Experts say shop early for Thanksgiving, because some products could be scarce

Experts say shop early for Thanksgiving, because some products could be scarce

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these turkeys won't be making so much noise come thanksgiving day people always love seeing the turkeys when they drive by and then next stops are your dining room table but consumers might be squawking at the cost it's between 50 cents to a dollar more a pound which might not seem like a lot but i understand obviously at your thanksgiving table that can add up producers do their best to manage those costs but we also have to stay in business so we can grow turkeys for next season husband and wife jake and kylie stevens raise the birds here at fire creek farms in upstate new york they got
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that big plume of feathers and say the cost of production including fertilizer and feed has plumped up the price the u.s bureau of labor and statistics says year over year prices for meats poultry fish and eggs were already up more than 10 percent heading into the holidays thanksgiving staples like cranberry sauce canned pumpkin and sparkling cider could also be harder to find my advice to the customers shop early we have everything right now john cazamatitis owner of gristiti's and dagostino grocery stores in new york city says
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along with the cost of production just getting the items on store shelves is more costly so between labor and the price of gasoline going up and the shortage of product coming in from the pacific coast prices are going up tremendously another concern for shoppers finding smaller sized birds it's harder to find too i heard like the inventory is lower so like the prices are higher the stevens say they planned ahead for that demand adding some little guys to the flock that's kind of why we do them in the
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different batches so that way we get different sizes if you were hoping to have one of these really fresh birds on your thanksgiving table well you might be out of luck for this year the stephens say they got orders a month earlier than they normally do and most of these birds are already spoken for

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