A Little More Costly Thanksgiving Turkey in NY This Year


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Photo: Getty Images

The New York Farm Bureau's Market Basket Survey finds you will be paying a little more for a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year.

Turkey prices are up considerably in the Farm Bureau's admittedly informal survey, by 11%, but as we get closer to Thanksgiving turkey prices may drop and you may find better prices than their volunteer shoppers did. Altogether, the Farm Bureau found that the traditional fixings with dessert will cost about 6% more than last year, averaging under five dollars per person. Incidentally, the Farm Bureau reports that farmers are paid only eight cents of each dollar consumers spend on food at the store. (SOC)