Turkeys Cost More

11.22.10 | Sarah Harnisch

 You are paying more for a turkey this year!! The Food Institute says turkey this year averages a dollar-five a pound, up from 79 cents last year-- an increase of nearly 33 percent. Add to that increases in the cost of potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions, and the total cost of Thursday's dinner heads skyward. But there is some good news on other items. Frozen carrots, canned apples, green beans and corn are all lower in price this year than last. The Shop Rite chain is offering a free turkey for shoppers who spend $300 during a promotional period. And Tops grocery stores are selling them for 39 cents a pound. But even Tops says they were able to sell the turkeys for 25 cents a pound last year.