Our Favorite Wisconsin-Made Goodies for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, it’s our favorite time of year to give thanks and celebrate with friends and family! Whether you’re hosting a huge family gathering or attending an intimate holiday dinner, there’s lots of Thanksgiving treats to eat, drink and make. From the cheese plate to the dessert, we’re lucky to be able to buy so many fresh products made right here in Wisconsin. And what better way to support our friends and neighbors than to buy local! We’ve partnered with Something Special from Wisconsin™ to share 8 delicious ways to indulge this Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

 

Order a festive ham from Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats.

Want to spend more time with your family and less time in the kitchen this Thanksgiving? Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats offers a variety of delicious, ready-to-eat hams that will make your dinner prep a breeze. Make a flavorful and tender ham a part of your family tradition!

 

Make a cocktail with Apple Brandy from Great Lakes Distillery.

Whether in an old fashioned or on its own, Brightonwoods Apple Brandy from Great Lakes Distillery is a perfect addition to any seasonal happy hour. Distilled entirely with Wisconsin apples in copper pot stills, this brandy is aged for over 2 years to result in a delicious, authentic Wisconsin brandy.

 

Enjoy some cranberry wine from Lake Nokomis Cranberries.

Eagle River might not come to mind when you think ‘wine country’, but it’s the home to Lake Nokomis Cranberries, which producers some of the best wine in Wisconsin. Three of their wines were even medal winners at The Wisconsin State Fair Professional Wine Competition. Cheers to that!

 

Snack on some delicious Country Kettle Corn.

Add a crunch to your next family gathering with traditional Wisconsin kettle corn. Perfect to put out at your holiday party or bring to friend’s to share, kettle corn is such an easy holiday favorite. Slightly sweet, slightly salty, 100% delicious.

 

Savor some delicious Hook’s Cheese.

Another easy holiday party dish is a cheese plate and we’re at no loss for incredible cheese here in Wisconsin. We love Hook’s Cheese on its own, served with crackers and fruit, or paired with wine or beer it’ll be the hit of any holiday table.

 

Make apple treats with apples from Oakwood Fruit Farm.

With over 20 varieties of apples, Oakwood Fruit Farm has exactly what you need to make pies, tarts, cider, caramel apples, and more. Located in Richland Center in Southwest Wisconsin this farm has been a family tradition for over five generations – make it a tradition with your family too!

 

Sip some cider from The Cider Farm.

Nothing says fall like a sweet and tart taste of apple cider. Using a variety of apple specially grown for cider, The Cider Farm takes cider to the next level and offers a refreshing and complex drink like you’ve never experienced. Taste their cider at the Cidery and Tasting Room in Madison or shop their products across Wisconsin.

 

Display a festive bouquet by Kathy’s 2nd Chance Plants LLC.

You have the turkey, gravy, sides, and silverware, but your holiday table isn’t complete without a festive bouquet! Kathy’s 2nd Chance Plants makes stunning autumnal arrangements that will wow any guests or make a perfect hostess gift.

 

Something Special from Wisconsin™ is a trademarked program administered by the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection since 1983. Every dollar spent on Something Special from Wisconsin™ products and services supports local farmers, food processors, entrepreneurs, our communities and livelihood, as well as the Wisconsin way of life. Something Special from Wisconsin™ products are unique and of the highest quality, making them perfect for gift-giving, special occasions and every day!

 

Maddie Brady is the social media manager for Discover Wisconsin. She may be from Illinois, but she’s passionate about sharing the beauty and fun of her new home state, Wisconsin! Watch the show Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block or online at DiscoverWisconsin.com. Follow Maddie on Instagram at @maddiekbrady.

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