Gathering with family and friends and enjoying a home cooked meal is a Thanksgiving tradition for many, but it’s always best to start planning early.
Local grocery stores are already running some deals to help get your turkey on the table. Depending on where you shop, it looks like you spend just under a dollar per pound for turkey.
Prices are cheaper on canned or frozen fruit and vegetables, while fresh produce will cost a little bit more. The massive drought in the summer of 2012 is still having an impact on this year’s Thanksgiving meat and produce nationwide.
Purdue Economist Corrine Alexander said Americans should soon expect a rebound. “With the really large record corn and bean crops coming in and feed costs coming down, we’ll be looking at lower turkey prices for next year.”
Alexander said frequent rainfall in Florida is driving up prices for fresh green beans, but there is an ample supply of cranberries, potatoes and yams.
If time is getting tight, or you don’t trust yourself to cook a perfect Thanksgiving dinner, several local supermarkets are offering entire pre-cooked meals.