/ Modified nov 23, 2016 4:55 a.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner Will Leave More Stuffing in Your Wallet

Turkey and all the trimmings expected to cost 3 percent less than in 2015.

Turkeys Spot Heriloom turkey varieties.

While the prices of turkey, sweet potatoes and stuffing are up this year, the overall cost of Thanksgiving dinner is down 3 percent, according to the Arizona Farm Bureau.

“This year’s market basket did beat last year, it came in at $46.27. That is based on a family of 10,” said Peggy Jo Goodfellow with the bureau.

Even though the price of turkey is up about three cents a pound, the supply is consistent, she said.

Goodfellow said many of the items Arizona residents buy for Thanksgiving are grown locally, a trend that is especially true of dairy products.

Ten years ago, the same meal cost $39.22.

2016 Thanksgiving Dinner Cost VIEW LARGER Arizona Farm Bureau breakdown of the cost of an average Thanksgiving Dinner. Overall, the price is down three percent from 2015.
Arizona Farm Bureau
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