Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Dinner will Cost More this Year

Thanksgiving dinner will cost slightly more this year according to the American Farm Bureau, who does an annual survey of costs:

AFBF’s 23rd 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 $44.61, a $2.35 price increase from last year’s average of $42.26.

“Throughout the year we’re fortunate to enjoy a bounty of foods produced in every state of our great nation,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “It’s especially appropriate as we gather at the Thanksgiving table to savor not only food and fellowship, but to take a moment to recognize that this blessing begins with our hard-working farm and ranch families.”

The AFBF survey shopping list includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a relish tray of carrots and celery, pumpkin pie with
whipped cream, and beverages of coffee and milk, all in quantities sufficient to serve a family of 10.

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