In 2015, Foster Farms was honored to provide the bird for the annual Presidential Pardon of the Thanksgiving Turkey. So, as we approach this year’s event, here’s our podcast from last year that provides a behind the scenes look of what goes on to prepare the honored guest at the White House.
The annual Presidential Pardon of the Thanksgiving Turkey has become America’s traditional kickoff to the holiday season. In 2015, Foster Farms was given the honor of raising two special turkeys named Honest and Abe that would participate in the event.
Selecting the First Turkey (Abe) and the Vice Turkey (Honest) involves a lot of primping. Practice. And downright showturkeyship. Joe Heddon, Foster Farms Presidential-Turkey-Raiser-in-Chief, told us the true story about what goes on behind the scenes at the White House in this special Wing It! podcast.