Happy Turkey Day! In honor of this day, we decided to share a brief history of Thanksgiving you may not know about! The first Thanksgiving was most likely held sometime in October of 1620 with the pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe.
It wasn’t until a influential magazine editor, Sarah Josepha Hale wrote to Abe Lincoln urging for a national day of thanks. That’s when President Lincoln issued the Thanksgiving proclamation, declaring the last Thursday of November “as a day of thanksgiving and praise.”
Thanksgiving did not become an annual event until FDR declared it a federal holiday. After this declaration came the many traditions we associate with the Thanksgiving we know and love like turkey and pie.
We are most thankful for our Farm Stand family! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!