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I pay $7.20 per gallon for cow's milk and $8 per gallon for goats milk.
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Ditto in CA- I pay $7.89 for 1/2 gallon of Organic Pastures (=$15.78/gallon).
Yep. And we go through 2-3 gallons per week.
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Thanks for all the replies! A local mama who runs a raw milk co-op pm'd me, and it looks like I'll be able to get a gallon for about $7-$7.50, including delivery/gas $.

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$7.75 for half a gallon from Organic pastures

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The price we pay is $6.99/gallon & we typically use 2 gallons a week for a family of 4.
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I live in MD but I buy from PA. $7 a gallon(including delivery)
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Forgot to add- we drink 5 gallons a week(just me and two kids), plus kefir( I drink a qt a day), yugurt, butter, sour cream etc so our "milk bill" is around $380 a month
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$6 a gallon- LOVE this Jersey milk- awesome quality from a farm in North Florida. We (family of 4) go through around 3gallons a week. We also get cream from our "Amish" coop in PA. In FL it's illegal to sell for human consumption, so all of our milk is labeled "For Pet Consumption Only" per law; lucky pets

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After travel expenses, 4.5 hours each way, it's about $10 a gallon. The cost before is $3.25.
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$7.50/gal includes gas and ice fees.

I know people who pay $16/gal to get milk from a certain farm - 100% grass fed

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In southeast Michigan, we have a co-op source that's $6.50 a gallon, which is about what I'd pay for organic milk in the store. I think that's reasonable. Cream is $12/quart jar, which is HUGE imho, and I haven't really justified the purchase with any great recipes yet.

They also have kefir, yogurt, free-range eggs, salad bar beef and pastured chickens -- lots and lots of stuff. They work directly with our local chapter of WAPF.
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In Olympia, WA we pay $10 a gallon at the food coop.
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I pay $3, to a guy who has had a dairy in his family and has now taken over. I don't know how much pasture the cows are on, but I figure it is still better than what we could get otherwise. The main dairy closed down years ago probably when raw milk regulations came here, but he still sells to a few customers. We also only drink about a gallon a week, I would pay more if needed too, but am very glad for what we get.

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Regular milk here is like $6 a gallon, so raw would probably be worth it.

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Raw cow's milk in Seattle is $14 a gallon. Goat's milk is even higher and only 2 stores carry it. We were going thru 3+ gallons a week, but my 2 year old recently slowed down her consumption and it's only 2 gallons a week now.
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The only local source (35 minutes away) is goat milk, and because Ohio is, well, Ohio, you have to do a herdshare. It works out to about $15 a gallon, and you can only get a half gallon a week (she's currently building her herd, but that's it for the meantime).

If we travel two hours into PA, there's a cow milk dairy that sells by the gallon and it's only $4 a gallon. They also sell raw milk cheese for $12 a pound. So we travel and bring lots of containers. Luckily, they're only 40 minutes from my parents' house, so we have a way-stop before the kids lose their minds in the car.
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I can't believe no one else from CA has spoken up yet to tell you that here we pay about $16/gal. There are two dairies that sell raw milk in stores, their prices are about the same (one has much larger distribution).
It's out of control. You can get a home delivery from Organic Pastures. We meet the truck and pay $10.50/gallon, but that's tapping us out at this point.

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$4.99 for a half-gallon bottle and then I get $2 back when I return the bottle. So $2.99
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It's out of control. You can get a home delivery from Organic Pastures. We meet the truck and pay $10.50/gallon, but that's tapping us out at this point.
OP has a gallon size?

We get Organic Pastures half gallon jugs at the Farmer's Market for $7. It is $6 at the hub store, but we decided the gas to get there for only OP products was more than we were saving (and the time it took too valuable)

When we were in the Seattle area we paid $4 for a half gallon. For the person in the Seattle area, if you are interested in the drop point pm me.
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Sorry westcoastmom, they do only have half gallons and my math is wrong too. It's $5.50/ half gallon for delivery and so $11/gallon

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I was paying $10/gallon and driving 45 minutes one way to get raw goats milk, but then I was walking across the street to my neighbor for $5/gallon (now that I am in a rural area. but next week my goats will kid!!
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$6 a gallon here for raw organic pastured milk. :
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In Seattle it's 12.99 a gallon at Whole Foods.
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this is my first time checking out this part of mdc... anyone here in ohio who can point me to local milk? doesn't need to be raw.
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I live in NH and pay $5/gallon. I provide my own bottles and have to drive about 17 minutes to go pick it up.

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$5 gallon. DH picks it up at the farm 3 miles from work. No extra charge for the plastic jug. Soon he will have yogurt, butter, cream, buttermilk.. no prices on those yet though.
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wow, i can't believe the differences in price depending on where you are!! around us, it's $5.00 (or around that)/gallon for organic raw milk-- you pick up. and legal for farms to sell up to 40 gallons a week. some of those prices sound crazy to me... that's too bad! makes it so hard for people to drink real milk!

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