We were able to order a few more of the Beanpod candles. If you have a favorite scent that we were out of (Apple Cider) we now have some in stock. As Beanpod will be discontinued December 31, we cannot guarantee we can get any more candles in. In fact be placed an order the day we found out they were going out of business and we didn’t get everything we ordered! So if giving candles as gifts was part of your holiday shopping, we sure to stop in sooner than later. We were able to fill all the pre-ordered candle orders.
If you have not placed your order for holiday fruit, nuts, and fruit baskets, they are due on Wednesday, November 20th. Forms are available on our website at www.carrollcfb.org and at the office. We will be having a selection of nuts delivered very soon for those of you who want to stop by to get some for holiday baking.
Farmers, you have until November 30th to register for Monsanto’s Grow Communities. Each year Monsanto gives $2500 to one farmer to give to their favorite non-profit organization. What a better organization than to give it to the Carroll County Farm Bureau Foundation Ag in the Classroom program. $2500 would go a long way in teaching the youth in our county about agriculture. I know it is hard to believe but a majority of the youth in our county have never been to a farm. They do not know where the food they eat and the clothes they wear come from let alone all the other products they use every day that come from agricultural commodities. All you need to do to register is go to www.americasfarmers.com and scroll down to the middle of the page where it shows Grow Communities. You fill in your information and that is it! So please go register today!
Speaking of children not knowing where their food comes from, I know there are also adults out there that do not understand the whole agriculture and their food process. With Thanksgiving coming up, here is some trivia information for you on turkeys. Did you know that Illinois Farmers produce close to 3 million turkeys in a year? U.S. Farmers produce about 250 million turkeys annually. The average turkey purchased for Thanksgiving weighs 15 pounds. A 15 pound turkey generally has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat. The heaviest turkey ever recorded weighed 86 pounds. The average American eats 16.1 pounds of turkey a year. I am not average as I don’t eat turkey. I will if I have too but turkey is the one “normal” meat I don’t eat. When I say “normal” I am talking beef, pork, chicken, and turkey. So unless there is ham at our family Thanksgiving (which there always is), I would pass on the turkey and just load up on sides and pies! Turkey however is the number 4 choice of protein for American consumers.
Farm Bureau Classifieds
Carroll County Farm Bureau members can place up to two (2) free classified ads per week, with a limit of 250 characters per ad (not including spaces). Ads are limited to personal or farm items for sale/wanted to buy, or farm labor or services available or wanted. No ads for the sale or rental of real estate, garage sales, or commercial businesses will be accepted. To place an ad, call the Farm Bureau office at 815- 244-3001 by 4 p.m. Thursday to get your ad in the following week’s paper.