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Young turks "Caramel" and "Popcorn" - there will be only one winner!
Young turks "Caramel" and "Popcorn" - there will be only one winner!
Credit whitehouse.gov
    It's the day before Thanksgiving... are you ready for the holiday?   The New York Farm Bureau is out with its 2013 Market Basket Survey - shoppers across 11 districts of the state went to the store with shopping lits of 12 traditional holiday food items, ranging FROM turkey to celery to whipping cream. The average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.04, a 44-cent price decrease from last year’s national average of $49.48.  

The 2013 Thanksgiving survey displayed considerable price variation across the state as well as within districts.  The purchase of all items ranged from $19.28 in Canandaigua to $36.17 in Broome County.  No District had the highest or lowest in every category.  The moral to this story…watch the prices and you can save.  Some examples include:

 

Market Basket Survey Comparison

Price Range

Average Price

Frozen, Self-Basting Turkey

.88 cents to $2.59 per lb.

$1.53 per lb.

Herb-seasoned cube stuffing 14oz.

.99 cents to $2.99

$2.47

Enriched Brown & Serve Rolls 12 oz./12 per pkg.

$1.50 to $3.39

$2.31

Gallon of Whole Milk

$2.19 to $4.29

$3.53

Frozen Green Peas 16oz. pkg.

.99  cents to $2.61

$1.71

Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Mix 30oz. can

$2.29 to $3.97

$3.08

Whipping Cream ½ pint carton

.94 cents to $2.99

$1.84

Package of Fresh Cranberries

$1.98 to $5.00

$2.78

 

This survey is one of the responsibilities of the NYFB State Promotion and Education Committee which also participates in the American Farm Bureau Federation’sQuarterly Market Basket Survey. AFBF’s 28th annual informal national price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.04, a 44-cent price decrease from last year’s national average of $49.48. More information on the national survey can be found atwww.fb.org.

 Today, President Obama will announce the National Thanksgiving Turkey. There are two finalists, "Caramel" and "Popcorn" ... Both turkeys will be pardoned, but only the American people will decide which bird takes the title. Learn about each bird, listen to their gobble and then make your selection at whitehouse-dot-gov-slash turkey 

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