The Celebration

From the U.S. Census 42.1 billion and 2.6 billion U.S. beef and cabbage production, respectively, in pounds, in 2006. Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick's Day dish. The corned beef that celebrants dine on may very well have originated in Texas, which produced 6.8 billion pounds worth of beef, while the cabbage most likely came from California, which produced 607 million pounds worth, or New York (462 million pounds). $42 million Value of potted florist chrysanthemum sales at wholesale in 2006 for operations with $100,000 or more sales. Lime green chrysanthemums are often requested for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. (Photo by Chicago Tribune/Nancy Stone) Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
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