Food, gas prices surge to 6.2% due to inflation
People aren't only bracing themselves for the cost of Thanksgiving, but the increasingly high gas prices.
Goods like milk, gas and turkey were impacted this year due to inflation - the highest it's been since 1990. Consumer prices have jumped 6.2%.
Around this time in 2020, the average for gas per gallon was only $2.10 cents and today's average is $3.50 cents. Compared to Thanksgiving turkeys last year, the Cranbury Market in Norwalk says their turkeys are up about 20 cents per pound.
The owner of the Cranbury Market wants people to know they shouldn't panic over getting a Thanksgiving turkey yet. He says you don't see them out in stores yet because they're put out just two weeks before to keep the product fresh.