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Costs for Thanksgiving meal ingredients hike

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

November 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Try to make the most of your favorite dish at Thanksgiving, because this year's holiday dinner will cost a bit more than in years past.The American Farm Bureau said the cost of many ingredients in the average Thanksgiving dinner went up a little more than half a dollar to $43.47.

The biggest increases were for milk and cream, but the price of a 16-pound turkey actually fell 99 cents.

More than 100 volunteer shoppers in 34 states took part in the 2010 survey. Since the survey contained basic ingredients such as bread, peas, cranberries and sweet potatoes, costs will be higher for shoppers who buy finished products such as pie.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.