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Local Thanksgiving meal prices standing pat

With Thanksgiving Day less than a week away, shoppers will find that the prices for the big traditional home meal about the same last year.  According to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, the 15 Thanksgiving food items in-store only increased from $60.14 to $61.57.  The increase of only about two percent can be attributed to the average cost of a 16 pound Turkey that rose $2.72 to $21.76.  The price of a four-pound ham offset that a bit with a drop from $10.32 to $8.68.   Jon Calhoun, store manager at Econofoods in Sturgeon Bay says prices in-store have stayed steady across the board and shoppers are staying with the usual holiday staples.

 

 

You can find a breakdown of the 15 Thanksgiving food items in an informal annual review done by Wisconsin’s Thanksgiving Marketbasket survey below.

 

 

 

   

Wisconsin’s Thanksgiving Marketbasket survey is an informal, annual review of food price trends in relation to changing farm prices, weather and wholesale and retail food marketing. Wisconsin Farm Bureau members collected price samples of 15 Thanksgiving food items in 29 communities in November.

 

Farm Bureau volunteer shoppers are asked to look for the best possible prices, without taking advantage of special promotional coupons or purchase deals.

 

 

Wis. 2018 price listed first

Wis. 2019 price listed second

National 2019  listed third

 

Turkey, 16 lbs.

19.04

21.76

20.80

Milk, 1 gallon whole

2.69

2.77

3.10

Cream, half pint

1.93

1.98

2.08

Rolls, 12         

2.06

2.17

2.50

Relish tray (1 lb. carrots/celery)

0.86

0.73

0.79

Fresh cranberries, 12 oz.       

2.93

2.25

2.66

Pumpkin pie mix, 30 oz.

3.42

3.48

3.32

Pie shells (2)  

2.46

2.42

2.52

Cube stuffing, 14 oz.

2.79

2.71

2.68

Sweet potatoes, 3 lbs.

3.12

3.66

3.75

Green beans, 1 lb.

1.72

1.50

1.51

Miscellaneous ingredients

3.01

3.22

3.22

Ham, 4 lbs.

10.32

8.68

9.16

Russet potatoes, 5 lbs.

2.47

2.37

2.74

Frozen peas, 16 oz.

1.54

1.65

1.49

TOTAL

$60.14

$61.57

$62.32

 

(Statistics courtesy of Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation)

 

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