/ Modified nov 23, 2016 4:55 a.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner Will Leave More Stuffing in Your Wallet

Turkey and all the trimmings expected to cost 3 percent less than in 2015.

Turkeys Spot Heriloom turkey varieties. (PHOTO: AZPM )

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While the prices of turkey, sweet potatoes and stuffing are up this year, the overall cost of Thanksgiving dinner is down 3 percent, according to the Arizona Farm Bureau.

“This year’s market basket did beat last year, it came in at $46.27. That is based on a family of 10,” said Peggy Jo Goodfellow with the bureau.

Even though the price of turkey is up about three cents a pound, the supply is consistent, she said.

Goodfellow said many of the items Arizona residents buy for Thanksgiving are grown locally, a trend that is especially true of dairy products.

Ten years ago, the same meal cost $39.22.

2016 Thanksgiving Dinner Cost VIEW LARGER Arizona Farm Bureau breakdown of the cost of an average Thanksgiving Dinner. Overall, the price is down three percent from 2015. (PHOTO: Arizona Farm Bureau)
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