Is Your Food Cheaper This Thanksgiving?
Have you have ever wondered if you are paying more or less for Thanksgiving each year cause the answer is actually less.
This is according to a new survey done by The American Farm Bureau Federation. They put out their annual survey of classic items found at a Thanksgiving feast and it indicates the average cost of this year's meal for 10 is $49.12 a person. That's actually a decrease of .75 from last year's average. The most expensive item, the turkey (which for the survey is a 16lbs bird) costs $22.28 this year, or roughly $1.40 a pound. This would make it cheaper than it has been 2013, with 2011 being the cheapest year in the last 10 years for Thanksgiving food.
The Michigan Agriculture Council ranks Michigan 15th in the nation in turkey production. About 6 million birds are raised in Michigan.
If you want to know what is on their shopping list it includes: turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a veggie tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and coffee and milk - all in quantities sufficient to serve a family of 10 with plenty for leftovers.