“Gobbling” Turkey Never Looked $o Good!

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 28th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.04, a 44-cent price decrease from last year’s average of $49.48.

 

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Let’s break that down.

Item 2012 Price 2013 Price Difference
16-pound turkey 22.23 21.76 -.47
Rolls, 12 2.33 2.18 -.15
Green peas, 1 lb. 1.66 1.54 -.12
Cubed stuffing, 14 oz. 2.77 2.67 -.10
Fresh cranberries, 12 oz. 2.45 2.42 -.03
Pie shells (2) 2.51 2.49 -.02
Sweet potatoes, 3 lbs. 3.15 3.36 +.21
Pumpkin pie mix, 30-oz. 3.02 3.10 +.08
Milk, 1 gallon whole 3.59 3.66 +.07
1-pound relish tray (carrots and celery) .76 .81 +.05
Whipping cream, ½ pint 1.83 1.85 +.02
Misc. ingredients 3.18 3.20 +.02
TOTAL 49.48 49.04 -.44

And just in case you were wondering…

Yearly Averages
1986 $28.74
1987 $24.51
1988 $26.61
1989 $24.70
1990 $28.85
1991 $25.95
1992 $26.39
1993 $27.49
1994 $28.40
1995 $29.64
1996 $31.66
1997 $31.75
1998 $33.09
1999 $33.83
2000 $32.37
2001 $35.04
2002 $34.56
2003 $36.28
2004 $35.68
2005 $36.78
2006 $38.10
2007 $42.26
2008 $44.61
2009 $42.91
2010 $43.47
2011 $49.20
2012 $49.48
2013 $49.04

 

For the full article from the American Farm Bureau, check it out here!

 

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