The cost of making Thanksgiving dinner will be up slightly this year. The annual Market Basket survey from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation found only a small increase in the cost of feeding your family on Thanksgiving Day. The survey of prices in 25 Wisconsin communities say the cost of making dinner for a family of eight climb to $38.53 this year, compared to $37 in 2005.
Federation spokesman Paul Ketring says several food items contributed to the hike, such as three cents a pound price increase for turkey. One of the biggest jumps though came from sweet potatoes, where the price for a three pound bag went up 54 cents.
Higher energy costs are being blamed for most of the higher prices, with the cost going up to transport the food we eat for the holidays. Still, at under five bucks a plate, Ketring says it still seems like a good deal.