eggs. And while duck and quail eggs have begun turning up, there’s one egg you won’t see: turkey eggs. What’s the deal?
According to Modern Farmer, producing eggs from turkeys just doesn’t make economic sense. How so? Unlike chickens and ducks, who lay one egg a day, turkeys only produce two eggs per week. To make the numbers work, farmers would have to charge $36 per dozen. That’s because aside from the amount of eggs turkeys actually lay, the breeding and housing costs make it prohibitive. And can you really imagine dropping about $40 on a dozen eggs in this economy? Exactly.