Saturday, July 28, 2007

The cost of milk

The Walmart brand whole milk was $4.69 yesterday! They've got to be out of their mind. I got organic whole milk at the health food store the week before for $4.50 a gallon and know that I can get raw milk for the same price. Rose pretty much drinks only chocolate milk (she's rather insistant), but she's been drinking powdered milk for the past few days. I think she can tell the difference. I've got to get to Aldi's. I think that it's at least $1 cheaper there.

How much is milk where you live?


Wendy said...

$2.99 a gallon is the least expensive. We usually go through 3 1/2 gallons a week. I can't imagine paying almost $5. Yikes!

Hannah said...

$3.49 here in the regular grocery stores. Wal-Mart is less, but I can never really remember...I think it is $2.59 a gallon at Wal-Mart.
Mom was telling me that yours and her milk had gone up. Those prices are so ridiculous!

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

$3.99-$4.25 a gallon for the "regular milk" at the grocery store

$6/gallon for organic milk at the grocery store

I pay $4.25 a gallon for NON-certified organic milk directly from a dairy farm. (not raw, it is pasturized b/c here where I live there are strict laws about raw milk, they're trying to repeal them)

I go to the farmers market and get the non cert milk most weeks. If I'm in a time crunch, I just bite the bullet and pay $6 a gallon for the organic at the store. I have on occasion bought reg. milk but since trying to eat better I've really gotten stuck on organic dairy. I've read so much that says if you only change ONE thing in your diet to organic, dairy should be the first to change.

I also read an article this week that says dairy prices will zoom up again this fall due to something---but not sure why?? :)

Aimee Waldrop said...

Have you tried Happy Cow milk? It is organic, local and the best milk I have EVER had. They even have chocolate that they make themselves.

Sorry I haven't emailed you back yet. I will today. In fact, I will right now.


Aimee Waldrop said...

Could've told you how much Happy Cow milk their store it is $3.79 per gallon of whole milk. 1/2 gallon of chocolate milk is $2.65. Their milk is low-temp pasteurized but not homogenized, so you get the good cream at the top. They also make buttermilk, as well as sell butter, cheeses and fresh veggies from their garden and local farms, including fresh eggs. We go at least once a week. Let me know if you would like to go sometime.