There is a one-time cow-share fee of $100, and a one-time bottle charge of $15.
After that, the monthly "boarding" fee is $35 (for one gallon of milk a week), and the weekly delivery fee is $3.50 (regardless of how much milk I buy)
Not including the one-time fees, this comes to over $12 a gallon. Is that a reasonable price for raw milk?
I have just begun investigating the idea of raw milk, and really don't know if we can afford $50/month for milk!
I think raw milk is worth it. I would probably pay 10/gal if I needed to...but that might be just me...'cause I live on the stuff!
I used to pay $2 a gallon from a family that just sold their extra milk. I sure miss it!
I've found another place and its closer to $5 a gallon plus bottle depoist.
Oh yeah, PM me if you want details.
But since it's just DH and I and we really don't drink much milk (we get most our dairy in butter, cheese and yogurt)...I divide it in 3 containers and freeze each so it lasts us 3 weeks. The raw cream is $11/pint! I get that when I can afford it...otherwise I just get organic/pasturized since I just use a dab in coffee anyways.
Happily married to DH for 6 years, in process to foster-adopt 3 children DD4, DS3 and DS2. We may be bringing half brother age 9 one day as well! We are not infertile, we just have decided that since there are precious children who need homes there is no need for us to have biological children.