With all the hype surrounding the increase in food prices, you can renew your holiday picnic and grilling plans and put your mind to rest. The American Farm Bureau Federation found that a ten person picnic should still cost less than six dollars per person!
This isn’t just a picnic of hotdogs and chips either – they’re talking cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade, and chocolate milk too.
AFBF came to this conclusion after 84 Farm Bureau members, who they call volunteer shoppers, checked retail prices for summer picnic foods at their local grocery stores in 25 states.
John Anderson, Deputy Chief Economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation said with a little shopping around, we all should be able to hit this mark.
“Despite some modest price increases over the past year or so – meats, especially – most Americans should be able to find summer picnic foods at prices close to the averages found by our volunteer shoppers.”
For more about their informal survey, specific food prices and other information, check out the news release here.