Get Ready for an Expensive Thanksgiving
I mean…I am more of a sides girl anyway. Still, it looks like the U.S. is about to face its most expensive Thanksgiving in history, experts say.
The U.S. Farm Bureau predicts the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner will be up by at least 5 percent this year. “When you go to the grocery store and it feels more expensive, that’s because it is,” says Farm Bureau economist Veronica Nigh.
Contributing to the rise are canned cranberries, which cost more because of a steel shortage; turkeys, because the cost of their feed has more than doubled; and dinner rolls, because the cost of baking ingredients has skyrocketed, the bureau reports. “I never seen anything like it,” one farmer says. “I don’t know what the answer is, but in the end it’s all going to get passed on to the consumer.”
Thanksgiving 2021 is shaping up to be the most expensive meal in the history of the holiday. Nearly every ingredient, from the turkey to the after-dinner coffee, is expected to cost more than ever. https://t.co/JIVaUiucuC
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 25, 2021