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Cost of Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Down for 2013

by Betsey Lippmeier

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The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 28th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table shows 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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The Farm Bureau Federation 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 gathering  of 10. There is also plenty for leftovers.

Farm Bureau volunteer shoppers are asked to look for the best possible prices, without taking advantage of special promotional coupons or purchase deals, such as spending $50 and receiving a free turkey.

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