Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Fun Farm Facts

Your favorite pizza originates on America's farms and ranches.

Top-producing states for
  • Mozzarella Cheese (a dairy product): California, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania
  • Tomato Sauce (from fresh tomatoes): California, Florida, Virginia
  • Pizza Dough (from winter wheat): Kansas, Oklahoma, South Dakota
  • Sausage (from hogs): Iowa, North Carolina, Minnesota
  • Spinach (seriously, who puts spinach on their pizza?): California, Arizona
  • Mushrooms (have you noticed that most of them come from China now?): Pennsylvania, California
  • Onions: Georgia, California, Texas
  • Green Peppers: California, Florida
  • Pineapple: Hawaii
Each year Americans consume nearly 3 billion pizzas. If you look at it another way, that means each person eats about 23 pounds of pizza every year. In fact, 350 slices of pizza are eaten every second!


  1. Wow! Twenty-three pounds of pizza? I'd better be sure and exercise today. (We had pizza last night for supper.)

  2. I noticed when the mushroom farm up the road closed. Now they have pigs in that facility (ham on the pizza?)

  3. I had a spinach & artichoke pizza last week :P


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