According to the American Farm Bureau, holiday dinners may cost more this year than last. Although, not by much.
The American Farm Bureau releases an annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table, including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings. The cost for this year’s feast for a family of 10 is $49.48, a 28 cent price increase from last year’s average of $49.20.
Comparatively, in November 1912, the cost of Thanksgiving dinner for a family of five cost $3.25. According to a brief published in the Nov. 11, 1912, Watertown Daily Times, turkey was 28 cents per pound at retail and the second-highest cost per-portion in a Thanksgiving meal was for cranberries.