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Anyone else experiencing this? Apparently it is a nationwide thing. Our shelves are just about empty at the grocery store. I'm going to have to switch back to store brand pretty soon. I hope this doesn't last very long - I was really enjoying the taste and guilt-free conscience of the organic stuff...
 

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The only thing I've noticed is a shortage of organic whole milk. All my nearby grocery stores always have skim and 2% in stock.
 

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Yes, I've dealt with this as well. I've had better luck at the Whole Foods than at the regular grocery store. But I do have to be willing to buy different brands of organic. I also go back and forth between 1% and skim anyway so I let the available selection dictate my % for the week. I'm fine with that. My ridiculously picky DH will ONLY drink one brand of milk and it has to be skim. So instead he just complains about the fact that I have milk and he doesn't.
 

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I was just at my Whole Foods yesterday and everything seemed fine. The only thing that seemed low were the Horizon Organic Milk Singles that I use for my son's lunch.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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I have not noticed a problem at all. Everything seemed fine at Whole Foods and Stater Bros. I also just went to Costco and they have plenty of Organic Milk. They had both 1% and 2%.
 

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Our grocery stores actually had a little sign in the dairy section for a few months about the "organic milk shortage." They just removed the signs recently and the prices on some of the organic dairy products came back down to "normal."
 

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Yeah, we have had the signs up here too. Sounds like maybe the shortage here will end soon, based on the responses to this thread! Thanks.<br><br>
By the way, I actually find it a bit reassuring that there is a low supply based on the cows' natural lactation cycles (at least that's what the sign said). So maybe the cows really are being allowed to live somewhat normal lives.
 

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I've noticed erratic availability and also a decline in quality - spoiled milk and milk that just doesn't taste fresh. It has been rather frustrating for us.
 

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Wow! I hadn't noticed a supply or quality problem around here, but I did notice that the price jumped from under $5 a gallon to around $6 over the past several months. Now the price jump makes sense!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wow! I hadn't noticed a supply or quality problem around here, but I did notice that the price jumped from under $5 a gallon to around $6 over the past several months. Now the price jump makes sense!</div>
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I noticed a price jump too! Not just for milk which is now $4.39 a HALF gallon, but also there was a jump in yogurt. I recall paying $2.89 at one point and now it is $3.39. So much for budgeting. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 
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