Starting next month, i will be able to buy raw milk locally (a farm in VA will be delivering it to my area.
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!
We pay $3.99 per quart (plus a $1.25 bottle deposit)
I pay $10 per gallon, which is just slightly more expenisve than organic pasturized milk in my area. I'm in a coop where about every other month I drive an hour to pick up the milk and each week I drive 20min to meet that weeks driver to pick up my share (the cost of gas and travel time factors into the cost IMO).
I pay around $5.50/gallon, give or take fifty cents depending on which farmer I buy from. I understand that in states where you have to go through the cow-share rigmarole, it's going to be more expensive. But... that's absurd. Seriously, I would go dairy free first.
We pay 5 bucks a gallon; when we first started about a year ago it was 3.75/gal.
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!
In SC we pay $6.50 with no taxes and I have to pick it up.
I'm paying between $5.50 and $6.50 a gallon.
Wow, I think its high.
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.
I don't know where you are in North Carolina, but there is a farm where I get my raw milk in Anderson, SC for $4/gallon and $10/half gallon of cream. He also has buttermilk and will make 2% milk if you want it. Don't know why you would though...Anyways, I think he delivers to a large farmers market in Charleston. You may be way too far away for it to work out, but you never know. I get my milk every 3 weeks and it lasts at least 4.
Oh yeah, PM me if you want details.
We paid a $50 fee per share plus $20 month boarding fee per share. It amounts to $10/gallon and it is so worth it especially considering a 1/2 gallon of organic UHT milk costs $4.76 at the HFS.
Our milk club charges yearly dues (between $25/50) and delivery fees (usually about 10% of each order). Depending on which farm you purchase from, milk here is roughly $4/quart, and 7.50/gallon.
i pay $30/yr and $8/gal. its a lot, and i really can't pay anymore.
i'm in north central texas, btw.
we milk a cow, but to buy it here i would pay $4/ gallon. milk sales are legal here, though, w/o a cow share. we may be buying it soon when i dry off Niña.
The farmers we get our eggs, meat etc from will be milking cows soon and it is supposed to be $6 a gallon.
I pay $6.50/gal, $20/yr cow share. We pick up every 2 weeks at a health food store. I would pay more if I had to, but right now we are only consuming about 1 gal/week.
When I can get raw goat milk here, it's $14/gallon!
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). CSA/cow-share arrangements are usually less (it was $8/gal when I used one a number of years ago), but most raw milk consumers here get it from one of the retail dairies because there are few opportunities to get it from a local farmer or family cow keeper. CA law says that only Grade A dairies can sell milk, and there are specific regulations for raw milk for retail sale, so it's technically illegal for small farmers to sell raw milk if they're not a licenced, Grade A dairy, and anything like that is done under the table. There are a few cow-shares around, apparently, and some others in development, and a few low-profile CSA farms that keep a cow or two, but at this point those are only a tiny portion of the raw milk available here.
$4/gallon, $4 for a pound of butter and $4 for a pint of cream.
So so so worth it.
I live in MD and buy from PA. I feel incredibly lucky that I pay $6.00 a gallon. MD is so expensive for everything else.
$6.50 a gallon here. Only a little more than Trader Joe's organic milk. We love our raw milk.
Wow, so cheap in some areas! You're so lucky!
In Canada, where we must go through shares, the one I know of it's about $16/gallon plus your initial share payment. That's for cow's milk.
Ditto in CA- I pay $7.89 for 1/2 gallon of Organic Pastures (=$15.78/gallon).
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.
$4.00 a quart.
and a refundable bottle fee of $1.25.
Wow, makes me feel spoiled. I pay $3/gal for raw milk which is less than what I pay for crappy store milk. Of course the cow was just dried off so I'm not paying or getting anything right now (so crappy store milk it is). I think it's illegal here so that probably contributes to the low prices
In NOVA, but I travel to PA to get my milk. I pay $4 a gallon. The bottle deposit is $2 for each half-gallon bottle, but when you return the bottles it comes off your next purchase.
I used to pay $8 per gallon for milk and $8 quart for cream in Omaha, ne
In upstate NY I pay $7.20/gallon for biodynamic raw milk. I could probably get it from another farm for cheaper, but this farm is biodynamically run by an anthroposophical foundation and I feel super good about their practices, etc.
I pay $3.25 a quart, plus $1.25 bottle deposit. IF I get milk from the coop that week. Ohterwise, $3.99 a quart, or $7.99 a half gallon.
$3.50 for a half-gallon in a glass bottle her in Nowhere, CT.