Will inflation put a damper on your holiday meal this year?

Christmas is busy and often an expensive time of year for most. However, a new survey shows consumers are getting thrifty with their purchases in order to put that holiday meal on the table.

The Gardner Food and Ag Survey shows more than two-thirds are expecting rising food prices to impact their meal plans this year. In turn, they are limiting the amount of meat they are buying but it is not the top strategy.

Many plan on on shopping for deals and going ahead of time to spread out the cost. They also found many who were worried about prices are choosing birds, lamb, and non-meat proteins as their main dish.

The survey also found for many American families, the Christmas meal remains important and they will adjust to make it work.

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