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Gov. Hogan appreciates Marylanders shopping, eating local on Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Larry Hogan thanked Marylanders for shopping and eating local by incorporating products that were grown, produced, or harvested in Maryland into their Thanksgiving meals.

"This holiday season, be sure to say thanks to a local farmer, and consider shopping and eating local for your Thanksgiving dinner," Hogan said. "I want to wish you and your families a safe, happy, and blessed Thanksgiving."

Agriculture continues to be Maryland's leading industry. The state is home to more than 160 turkey farms that sell approximately 100,000 turkeys annually. Maryland farmers harvest nearly 7,000 acres of potatoes, green beans, and pumpkins each year.