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Feb 11, 2008 02:29 AM

How much are you paying for milk?

A previous thread about food costs rising got me wondering what the price of milk is where you're at:
Northern New Jersey: 1 gal. =$4.29 at A&P

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  1. around $3.50 plus or minus 25 cents for organic whole milk (1/2 gallon) in arlington, va (dc suburb).

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    1. re: alkapal

      and i'd say that is a 75 cent increase from a year ago.

    2. Boston = $3.89 a gallon for Oakhurst (regional dairy from Maine) at a bodega in my neighborhood

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      1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

        Or $3.79 for a half gallon of Organic Cow 1% from Stop & Shop.

      2. $1.45/half gallon from Byrne's Dairy in Southern Tier, NY. They still sell it in glass jugs so that's after the .50 deposit on the jug.

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        1. re: morwen

          WHAT???!!! We're paying $2.55 per half gallon down here in SW Florida....$3.89 - $4.29 per gallon depending on which grocery store you shop at, $3.59 per gallon on sale at Walgreen's or CVS IF it's on sale that week.

          1. re: Val

            Same here in SE Florida. It's a conspiracy.

            1. re: lax2mia

              It's probably similar regulations as in California. We can't bring in dairy from out of state, there are legal minimum prices on all dairy products sold here (not even a sale price can be below $1.79 a half gallon for milk)(cheese can't be below $1.99 for 1/2 lb). I don't buy gallons.

              Also all of our milk has to have Vitamin D3 added.

              1. re: lax2mia

                pretty sure I paid $2.79 at Publix in South Fl yesterday, and it's about a dollar more for organic

          2. I think around $2.60/gallon for whole milk.

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            1. re: swsidejim

              Regular price for non-organic supermarket milk is about $3.89/gal here in the western suburbs of Chicago, but sale prices go from $1.99 to $3.00. You can usually find a sale somewhere, so we only buy it on sale.

              1. re: swsidejim

                actually paid attention to the price yesterday, $2.90/gallon for regular whole milk

              2. Manhattan: about $4.50 for a gallon at the local supermarket (skim, nonorganic).

                It definitely bites.

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                1. re: gloriousfood

                  I pay $5.69/gallon for Whole Foods organic skim in Manhattan. It's just not useful comparing NYC prices to the rest of the country - ours is a different economy. I bet you non-New Yorkers wouldn't pay my $3100 rent for a 2 room studio either, but I don't want to move anyplace else! ;)