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The Grocery Bill for Today's Thanksgiving Dinner? $54.76

By BRIANA KNOX

November 22, 2012 at 9:23 AM

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – The cost of today’s Thanksgiving dinner for village residents was $54.76, which is $9 more than the national average calculated by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

The Alternative Press sent a reporter with the AFBF’s shopping list to Eden Gourmet for items on the traditional Thanksgiving menu, including turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. Here are the results:

                Item               National Average        Eden Gourmet

 

16 pound turkey                 $22.23                            $27.98

Rolls, 12                             $2.33                              $1.98

Whipped cream                  $1.83                              $2.50

Sweet potatoes, 3 lbs.        $3.15                              $2.37

Milk, 1 gallon whole            $3.59                              $4.29

Fresh cranberries, 12 oz.    $2.45                              $2.99

Green peas, 1 lb.                 $1.66                              $1.28

Pumpkin Pie mix                  $3.02                              $3.38

Pie Shells (2)                        $2.51                              $5.00

Relish Tray                            $2.99                              $2.99