Texas Farm Bureau Thanksgiving Meal Report shows slight decline in food prices

Texas Farm Bureau Thanksgiving Meal Report reveals slight decline in meals costs

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A standard, Texas-style Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will price $44.21, down $3.80, in line with the particular Texas Farm Bureau Thanksgiving Meal Report.

The survey data the price of 10 vacation staples — together with turkey, stuffing, candy potatoes, cranberry sauce and pecan pie.

“Many Texas households proceed to wrestle with the financial impacts of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, however there’s some excellent news for buyers this Thanksgiving,” TFB President Russell Boening stated. “Costs have decreased this yr for most of the gadgets Texans take pleasure in throughout their Thanksgiving meal.”

The featured meals on most Thanksgiving tables — the turkey — price a median of $16.48 in comparison with $19.36 final yr. It is a lower of about 15 %.

Though turkey provides are tighter this yr because of COVID-19, retailers typically low cost entire turkeys to encourage buyers to purchase the complete conventional vacation meal from the shop.

The procuring record for TFB’s casual survey contains turkey, stuffing, candy potatoes, jellied cranberry sauce, rolls, frozen inexperienced beans, shelled and halved pecans, whipping cream and entire milk.

Gadgets displaying the most important decreases this yr, along with the turkey, have been contemporary candy potatoes, $2.88; rolls, $1.99 per package deal; and whipping cream, $1.42.

Different notable decreases included: jellied cranberry sauce, $1.40; frozen pie shells, $2.43; frozen inexperienced beans, $1.39; and cubed stuffing, $2.61.

Costs dropped largely because of decreased purchases within the restaurant business throughout the ongoing pandemic restrictions and shelter-in-place orders. The meals manufacturing facet has recovered, however there’s nonetheless a bottleneck to promote merchandise because of restaurant eating capability limitations.

Costs for shelled and halved pecans noticed a rise this yr. Demand for pecans for vacation baking might have contributed to the upper retail value for the shelled product reported by Texas volunteer buyers.

In 2019, to seize the range of Thanksgiving meals throughout the Lone Star State, TFB additionally started recording costs on a 10-pound bone-in ham, eggs, onion, celery, pumpkin pie combine and a cornbread combine packet.

Including these meals to the Thanksgiving menu will increase the general price to $74.10.

Nationwide, Thanksgiving costs are additionally reducing, in line with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s casual meals costs survey.

TFB’s Thanksgiving Meal Report costs have been reported by 39 volunteer buyers statewide from Nov. 5-11. Consumers didn’t reap the benefits of particular promotional coupons or buy offers.

TFB has launched its casual Thanksgiving Meal Report survey since 2009.