Thanksgiving dinner costs 13 percent more

November 23, 2011 10:25:21 PM PST
If you're sitting down to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, you should know that many of the foods were grown right here in California. As you may already know, the price of food is higher this year, compared to last year.

The California Farm Bureau says turkey and all the trimmings cost about $4.90 per person this year. That's up 13 percent over last year.

A lot of that has to do with higher fuel prices, which raise the cost of transporting products to the market. California produces about half the nation's fruits, vegetables and nuts, and about 7 percent of all turkeys.

The only foods that were probably grown elsewhere were cranberries and some of the pumpkins.

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