Shoppers paying a high price to get last minute turkey and fixins'

The AFBF puts the average cost of a Thanksgiving feast for 10 people this year at $53, up nearly $7 from last year.

News 12 Staff

Nov 24, 2021, 12:40 PM

Updated 971 days ago

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Supermarkets across the Hudson Valley will be busy today, as last-minute shoppers rush to get all those Thanksgiving food essentials.
From turkey to fixins', shoppers will be digging deeper in their pockets this year, as prices on just about everything has skyrocketed. 
According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, with elevated food price inflation, the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner has shot up considerably after a drop last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The AFBF puts the average cost of a Thanksgiving feast for 10 people this year at $53, up nearly $7 from last year.
This year, AFBF's pegged the average cost of a 16-pound bird at $23.99, or about $1.50 per pound, up 24% from 2020.
Besides turkey, the AFBF says you'll also be paying more for dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie mix, sweet potatoes and veggie trays.
The pandemic, supply chain issues and a global demand for food, particularly meat, are all contributing to the increased prices.


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