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May 18, 2010 02:34 PM

Anyone know where I can find glass-bottled milk and refill services?

Hi all!
I'm moving to the Bay Area (specifically Alamo Square) in July and I want to get a head start on locating some glass-bottled milk. Anyone know of any farmer's markets in the area or other places I can find it?

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  1. There's a few local stores that carry Strauss Family milk in bottles. There's also a few places that deliver Strauss Family dairy products in SF and the Bay Area. Do a search on Mr. Moo.

    1. Rainbow carries glass bottled milk

      1. Lots of places carry Strauss - you buy the milk and pay a deposit on the bottles. When you return the bottle (for refill by the company, not onsite) you get your deposit back. Not so far from Alamo square the food store across from Safeway near Church & Duboce carries it (can't remember the name).

        Not sure if that's what you mean by "refill services"

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        1. re: boris_qd

          this is really helpful, thanks for the info!

          1. re: Mussari

            I'll bet that there's a grocery within a short walk of Alamo Square that carries Straus.

            Alamo Square Cafe
            711 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117

          2. re: boris_qd

            That place would be Golden Natural Foods (but not at Golden Produce).

            Golden Natural Foods
            130 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

            Golden Produce
            172 Church St, San Francisco, CA

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              try real food bay area

              Raw cow and goat milk in glass jars - delivered weekly all over the bay area....milk is fresh - delivered within 24 hours or less...

              1. re: takuhead

                Rainbow used to carry raw milk/goat milk. I haven't checked recently if it's still there (they also had raw colostrum in various forms including fresh and kefir).

                1. re: boris_qd

                  They can't offer goat milk raw - it is illegal - the only way to get it - is to sign for a goat share direct from the farm in CA and than you can use the products as part of owning a goat :)
                  Silly laws to get the real deal but that's how it is here

                  They may have Claravale or Organic Pastures raw cow milk - but they prices are hard to beat from real food bay area - I have no affiliation other than as a happy customer...