WHY IS FOOD GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE?
Across the board, everything on your Thanksgiving menu will more expensive.
The higher prices are due to a combination of factors such as inflation, supply chain issues, labor shortages, and bad weather – just to name a few.
“I never seen anything like it, and I’ve been running sweet potatoes for 38 or 39 years,” Norman Brown, director of sweet potato sales for a farm in North Carolina, told The New York Times.
He added: “I don’t know what the answer is, but in the end it’s all going to get passed on to the consumer.”
Economists say higher turkey prices can be attributed to the price of corn which feed commercial turkeys.
In some places, corn prices more than doubled nationwide between July 2020 and July 2021.
Meanwhile, dinner rolls are more expensive because baking ingredients increased.
And canned cranberries are costlier because domestic steel plants are still catching up on production delayed from the pandemic.