Your Thanksgiving meal will cost more this year in New York City. here’s why
Expect supply chain issues to be a topic of conversation around the Thanksgiving dinner table. After all, the difficulties in getting the goods to people can have an impact on what you eat.
According to the New York Farm Bureau, rising food prices reflect some of the supply and demand issues, largely related to the ongoing pandemic and increased home food consumption.
For What It’s Worth, the Office’s 2021 Market Basket Survey, which shows the price of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, shows the average total price, which includes a 16-pound turkey and other common items found on a holiday dinner table, is $ 52.59, a 1.7% increase over last year.
Fifty euros isn’t negligible, but the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 36th Annual Informal National Price Survey found that the average national cost of this year’s holiday is $ 53.31, or 72 cents more than New York’s figure.
Turkey prices are around $ 1.46 per pound in New York State, or about 5 cents per pound from the average price last year, according to this informal survey. This price is slightly lower than the national average of $ 1.50 per pound. The Farm Bureau seems to think that as Thanksgiving approaches, turkey prices may drop, reflecting sales in the last few days before the holidays.
Figures from New York revealed small price increases in several categories, including whipping cream, Libby’s pumpkin pie mix, fresh cranberries and a veggie platter. The most notable decrease is in sweet potatoes.
In other words, stack the sweet potatoes on plates and make sure in advance that the guests are fit for a pumpkin pie.
This year’s survey also includes a similar increase for an expanded menu that includes a four-pound ham, a five-pound bag of Russet potatoes, and a packet of frozen green beans. When these prices are included, the total price of meals climbs to $ 67.31, or 52 cents from last year.
The Farm Bureau is quick to note that despite these price increases, most of the higher costs are not passed on to the farmer, who only receives about 8 cents of every dollar consumers spend on food in the store. The rest goes to pay for things like transportation, processing, packaging and marketing of food.
It is also interesting.
The survey is based on what volunteer shoppers found at 21 different supermarkets across the state between Oct.31 and Nov.8 while trying to find the best prices available. No promotional coupons or special offers like “free buy-in-one” for them. They were also encouraged to buy online.
The shopping list included 15 common Thanksgiving foods, ranging from turkey and buns to stuffing and celery to pumpkin pie mix, enough to feed 10 people around the table. An average for various ingredients, such as flour and butter, has also been included.
As for sodas, ciders, beers, wines, spirits and the rest? You are alone.