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More turkey, please

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/21/19, 10:28 am

Thanksgiving foodies can go for the bigger bird this year—the price of turkey is the lowest it has been since 2010. The cost dipped 4 percent from last year, down to $20.80 for a 16-pound bird, the American Farm Bureau Federation found in its 34th annual Thanksgiving grocery list.

How’s the rest of dinner looking? The cost of a complete meal for 10 people has only gone up 1 cent, making it more affordable than last year when accounting for inflation. Sweet potatoes, rolls, and milk all saw modest increases. But there’s plenty of reason to be thankful: Along with turkey, shoppers can also get more canned pumpkin pie mix per buck.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Sophia Lee’s reflections on Thanksgiving and gratitude.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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