This Thanksgiving, bring the jokes and knowledge to the dinner table with these 5 puns: 

What does a cow wear to Thanksgiving dinner? A moomoo. 

This joke is sure to get some eye-rolls, but it will prepare the crowd for what’s to come. Defend your knowledge that a cow would surely dress for the occasion. After all, a big part of Thanksgiving is the dressing—the dressing up that is! Which brings us to our next question: 

But what do you wear to Thanksgiving dinner? A har-vest. 

Harvests may occur throughout the year, but Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to really think about where your food comes from. The Mayflower’s story didn’t begin by landing at Plymouth Rock, nor did Thanksgiving’s origin begin with a feast. Hundreds of years ago and today, food’s story begins way before appearing in your kitchen. Farmers work every day to feed you. Remember them in what you’re thankful for this year. 

What ship did cows come to America on? The Moo-flower. 

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While cows have been in America for a long time, they didn’t first arrive on the Mayflower. Other countries brought cattle to the New World in their colonies, but the Plymouth colony didn’t receive any cows until 1624, three years after the first Thanksgiving meal. Imagine your meal without buttered potatoes, a creamy cheese sauce topping your greens or any other delicious creations that come from dairy! 

Why did the farmer run a steamroller over his potato field on Thanksgiving Day? He wanted to raise mashed potatoes. 

If only! The farmer’s wife could have told him that mashed potatoes are never complete until you add the dairy, though she might not be too happy when he pours a gallon of milk in the field. Do you add butter, milk, sour cream, cheese or all of it to your, er, traditionally made potatoes? 

You say I need to stop telling Thanksgiving jokes, but I can’t quit cold turkey. 

These farm jokes are sure to have you thinking of the farmers in your life this Thanksgiving. If you’re sharing these jokes during the family meal, you’re welcome. To everyone else, we’re sorry.  

For Thanksgiving recipes and dairy tidbits to share this year, visit our page for more information. After all, farmers are a big part of your yearly feast.