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Where can we find inexpensive organic milk in Brooklyn or Manhattan?

Jessca Nov 27, 2007 09:11 AM

My boyfriend and I recently switched from regular skim milk to soy, but it turns out he's allergic!

Is it possible to find half gallons of organic milk for $2.50 or less? Everywhere we go it seems to cost around $4.

BTW, we live in Prospect Heights but are willing to travel for the right deal.

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  1. bigmackdaddy RE: Jessca Nov 27, 2007 09:18 AM

    Good luck. I think Met Food on Vanderbilt may sell it for a little less. Milk, even organic milk, like every thing else that has any type of relationship with petroleum goes up when oil barrels does the same. And, if I'm right NYS may have a no compete law on the books meaning that milk may not be brought in from other states to compete.

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      Jessca RE: bigmackdaddy Nov 27, 2007 09:20 AM

      Thanks. I thought I heard something about milk being cheaper directly from the farmers, but I don't know if that was in New York State.

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        dark knight RE: Jessca Nov 27, 2007 10:44 AM

        I know you can get milk in the Mcarren Park farmer's market for cheaper than what they charge you in the store, but I don't think it's in the price range you are looking at - although I could be wrong.

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      max RE: Jessca Nov 27, 2007 10:47 AM

      Fairway sells their own brand and I believe it is $2.99 for a 1/2 gallon.

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        Jack Barber RE: max Nov 27, 2007 11:50 AM

        Yes. Trader Joe's -- and maybe Fairway too, I can't remember -- also sell a gallon in the $4-5 range.

      2. King of Northern Blvd RE: Jessca Nov 27, 2007 03:24 PM

        Not Skim but 1%. Costco sells 3 half gallons for $7

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          MrsT RE: Jessca Nov 27, 2007 03:42 PM

          Sometimes Key Food has a sale on Organic Valley or Horizon milk. I don't know if Ronnybrook Farms at GAP farmers market is organic---but it's the best milk I've ever had.

          1. Cheese Boy RE: Jessca Nov 27, 2007 10:52 PM

            I've found Organic milk to be usually $3.99 to $4.99 a half gallon. So far, Organic Valley is the brand I seek out until I find better. There are coupons galore to print in the two links provided.

            Organic Valley --> http://www.organicvalley.coop/coupons/

            Horizon --> http://www.horizonorganicoffers.com/n...

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              heightsfamily RE: Cheese Boy Nov 28, 2007 05:40 AM

              Peas and Pickels offers Organic Milk from $3.99 to $4.99. They are located on Henry Street.

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                Jack Barber RE: Cheese Boy Nov 28, 2007 06:35 AM

                That's a great tip -- many thanks!

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                  heightsfamily RE: Jack Barber Nov 28, 2007 07:04 AM

                  My pleasure.

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                  Jessca RE: Cheese Boy Nov 29, 2007 09:54 AM

                  Thank you for these!

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                    bobjbkln RE: Jessca Nov 30, 2007 07:56 AM

                    Just got the flyer today. Starting tomorrow for one week at Fairway: Fairway Grass Fed Organic Milk, 1/2 Gallon-- 2 /$5

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