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

Mussari May 18, 2010 02:34 PM

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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    ML8000 May 18, 2010 02:55 PM

    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.

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      celeryroot May 18, 2010 03:26 PM

      Rainbow carries glass bottled milk

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        boris_qd May 18, 2010 04:10 PM

        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
          Mussari May 18, 2010 04:58 PM

          this is really helpful, thanks for the info!

          1. re: Mussari
            Robert Lauriston May 19, 2010 04:56 PM

            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
            jeffreak May 19, 2010 09:38 PM

            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

          3. Robert Lauriston May 18, 2010 04:57 PM

            Straus has a store locater on their Web site:


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            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              takuhead May 19, 2010 12:17 AM

              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
                boris_qd May 19, 2010 04:15 PM

                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
                  takuhead May 19, 2010 06:59 PM

                  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...

                  1. re: takuhead
                    boris_qd May 19, 2010 09:01 PM

                    oh. I guess I was mistaken.

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