The American Farm Bureau Federation just put out its annual Thanksgiving report. And as expected the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is up this year. It will cost about 20% more this year than last year. The average price for Thanksgiving dinner in Shreveport for a ten is estimated to be an average of about $64, or around $6 or so per person. That’s up from $5.33 from 2021.
Our inflation is less than other parts of the country though. In the Northeast the average is $6.40 . . . the Midwest is even higher at $6.42 . . . and out West, inflation has really hit food prices where the average Thanksgiving dinner is $7.14 per guest.
The biggest price jump this year isn’t for turkey – it’s for stuffing, up 69%. Based on the average, here’s what everything in their “typical” Thanksgiving feast costs . . .
A 16-pound turkey, $28.96 . . . stuffing, $3.88 . . . cranberry sauce, $2.57 . . . sweet potatoes, $3.96 . . . dinner rolls, $3.73 . . . peas, $1.90 . . . carrots and celery, 88 cents . . . pumpkin pie mix, $4.28 . . . two pie crusts, $3.68 . . . a half-pint of whipped cream, $2.24 . . . and a gallon of milk, $3.84.
What’s on your Thanksgiving menu in Shreveport-Bossier this year? Have you altered it in anyway with the economy the way it is?